ASUN-Marked Tree, AARP offering driver safety course | News
Arkansas State University-Newport and the AARP are joining forces again to present a driver safety course on the ASUN Marked Tree campus.
The course will be held Tuesday, November 27, and is free to all veterans and their spouses. Class will begin at 12:30 p.m. and is approximately four hours long. The cost for non-veterans is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom refresher course directed specifically to the safety needs of motorists aged 50 and older. The course will provide new approaches and concepts, including compensating for normal age-related physical changes that may affect driving ability, such as changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Also covered are topics such as how medication may affect driving; how to use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; when to use a cell phone; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; and how to handle problem situations, such as blind spots and heavy traffic.
The program promotes safer driving practices, continued mobility, and a discount in auto insurance from most companies in Arkansas (insurance agents should be consulted for information specific to that company). All who complete the four-hour course will receive certificates to take to their own insurance companies to request a discount. Participants will need to bring their drivers’ license and AARP card (if a member) to the class.
Refreshments will be served.
Pre-registration for the AARP Driver Safety course is required, and the course will take place on ASUN’s Marked Tree campus at 33500 Hwy. 63 E in Marked Tree. To pre-register, call Charles Abernathy at (870) 239-9696.
Photo and information provided by Van Provence, ASU-Newport