AARP defensive driving course scheduled in McPherson April 24 and 25

By McPherson Senior Center
March 27, 2014

A defensive driving course has been scheduled at the McPherson Senior Center for April 24th and 25th (Thursday and Friday) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for a member or $20 for a non member.

The new and improved course curriculum was designed with the participant in mind, and is different in many ways from previous editions.

The course has a completely new, easy-to-follow format that incorporates adult learning principles, features reader friendly print types, full color pages, and videos to supplement course content.

There are new opportunities for participants to learn state-specific information throughout the course in a way that is easy to access and understand.

Also, all components of the AARP Smart Driver Course have been translated and tested for Spanish-speaking participants.

As a result of evidence-based research findings, the course has been adjusted to include a focus on areas where older drivers could benefit from additional training, including:

Roundabouts

Pavement Markings

Stop-sign compliance

Red-light running

Safety issues such as speeding, seatbelts and turn-signal use

Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course that are effective for three years. AARP members need to bring their AARP membership number (card) with them to receive the discount and so it can be included on their certificates.

If you are interested in this educational opportunity, please call (620) 241-1848.


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