Why Take an AARP Driver Safety Class?

Learn how to refresh your driving skills, save money, volunteer and find useful information and guidance about getting around at aarp.org/ driver safety.

In Pahrump, we have classes taught every month at Desert View Hospital, the Pahrump Senior Center and at the Pahrump Library. Our instructors pride themselves in giving a great class and are waiting for you to sign up for classes which will teach you the following.

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills. By taking a driver refresher course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you’ll learn:

• Research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash.
• Proper use of seat belts, airbags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today.
• Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities.
• The effects of medications on driving.
• The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cell phone.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving By John Berg Learn how to refresh your driving skills, save money, volunteer and find useful information and guidance about getting around at aarp.org/ driver safety. In Pahrump, we have classes taught every month at Desert View Hospital, the Pahrump Senior Center and at the Pahrump Library. Our instructors pride themselves in giving a great class and are waiting for you to sign up for classes which will teach you the following. Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills. By taking a driver refresher course you’ll learn the current rules of Why Take an AARP Driver Safety Class? challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

About the Course
The AARP Smart Driver™ course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 40 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. Courses are offered in English in either a traditional classroom setting taught by more than 5,000 AARP-trained volunteers or through an interactive online course that may be taken from your home computer at your own pace.

Why Take The AARP Driver Safety Class?
Over nine in 10-course participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course and over eight in ten participants felt that information they learned in the course has prevented them from being in a crash. Plus, you may be eligible to receive an insurance discount for THREE YEARS, upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details! AARP membership is not required to take the course.

The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.

How to Register
After completing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums for three years.

CLASS DAYS EACH MONTH
DESERT VIEW HOSPITAL
Second Monday of every month
PAHRUMP SENIOR CENTER
Third Wednesday of every month
PAHRUMP LIBRARY
Last Monday of every month

To locate a classroom course, visit aarp.org/findacourse. Course times, dates and locations will be listed along with a phone number to call to register.

In Pahrump, classes are given monthly at the Library, Senior Center and Desert View Hospital. Call our special Pahrump registration phone number 775-537-4366 and leave your name and phone number and the location you prefer to take the class at. Our coordinator will call you back with the time and date. He will also remind you a day or two before the class.

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