AARP senior driving class is Jan. 7 at Grand Center

The Grand County Senior Center is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the center.

A refresher course designed for older drivers can be taken for free Jan. 7 at the Grand County Senior Center. Participants can earn an auto insurance discount. Photo by Doug McMurdo

The focus of the four-hour class will be on the changes that older drivers encounter. Topics that will be covered include vision, hearing, reaction time, agility and medications. The class will also deal with changes that the newer automobiles have such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, electronic stability control and other features designed to keep drivers and passengers safer.

Changes in roads and highways, roundabouts, new road signs and designs, flashing yellow turn arrows, and HOT/HOV lanes will also be discussed. Other topics will include updated traffic laws and regulations. Several short videos that are part of the class will be shown to enhance topics discussed in the class.

There are no tests given. When the class is completed a certificate will be given to participants to take to insurance companies to receive a discount on auto insurance. When a couple takes the class, both will receive the discount, which is good for three years.

The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members; for others the cost is $20. To register, contact the center at 435-259-6623.