AARP Smart Driver program Sept. 6

Aug 27, 2014
Driver Safety instructor Joyce Polyniak’s fall 2014 Knox County seminar will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St. in Rockland.

Rockport — Fall is the perfect season for motorists age 50 and older to sharpen their driving skills and update their driving knowledge by participating in the AARP Smart Driver program.

The program will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spectrum Generations, 61 Park St. It is presented through a partnership between AARP, Spectrum Generations and Knox County TRIAD.

Throughout this driver safety seminar participants will be encouraged to look at their current driving habits while reinforcing the good ones, consider new habits, and increase awareness of changes in the roads, cars, and themselves. There is no exam, all work is in the classroom.

Those attending will learn defensive driving techniques and strategies, review new traffic laws, rules of the road and more in the four-hour course. They will discover how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time through an interactive discussion about the changing technology on newer vehicles and the warning signs that suggest it’s time to give up the keys. Best of all, in Maine drivers 55 years or older who successfully complete the AARP course are eligible for a car insurance discount, good for three years.

Course seating is limited; there is a $20 fee, with a $5 discount for AARP members; advanced registration is required. Remember to bring your AARP membership card so that your membership number can be recorded on the registration form. Seasonal residents and visitors are always welcome.

To reserve a seat, call call Diane at 596-0339 by Sept. 5, at 2 p.m.

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