AARP to host Driver Safety Class at JRMC


The AARP Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave.

The course is for persons 50 and older and covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time that comes with age and provides practical techniques for dealing with these changes. A driver who completes the course will receive a certificate, which by state law, will enable drivers to receive a discount on their automobile insurance if they are 55 and older. This discount is good for three years under Arkansas state law.

The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable to AARP at the time of the class. Participants should bring a valid driver’s license and their AARP membership card if they are members.

This is a four-hour multimedia course and there are no tests to pass. The class will be taught by Nancy Betz, a certified instructor.

Those interested in participating in the class should call 870 247-4898 to pre-register. The class will be limited to 35 participants.