Driver Safety by AARP [F-23-12]

Presenter:David Stewart
Location: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Classes: 2 Sessions 3.5 hours
Dates: Wed 12:30 PM 09/20, Thu 09/21

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AARP's Smart Driver course is the successor program to Defensive Driving and is approved by New York State for insurance discounts and driver's license point reduction. Smart Driver is the nation's largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers but is open to all age groups. The course helps participants update their driving knowledge, skills, and confidence. Research shows that, as a result of completing the course, most people make positive changes to their driving behaviors. Courses are offered in two sessions of 3 1/2 hours each over two days. New York State requires that participants complete the full course to receive a 10% reduction in the base rate of automobile and motorcycle liability and collision insurance premiums for three years. Participants also may be eligible to reduce as many as four points from their driving record.

David Stewart is a retired university administrator and former radio and TV reporter and has been driving for six decades. He has taught 170 safe-driving courses, primarily in northern New York.

Special Instructions:

Casual dress. Participants must bring their NYS driver's license to class and a current AARP membership card (if a member). The course fee ($25 for AARP members, $30 for non-members) is payable at the first session (cash or check payable to AARP). Participants must pre-register and should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the first session.

Cap: 25

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