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AARP driver safety course offered

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BARRINGTON – On March 12 and March 13, the Senior Advocate Program at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will host the AARP Drivers Safety Course.

This is a two-day event and goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Route 22, Barrington.

This is an eight-hour course taught by volunteers, and those who attend both sessions will be eligible for an auto insurance discount.

All those who attend will be assisted in driving defensively, dealing with aggressive drivers and adjusting to vision and hearing changes.

Attendees will also learn more about minimizing the effects of dangerous blind spots; the safest way to change lanes and make turns in a busy intersection; the proper use of seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes and new technologies in cars; ways to monitor one’s own and others’ driving skills and capabilities; the effects medications have while driving; and the importance of eliminating distractions.

This course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for all nonmembers. Members must show an AARP card to receive the discounted price.

To sign up for this event, call 800-323-8622 and mention class code 3S03.

– Northwest Herald

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