AARP holds refresher driving course for seniors

No tests required to brush up on driving skills

PROVIDENCE – The AARP “Driver Safety Course,” a refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be held at The Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave, Providence, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch will be served.

The course is designed to provide drivers with the skills and tools required for driving today’s roads safely, so they can remain independent for many years to come.

National results have shown that 97 percent of those who take the course change at least one driving behavior, according to a press release from The Highlands on the East Side.

Course highlights include how to maintain proper following distance; the safest ways to change lanes and navigate intersections; the effects of medications on driving; and reducing driver distractions, such as eating, smoking or cell phone use.

As a bonus, most insurance companies provide a multi-year discount for course graduates.

The course fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.

To register or for more information, contact Heather Tompkins, 654-5259 or