Insurance discounts often available to drivers who take class
MELROSE PARK, Ill. â Drivers ages 50 and older are invited to brush up on driving skills at the AARP Safe Driving Class at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. More than 9 million Americans have graduated from the AARP driving program. About 1 percent of Americans who are ages 50 and older join an AARP driving program every year. âAge-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time happen to many of us and they directly impact our driving ability,â said Dorothy Bourgeois, manager, Gottlieb Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit. âApproximately 80 percent of the AARP course graduates report that taking the course has resulted in a positive change in their driving behavior.â As an added bonus, many automobile insurance companies provide premium discounts to AARP driver safety course graduates. Gottlieb AARP driver safety class participants can expect to learn: *How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots *How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car *The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections *Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology *The effects of medications on driving
The AARP Safe Driving Course at Gottlieb is offered as a two-day session on Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. â 1 p.m. at the Gottlieb Professional Office Building, 675 W. North Ave., Melrose Park. The cost is $12 for AARP members who provide an AARP membership number; $14 non-members. Please make check payable to AARP.
To register, call Janette Johns at (708) 681-3200, ext. 2408.