AARP driver safety class coming in July
An area AARP volunteer is setting up the first driving class for members of the organization and those who might just want to get updated on laws and a reminder of the regulations.
Gloria Brown, who is a AARP volunteer instructor for a six county area here in West Georgia, is organizing a class for July 20.
She said though the class is designed for drivers over 50 as a refresher course and won’t involve any actual time behind the wheel, it does have some benefits. Drivers of any age are invited to take part in the class, which has no testing to follow.
The good reason why drivers should take part in the class: auto insurance savings.
Insurance companies will give participating drivers who receive a certificate at the end of the course a 10 percent discount for 3 years there have been no recent infractions on a driving record.
“It’s particularly helpful for people on a fixed income,” she said.
Brown said she’s been teaching the class for the past seven years in a six county area including Polk, Cobb, Carroll, Douglas Haralson and Paulding counties. She wanted to bring the class to Cedartown since interest has been expressed in holding the driver safety classes again in Polk County.