AARP driver safety class com­ing in July

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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.

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