We’re all great drivers — it’s the other folks out on the road that cause all the accidents. At least that seems to be how most of us think when we get behind the wheel — just stay out of my way, world!
But there is a kinder, gentler way of driving, and at least one group out there is working hard to try to spread the word. It’s the American Association of Retired Persons. And they offer their 55 Alive driver’s education classes quite often during the year.
Now, you’d think that folks around 55 are among the best drivers on the roads — they’re experienced and they’re not hot rodding. But the idea is that you can even teach old dogs new tricks.
It would benefit all of us to brush up on our driving skills, maybe even read the driver’s manual every now and then to make sure we know something about the latest rules and regulations.
But those of us who are over age 55 should take advantage of the regular programs being offered by AARP. You’ll learn something, it’ll be fun and, to top it all off, you’ll get a discount on your automobile insurance, with proof of completion. The next class will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 and 24, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Lunas Public Library. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. Cost is $10 per person. Call 865-6779.
Take advantage of this excellent offering.
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