Driver safety program scheduledWritten by Mike Tressler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Association of Retired Persons will host a driver safety program this summer.
The two-day program will be presented through October at four locations in the Toledo area. Certified instructors lead the program; all information is based on the Ohio Driver Handbook.
Bob Creason, who has taught the course in Toledo for 13 years, said the program gives drivers — young and old — a basic review of things they already know.
“We don’t teach you how to drive; we teach you how to survive,” Creason said. “We go through all of the rules, and clarify some things like the difference between road rage and letting off steam.”
The program also entitles many drivers to an insurance discount if a certificate of program completion is mailed to the individual’s insurance company. Many drivers opt to participate in the program every three years to continue receiving a discounted rate.
Frances Delamater of Toledo participated in the program three years ago.
“It’s good,” she said. “Some of us have been driving for 50 years, so it helps remind us of things we may have forgotten, or learn laws that have changed. And it’s fun — it’s not a pressure situation.”
The course has a $10 fee. To register, contact the venue that will host the program on the date and in the area that best suits them.
The program will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 20-21 at the Toledo Hospital; Sept. 28-29 at Flower Hospital; Sept. 27-28 at the Medical University of Ohio; Oct. 19-20 at the Toledo Hospital; and Oct. 25-26 at the Medical University of Ohio. At the Sylvania Senior Center, the program will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 22-23 and Sept. 20-21, and will include time for a lunch break.
For more information, contact Bob Creason at (419) 381-1365.