The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Newport on March 7 (Tuesday) from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Newport 60+ Activity Center (behind the City Hall).
The new 6 hour course has been totally upgraded with a new curriculum that addresses updated driving technologies as well as medical aspects of the aging driver, and other research-based information. Successful completion of the course may entitle you to a discount on your auto insurance.
Through the use of videos and discussions, the instructor will cover many topics, including the new driver and pedestrian laws; changes in vision and hearing as we get older (the aging human brain) and tips for handling these changes; reaction times; driving in inclement weather; collisions and how to avoid them; modern vehicle technologies; and many more subjects helping those attending to become more effective and smarter drivers.
Class size is limited, so reservations should be made. For reservations contact The Center at: 541-265-9617. There is a fee of $20 (to cover supplies). If you are an AARP member (bring AARP card), the fee is $15. The check should be made out to AARP.