The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Lincoln City on March 15-16 (Thursday-Friday) from
1 PM to 4 PM both days at the Lincoln City Community Center on NE Oar. Pl. The new 6 hour course is now recognized by the State Department of Motor Vehicles as eligible for the insurance discount.
A class will also be held in NEWPORT at the Newport Senior Center on March 12-13 (Monday-Tuesday) from 1:30 to 4:30 PM both days.
Seniors age 55 and older receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance after completing this six hour course. There are no tests.
The instructor will cover many topics, including the new driver and pedestrian laws; changes in vision and hearing as driver’s age and tips for handling these changes; reaction times; driving in inclement weather; collisions and how to avoid them; video presentations; and many more subjects helping those attending to become better drivers.
Class size is limited, so reservations should be made. Reservations for the Lincoln City class, call 541-994-2131. For Newport class reservations, call 541-265-9617. There is a charge for the class (to cover supplies) of $14. If you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. The check should be made out to AARP.