The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Newport on March 4 (Monday) from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Newport Senior Center (next to the Newport City Hall). There will be a one hour lunch break from noon until 1 PM.
Seniors, age 55 and older, may receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance after completing this newly formatted 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. For reservations you can register at: 541-265-9617. There is a fee of $14 (to cover supplies). If you are an AARP member there is a $2 member discount. The check should be made out to AARP.