PAWLET - On Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., the the Pawlett Library is sponsoring the new four hour AARP Smart Driver Course.

There will be an hour lunch break at 12 p.m. and the class will recommence for the last two hours at 1p.m. Lunch can be had at the restaurant across the street from the library or participants may bring a sandwich or salad with them.

The overall look and feel of this new four hour AARP Smart Driver Course is entirely different from the past courses. It has been designed to include older adult learning strategies and is now more participant-friendly and easier to follow. As a result of completing the course, participant's will learn research-based strategies which can reduce the likelihood of their having a crash - note that since the first of the year older adults have been involved in about 1/3 of the fatalities in crashes in Vermont.

Participants will also be helped to understand the links between the driver, vehicle and road environment, learn how aging, medications, and alcohol affect driving ability and how to adjust their driving to allow for these changes.

In addition, the course can help to increase a driver's confidence, know how to drive safely when sharing the road with other road users, and learn of some of the newest safety and advanced features on today's cars.


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For AARP members, the fee is $15; for non-members, it is $20.

To sign up for the course, call Kathy at 802-379-4002 or Glenn at 802-325-3449.