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AAA offers safety and money-saving incentive for mature drivers

AAA Alabama is offering some good incentives when it comes to making sure mature drivers are confident behind the wheel.

WAFF 48's Jeanie Powell has the details.

No matter how young or old you are, sometimes the road can be pretty scary, especially when the weather's not the greatest.

For many mature drivers, driving conditions and patterns have changed quite a bit within the last 10-15 years.

But this Friday, AAA is offering a chance for motorists 55 and older to refresh their driving skills and to save money at the same time.  

Friday, January 25th, from 8-5, a defensive driving course will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church for drivers 55 and older.

The class is $25 for AAA members and $30 for non-members.

*The registration deadline is Thursday, January 24th.

You can sign up by calling 1-800-521-8124 or (205) 978-7054.

You can also visit www.aaa.com.

Executive director Jon Bridges says feedback's been good in the past.

"We've seen it from people coming out of the course during the day, that they've been very pleased that they did take it."

The done in a day class called "Safe driving for mature operators," is sponsored by AAA Alabama.

Spokesman Clay Ingram tells us driving can be intimidating for older motorists and AAA feels there's a need for this instruction.

Huntsville resident Renee Skelton says, "As we all are beginning to get older and there's more and more traffic on the road, I think anything we can do to better ourselves and the driving conditions out here, especially in weather like this today, I think it would be a great idea."

Madison resident Charlene Crawford says, "If it's offered and if people choose to use it, at least they have access to it."

This public service program is state-certified and doesn't require driving or test-taking.

Reaction time, road risks, sight, and hearing are topics of focus.

But safety's not the only incentive.

You'll receive a discount on your car insurance for up to three years... anywhere from 5-10% depending on your insurance provider.  

 

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