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AARP’s Smart Driver Course

The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging will again host the AARP Smart Driver Course™.  The course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers aged 50 and older.

This classroom instruction is scheduled for September 26th and 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This is a two-day class and participants must attend both days to receive their certificate.  The class will take place in the lower conference room of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 520 W. Front Street, Traverse City, MI.  There is a fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members to take the course.  

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Please call 922-4688 or toll free 1-877-686-4688 to make a reservation.  Class space is limited so make reservations early.

Designed specifically for older drivers, the instruction takes into consideration the physical changes of the maturing driver, and identifies ways that older drivers may compensate for those changes.  Some of the items covered with this course are, current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. 

Several major auto insurance carriers in Michigan offer discounts to graduates of the program.  Interested persons should contact their automobile insurance carrier to see if they offer such a discount.

The Commission on Aging will provide coffee and water, and you are welcome to bring lunch and/or refreshments to class.  A microwave and refrigerator are available for use.