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Become a Better Driver

Winter is in the rearview mirror, and it’s now a perfect time for spring car maintenance. As you replace worn tires and windshield wipers, consider refreshing your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course.

See Also: Driver Safety Educator Appreciation Discount

“All of us can learn something new, no matter how long we have been driving,” says Janet O’Connor, volunteer statewide coordinator for AARP Driver Safety in Massachusetts. “We should continue to learn and grow, improving skills and refining good driving habits.”

The four-hour course is available both online and at locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, your peers. Whether in a group setting or at home, you will learn:

  • Current traffic laws
  • The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections
  • How to maintain proper following distance
  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technologies used in cars
  • How to adjust to common, age-related physical changes
  • Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use

How Can I Sign Up?

Visit our course locator to find a class near you. Times, dates and locations are listed along with a phone number to call to register for the course. Upcoming classes are also posted on the AARP Massachusetts event calendar, and on our Facebook page. Or call toll-free, 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669).

To register for the online course, visit aarp.org/drive.

Although geared to drivers age 50 and older, the AARP Driver Safety Program is open to all ages, and AARP membership is not required. The classroom course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The cost for the online course is $15.95 for AARP members and $19.95 for nonmembers.

Volunteer with the AARP Driver Safety Program

The AARP Driver Safety Program in Massachusetts needs your help! Want to get involved as a volunteer instructor or help promote the program and coordinate activities? Send an email to ma@aarp.org for more information.

About the AARP Driver Safety Program

Since 1979, the AARP Driver Safety Program has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the road. Learn more.

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