When it comes to cars and driving, everyone’s first priority has to be safety. We are all responsible for keeping up our skills and monitoring our loved ones’ driving – old and young, parent or adult children.
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AARP Driver Safety is celebrating teachers and school personnel this summer through its 2012 Educator Appreciation Promotion. In recognition of their generosity in teaching and helping others, current and retired educators and school personnel in Hawaii are invited to attend an AARP Driver Safety classroom course for just $5 in July and August (the course is normally $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.)
The Educator Appreciation Promotion is offered to anyone who has been an educator or worked for a school district or university in any capacity. This includes custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, school nurses, cafeteria workers and even parents who home-school their children. It does not matter how long someone was an educator, or if they have a teaching degree. Participants must fill out a coupon, which is available online or can be obtained at the time of class.
The Driver Safety course helps keep drivers sharp by reviewing rules of the road, including recent changes to laws in Hawaii. The course also teaches defensive driving techniques to accommodate for changes in flexibility, vision, hearing and reaction time. The course also covers changes in vehicles and how to operate more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.
This course is all classroom with no tests, and is a four-hour session in one day. Locate a course near you by visiting the Driver Safety online course locator or by calling 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be available in all areas.
AARP is a membership organization for people age 50 and older with nearly 150,000 members in Hawaii. We champion access to affordable, quality health care for all generations, provide the tools needed to save for retirement, and serve as a reliable information source on issues critical to older Americans.
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