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4-Hour Driver Safety Course Offered in Connecticut

Quick, in Connecticut, how far must you stop behind a school bus with flashing lights? Where should you place your hands on the steering wheel? How far from the steering wheel should you sit?

If you have forgotten the answers to these questions or think they haven’t changed since you first got your driver’s license, you are a prime candidate for the AARP Driver Safety Program’s 4-hour course.

Over the past 30 years, the traditional 8-hour AARP Driver Safety Program has provided instruction to more than 12 million participants seeking to refresh their driving skills. Now the course is available in Connecticut in a 4-hour version.

Learn how to reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries; update your knowledge of recent changes in laws and car design; develop safe driving strategies to compensate for age-related changes. The new 4-hour course also stresses the importance of periodically monitoring your own and your loved ones’ driving capabilities. An exhaustive workbook offers self tests and quick tips to challenge any complacency that has crept into your driving over the years.

“This new 4-hour course is a great way for drivers to refocus on safety especially as they get ready for the vacation season,” says Joe Quinn, Connecticut AARP Driver Safety Coordinator. “Each of us needs to take responsibility for keeping up our own driving skills and monitoring those of family members, whether young or old. The new 4-hour AARP Driver Safety course is a one-stop way to do it.” In addition, if you are age 60 or older, state law mandates a minimum discount of 5% off your liability insurance for at least 2 years when you take a safe-driving course.

The AARP Driver Safety Program 4-hour course has been in use since 1995 and is currently offered in 23 other states. The 4-hour course offers the same valuable information as the 8-hour course, utilizes the same Participant Workbook and video, and provides the same insurance discount. The fee for the course remains the same - $14 with a $2 discount for AARP Members.

Find more information on local courses or access the interactive online course, or call 1-888-227-7669.

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