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Changing of the Guard for State DSP

Betty Hutson from Arnold will assume the State Coordinator position for the AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) in Missouri on January 1. Hutson replaces Quentin Ruchte who served as state coordinator and completed his volunteer tenure.

See Also: Should You Take a Driver Safety Class?

The DSP course covers topics such as defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. Participants learn how to operate their vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, as well as how to make adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Hutson became a DSP volunteer in 2003 after attending a classroom course and seeing the value of the program. She began her DSP adventure as an instructor and later became a Zone Coordinator for Zone 6, which includes the counties of Jefferson, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Franklin.

Priorities for the DSP in Missouri are to:
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