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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) – A half-million Utah drivers are 50 years old or older. The AARP is hoping these seasoned road warriors will take a driving refresher course in order for them to stay safe and save themselves some money in the process.
AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator Ken Baldridge says the course not only helps people review their own driving skills it also teaches people how to talk to elderly family members about retiring the keys to their car. “We don’t mind people saving a few bucks, that’s great. We’re more interested in saving their lives.”
Baldridge says a person’s depth perception and reaction skills start to slow at age 50. “People might voluntarily decide they’re going to give up night driving. Some people might decide it’s better to drive a couple of blocks out of their way so they can enter the cross at a traffic light.”
While you may have a perfect driving record, the person driving next to you may not. Many insurance companies offer a discount for those individuals who complete the class.
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