WOODSTOWN — Friends Village at Woodstown will host an AARP Smart Driver Course on April 2 and 3. The class will be held 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Fenwick auditorium on the campus at One Friends Drive.
This classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Register by calling Friends Village at 856-823-0733. The registration deadline is March 28.
The program is the nation’s largest driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. By taking the AARP Smart Driver Course, attendees will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.
Some of the points that will be addressed during the class include: how to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots; the safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections; proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technology found in cars; the effects of medications on driving.
There are no written or driving tests to pass. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate that may be submitted to auto insurance companies for a premium discount. This class also qualifies to help drivers reduce violation points against their New Jersey driver’s license. Participants should bring their driver’s license to class.
Friends Village at Woodstown is a full service, non-profit, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) serving the Delaware Valley, that offers residents Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services. Guided by time honored Quaker values, the organization was founded in 1897 and has been operating as a CCRC since 2005.