Safety Course Tackles Today’s Driving Challenges

August 16, 2015

AARP class offers refresher course on modern obstacles

Are your biggest driving obstacles coming from behind the steering wheel?

Mercy St. Francis Hospital is once again hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course on Sept. 15 to provide answers to today’s driving challenges like cell phones, medications and slowed reaction time.

The course will also teach drivers how to compensate for changes in vision and hearing; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of-way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots; and what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver. Attendees will also be taught how to assess their own and others’ abilities through a Personal Driving Capability Index.

Course admission for AARP members is $15; non-members will be charged $20. Some insurance companies offer discounts to those who have taken this course.

The course will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Mountain View Senior Center, located at 903 E. 5th St. Call 417-934-7000 to reserve your seat.