Older drivers are keeping their licenses longer and driving more miles than ever before. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 15 percent of licensed drivers are 65 years old or older. According to statistics nearly 6,000 people in that age group were killed in traffic crashes in 2007. That adds up to 14 percent of all Americans killed on the road.
There is a growing need to help older drivers sharpen their skills as well as recognize their changing abilities and adapt their driving practices appropriately. Norman Regional Health System is here to help.
On April 13th and 14th Norman Regional Hospital will host an AARP Safe Driving Course for anyone 50 years or older. During the two day course drivers will get a tune up on driving skills, learn how to reduce traffic violations and crashes and get information on the possibility of getting a discount on car insurance. Drivers will also learn how to adjust their driving for age-related physical changes.
The course fee for AARP members is $12 and $14 for non-members. Registration is required. For more information or to register for the AARP Safe Driving course, please call HealthLink at 440-8802.