Griffin Hospital hosts AARP driver safety program

Griffin Hospital in Derby will host an AARP driver safety program Saturday, March 9 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms.

The AARP driver safety program, open to the public, is a refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It is designed to help them learn current rules of the road, how to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment, and learn some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.

The course also covers such topics as the effects of medications on driving and the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and cell-phone use.

Participants should gain a greater appreciation of driving challenges and how they can avoid potential collisions and injuries to themselves and others.

As an added bonus, participants can check with their auto insurance agent to learn whether their company provides auto insurance discounts for completing the course.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Make checks payable to AARP. To register call 203-732-7584.