Shelby Baptist to host AARP driving class

Published 10:12 am Friday, September 25, 2009

Drivers 50 and older next month will get a chance to brush up on their road skills during the Shelby Baptist Medical Center’s safety driving program.

During the program, instructors will review fundamental road rules, driving techniques and will explain how aging affects motorists.

“The primary purpose of the course is to review the rules of safe driving,” said Floyd Hair, who will instruct the course. “We will also review how age affects driving, and the adjustments that can be made to ensure safety while on the road.”

The course will be held Oct. 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days in rooms B and C of the hospital’s Physician’s Center.

“The AARP Driver’s Safety Course has helped millions of drivers remain safe, and helps to save money on auto insurance,” said Vonceil Sanders, manager of senior programs for Baptist Health System. “This is a fun class, as well as an informative one.”

After completing the class, participants will receive a certificate which may be exchanged for car insurance discounts, according to hospital officials. Registration costs are $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members.

To register or obtain more information, call Sanders at 1-800-450-5099.