ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) - The AARP, in cooperation with the Rossford Public Library and the Rossford Police, is offering a senior driving course for senior citizen drivers. According to the last census, adults 65 and older now make up the greatest number of people in our population.
A group of seniors took part in a four hour class that included watching videos and reviewing basic laws of the road.
According to class instructor Leonard Stovall, left turn accidents and right of way accidents make up the highest percentage of elderly accidents.
One of the difficulties can be deciding who should and should not be behind the wheel.
"It's designed to have you address yourself as an individual, because of the fact that you're aging and your reflexes are deteriorating, your vision is deteriorating, your hearing might be deteriorating. So as a whole you have to make adjustments to whatever your shortcomings might be in order to maintain your ability to drive in a safe manner," said AARP Safety Driving Instructor Leonard Stovall.
Stovall said some insurance companies will give discounts to those who participate in the course every three years.
The next class will be a week from Wednesday from 9a.m.-1p.m. at St. Luke's hospital. AARP members pay $12, non-members pay $14.
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