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South Shore Hospital Offers Driver Safety Program For Aging Residents

The course will explain changes that occur in vision, hearing and reaction time as residents age.

The South Shore Hospital is looking to enhance the driving skills of older citizens.

The hospital in Weymouth will host an AARP Driver Safety Program, a classroom refresher course for drivers aged 50 and older.

The class will be offered next Wednesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SSH’s Emerson Conference Room.

According to the hospital,  the course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing and reaction time as residents age.   

An AARP-trained volunteer instructor will teach students everything from defensive driving techniques to new traffic laws and rules of the road to how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of ways, interstate highway traffic, trucks and blind spots, and how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts.

Anyone can participate in this classroom setting and there will be no testing.

The hospital recommends any interested candidates to check with your insurance agent to see if a discount on your auto insurance may be available. AARP members are advised to bring their membership number with them.

For more information and to register for this important class, contact Mary Kennedy, Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator, at (781) 624-4253 or Mary_Kennedy@sshosp.org.  

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