The American Association of Retired Persons will be hosting a driving class on Oct. 8 at the High Plains Technology Center.

The class will be only one day beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. with a one hour lunch break.

“This is for anyone who has a driver’s licensee and they do not have to be a member of the AARP,” said Paul Belew, district representative and instructor for the class.

“This is a refresher course on defensive driving which is very useful some drivers over 50 who may have forgotten some things about driving and driving regulations over the years,” said Belew.

Belew also said, “The class will have a $10 enrollment fee but by taking the class participants will have a rate reduction over the next three years on their insurance.”

The driving class is endorsed by the Woodward Police Department. Police Chief Harvey Rutherford will be giving a short talk as well to all participants.

“This class has been a proven factor to help improve driving. We will be in the classroom working through a work book and watching a few films but there will not be a written exam or a driving test,” Belew said.

“These classes in the past have been very pleasing and many participants remember things they have forgotten over the years..in today’s society it is a hurry up kind of world and we have to learn to drive in it. In the class we will discuss some ideas for elderly drivers such as picking less busy routes of travel, Interstate driving, ways to avoid traffic, and also when is it time to stop driving as we get older,” Belew said.

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