AARP Driver Safety Courses Available

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Center for Active Living, in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is offering area individuals 50 and older the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety Course as well as the Refresher Course.

The classroom course was developed by AARP to help drivers remain safe on today’s roads while providing the bonus of a three-year discount on the course graduates’ car insurance.

The Refresher Course is being offered first, at the center on April 7. The original, eight-hour class will be given at the Center in two sessions on April 14-15.  All classes run from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  The center is located in the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging building, at 103 N. Front St. in Clearfield.

The class is open to all drivers over 50 years old. The cost for non-AARP members is $20 while AARP members pay a discounted price of $15.  Checks are to be made payable to AARP and are to be given to the instructor on the first day of class.

Class size is limited and the required registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early sign-up is suggested.  You may register by contacting the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging at 814-765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571.

All automobile insurance companies conducting business in Pennsylvania are required to provide a premium discount to graduates of the Driver Safety Program who are 55 years of age and older.  Couples, who both have a driver’s license, are each required to be certified in the program in order to be eligible for the discount.  Although geared to drivers 50 and over, the class is open to all ages and AARP membership is not a requirement.

Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Clearfield center at 814-765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site at www.ccaaa.net.  Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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