Friday, April 18, 2008

Defensive Driving Course Offered for Local Seniors

Seneca County's Office for the Aging is offering a defensive driving course in May:

This 2-day accident prevention course will be held on May 12th and 14th, 2008 at the Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

This is for New York State drivers’ ages 50 and older. The course includes the effect of aging and medication on driving, adverse road conditions, vision adjustments, and accident prevention measures.

Participants MUST complete both days of the 2-day course to be eligible for a 10% reduction for 3 years of the liability, collision, and no-fault portions of their automobile insurance and a four point reduction on their driver’s license. There are NO TESTS and all materials are furnished as part of the $10.00 registration fee. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED. The class will run from 1:00 pm – 5:00 PM.

For further information, please contact the Home Economics Program at (315) 539-9251. Registration is required.

Regardless of age, I encourage all drivers in New York State to participate in a defensive driving class every few years. As noted above, these classes can reduce insurance premiums and, in certain circumstances, reduce the "points" on a driving record caused by traffic tickets.

More information about defensive driving courses in New York State can be found here.