LEE’S SUMMIT – Motorists in the Kansas City area interested in taking a Smart Driver course are in luck as the Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation has teamed up with AARP to offer a free class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at 600 NE Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.
The four-hour class covers a range of topics including what is changing in vehicle technology, roadway fundamentals, vision changes with age and how medications impact skills. Normally the course costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members but thanks to grant funds from the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, this class will be provided free. Motorists interested in participating can call 816-607-2000 to sign up. Registration is limited.
According to AARP’s national driving statistics, fatal crashes-per-mile driven become more frequent as age increases. Adult drivers age 65-plus are over-represented in the number of traffic deaths compared to the rest of the U.S. population, while drivers over 85 have the highest fatality rates per mile driven.
Learn more or find a class near you at www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety/
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