MPD planning AARP Driver Safety Course

The City of Maryville Police Department’s Community Policing Unit is offering a course that will save on insurance premiums for drivers over 50 years of age, and help to save lives.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher course especially designed to meet the needs of older drivers. It includes age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. The course, developed by the American Association of Retired Persons’ (AARP) in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and its membership, is designed to help older drivers update their knowledge and skills, prevent traffic accidents and violations, and maintain mobility and independence.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is a two-day class and will be offered by the Maryville Police Department on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Maryville Municipal Center, 400 West Broadway Ave. There is $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee for non-members, which goes directly to AARP to cover classroom materials.

One aspect of the course is that those who participate will save money on their insurance premiums. Tennessee requires that all automobile insurance companies offer a premium to graduates of the course. Upon completion, participants can mail or fax a copy of their course certificate to their auto agent to receive the discount.

For the class, call Sgt. Jason Barham or officer Brett Hall at 865-273-3717 to reserve your space.

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