1202 AARP Smart Driver Class
Monday and Tuesday, 9:30–1:30, Mar. 19-20
Note: Class usually finishes early
Instructor: David Hall
Class limit: 55
Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members
The goal of this class is to help senior drivers in Northern Virginia drive safely and longer. The class will review the effects of aging on the senior driver as a demographic group. It will cover what one should know and do to drive safely, driving strategies, technology, new laws, and trends. We will address the question: “Should I be thinking about limiting my driving?” The class will include video clips, infographics, lectures, personal experiences, and a Q&A session. An AARP guidebook and the latest DMV Rules of the Road will be provided. This class is approved by the Virginia legislature, which mandates an appropriate auto insurance discount for three years after a completion certificate is presented to the insurance company. The class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members and is payable at the class. Bring cash or check and your AARP card if you are a member. Feel free to bring a snack.
David Hall is an MIT graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He was with IBM for 30 years as an engineer and project manager on development of military, NASA, and commercial systems. He has taught project management at IBM World Trade Corporation and has conducted over 100 AARP senior driver classes over the last 12 years. His special interests are optical and cognitive functions as they relate to driving.