http://car.mannyy.com/ Night-Driving Tips For Older Drivers (NAPSA)—Night driving, which can be problematic for everyone, can present particular challenges for older drivers. Even on familiar roads, mo - torists should use caution and watch for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists who will be less visible, especially during the first week of the return to standard time. AARP urges all drivers to con- sider the link between night visi- bility and safe driving. If you have trouble seeing well at night, it urges you to get your vision checked and consider taking a d ri ver s afety cou rs e to l ea rn If you have trouble seeing well at more about how to compensate in night, it’s a good idea to get your dark conditions and make sure vision checked and consider you ’re d ri vi n g wh en you feel taking a driver-safety course. most comfortable. To focus attention on roadway The no-test course updates driv- safety, AARP is proclaiming this ers’ defensive driving techniques November Driver Safety Month. and knowledge about relevant Since folks will be driving more at laws and offers strategies to com- night, they offer the following tips: pensate for age-related changes • See and be seen. Get your that may affect driving ability. headlights checked and turn them The course also includes a sec- on one hour before sunset and tion on assessing driving abilities, keep them on one hour after sun- and since November is also rise to ensure maximum visibility. National Caregiver Month, now • Stay alert on the road. may be a good time to have a With reduced visibility, it’s impor- “family conversation” about driv- tant to reduce your speed, be ing to help ensure your loved one extra alert and maintain a three- stays safe on the road. second following distance. Depending on insurance pro - • Recognize and prevent viders and state regulations, par- drowsiness. The change in time ticipants of the AARP Driver can throw off your internal clock Safety Program courses may be and may cause drowsiness, so run eligible to receive a discount on errands in the morning when you their auto insurance premiums. are fresher and more alert. Check with your insurance pro - Refresh Your Skills vider for further details. Now celebrating its 30th For information on course anniversary, the AARP Driver locations, call (888) 227-7669 or Safety Program has provided visit us at www.aarp.org/drive. instruction to more than 12 mil- For more information about lion participants nationwide seek- AARP’s online course, visit ing to refresh their driving skills. www.aarp.org/drive/online.
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