Virtual Smart Driver Course Coming in June

AARP is offering an online Smart Driver course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15, 17, 22, and 24. Attendance is required at all four sessions. Presented via Zoom, the classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

AARP Driver Safety is the nation’s foremost educational program to instruct older drivers on changes to roads and highways, vehicles, traffic laws, and physical responses over their driving history. Students learn specific strategies to help adjust to those changes, with suggestions for seniors to stay safe and independent longer.

For the June course, students must be able to use Zoom on a personal computer or laptop. Please visit zoom.us to check for compatibility with your computer system and to download the free Zoom application. An AARP production assistant will provide support to anyone who needs help with Zoom.

The Washington Department of Licensing has certified the AARP Smart Driver course. Your car insurance company is required to give you a safe-driver discount on your auto policy once you complete the eight-hour course. You will receive a certificate to share with your carrier at the end of the final class.

The cost for the complete course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Only checks will be accepted (no credit cards). To register, please email the AARP course administrator at virtual-aarp@jkferguson.com. The administrator will provide specific details about registration and attendance.

If you are interested in becoming a classroom instructor for the in-person Smart Driver course, please contact Russ Henry at 360 437-2250.