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Oakhurst CHP Offers A Weekend Senior Driving Class

OAKHURST –  For the first time, the Oakhurst CHP Office will be offering the very popular Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving class on a weekend.

These free classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Reserve your spot now for Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. And check with your insurance company to see if this educational opportunity could lower your rates.

Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times.

To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California Highway Patrol invites California’s older drivers to attend a free “Age Well, Drive Smart” class that provides them with the tools necessary for driving safer and driving longer. The class is approximately two hours and is offered at the Oakhurst CHP Office as well as many other locations within the community.

The class covers various topics ranging from California driving laws, and safe driving practices, to the effects of aging on a person’s ability to drive safely.

It is not uncommon for senior drivers to be unaware or deny changes in their physical or mental conditions which negatively affect their ability to drive safely, says the CHP. Therefore, the program includes a self-assessment component to assist senior drivers with identifying these changes and providing possible corrective options.

Please call now to reserve your spot. Officer Luis Lugo can be reached at 559-658-6611.

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