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A COMPENDIUM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OLDER DRIVER PROGRAMS

 

 

 

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NEW JERSEY


The Manchester Township, New Jersey Police Department teaches the "National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course" to senior citizens. Traffic Safety Officers instruct an eight-hour program that teaches drivers to evaluate the hazards of driving and to self evaluate their skills. The curriculum also emphasizes occupant protection for adults and children and stresses the role of the grandparent as it relates to child passenger seat safety. Older drivers who completed the course stated they enjoy police officers teaching the course because of their understanding of the local roadways and rules of the road. This same course is taught to recruits at the police academy as part of their initial police officer training.

The police department reviews all collision reports and refers drivers to the Division of Motor Vehicles in Trenton, New Jersey, for a driver's license re-examination and/or medical evaluation if facts in the collision show that the driver was suspected of medical or other impairments.

Contact:

Officer Doug Higgins
Manchester Township Police Department
One Colonial Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone: (732) 657-2009 x-2189
Fax: (732) 657-2254