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A COMPENDIUM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OLDER DRIVER PROGRAMS

 

 

 

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PENNSYLVANIA


The Lower Merion Township Police Department has co-sponsored the AARP Driver Safety Program with the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church since 1998. The police department's traffic safety unit handles the registration for the course and provides one to two officers to assist for the duration of the class for question and answer sessions. Approximately four classes of 25 participants occur annually. The officers provide supplemental information during the course by providing equipment to test the student's night vision and reaction time. The police department purchased the equipment from their budget for approximately $1,000. The Night Sight Meter is used to test the driver's night vision through an interactive visual display. Officers have also assisted participants in testing their reaction times through a brake reactor simulator. This benefits senior drivers by noting their weaknesses and strengths through self-assessment.

Contact:

Officer John Collins
Lower Merion Township
Police Department
71 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Web site: www.lowermerion.org/limd/homepage2002.htm
Phone: (610) 645-6217
Fax: (610) 642-4210
E-mail: JCollins@lowermeriontwp.org

The Murrysville Police Department sponsored five AARP Driver Safety Program classes in 2002. The Chief of Police provides officers from the patrol, traffic, and bicycle units to speak with the class about local concerns and traffic safety.

The Media Police Department sponsors the AARP Driver Safety Program at their police department.