Tips for Safe Driving

Tip #1: Drive with care.




Tip #2: Take care of your car.

Tip #3: Know where you can find a ride.

How do you get around when your car is in the shop? If you don’t know the answer to this question, it’s time for you to put together a “transportation plan.”

A transportation plan is a list of all the ways that you can get around. Use this list when your car is in the shop or when you don’t feel safe driving. Your transportation plan might include:

If you need help creating a transportation plan, your doctor can get you started.

Tip #4: Take a driver safety class.

To learn how to drive more safely, try taking a class. In a driver safety class, the instructor teaches you skills that you can use when you are driving. To find a class near you, call one of the following programs:

AARP 55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program
1 888 227-7669

AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators Program
Call your local AAA club to find a class near you.

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course
1 800 621-7619

Driving School Association of the Americas, Inc.
1 800 270-3722

These classes usually last several hours. They don’t cost much—some are even free. As an added bonus, you might receive a discount on your auto insurance after taking one of these classes. Talk to your insurance company to see if it offers a discount.

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