Senior center to offer defensive driving

EDISON — The Edison Senior Citizen Center will now offer defensive driving classes.

The Center on Woodbridge Avenue, will host the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) program, which will teach eligible seniors about driver safety.

"The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course designed for motorists age 50 and older," said Mayor George A. Spadoro in a prepared statement issued last week.

The center will offer three opportunities for seniors to take the eight-hour course, which is taught over two days in four-hour sessions each day.

The cost is $10 per person payable by check to AARP. AARP members and nonmembers alike may take the course that is offered in classroom setting.

No behind the wheel training or tests are included in the program.

Upon completing the course, participants may be eligible to receive a state-mandated multiyear discount on their auto insurance premiums, as well as a deduction of points on their driver’s license. Registration is required to attend this program.

This driver safety-training program will be available for eligible senior residents at three different times this spring at the Edison Senior Citizens Center.

To register for this AARP Defensive Driving Program and for more information on programs and services available through the Edison Senior Citizen Center, Edison seniors should call 732-248-7345.