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Health Tip: Sharpen Your Driving Skills

Refresher course is a good idea for seniors

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(HealthDay News) -- For seniors who haven't taken a driving education class in decades, a refresher course may make them much safer drivers.

AARP.org says the potential benefits of a refresher driving class include:

  • Learning to minimize the dangers of blind spots.
  • Reminder to maintain a safe distance behind the car in front.
  • Safety tips for changing lanes and turning in busy intersections.
  • Instruction on using newer safety technology, such as antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts.
  • Information of how medications may affect driving.
  • Tips on avoiding distracted driving.

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