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Knox County Health Department offering Mature Drivers Course

MOUNT VERNON — Driving south for the winter and then back north for the summer can provide some driving challenges. If you are over the age of 60, perhaps you find driving under any condition is a challenge. A lot has happened in the 40-plus years since you first got behind the wheel: there more gadgets to operate, more vehicles on the road and more distractions that pose a danger when driving.

To help navigate these changes, the Safe Communities Coalition will host a two-day course entitled Safe Driving for Mature Drivers. The course will be held on June 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Station Break Senior Citizens Center located at 160 Howard St., Mount Vernon. Lunch will be provided both days.

This is a new location for the course. It is the same course that has been presented at the health department in the past.

The course is presented by AAA and is state certified which will enable attendees to get a discount if offered by their auto insurance provider. The course is taught by Mary Lou Gallimore, adult traffic manager with AAA, and is available to AAA members and non-members.

The course provides drivers with the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads, including defensive driving tips, new traffic laws, rules of the road and how roads have changed. There is a $15 charge for the two-day course. Attendees can pay by check or cash on the first day of the course. Checks should be made payable to AAA. Attendees need to bring a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call Alayna Anderson at the Knox County Health Department, 740-392-2200, ext. 2232.

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