CHP to offer free driving class for seniors

INDIO, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol in Indio will offer a free driving class for senior citizens tomorrow.

The ``Age Well, Drive Smart'' class begins at 10 a.m. at the CHP office at 79-650 Varner Road. The program is designed to give older drivers tips on driving safer and driving longer, according to CHP Officer Mike Radford.

Discussion topics include:

   -- how to tune up driving skills;
   -- refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road;
   -- learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them;
   -- when it may be time to limit or stop driving; and
   -- alternatives to driving.

Participants can ask questions and get information on local transportation options, Radford said.

Reservations are required and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class.

To register, call (760) 772-8911.

comments powered by Disqus

Photo Galleries