AARP Driver Safety
Program offers free course to Veterans
AARP invites military personnel
to take a driver safety class, free of charge, this
CHICAGO, Oct. 24,
2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of
Veteran's Day and in recognition of their
dedication and commitment to service, the
AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) is waiving
entrance fees to its classroom courses for
across the country in November.
All military personnel, active duty
or retired, are eligible to receive a free DSP classroom
course during the month of November (Nov. 1-30, 2011).
Military personnel include those individuals who serve
or have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marines, National Guard/Reserves, or Coast Guard.
Military spouses (including widows
and widowers) and dependent children are also eligible
to take the class, free of charge, as long as they
present valid military spouse, widower, or dependent
identification, such as a dependent ID card or a
membership card to organizations such as the American
Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars. The classroom course
normally costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for
Since 1979, the AARP
Driver Safety Program has helped over 13
million drivers learn safety strategies and
adapt to physical and cognitive changes
related to aging. The course teaches
valuable defensive driving skills and
provides a refresher of the rules of the
road. Plus, participants may qualify for an
automobile insurance discount by completing
the classroom course.*
With classes offered in communities
throughout Illinois, veterans should have little
difficulty finding a class that's conveniently located.
Classes are limited in size, however, so those
interested should call early to find a class that fits
their needs. Registrations will be accepted on a
first-come, first-served basis.
After signing up for a course,
participants should bring a valid military
identification to the classroom—such as discharge papers
(DD Form 214), American Legion cards, dependent ID cards
or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) cards. Participating
veterans will be asked to complete a Veteran
Participation Form as part of the course, which will be
provided on site by the instructor.
Locate a course near you by
visiting DSP's online course locator at www.aarp.org/findacourse or
by calling 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). Please note
that this promotion is for the classroom course only. It
does not apply to the AARP Driver Safety Online Course.
For more information, visit http://www.aarp.org/veterans or
*The insurance premium discount is
not available in all states for the online or the
classroom versions of the course. Requirements vary from
state to state. In some states, separate rules may apply
to online driver improvement courses. Please consult
your insurance agent for further details.