The Southeast Alabama Medical Center had a senior driving course Tuesday.
“Make sure I was driving safe I wanted Dothan to be a safer place.”
“Gives hints to help them drive in their later years safely, tips if they have an illness they can correct, information on how to keep their car safe running and doing what it is supposed to do and just tips how to stay a safe driver for a longer period of time.”
As baby boomers continue to age, the number of older drivers will increase.
“Years ago I got my drivers licenses and I have not had a refresher course since then and I know there has been some changes and I just wanted to catch up.”
Brushing up on new rules to remain self-reliant…
“This gives them a way to still be independent and able to drive themselves especially if they are the only ones in the household who drive they don’t want to give that up.”
And for some it isn't just about remaining independent, it's also about safety.
“Studies have show like 80 percent of people don’t know the rules of the road so the more help you can get, the better to save lives.”
This course helps drivers refine existing skills while developing new ones.