AARP program targets safer senior drivers

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer

The numbers aren’t good when it comes to senior drivers, and the AARP is doing their best to change that, especially in Roosevelt and Curry County.

Safe Driver classes are usually held near the end of the month on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and the next class in Portales will be Aug. 19-20 at the community services center, the senior meal site.

According to the AARP Web site, the driver safety program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers 50 years and older. The course has been in existence since 1979.

The program claims to have graduated more than