William E. Van Tassel: Driving is a skill that can and should be continually improved. Updated roadways, new laws, advances in vehicle technology and changes to driving techniques make it more important than ever to stay up-to-date on one's driving skills.
Taking a driving refresher course is a great way to do that and to help you get the most out of your vehicle. Drivers of any age should be proactive about maintaining their driving skills and knowledge to reduce risk to themselves, their passengers and all other road users.
Senior drivers have the most driving experience and as you age it's important to know and understand how to adjust for slower reflexes, diminish vision and other body related changes.
The oldest drivers have the second highest risk of having a serious collision. But seniors taking a driving refresher course will learn all about age-related physical changes and how to adjust their driving habits, for example to avoid driving during poor conditions or high-traffic times.
Ready for a class? Interactive and informative online courses can be taken from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Or attend a local classroom course to ask the instructor questions, hear experiences from others at a group setting and learn more in an engaging environment.
Continuing one's driver training can also lead to a potential discount on insurance premiums and ensures that you are equipped with the most up-to-date driving techniques and driving laws and understand the latest vehicle technology.
Driving is one area where it really pays to go back to school.