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Defensive Driving: 4-Hour Refresher Class (Barton 55+)

Lifelong Learning 55+ / Defensive Driving -
Lifelong Learning 55+ Spring 2024

When you take the AARP Smart Driver course, you could be eligible for a multi-year discount on your auto insurance. Plus safer driving can save you more than just money. The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Additionally, you’ll learn:

  • Important facts about the effects of medication on driving.
  • How to reduce driver distractions.
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today.
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts.
  • Age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate.

This 4-hour course is a three-year refresher for anyone who has previously taken an 8-hour initial course.

AARP Members get $5 off this class: select the AARP member price ($24 in the drop-down price options) when you register online and include your AARP number when prompted OR… mention this discount when you register over the phone or by mail. No additional discounts. 

This class is held at Barton School, 4237 Colfax Ave. S. Bring a snack if you wish as there will be a break.

**This class is priced on a sliding fee scale. Please pay the price you are able. This helps to ensure that Community Education can provide quality opportunities for all of our participants. 

Cheryl Salo


Cheryl is passionate about helping mature drivers be safer on the roads. Having taught over 200 classes, she has been an instructor with AARP Driver Safety for 10 years and is currently the Minnesota State Coordinator for the program. Ask her a driver safety question and if she doesn’t already know the answer, she’ll use multiple resources to find it! 

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  Cheryl Salo

McRae Park
Friday, May 17
12:00 - 4:00 PM


Min Age   55 yr.

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