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Senior Driving Course to be Offered in December

Register by Nov. 30 to brush up on driving skills.

The Merrimack Police Department is joining up with the AAA local branch to make available a Senior Driving Class on Dec. 11. This class will be a four-hour program 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of this course is $12 dollars per person. There will be a lunch at noon sponsored by the Merrimack Police N.E.P.B.A. Local #12 Union.

This course is to assist seniors with driving challenges facing them today. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: changes in traffic laws, signs, signals, markings, and safe driving tips. Traffic safety is vital for drivers of all ages, but older drivers experience physical changes that can affect driving ability – changes in vision, reaction time and flexibility. You should let someone else drive if any of your medications note a precaution “do not use while operating heavy machinery." The most important part of this course is keeping you safe.

This course will be instructed by a certified instructor and you will receive a certificate of completion for this course. You can check with your local insurance company to find out if this course will reduce your annual insurance premium or not.

If interested in the Senior Driving Course, call or e-mail Community Services Officer Robert Kelleher to register. You must register by Nov. 30, to prepare lunch and certificates upon completion of the course.

Kelleher can be reached at 420-1853 or rkelleher@merrimacknh.gov. Course will be held at  John O’Leary Adult Community Center, 4 Church St., Merrimack.

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