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AARP Web site has online safety course, driver warning signs

June 28, 2007

To take an online driver safety course, go to the AARP Web site at www.aarp.org/families/driver_safety.

At that site, you also can take a "driver IQ" test and learn when one should stop driving.

The AARP Web site suggests that drivers who notice one or more of the warning signs listed on the site might want to have their driving assessed by a professional or attend a driver refresher class.

Following are a few of those warning signs:

· Feeling uncomfortable and nervous or fearful while driving.

· Dents and scrapes on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc.

· Difficulty staying in the lane of travel.

· Slower response to unexpected situations.

· Frequent "close calls" (almost crashing).

· Trouble judging gaps in traffic at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps.

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· Having a hard time turning around to check over your shoulder while backing up or changing lanes.

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