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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

Improvement Driving Course

23 Jan Blog | Comments

There aren’t too many things in life that people can say they have done for 50 or 60 years. A few couples make it to their 50th wedding anniversary, perhaps a school reunion, but one thing many people are able to do is drive. A person who is still driving at 66 or 76 has been driving for 50 to 60 years.

Driving gives a person a sense of independence. No one wants to give up that independence after having it for so long. The issue that can come into play is that as a person gets older their bodies unfortunately get older also.

As a person ages there are certain things that happened to their bodies that make it harder to continue to drive. For example, a person’s reflexes get slower. A person has a harder time reacting when something happens in front of them while driving.

Another big issue is vision and/or hearing. Driving at night can become very challenging for some folks, but also during the day.

A third issue many people don’t realize is medications. As people get older they tend to need more medication help them. Some of those medications come with side effects such as drowsiness.

No one wants to get older and no one wants to have to give up driving. Eventually, an older person will have to stop driving, but there could be a way to at least extend their driving time.

There are classes available for mature drivers. Taking an Improvement Driving Course could help a person who is struggling to drive. The course is designed to teach a person how to make adjustments for physical issues and offer options to help make driving easier.

The course is also designed to teach the mature driver how to be a more defensive driver which will help a mature driver react more quickly and efficiently. The Improvement Driving Course will also go over how medications, fatigue and alcohol can play a role in a person’s driving ability. A person needs to understand what their medication’s side effects are so that they know not to drive until they see if it makes them drowsy.

One perk of the course is that most auto insurances will reduce a mature drivers insurance rates once they have successfully completed this course. Some companies actually increase insurance rates once a person hits a certain age usually, 55 years old. So, by completing this course, successfully, a person could get their rates back to a reasonable amount and who knows you might even get a reduced rate depending on what state you live in.

Getting older is not easy for anyone and having to give up driving is a very difficult step most people push off as far and as long as they can. By taking an Improvement Driving Course for the mature driver a person should be able to extend their driving years a bit longer.

 

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