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AS WE AGE WE SHOULD REVIEW THE DEFENSIVE DRIVING RULES

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How long has it been since you first received your license? 30, 40, 50 years or more? There have been many changes in cars and in driving rules over the years and for most of us we got our license and never looked back. A review of the rules of the road can not only bring you up to date on new safety rules but can save you money on your insurance. A lot of insurance companies will give you a 10% discount on your auto insurance for up to 3 years for taking an approved defensive driving course. Taking the course for an insurance discount does NOT disqualify you from taking it again for ticket dismissal.

As we age we experience many changes in eyesight (your vision is your most important tool for driving. About 90% of what a driver identifies in a driving environment is through their sense of vision), hearing and reaction time. Your reaction time is the time from when you first identify a hazard to the time it takes you to react to the hazard. Reviewing defensive driving rules and techniques is a good way to learn to manage these age-related issues.  The course can teach you how to handle blind spots, maintain a safe following distance behind a car, how to change lanes safely and how medications can affect your driving skills. In addition you can get updates on auto technology, air bags, seat belts and anti-lock brakes as well as how to minimize distractions such as using a cellphone, eating or smoking.

Avoiding injury to yourself in your older years should be a key goal and updating yourself on the rules of the road and learning all the safety precautions can help you stay safe behind the wheel.  Our online course, Wirelessdefensivedriving.com, is an easy, simple and affordable way to refresh you knowledge of defensive driving. Our course is mostly audio and can be downloaded to any device. Our customer service is exceptional so do not hesitate to ask us for help.

Wirelessdefensivedriving.com is here to help you stay safe on the road, no matter what age.

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