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Park Ridge Police Department to Offer Defensive Driving Course for Seniors


Park Ridge Police will be hosting the AARP Defensive Driving Course for motorists ages 50 and up. The course will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2014 and Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm each day in the City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Butler Place (City Hall). Participants must attend both sessions.

The fee for AARP members is $15 and $20 for non-members. The fee covers instructor and materials cost. Taking the course is an excellent opportunity for motorists to understand the effects of aging on driving, to test your reflexes and to learn driving strategies designed to help avoid crashes. The course can also help motorists identify the most common crash situations faced by older drivers, ways to avoid them and will update participant knowledge of today’s traffic laws.

After completing the course, participants are generally entitled to a discount on their automobile insurance. This may range from 5% to 10% or more depending upon the insurance company.

This course is recommended for driver’s over 50, however, the insurance benefit might not apply. Registration must be made in advance. Contact Officer Laura Kappler at 847-318-5220 or

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