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Carlsbad Seniors, Up to 92-Years-Old, Learn To Drive Safely

The AARP held the free event at a senior living facility

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    Carlsbad Seniors, Up to 92-Years-Old, Learn To Drive Safely

    The goal of the class was to improve driving safety, teaching seniors new regulations that might have changed since they learned to drive. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018)

    Twenty-four mobile senior citizens learned about car safety rules and regulations in North County Wednesday. 

    The first AARP instructor training session was held at La Costa Glen Senior Living in Carlsbad. 

    Volunteer occupational therapists and mechanics checked the vehicles of senior citizens: with cars ranging from Tesla to Prius. 

    "They watch the person get into the car to see how they reach the controls," said Les Besser, 82, the organizer of the AARP Safe Driving Program. "They're looking at the headrest, how far is the steering wheel, can they reach the foot pedals and controls properly?"

    The youngest participant was 77-years-old and the oldest was 92-years-old.

    The goal of the class was to improve driving safety, teaching seniors new regulations that might have changed since they learned to drive. 

    "Just because we get older, doesn't mean we won't be able to drive," added Besser. "Perhaps, there's some programs and adjustments we can do to drive safely."