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Seniors Learn About Safety At Course in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash.-- One thing this group of seniors learned is to drive using the three C's: Courtesy, common sense, and caution.

The driver safety course was put on by staff from the AARP. It's meant for people over 50-years-old and on the road.

Staff from AARP say one of the biggest challenges for seniors is peripheral vision. They suggest always looking over the shoulder, even touching the shoulder to the back of the seat, for a full view.

We talked to some people there. They told us, why they think it's always good to stay updated.

"I come for a re-fresher, just to find out things in terms of the laws, new ideas in driving and safety," Jean McGrew, a 77-year-old woman at the course.

"There's always new things that are coming into being, like the roundabouts now, those probably weren't covered the last time I was here," said Joanne Johnson, a 66-year-old woman at the course.

An added bonus about going to these courses is that seniors get a discounted rate on their insurance payments.

Most insurance companies require seniors to attend every two years.