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Julie Lee

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Julie Lee is the Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety—the nation’s first and largest driver improvement program for older drivers.

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The Driver Safety Program is Cruising to Los Angeles

Posted on 09/19/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

EntertainmentThe AARP Driver Safety Program is cruising to Los Angeles this week, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to meet and mingle with AARP members on the West Coast. Here’s what you can look forward to from us: We’re giving away 10,000 DSP-customized collector pins. We’re offering a daily free Motorized Toy Car Giveaway. We’ll be distributing brochures and giveaways throughout the event. We’re offering 50% off coupons to take the DSP Online Course. We’ll test your knowledge of the rules of the road in …

Finding the Right Retirement Wheels

Posted on 09/12/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Your LifeThis is a guest blog post from Jamie Page Deaton, the Managing Editor of the U.S. News Best Cars rankings. Having owned everything from mid-eighties Volvo station wagons to BMWs, pickup trucks, and classic Corvettes, Jamie is passionate about the cars and technology that move us. Let the working stiffs find the right car for sitting in traffic. When you retire, it’s time to find a car that fits all the new possibilities and challenges in your life. Here’s how …

The Value of Driver’s (re)Education

Posted on 09/6/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThink you’re smarter than the average driver? Try this sample test question, which according to a national poll conducted by GMAC Insurance in 2010, nearly 73% of drivers answered incorrectly: When driving, a safe following distance can be determined using which of the following formulas: (A) One vehicle length for each 10 miles per hour of speed. (B) A ten-second following distance. (C) A three-second following distance.

Beware of DD’s—Distracted Drivers

Posted on 08/29/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyWhat is the most absurd thing you have ever seen someone do while driving? Drivers these days seem to be concerned with just about everything but driving. How many times have you wondered why the car in front of you is swerving, only to find out later that the person was on his or her cell phone? How about the woman in front of you at a red light putting on makeup? Or even the person with a coffee in …

Back to School Safety

Posted on 08/22/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilySince the start of school is around the corner, let’s do a pop quiz: What do you do when you see a school bus flashing yellow lights?  For millions of students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. But the greatest risk for these students isn’t actually riding the bus—it’s approaching or leaving the bus. More school-age pedestrians have been killed between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. than any other time …