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Buckle Your Seatbelt for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Posted on 11/29/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis Monday marks the official start of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the week (Dec. 5 -9) aims to raise awareness of older driver-related issues and provides information, tools, and resources to help drivers everywhere stay safe and confident on the road. According to AOTA, “With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of …

10 Tips to Drive Down the Cost of Driving

Posted on 11/21/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Money & SavingsWith gas prices sitting at all-time highs for this time of year, there’s really no getting around the price of getting around. And if you’re traveling long distances for the upcoming holidays, it’s important to pick up all the tips and tricks you can to help drive down the cost of driving. Here are my top ten favorite tips to keep your car running smoothly (for less!). Use the right gas: Are you sure that you’re using the best gasoline …

Break Your Bad Driving Habits

Posted on 10/18/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis is a guest blog post by Charles Jekofsky. Charles still has his first car—a 1964 Chevy Impala, as well as a 1938 Buick Century, a motorcycle, and a Class B camper. With eight years as a volunteer instructor for AARP Driver Safety and 51 courses behind him, he continues to marvel at new vehicle safety improvements.  We’re creatures of habit—in life and in driving. But what happens when those habits we’ve developed, over years of driving, are unsafe? When I …

Could “Holding It” Be as Bad as Drinking and Driving?

Posted on 10/10/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Personal HealthHave you ever taken a road trip? Or sat in traffic for a long period of time? If so, then you may be familiar with the uncomfortable urge to “void your bladder” while on the road. And if you’re like many people, you may wait until the last possible minute to turn off of the highway or pull over at a rest stop. But according to Peter Snyder, Ph.D., vice president of research for Lifespan, “holding it” for too long …

The Best Cars for Caregivers

Posted on 10/3/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis 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. AARP estimates that in 2007, over 34 million family caregivers provided care at any given point in time, and about 52 million provided care at some time during the year. That’s a lot of Americans in caregiving …

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 …