Jaime Coffee, Director of CommunicationsOffice of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
Calif. – It is important that all drivers on California’s roadways be
well-equipped with the knowledge and tools to help them safely operate their
vehicle. With the help of the $225,000 Keeping
Everyone Safe (KEYS) grant, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will
continue to empower the state’s senior community with a free specialized
driving course designed with them in mind.
CHP’s Age Well, Drive Smart course was developed in 2008 to assist and
educate drivers, age 65 and older, as well as promote safe travel for all. Every year, thousands of the state’s seniors
attend the course with the goal of improving their driving skills, refresh
their knowledge of the rules of the road, and learn how age-related physical
changes may affect one’s driving ability.
safety and mobility for California’s seniors remains a high priority for the
CHP,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee.
“The Age Well, Drive Smart course is not just a class; it's a
crucial initiative that equips our senior drivers with the knowledge and skills
they need to stay safe and confident behind the wheel.”
CHP invites all of California’s senior drivers aged 65 and older to attend an Age
Well, Drive Smart class to learn the tools to driving safer and driving
longer. The class is approximately two hours in length and is offered at
local CHP Area offices as well as many senior centers throughout the
state. The class is a way for seniors to educate themselves, evaluate
their driving abilities, and improve their driving skills.
information about this free class is available from any local CHP office. To locate an office near you, visit www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office.
Age Well, Drive Smart course is made possible by a grant provided by the
California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and
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