A pair of AARP Smart Driver courses are available in the area this month.
Motorists can receive a refresher on rules of the road, learn defensive driving skills and gain information on age-related factors that can impact driving. While the class is geared for those who are age 50 or older, any driver can attend. Upcoming classes and phone number to register:
•Friday, Jan. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain Community College, 311 N. Columbia St., Milton-Freewater (541-938-4082).
•Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, 2801 St. Anthony Way, Pendleton (541-861-0024).
The course costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. People are responsible for their own lunch during a provided break.
There are no tests required to pass the course. In addition, participants are encouraged to contact their insurance agents as they may be eligible for a discount after completing the class.