(HealthDay News) -- For seniors who haven't taken a driving education class in decades, a refresher course may make them much safer drivers.
AARP.org says the potential benefits of a refresher driving class include:
Learning to minimize the dangers of blind spots.
Reminder to maintain a safe distance behind the car in front.
Safety tips for changing lanes and turning in busy intersections.
Instruction on using newer safety technology, such as antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts.
Information of how medications may affect driving.
Tips on avoiding distracted driving.