.Join Storrs Library and AAA’s John Paul as he discusses practical tips older adults can use to compensate for the physical changes that come with aging. Traffic safety awareness is vital for drivers of all ages, but older drivers experience changes that can affect one’s driving ability - changes in vision, cognition, reaction time, and flexibility. The tips and assessment tools presented aim at keeping seniors behind the wheel for as long as possible, as safely as possible. You'll have the opportunity to discuss driver evaluation tools and proposed changes in driving laws for seniors. Bring your questions!
John Paul began his career as an automotive technician and maintains his ASE Master Automotive Certification. He is president of the New England Motor Press Association, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), chairman of several vocational school automotive advisory boards, and an advisor to the AAA National Automotive Engineering board. He is an active writer, contributing columns to newspapers and websites, and has written thousands of articles for AAA, weekly newspapers, and automotive publications.
In addition to his automotive expertise John is also passionate about transportation safety. Working as a lead instructor for AAA’s Driver Improvement Program John helps educate drivers about safe vehicle operation and as a Child Passenger Safety instructor helping care givers keep children safe while traveling.
We'll be using Zoom for this presentation. You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
Register in Advance. You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.