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Extend the Life of Your Car – Take a Driver Improvement Course

Dorothy George, Sat, Mar 10, 2012

 width=What feature would you like to see on your next vehicle? Personally, I’d love to have a horn I can press for the rear of my vehicle that warns aggressive drivers to back off when they switch lanes too closely behind me! For now, I’ll have to settle for giving them a talking-to inside my head while continuing to drive defensively.

You may not have thought of it this way, but practicing safe driving habits can go a long way toward extending the life of your car {not to mention your own life}.  This can be particularly true as drivers age and reaction time and vision may be compromised.

If you are a mature driver who would like to sharpen your driving skills, AARP is sponsoring a class on Thursday, March 15th from noon till 4 p.m, at the Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center (Suite 100, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD). The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members.

Complete information on this event, “Driver Improvement for Older Drivers 2012”,is available on the Howard County Hospital Site.  They provide information on what to bring with you, forms of payment, and other dates when the class will be held.   For questions and assistance you can calll 410-740-7601.

To find out about other health-related events, such as the upcoming Get Active Howard County program, which begins later this month, check out www.wepromotehealth.org.

And, if you need additional motivation to practice safe driving habits, check out the complete DVD collection of Mr. Magoo.



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About Brian England


Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care) got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in the northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD, and a few years later, started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. A big believer in preventive auto maintenance, Brian's philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of adhering to a regular maintenance plan.