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Ninth Annual ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION DAY Planned

The WCCOA is offering a Road Safety Education Day. Here are the details:

Bowling Green, OH (August 9, 2019) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA), AARP and the City of Bowling Green will present the ninth annual Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, August 9 at the City of Bowling Green Facilities Building (located at
815 E. Poe Rd. in Bowling Green).

Participants are invited to drive in their personal vehicles to experience the following:
* Educational Seminars: Exploring Technology in Todays Vehicles, presented by Mike Brown, “New Laws, Road Rules, Traffic Safety and Crash Prevention…” The new drivers license requirements and when is it time to hit the brakes when driving? Brad Biller Retired BG Police Officer & Safe Communities of Wood County, Sandy Wiechman.

* CarFit: an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. AAA will be topping off fluid levels in your vehicle and will conduct an internal audit of your vehicle.
* Booths: Valvoline, AARP, Kingston of Perrysburg, AAA, Mobility Works, WSOS Transportation Coordination, State Farm Insurance & more will have booths providing information and services to guests. Adaptive vehicle equipment, local resources, transportation, refreshments, raffle prizes and much more!

Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by the Wood County Beef Producers.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, not only are Americans over the age of 65 a higher percentage of drivers on the road than ever before, they also suffer one of the highest rates of fatalities – second only to that of young adults. In 2015, older adults accounted for 14.9% of all traffic fatalities.

As Wood County adults age and changes occur in their vision and other capabilities, opportunities such as this one will help to keep those senses sharp and everyone safe.

Reservations are required by contacting WCCOA
at (419) 353-5661,
(800) 367-4935 or by emailing : programs@wccoa.net.

For more information from the Insurance Information Institute, please visit
http://www.iii.org/issue-update/older-drivers.

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