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Defensive Driving Class Offered At Three Metropolitan Libraries

Most comedians have a joke or two about bad drivers in their repertoire, but automobile accidents are no laughing matter. 

That’s why your Metropolitan Library System is working with AARP to present “AARP 55 Drive Alive” defensive driving classes at four metro area libraries.  The Bethany session will be held at the Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, on Saturday, September 13, from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Another session will be conducted at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, on Tuesday, September 16, from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

Another AARP Defensive Driving session will be held on September 20 at the Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street, from 9:15 am to 4 pm.

“Although these classes were designed with seniors in mind,” said Bethany librarian Daniel Fields, “they are open to anyone who wants to take advantage of them.”

Many drivers may not realize that the State of Oklahoma authorizes a discount lasting three years for any licensed driver aged 16 and older who successfully completes a defensive driver's course.  Participants in “AARP 55 Drive Alive” are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance premium.

“So not only will participants have the tools to drive a little safer when they complete the course,” Fields added, “but they’ll also be able to save a little money.”

Please pre-register by calling either the Bethany Library at 789-8363 or the Edmond Library at 341-9282.  For the Choctaw Library please pre-register at 390-8418.  Each participant must bring, on the day of the course, $10 in cash or a check made out to “AARP” for course materials.

“AARP 55 Drive Alive” is co-sponsored by AARP.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org