Motorists age 50 and older can sharpen their driving skills by updating their driving knowledge and learning defensive driving techniques in the AARP Driver Safety program, presented through a partnership between AARP and the Volunteers of America, Edward J. Reynolds House.

AARP Driver Safety instructor Paul Sheridan’s next workshop will take place Thursday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reynolds House located off Congress Street and Route 1. Those attending will learn defensive driving techniques and strategies, traffic laws, rules of the road and more in the four-hour course.

They will discover how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time through an interactive discussion about the changing technology on newer vehicles and the warning signs that suggest it’s time to give up the keys. Best of all, in Maine, drivers 55 years or older who successfully complete the AARP course are eligible for a car insurance discount, good for three years.

Course seating is limited; there is a $14 fee, with a $2 discount for AARP members; advance registration is required. Call 338-0350 to reserve a seat, get directions, or ask for more information.