AAA Offers Tools, Resources and More at Free Expo

Phoenix. Jan. 9, 2013. In less than 10 years, one in four drivers will be age 65 or older, making senior driving health more critical than ever. To help seniors and families prepare for the road ahead, AAA Arizona will be showcasing its tools and resources at the upcoming Lovin’ Life Expo in Mesa.

The annual Lovin’ Life Expo will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Mesa Convention Center, Hall C, which is located at 201 N. Center St. in Mesa from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

“AAA’s commitment to keeping seniors behind the wheel as long as safely possible is unmatched,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “At the expo, we hope to raise the visibility of our vast collection of resources that can help families address real and perceived challenges associated with age and driving.”

AAA’s traffic safety resources will offer expo attendees a hands-on opportunity to sample the club’s collection of research-based resources, including:

  • Mature Driver Course. This four-hour in-classroom course, taught by certified instructors, aims to keep senior drivers safer, while enabling them to earn a discount on their auto insurance.
     
  • DriveSharp. A computer software program that focuses brain-training exercises that are essential to safe driving.
     
  • CarFit. A community-based program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them for maximum comfort and safety.
     
  • Roadwise Review. A computer-based screening tool that allows users to measure the functional abilities scientifically linked to crash risk among older drivers.  
     
  • Roadwise RX. A free online tool that provides confidential, individualized feedback about users medication side effects and interactions, highlighting how these effects may impact safe driving abilities.
     
  • Smart Features for Mature Drivers. A guide of vehicle features that can assist drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that frequently are encountered with age.
     
  • SeniorDriving.AAA.com. A simple-to-navigate online resource that offers expert advice and tools to help families navigate the issues associated with senior driving and mobility.
     
  • Mature Driver Online Safety Course. An online course for drivers age 55 years or older that includes driving safety instruction and information on state-specific motor vehicle laws. The course can qualify individuals for a discount on their auto insurance.

AAA is an advocate for the safety and security of the motoring public. For more information on AAA’s senior driver resources, visit az.aaa.com/seniors.

The expo will also feature raffle prizes, food, entertainment and hundreds of vendors, including AAA Insurance, Vacation Planning, Car Buying, Financial Services, Membership and Discounts.

For more information on the Lovin’ Life Expo, visit lovinlifeafter50.com/expo.

AAA Arizona, the Arizona affiliate of AAA, provides automotive, insurance and travel services to more than 825,000 Arizona members. Annually, AAA’s Roadside Assistance responds to more than 450,000 calls for help on Arizona roadways. The auto club also provides insurance, travel, auto repair, discounts and financial services to AAA members. Since its founding in 1927, AAA Arizona has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.