AARP seeks driver safety instructors

ESCANABA – AARP Michigan is looking for volunteer instructors for its Driver Safety Program in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula.

Hank Ford, who was the DSP instructor in the local area for many years, recently passed away and a new instructor is being sought.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest course for drivers age 50 and older. It is designed to help older motorists drive safely and remain independent as long as possible.

Those who take the course learn valuable defensive driving skills and get a refresher on the rules of the road.

Instructors must take the course, complete a training program and work with a mentor. Instructors have commented that teaching the course is a rewarding and meaningful way to give back to their communities and to help enhance safety on Michigan roads.

Those interested are asked to contact Jack Olson at or (906) 293-8467.