HUMBOLDT COUNTY- California Highway Patrol officials say more collisions involving seniors will occur as the population of the elderly continues to rise.
A free class next Friday is designed to help keep seniors driving safe on the roads. The CHP and the Humboldt Senior Resource Center are partnering up to provide the KEYS Class, which stands for “Keeping Everyone Safe”. It will be held March 14th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center in Eureka. Seniors and their families are welcome to attend. The lesson will be on topics including recent updates to the rules of the road and how to practice good driving habits. People will be able to ask a CHP officer questions as well. Warning signs for when seniors should not be driving anymore will also be discussed.
"Our goal isn't to necessarily take the keys away from seniors and help them figure out a way to not drive anymore, but actually our goal is to help seniors be able to drive safely as long as possible," said Officer Matt Harvey with the California Highway Patrol.
Officials with the CHP encourage you to RSVP to the event. To do that, call the Humboldt Senior Resource Center at 443-9747.