Public Invited to Defensive Driving Course at UAMS

By Jon Parham

The class costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The classes are offered the second Saturday every other month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the Reynolds Institute, Room G190. The next classes will be held Sept. 11 and Nov. 13.

To register, contact Marsha Hines at 526-6553 or

Drivers 55 years old and older will qualify for a discount on their insurance premium after completing the course. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road, how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to handle problem situations and how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or