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LGH Prepares Drivers of all Ages for New Laws

If u r driving, u can’t text.

September 28, 2010 - Lowell, MA - So states a new Massachusetts law, effective September 30th, which bans teens from texting or calling and adults from texting while driving. Additionally, senior drivers will be scrutinized more thoroughly during the renewal process, according to the new state rules.

Tap into Lowell General Hospital’s driving safety and information courses and these new laws will be old news.

LGH is offering "Dare to Prepare: What Teens Need to Know Before They Take the Wheel!" on Dec. 9th at the Wallace Board Rm., LGH, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

“Dare to Prepare” is a 90-minute presentation for parents and teens that provides critical information teens need to know before they take the wheel. Offered in partnership with AAA, the class walks attendees through the steps necessary to obtain a permit and a driver’s license. Parents will learn helpful tools to guide their teen through the learn-to-drive process.

The cost is $10 per family.

In addition to tightening up on texting, the new state law adds requirements that drivers over age 75 meet certain requirements. Seniors, as well as all-age drivers, can benefit from LGH’s “Driver Safety” course.

At this FREE event there will be several half-hour sessions on the following topics: preparing your car for winter, night driving and how to avoid headlight glare and more.

Driver Safety” will be offered on Sat., Oct. 2nd from 9:00-11:30 am at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd., Chelmsford.

For more information or to register by phone call 1-877-LGH-WELL (877-544-9355). Or to register on-line, please visit the LGH Web site.

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