As part of Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano and AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation “Safe Summer Campaign,” Tax Collector Fasano will be hosting “Senior Safety Day” on June 14. The event, held by AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, will offer specialized training and vehicle inspections for the community’s senior population.
Older drivers will be the focus of two events scheduled on June 14 in the Gulf Harbors office (4720 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey). The Mature Drivers Defensive Driving Course will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM that day. Additionally, the CarFit program, which provides free safety checks of vehicles operated by senior citizens, will take place at the same location. The general public may receive their free safety inspection from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (no appointments necessary) while participants in the defensive driving program will receive their inspections from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
“We are excited to partner with Tax Collector Mike Fasano and his staff on this important campaign to raise awareness in Pasco County of traffic safety issues,” said Michele Harris, Director of Traffic Safety Culture for the AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “By working together, we can provide education and training to thousands of people and help keep people safe on the roads.”
“I encourage our senior drivers to take advantage of both the defensive driving class and the vehicle inspection programs offered by the AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation,” Tax Collector Mike Fasano comments. “The Mature Drivers Defensive Driving Course is geared specifically to help seasoned drivers understand existing and new traffic rules that have taken effect in recent years. Additionally, the CarFit program will help ensure that seat restraints, mirrors and other safety-related aspects of their vehicles are in good working order.”
For more information about the “Senior Safety Day” program please contact Greg Giordano, Director of Customer Relations, at the tax collector’s office: 727-847- 8179. For tax collector office hours and locations please visit www.pascotaxes.com Advance registration for the Mature Drivers Defensive Driving Course is required as space is limited. To register for the class please contact Patti Armstrong at 727-375-2404, ext. 3226. For more information on the AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation please visit www.AAA.com/foundation
[NOTE – Some automobile insurance companies offer a premium discount for drivers who take this class. Prospective attendees are encouraged to contact their insurer to determine whether or not their insurance company will provide a discount.]