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Aging Well: Plan for a fun and safe road trip

AARP Driver Safety Program

■ To add your name to a list for future classes at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, call the Routt County Council on Aging at 970-879-0633.

■ For information about classes held in Moffat County, call 888-227-7669.

Access the online course at http://www.aarpdriversafey.org.

Online

■ For road trip tips, including gas cost calculators and suggestions for traveling alone or with pets, renting cars and the best routes, visit http://www.roadtripamerica.com or http://www.independenttraveler.com.

■ For tips and resources on planning longer road trips or RV excursions, log onto http://www.roadtripdream.com.

Suggested emergency roadside kit

■ Cell phone

■ First aid kit

■ Flashlight

■ Flares and a white flag

■ Jumper cables

■ Jack and ground mat for changing a tire

■ Basic repair tools and duct tape (for temporarily repairing a hose leak)

■ A jug of water and paper towels for cleaning up

■ Nonperishable food, drinking water and medicines

■ Extra windshield washer fluid

■ Maps

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration