Tonawanda News — AARP Driver Safety recently recognized Assemblyman Robin Schimminger with its inaugural "Top 100 Host" Award for his support in 2013.
AARP Driver Safety volunteers work with more than 18,000 local community organizations nationwide to offer more than 30,000 AARP Driver Safety courses each year. Collectively, the top 100 of these 18,000 hosts held 2,000 courses and reached more than 43,000 participants last year.
The classes held at the Kenmore Community Center ranked 38 of the 100 honored.
"I am proud to receive the AARP Driver Safety’s Top 100 Host Award," Schimminger, D-Kenmore, said. "This course helps fine tune the existing skills of our older drivers, and is designed to assist them in refining safe, defensive driving techniques that help prevent accidents and keep them up to date on the changing rules of the road. The instructors do a fantastic job, and I am happy to continue to offer this course to our community."
Schimminger has sponsored AARP Driver Safety Courses since 2000 at the Kenmore Community Center through a series of classes held from September through June each year. In 2013, 523 participants took the course from the Ken-Ton and Buffalo areas.
Those interested in registering for the next round of classes beginning again in September can call Schimminger’s office at 873-2540.