55+ driver improvement courses offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer four 55+ Driver Improvement Course. The following is a list of upcoming courses:
January 16 - 8-hour first-time course, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Grand Arbor Senior Residence, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria.
February 5 - 4-hour refresher course, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Grand Arbor Senior Residence, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria.
February 6 and 7 - 8-hour first-time course, 6 to 10 p.m., Parkers Prairie High School, 411 South Otter Avenue, PO Box 46, Highway 29, Parkers Prairie.
February 9 - 8-hour first-time course, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Grand Arbor Senior Residence, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria.
The driver improvement course is open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches the class.
By utilizing up-to-date research, participants will receive the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.
The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20, and the eight-hour first-time course is $24.
Persons age 55 or older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law.
First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.
For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.