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55+ driver improvement courses offered

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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.

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• 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.

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