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55+ driver improvement courses offered

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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer two 55+ Driver Improvement classes.

An eight-hour first-time course will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 South Otter Avenue.

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A four-hour refresher course will be held Tuesday, February 4 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria.

The fee is $20 for the four-hour refresher course and $24 for the eight-hour first-time course.

The driver improvement courses are open to the public. Pre-registration is required. 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.

Persons age 55 or older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law.

First-time participants must complete an initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent insurance discount.

For information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

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