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Drivers safety course offered in Parkers Prairie

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following day:

April 14: four-hour refresher course from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, Room 113, Highway 29, Parkers Prairie.

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. Driver safety, confidence and comfort are enhanced by utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, including the latest visual scanning and steering techniques, anti-lock braking (ABS) skills, airbag information, driver distraction, road rage and new vehicle technology.

The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $18 and the eight hour course is $20.

For more information or to register, call toll free 1-888-234-1294.

Persons age 55 and 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 two four-hour sessions. Repeat persons are required to take a four hour refresher course.