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Driver improvement program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher course on Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor Senior Residence, located at 4403 Pioneer Road SE in Alexandria.

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology.

The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20. For more information or to register, visit the website or 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 the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.