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55+ driver improvement program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 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.

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 or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.