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55+ driver improvement courses offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher course on Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Crossings Hotel, 211 East Main Street, Parkers Prairie. The fee for the course is $20.

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