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Training for drivers age 55 and up planned for Alexandria

It's part of a course that saves drivers up to 10% on auto insurance.

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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer two four-hour driver safety refresher course and one eight-hour introductory driver safety course in Alexandria this month.

Aimed at drivers age 55 and older, the classes offer defensive-driving tips, law changes, vehicle technology and traffic safety.

The four-hour classes are scheduled for:

  • 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Grand Arbor Senior Residence, with check-in at the front desk, and masks required
  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Alexandria Senior Center.

The eight-hour class will take place over two evenings: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 at Eagles of Alexandria, 526 Nokomis St.
Completion of an eight-hour course qualifies participants for a 10% discount on auto insurance. To maintain the discount, drivers must complete a four-hour refresher every three years.

The four-hour refresher course costs $24 and the eight-hour course costs $28. For more information or to register, visit www.driverdiscountprogram.com or call 1-888-234-1294.

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