55+ driver courses offered in area cities
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the following 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher courses on the following days:
• March 13 and 14 (eight-hour first-time course): 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hallett Community Center, Crosby.
• March 18 (four-hour refresher course): 1-5 p.m., Mills Ford, Baxter.
• March 21 (four-hour refresher course): 5:30-9:30 p.m., Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter.
• March 25 (four-hour refresher course): 5-9 p.m., Pequot Lakes School.
The driver improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By using the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regard to driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.
Fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 888-234-1294.
People ages 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.