55+ Driver Improvement Course offered in area cities
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following days:
Jan. 10: four-hour refresher course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crosslake Community Center.
Jan. 10: four-hour refresher course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mills Ford, Baxter.
Jan. 14 and 15: eight-hour first-time course, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter.
The Driver Improvement Course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. 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 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.