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55+ Driver Course

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course in St. Cloud on the following days: June 17 (four-hour refresher course), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 2555 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud; June 18 (four-hour refresher course), 5-9 p.m., Gilleland Chevrolet/Geo Inc., 3019 Division St., St. Cloud; and June 21 (eight-hour full course), 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 2700 Building, 2700-1st St. N., St. Cloud. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public, however, pre-registration is requested. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. Driver safety, confidence and comfort are enhanced by utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, including the latest visual scanning and steering techniques, anti-lock braking (ABS) skills, airbag information, driver distraction, road rage and new vehicle technology. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20. For more information or to register, call toll-free (888) 234-1294. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years. First time participants must complete two four-hour sessions. Repeat persons are required to take a four-hour refresher course.