Tricounty News

55+ Driver Improvement Program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following days:

Monday, Jan. 6 (four-hour Refresher Course) 5:30-9:30 p.m. Whitney Sr. Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St. Cloud.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 (four-hour Refresher Course) 5-9 p.m. Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave N; 
St. Cloud.

Thursday, Jan. 9 (four-hour Refresher Course) 5-9 p.m. Gilleland Chevrolet-Geo Inc., 3019 Division St, St. Cloud.

Saturday, Jan. 11 (four-hour Refresher Course) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Miller Auto Plaza-Community Rm, 2930 2nd St S, St. Cloud.

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something for everyone. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20, and the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.mnsafety
center.org,
or 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, 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.