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55+ driver improvement programs offered

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

• 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 (8 hr. full), Sacred Heart Church, Hackensack. 

• noon to 4 p.m. July 13 (4 hr. refresher), Aitkin Public Library, 110 First Ave. NE, Aitkin.

• 5-9 p.m. July 19 (4 hr. refresher), Wadena Northwest Technical College, Wadena. 

• 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27 (8 hr. full), United Methodist Church, Emily.

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 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. 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 or call toll free (888) 234-1294.

Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a ten 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.