Driver improvement program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 11 (four-hour refresher course) at First English Lutheran Church, 245 Hughes St., Tyler.

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; registration is requested. A MN 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. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $22. and the eight hour course is $26. For more information or to register, visit or call toll free 1-888-234-1294.

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.

This course is now available online as well.