COALPORT — The Coalport Center for Active Living, in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is offering area individuals aged 55 and older the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course. The classroom course was developed by AARP to help drivers remain safe on today’s roads while providing the bonus of a three-year discount on the course graduates’ car insurance. The Refresher Course is open to individuals who have previously taken the original eight-hour course and/or the refresher course within the past three years.
The Refresher Course is offered at the Coalport Center for Active Living, 850-R Main Street, Coalport, on Monday, April 23. The class runs from 5-9 p.m.
The class is open to all drivers over 55 with the cost for non-AARP members at $20, while AARP members pay a discounted price of $15. Checks are to be made payable to AARP and are to be given to the instructor on the day of class. Persons may register by contacting the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging at 672-3574 or 800-225-8571.
All automobile insurance companies conducting business in Pennsylvania are required to provide a premium discount to graduates of the Driver Safety Program who are 55 years of age and older. Couples, who both have a driver’s license, are each required to be certified in the program in order to be eligible for the discount. Although geared to drivers 55 and over, the class is open to all ages and AARP membership is not a requirement.