AARP driver safety classes offered
The Grand Marais Senior Center is once again offering local
drivers the opportunity to brush up on their skills and save money by
participating in upcoming safety classes.
Beginning Driver Safety Class will be offered Saturday, April 21 at
Birch Grove Center in Tofte. Registration fee for the eight-hour class
is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. Call (218) 663-7068
to register. Note that the next class will be in the fall.
The Driver Safety Refresher Class will be held on Thursday, March 22
from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center in Grand
Marais. AARP members will be charged $12 for participation; non-
members, $14. Call (218) 663-7068 to register.
Tentatively, there will also be a Grand Marais afternoon class and an
evening class in April. There will be a Birch Grove class in May;
Gunflint Trail in July; and Grand Portage in November. If you have any
special class requests, call Pam at the number listed previously.
If you are unable to fit a class into your schedule, you may take
AARP’s online Driver Safety course. As of this legislative session,
Minnesota statute mandates a rate discount for those who take the
online course. Fee for AARP members is $15.95; non-members, $19.95.
Minnesota drivers aged 55+ will receive a 10 percent auto insurance
discount by taking part in one of these approved eight-hour driver
safety class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour
refresher class every three years.