AARP® Driver Safety 8 hr. Initial Course
Adult / Retirement and Beyond -
Adult Fall 2023 - Summer 2024
The AARP® Driver Safety course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers 50 and older. Improve your driving skills during this initial 8-hour course over 2 days, and if you're 55 or older, get a 10%, three-year discount on your personal auto insurance. Contact your insurance agent for details on this discount. If you have successfully completed the 8-hour course, then you are eligible to renew your insurance certificate by taking the 4-hour course.
By taking the driver safety course, drivers learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash. They include: Minnesota state-specific driving regulations; proper use of seat belt, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in vehicles today; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone; learn ways to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; and understand the effects of medications on driving. Instructors are trained volunteers with AARP®. If you are an AARP® member, please choose the discounted member option when registering.