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Old 06-26-2008, 08:46 AM   #1
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Senior Citizen Driving Courses

Can it be true? A way to actually save on automobile insurance?

Senior Citizen Driving Courses Can Save You Up to 15% off Car Insurance
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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It's true, or at least used to be. My mother took one and the insurance company did drop her rates a bit but I don't remember by how much.

The course mainly focused on dealing with fading eyesight affecting night driving, decreased reaction times and the like.

For a big enough discount I might swallow my pride enough to take one when I'm old enough for it to matter. But this is a guy who has taught pursuit driving.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Yes, I took it and Hartford Insurance which I got thru AARP lowered our rates 20%.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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State Farm seems to have a much smaller discount in CA. I'm not sure
what the amount is.....I'm guessing 5% (10 tops)....small enough that I
didn't rush out and do it...... but as a friend commented, the biggest benefit
may not be monetary but just being reminded that as you age, you should
act it and beware of the diminishing physical/mental skills so that you can
still be safe on the road.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
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Dang, another school I'm not old enough to attend! Our teen (with her learner's permit) qualifies for more insurance discounts than we do...

I see that it's all online/at home, but I was hoping to get in some racetrack time in one of those "old suits" with the stiff joints, motion inhibitors, earplugs, and cataract lenses. Bummer.

I wish there was an insurance discount for attending "Skip Barber's Racing School".

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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DH (is that husband?) and I took it and saved $100.00 on our car insurance. I think the savings depends on where you are and how much you pay. It was boring BUT I agree that it is a good reminder of things to be aware of as you age.
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