AARP Driving Course Could Save Drivers Money On Insurance

Green Bank, WV – Cars have changed. So have the traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50 and over have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills, and you could save some serious money on your insurance bill.

That’s the premise behind the AARP Driving Course scheduled for June 8th and 9th. JT Thomas will lead the class.

“The state law in West Virginia states that all insurance companies are required to give discounts on insurance if they take this class” says Thomas.

Some insurance companies may offer discounts up to 10%. There is one caveat – insurance companies are not required to give multiple discounts, so if you already receive another discount on your insurance, this one may not apply.

The course is two four hour classes on June 8th and 9th from 1 to 5pm at the Green Bank library. The cost is $12.00 for AARP members, $14.00 for non-members. Drivers who complete the course will receive a certificate that’s good for three years. Drivers have to attend the class both days to complete the course.

Thomas says all the materials needed for the class are provided. Pre-registration is not required, but if you have questions you can call JT Thomas at 304-456-4746, or the Green Bank Library at 304-456-4507.

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