Experienced Fairfield County motorists can lower their auto insurance costs while improving their driving skills when they enroll in AAA’s Driver Improvement Program classes that teach the basics of defensive driving and provide current driving practice updates.
— an announcement from AAA Northeast
AAA will conduct a free four-hour class at its newest location, the East Norwalk Association Library, 51 Van Zant Street, East Norwalk on Tuesday, April 23 from 9 am to 1 pm. Sgt. Ralph Fonseca of the Norwalk Police Department will lead the class.
To register, go to AAA.com/DefensiveDriving or call 866-901-8457. However, walk-ins are welcome.
“Our program is aimed at drivers with several years of experience, who wish to improve or refresh their driving skills,” explains Fran Mayko, AAA’s public affairs spokesman and DIP coordinator. “But there’s an even greater benefit to taking class if you’re over 60: you qualify for a discount of at least 5% on your auto insurance per Connecticut state law.”
To obtain discount, a driver must present their insurance company with a completion certificate from a state-approved class. Some companies will also provide a discount to drivers aged 55 and older, but Mayko suggests motorists check with their individual carriers to determine age requirements and discount amounts. AAA will mail certificates to participants following the class.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 66 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services. In Connecticut, we serve a half-million members living in is Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield counties