Experienced Drivers May Get Insurance Discounts From Free March 4 AAA Class, With Lunch

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Experienced Fairfield County drivers 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 the Edgehill Senior Living, 122 Palmer Hill Road, Stamford, on Monday, March 4 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. before the class.

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The class will be instructed by AAA Stamford Branch Manager Michael Ferrari and AAA Northeast Spokeswoman Fran Mayko. Edgehill is AAA’s newest location in lower Fairfield County to host the class.

You can register register online here 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 up to 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

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