Retaining a license and continuing to drive as long as possible is a goal for many seniors and one of the keys to holding onto as much independence as possible. But with changing rules of the road, new features in automobiles themselves, combined with some reflexes being not quite what they used to be, taking a senior driving classes can help a lot. In these courses, many of which are sponsored by AARP and AAA, drivers over 50 can refresh skills such as defensive driving and learn to re-evaluate the realities of today’s roads.
In addition to learning how to become a better driver, taking senior driving classes can also help older drivers qualify for discounts on their car insurance. Depending on the insurance provider, there may be many options for seniors to get a discount. A mature driving discount offers a discount based on years of driving safely on the roads without violations such as DUIs or excessive insurance claims. Some companies will also look at the number of miles driven, which for seniors is often far less than most other drivers or they may offer discounts to those who are retired from the United States Military.
But although there are several ways for seniors to save on car insurance, it can be hard to find the company that will offer coverage that best takes advantage of a senior’s driving strengths. At Lou Aggetta Insurance in Pleasant Hill, California we’ve been helping customers with various insurance needs including auto, home, life, and business insurance find the coverage that best fits their life. As an independent agency, we have access to the rates and policies so we can find the ones that are right for you. To get a quote for your insurance options, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance today.