PA 10-53—SB 190

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Transportation Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING A FOUR-HOUR ACCIDENT PREVENTION COURSE FOR OLDER DRIVERS

SUMMARY: By law, a driver age 60 or older is eligible for an automobile insurance premium discount for successfully completing an accident-prevention course approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This act requires the course to be four hours long.

Prior law required the DMV commissioner to adopt regulations about the course, including the number of hours of classroom instruction required. The act removes his authority to regulate the length of the course.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2010

BACKGROUND

Auto Insurance Premium Discount

The premium discount, which is effective at the policy's next renewal, must be at least 5% and apply for at least 24 months. The driver must complete the DMV-approved course within the year before he or she applies for an initial discount. For any future discount, the driver must complete a course within one year before the current discount expires.

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