CLIPBOARD : 55-Alive Driving Courses

Since 1987, California-licensed drivers 55 and older have been entitled to auto insurance premium discounts on liability, medical and collision coverage if every three years they take a state-approved course designed to improve driving skills and promote road safety. Although discounts depend on a driver’s record and insurance carrier, the law applies to all California automobile insurance companies.

The improvement course is available at private driving schools, public and private colleges and offered by nonprofit organizations at community-based locations. An $8 fee covers the cost of course materials and a Department of Motor Vehicles certificate of completion of the course. The certificate must be submitted to an insurance carrier for discount benefit.

Here’s a list of places where classes will be held during March:

Irvine: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday at the Groves Trailer Park, 5200 Irvine Blvd. For more information, call (714) 832-3983.

Corona del Mar: 8 a.m. to noon. Thursday and Friday at the Oasis School, 800 Marguerite Avenue. For more information, call (714) 644-3244


Huntington Beach: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Rodgers Senior Center, 1706 Orange Ave. For more information, call (714) 536-9387.

Huntington Beach: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Humana Hospital, 17772 Beach Blvd. For more information, call (714) 843-5061

Irvine: 8 a.m. to noon. Wednesday and March 27 at the Irvine Senior Center, No. 3 Sandberg Way. For more information, call (714) 733-1055.

Tustin: 8 a.m. to noon. March 25 and 26 at the Tustin Senior Center, 200 C Street. For more information, call (714) 544-5050