Roberta Kates, Personal & Life Insurance Manager here at Arbor Insurance Group, has been instructing AARP Mature Drivers since November 2012. She has instructed 47 classes, at various locations around the Lehigh Valley: Arbor Insurance Group, America on Wheels, Jewish Community Center, Parkland School District, Traditions of Hanover, UAW677, Lehigh Valley Active Life, and Whitehall Coplay School District.
The story behind the AARP Smart Driver Courses
Roberta began instructing the AARP course to give Arbor clients an added discount on their auto insurance. Upon completion of the first 8 hour course, an attendee may qualify for a 5% discount on their auto insurance, when approved by the attendee’s insurance carrier.
The average savings we see for our customers is $35-$90 annually on an auto policy. This credit applies to the policy for a three year period, providing the driver is not involved in any losses within the following three years. As year three approaches, the refresher course is completed.
The refresher course is a 4-Hour course and only those who have attended a previous course within the last 36 months may attend. Each attendee must provide proof of the previous course date and participate in the 4 hour update to continue the credit on their auto policy.
“632 attendee’s – both young and mature drivers – have attended my classes, from all walks of life,” Roberta says. “I have had a handful of people attend the course to have speeding tickets expunged in Virginia. I enjoy instructing the course, it’s super important to me to help keep older drivers stay independent, safe and confident on the road. And when they can no longer drive, we share ways to help them continue to get around and be active in the communities where they live.”
Upcoming AARP Smart Driver Courses at Arbor
Arbor Insurance Group will be hosting AARP Smart Driver Courses on the following dates in April at their office in Allentown:
4 Hour Refresher (must show proof of prior course attended within 36 months)
April 12th, 8:30am-12:30pm
8 Hour (new attendees or those that did not complete an update within 36 months)
April 19th & April 26th, 8:30am-12:30pm (must attend both days)
COST: $15.00 AARP Member – $20.00 Non AARP Member
LOCATION: Arbor Insurance Group Inc, 3435 Winchester Rd, Suite 305, Allentown PA.
RSVP to 610.437.3340 x246 – ***limited to 18 attendees.