TOP QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

How Do Mature Driver Improvement Courses Work?

According to California State insurance law (Insurance Code Section 11628.3) your auto insurance company must provide you with a discount on your auto insurance for a period of 3 years after you provide proof of successfully completing a Mature Driver Improvement Course like our Mature Driver Tune-Up Course.


Who Can Take A California Mature Driver Course?

California drivers who are 55 years old or older who have a valid California driver’s license can take a mature driver course and qualify for the state-mandated auto insurance discount.

Our Online “Initial” Mature Driver Tune-Up Course is for people who have never taken a California Mature Driver Improvement course before.  

You will want to take a "Refresher" course if you have already taken a California Mature Driver Improvement course and your certificate hasn’t expired, or no more than 12 months has elapsed since your certificate expired. We currently do not offer a "Refresher" Course.


How Much Can I Save On My Auto Insurance?

Drivers who complete our course get up to 15% off their auto insurance and save on average $90 a year. You should contact your insurance agent and find out how much you will save prior to taking our course.

The amount of your discount will depend upon your driving record, insurance company and other factors. Insurance companies can refuse to give you a discount if you have a poor driving record.


Can I Fail The Course?

No! To earn your Mature Driver Certificate, just read all of the course material and watch the videos. Unlike other Mature Driver courses, there are no tests you must pass!


How Do I Get My Discount?

Once you complete our course, we mail your official DMV Certificate to you. You must give this original Certificate to your auto insurance agent as proof of completing our Mature Driver Tune-Up course to get your auto insurance discount. Your certificate is valid for a period of three years, after which you must take a refresher course to maintain your discount.


How Long Is The Course?

Our Mature Driver Tune-Up Course is 400 minutes long (6.6 hours). This meets the California DMV’s requirement for an initial Mature Driver Course.  Because there aren’t timers to slow you down, you can finish our course as fast as you can read. On average, people finish in 5 to 6 hours.

Our course is shorter than courses from AARP and AAA. Their courses are 480 minutes (8 Hours) long and they have timers that make you wait to proceed to the next lesson. 

You  finish our course faster because it's shorter and doesn't have timers. You also get the exact same certificate and pay less!


Is Your Course Approved By The California DMV?

Yes. Our Mature Driver Tune-Up course (Online) is approved and licensed by the California DMV. License number MO366. You can see us on the DMV approved list by Clicking Here.


Is The Course Narrated?

No. Our course is not narrated. This lets you finish as fast as you can read. Many computers and tablets have the built-in ability to read the text on your screen for free. Do a search for "text to speech" for your specific computer type or tablet to see if your device has this capability.


What Will I Learn From A Mature Driver Course?

Designed to tune-up your driving knowledge and skills, our mature driver course helps improve your confidence behind the wheel by bringing you up to date on the latest traffic laws and defensive driving techniques with videos, images and easy to read content. It covers topics such as:

  • How to be a better defensive driver
  • The effects of alcohol and/or medications on the mind and body
  • New technology found in cars
  • Proper use of seat belts, car seats, airbags, anti-lock brakes, etc.
  • Techniques for minimizing blind spots
  • Tips for handling left turns, U-turns, highway driving and right of way decisions
  • Knowing when not to drive


Will My Insurance Company Accept Your Certificate?

California State insurance law (Insurance Code Section 11628.3) mandates that your auto insurance company provide you with a discount on your auto insurance for a period of 3 years after you provide proof of successfully completing our Mature Driver Tune-Up Course.

The amount of your discount will depend upon your driving record, insurance company, and other factors. Insurance companies can refuse to give you a discount if you have a poor driving record. You should contact your insurance agent and find out how much you will save prior to taking our course.


When Will I Receive My Certificate?

We put your Completion Certificate in the mail within 3 business days of your completing the course and send it by US Postal Service for FREE. I.e., if you complete the course prior to 4:00 on Monday, we will mail your certificate by Wednesday.

On average, your certificate will show up in your mailbox 5 to 7 days after you complete the course or sooner. If it is during an especially busy season like the holidays, it can take longer for the USPS to deliver it.

If you purchase a FedEx Express mail upgrade, you will receive an email with your tracking number. 


Can My Spouse and I Both Take the Course?

Yes.  Ask your auto insurance agent how much you will save it both of you take our Mature Driver Tune-Up course.  You will both need to take the course independently of each other. When you register, you will need to use two different email addresses as each email address is associated with one person and their certificate. If you need to create another email address, you can create a free email address by going to www.gmail.com.


Do You Send My Certificate to My Insurance Company?

No. We do not collect your insurance information. You are responsible for sending your certificate to your auto insurance company to get your auto insurance discount. 

 

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