Governor Rell recently signed into law Public Act No. 10-53 giving all drivers over sixty (60) an opportunity to save on their individual automobile insurance policy. The law will go into effect on October 1, 2010 and will provide older drivers the option of completing a four-hour accident prevention course and becoming eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance policy.
The minimum discount shall be at least five (5) percent and may be more depending on your carrier. The discount shall apply to the premium charges for the automobile for at least twenty-four (24) months.
The bill had wide support in the legislature including our local elected officials Representative Joan Lewis and Senator Tony Guglielmo. We can thank them both for their attention to this issue and hope they will now move on to cost cutting for our state budget.
Approval of the new course will be handled by the Motor Vehicle Department and it is anticipated they will be available from a variety of sources.