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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:05 pm 
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About two weeks ago I get a call from my Insurance agent. Three years ago I learned that if I was to take a Defensive Driving course that my particular Insurance company would reduce my premium for three years. So yesterday I re-took a Defensive Driving class.
They offer them at some comedy clubs, a rare buffet and even online.
Most people only take them as Court Ordered after getting a ticket, but in my part of the world, if you have a clean driving record and take one, it'll pay for itself in six months and save you $$ for the next two and a half years. But I'm a frugal batsard. Hence I drive Metro's.
Just a thought. If you get bored, call your insurance agent and ask if it would lower your premiums. As I count pennies.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:58 pm 
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i take an 8 hour defensive driving course for my job with the city every 3 years. the certificate has a number on it that i send to my insurance agent.

it saves me quite a bit on my policy. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:29 am 
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T3, what does your 8 hours include. Is it all classroom or are you on a road course. In my province we have a course that is a civilian version of law enforcement and ambulance driver training. There is a few hours of classroom topics followed by a pylon course that includes chase car (follow the police car if you can keep up ) and evasive maneuvers, and lap times through a road course where you try to stay in lanes keeping control of your car.

I did the course in my old 92 metro 3/5. I had a little clutch left at the end of 3 hours and no tread left on my front tires.

No saving on insurance but you get a certificate and a invitation to progress to the next level. Sadly the instructors lacked funding to retain their driving facility and so there has been no next level for a few years.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:18 pm 
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Location: In T-Dot-getting >35mpg in a non GTi
you guys would have seizures if you knew what car insurance cost in Toronto...

no ongoing defensive driver training discounts or anything like that to speak of.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:13 pm 
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the course i take from the city is 8 hours of classroom instruction. my on the road training is 6 hours a day piloting a big sewer truck in the greater metropolitan area. =)

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