Burns to sponsor safe driving class at Portage Senior Center on Oct. 2

EBENSBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, will again offer a PennDOT-approved class at the Portage Senior Center where participating seniors will receive a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance.

Burns said the discount – mandated by state law – is one benefit of the $16 class, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Portage Senior Center, located at 5050 Farren St. in Portage. An additional benefit of the class is that it will help sharpen awareness for older drivers, Burns added.

“My office has continually offered these classes and seniors have been very receptive,” Burns said. “Any time we can help our seniors save money, and also provide them tips on how to stay safer behind the wheel, we will do it.”

The course is specifically geared toward mature drivers 55 or older and allows them to refresh driving techniques and develop a positive driving attitude. This will be classroom instruction only; no on-the-road driving or classroom testing will occur. Lunch is available for a donationto the senior center.

Interested participants must register by Wednesday, Sept. 25 by calling Burns’ Portage office at (814) 736-7339 and providing their driver’s license.