Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is Seniors For Safe Driving?

A PennDot approved driver improvement course designed specifically for mature drivers (55yrs+). This opportunity allows you to refresh your driving techniques, regain lost confidence, and develop a positive driving attitude.

2.  What qualifications are needed to take the course?

All insurance companies authorized to write private passenger automobile insurance within this Commonwealth shall provide a premium discount for each motor vehicle on a policy under which all named insured's are 55 years of age or older and have successfully completed a motor vehicle driver improvement course meeting the standards of the Department of Transportation. Each insured may require, as a condition of providing and maintaining the discount, that the insured for a three-year period after course completion: Not be involved in an accident for which the insured is chargeable Not be convicted of an offense enumerated in section 1535 (relating to schedule of convictions and points Not be convicted or have accepted Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance .

3.  How much of a discount will I get after completing the course?

Minimum of 5% per policy. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE AGENT, TO DETERMINE IF BOTH PARTIES ON THE POLICY MUST ATTEND/TAKE THE COURSE.

4.  How long is my discount good for?

Each participant shall take an approved course every three years to continue to be eligible for the discount on insurance.

5.  How will I know when my 3 years is about to expire?

Seniors For Safe Driving will send you a REMINDER post card in the mail approximately 2 months before your 3 year insurance reduction will expire. For the exact date your discount will expire, call your insurance agent and they will be able to provide you with that information.

6.  What is the difference between the REFRESHER and the STANDARD course(s)?

Refresher Course = for those who have successfully completed a classsroom or online Mature Driver Improvement Course at least once. Standard Course = for those who have never participated in a Mature Driver Improvement Course in the past.

7.  I have taken the standard course in the past but with another company. Can I take the Seniors For Safe Driving REFRESHER course?

Yes. As long as you have not changed insurance companies since you last completed a course, you can take the refresher. If you HAVE changed insurance companies, you current agent may require you start over with the standard. You can check with your agent if that is what THEY would require.

8.  Can I attend a classroom course without pre-registering?

We recommend that you pre-register. This way if the class is cancelled or there are any changes to the class or details that need to be communicated we will have your contact information. However, you do not have to register ahead of time. You can go to the desired class and fill out a "walk-in" registration card.

9.   Where is my confirmation email from the class I registered for?

Please allow 1 business day to receive your confirmation....If it has been MORE than 1 business day.....check your "junk" or "spam" folder. Your e-mail settings may be recognizing the reply from Seniors For Safe Driving as an advertisement.

10.  Who do I address my tuition check to and where should it be mailed?

Please make tuition check out to Seniors For Safe Driving and mail to: Seniors For Safe Driving ~ PO Box 2132 ~ Butler ~ Pa ~ 16003

11.  Why haven't you cashed my check?

Seniors For Safe Driving will cash your check on the day of the class you registered for. For example: If you are registered for a class on June 16th, your check will not be cashed until June 16th. If you are unable to attend for any reason your tuition will be paid and credited to your account for one year. Tuition paid for the Classroom course is not able to be transferred to the Online course. Tuition paid for the Online course is not able to be transferred to the Classroom course.

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13.  Is Seniors For Safe Driving available to take as an online course? How long is it?

Yes. Simply click on the green SIGN UP button on the home page. The tutorial will explain the process and procedure of the online course. You can take the refresher and the standard version through the website. Refresher Course is 4 hrs = for those who have successfully completed a classsroom or online Mature Driver Improvement Course at least once. Standard Course is 7 hrs = for those who have never participated in a Mature Driver Improvement Course in the past.

14.  How do I pay for the online course? What if I need a refund?

Secured payments with debit card or major credit card are processed. If you require a refund, the easiest and QUICKEST way to get your refund processed is to contact our office. After completing the payment process, be sure to click "Return To Merchant" to return to our site to begin the course.

15.  Can I take the online course on my mobile device?

Yes

16.  How do I get my certificate if I take the online course?

The online course is designed for you to print your certificate upon completion of the course from your printer. If you do not have a printer please contact us and provide you full name and phone number that you used in your registration and we will send you a certificate for small processing fee.

17.  I paid for the course but nothing happened.

After completing the payment process, be sure to click "Return To Merchant" to return to our site to begin the course.

18.  Is there a time limit or expiration time for the online course?

No. There is no time limit. Take as little or as much time as you need.

*SFSD course is approved by PennDOT with otherwise no affilation. Logo appears with PennDOT's permission.