Defensive driving class available in New Hope

The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department is offering a four-hour “Defensive Driving Refresher” class 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The course is for adults 55 and older who have already taken the eight-hour defensive driving course. The course enables older adults to renew their National Safety Council certification for a 10 percent discount on car insurance. Recertification is required every three years.

Participants will brush up on their defensive driving techniques, and learn about driving hazards and how to avoid collisions.

The course, which is co-sponsored by the New Hope Police Department, meets at New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Ave. N. Preregistration is required. The program fee is $24 for New Hope residents and $31 for nonresidents. To register or for more information, call the New Hope Parks and Recreation office at 763-531-5151.