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    my parents want me to go take some drivers training course. its suppose to save on insurance. i was wondering if anyone has taken it? and how much did it take off your insurance? i really don't see the point in taking it cause either way i'm going to get raped. 18 and drive a fairly new car.....

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    from what i hear it takes something like 25% off (dunno for sure), and if u take those defensive driving courses or whatever, they give u something like 3 bonus demerits where if u get a ticket within the next year or so, u can redeem the certificate so that u now have 3 less demerits.
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    I took it... like a LONG time ago when I first got my drivers license... saved me like 40 bucks on insurance a year!! LOL :P

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    its alright, it does lower your insurance though...im paying 2100 a year

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    25% is huge saving for me cause i think my insurance will be around $5k/year. thats $1250!!! but $40........ i got better things to do. so i'm guessing it varies depending on insurance company? i could care less for 3 more demerits. i'm a pretty slow driver so i probably won't get any speeding tickets anyways.

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    Originally posted by 2000impreza
    i'm a pretty slow driver so i probably won't get any speeding tickets anyways.
    ... and you're looking into buying NOS for what reason then?! :p

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    Originally posted by Fluidic Digital


    ... and you're looking into buying NOS for what reason then?! :p

    Peter
    to put in my "other" car(turd cel) just so i can do the speed limit. jk the turd-cel isn't even road legal.

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    i say think u should take it, when i started driving i thought i'd never speed, but now i'm always going at least 10 over and stuff.

    maybe the discount also depends on who u get the training from.
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    yup for sures you should take it..just a little time consuming. that's all. i got a chinese guy and he said it was probably my only way of passing..arrgh..am i seriously that bad of a driver? haha


    but yeah, no tickets or accidents thus far! *knock knock on wood*
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    Its definetly worth taking even though it may be boring

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    how much did you guys save on insurance before and after taking the course? i want to get a good idea if the amount saved on insurance can offset the cost of the course. also someone told me taking the course is only effective for 3 years, is that true?

    haha. chinese driving instructors are funny. i had a chinese guy for driving lessons a few years back. he would try speaking in chinese but i couldn't really understand him. then he tried speaking in english, it sounded like his own language or something. needless to say it didn't go too well.
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    if you have a new car it doesnt really matter if you take drivers ed ... it does help dont get me wrong but im driving a 98 4 door sports SEDAN and i still pay $4600 a year
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    It does help... how much it helps depends on the insurance company... ask them
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    Hey baller, any problem money can solve is no problem at all. Don't sweat it.

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