Section 27-13-120

Premium reduction for completing accident prevention course.

(a) Any rates, rating schedules, or rating manuals submitted to or filed with the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance for private passenger automobile liability insurance and private passenger automobile physical damage insurance shall include an appropriate reduction in premium charges if the principal operator is 55 years of age or older and has successfully completed a motor vehicle accident prevention course approved pursuant to this article.

(b) Upon successful completion of an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course, each participant shall be issued, by the course's sponsoring entity, a certificate of completion which shall be the basis of the qualification for the reduction in the automobile insurance premium.

(c) The premium reduction required in this section shall be effective for an insured for a three-year period after successful completion of the approved course, except that the insurer may require, as a condition of providing and maintaining the premium reduction, that the insured not be involved in an accident for which the insured is at fault nor be found guilty of a moving violation during the three-year period after course completion.

(d) Any discount used by an insurer shall be presumed appropriate unless credible evidence data demonstrates otherwise.

(e) This section shall not apply if the approved course is taken by a person who is specified by a court or other governmental entity resulting from a moving traffic violation.

(f) Each participant shall take an approved course every three years to continue to be eligible for the reduction in premiums provided in this section.

(Act 2000-432, p. 793, §1.)