The Utah Safety Council is offering a defensive-driving course each month at the Cedar Park Business Complex in Murray.

The four-hour course involves classroom instruction focusing on preventing accidents, driving with confidence, being aware of hazards and improving driving skills.Motorists who complete the course get a 50-point reduction from their state driving record. Those age 55 and older may qualify for an insurance discount after completing the course.

The cost is $25, or $8 for drivers 55 and older who do not need the reduction in points. For more information, contact the Utah Safety Council at 262-5400, ext. 305.