Catalytic converter theft has become a huge problem in Colorado and throughout the entire country. According to Colorado State Patrol data, only 151 catalytic converter thefts were reported to Colorado law enforcement agencies in 2019. In 2020, that number jumped to 930. Theft of the emissions-control devices increased by nearly 1,500% statewide in 2021, the largest year-over-year jump among all states. Nationwide, catalytic converter thefts more than quadrupled in 2021.
Under Colorado law, residents 55 and older who complete the AARP Smart Driver course qualify for a three-year discount on their auto policy premiums, depending on their insurance carrier.
In recognition of Black History Month, AARP Driver Safety is offering a 25 percent discount on the award-winning AARP Smart Driver online course throughout the entire month of February.
Many of Colorado's safest and most experienced drivers benefit from information that helps them adjust to an evolving array of changes in car technologies, roadway designs, traffic laws and rules, and also in themselves. Many of these Baby Boomers have no plans to retire their freedom and independence by giving up the wheel of their car anytime soon.
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