Driver Education

As a leading road safety advocate for more than 110 years, AAA provides driver education, expert advice and helpful resources for all ages. Programs include:

From helping to educate parents on infant and child passenger seat safety to preparing teens for the responsibilities of driving to supporting older adults and their families tackle the challenges of balancing safety and mobility, AAA is there to ensure that safe driving is a lifelong journey.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

Auto Club Teen Driving School

Auto Club Teen Driving School

The Auto Club cares about the safety of your teen and we want to help you prepare your teen for the dangers of driving. That's why we have developed a premier research-based curriculum focused on teen driver safety taught by instructors who are all AAA-trained and state-licensed.

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Online Driving School

Online Driving School

The Auto Club is piloting a new Online Driver Education course in limited areas. This highly interactive course is a convenient alternative to the Auto Club classroom instruction, allowing teens to work at their own pace through the Club’s premier research-based curriculum. Training teens to drive safely is our mission, whether in classrooms or now for the first time, online.

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Auto Club Teen Dare to Prepare

Auto Club Teen Dare to Prepare

Dare to Prepare, an interactive program designed for parents, and their teens 14-15 years of age, walks participants through California’s Graduated Driver Licensing process, outlining all the requirements needed for teens to receive their driving permit and their driver’s license. This program also guides parents and teens through roles and responsibilities including what to look for in a good driving school.

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SENIOR PROGRAMS

AAA Drivesharp

AAA Drivesharp

Wish you could react quicker, think faster, focus better, and reduce your crash risk while driving on the road, or that you were more aware of other vehicles, street signs, and road conditions?

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has partnered with Posit Science®, the leading provider of clinically proven brain fitness programs, to bring you Drivesharp, a brain fitness training program designed to help older adults see more of their surroundings, react faster, and reduce their risk of an at-fault accident.

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Mature Driver Improvement

Mature Driver Improvement

The fact is, we are all changing, all of the time. As we age, changes in our strength, mobility and flexibility; vision and scanning skills; and the speed at which we can process visual information make us less comfortable and less in control behind the wheel.

Our preferred provider, I Drive Safely®, offers an online program designed especially for mature drivers who want to brush up on skills and qualify for liability discounts on their auto insurance. Members can save up to 20 percent and learn at their own pace with no time limits.

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INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAMS

Child Passenger Safety Seat Events

Child Passenger Safety Seat Events

Did you know that nine out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? That’s why AAA is proud to offer Child Passenger Safety classes, hosted by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, to inform families how to use car seats properly. These classes are perfect for parents, grandparents, and anyone who transports children up to eight years of age. Learn about child passenger safety laws, how to select the right car seat, how to correctly secure a child in a car seat, and car seat installation tips. Adults are welcome to attend this event and receive additional safety resources. Spaces are limited so an RSVP is required.

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Child Passenger Safety Research and Support

Child Passenger Safety Research and Support

Safe Driving is a responsibility we all share. That’s why AAA provides car seat and booster seat educational materials to law enforcement, medical facilities and schools for distribution to parents. We conduct traffic safety research to enhance passenger safety, support efforts such as primary seatbelt enforcement and booster seat laws and have strong partnerships with groups such as Safe Kids California.

YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

School’s Open: Drive Carefully Campaign

School’s Open: Drive Carefully Campaign

Used widely by schools and communities across the nation, AAA's annual School's Open—Drive Carefully! program uses colorful graphics and a wide variety of products and publications to alert drivers and pedestrians to be cautious near school zones.

Since AAA began School's Open—Drive Carefully! in 1946, the program has successfully contributed to lowering school-related pedestrian fatalities.

For more information: Contact Public Affairs at Publicaffairs4@aaa-calif.com


Free Brochures and Educational Materials

Free Brochures and Educational Materials

Each year, the Auto Club distributes free brochures and educational materials to schools, law enforcement and community groups. Topics include:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety
  • Proper seatbelt usage and information
  • Traffic safety awareness around schools

Additional online articles provide valuable information on Back-to-School Driving Tips, Ways to Help Ensure Your Child’s Safety To and From School and Pedestrian Safety Tips

GENERAL TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS

Online Traffic School

Online Traffic School

If you have received a traffic ticket for a moving violation and have not attended a traffic school course in the past 18 months, our preferred provided, I Drive Safely®, offers a course that satisfies the court requirement for ticket dismissal in many areas.

This course is a quick, easy and convenient alternative to a classroom program. And AAA members receive 10 percent off the regular internet price.

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Distracted Driving Research and Education

Distracted Driving Research and Education

About 3,000 people die and 400,000 are injured in the U.S. each year in crashes involving “driver inattention,” or distracted driving, according to NHTSA. The Auto Club is working to reduce distracted driving through efforts such as:

  • supporting laws that provide an effective and enforceable deterrent to distracted driving behaviors
  • conducting driver observational research to assist law enforcement
  • numerous educational campaigns and events that emphasize the dangers of distracted driving

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Driving Under the Influence Programs and Education

Driving Under the Influence Programs and Education

About 1,500 deaths and 30,000 injuries occur each year in California DUI-related crashes. As drunken driving is one of our member’s major traffic safety concerns, we have invested extensively in efforts such as:

  • requiring and enforcing use of ignition interlock devices
  • publicizing laws and penalties against drunk driving
  • co-founding and leading the Orange County DUI Coalition
  • providing free car tow and ride home to drivers during high-risk holidays through our Tipsy Tow program
  • supporting the AAA DUI Justice Link creating free DUI educational materials

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