Teen Programs

Help prepare your teen for the road ahead

Teen Programs

Prepare your teen for the road ahead

The Auto Club places a high priority on providing effective teen traffic safety and educational programs. With more than 100 years of experience supporting motorists, we can help you coach your teen driver on responsible driving habits and prepare them for the road ahead.


Teen Driver Facts1


Click on Your Teen's Driving Stage:

Pre-permit

Before your teen starts driving

Permit

Driving with adult supervision

License

Driving on their own

Pre-permit

Before your teen starts driving

Permit

Driving with adult supervision

License

Driving on their own

Pre-permit Stage

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 training options to fit your teen’s busy schedule:

Classroom instruction includes:

  • A premier research-based curriculum focused on teen driver safety
  • Instructors who are AAA-trained and state-licensed
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction offered at convenient locations throughout Southern California
  • Up to 10 hours of one-on-one in-car driving instruction2
  • Free AAA membership for your teen once they graduate the class3

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Online instruction includes:

  • A premier research-based curriculum focused on teen driver safety
  • A format that lets teens work at their own pace
  • Quizzes to help prepare for the permit test
  • Free AAA membership for your teen once they complete the course3

ENROLL TODAY

Packages that include online training and up to 10 hours of one-on-one driving instruction available.


Dare to Prepare® Workshop

Dare to Prepare, a free interactive program designed for parents and pre-permit teens. The program walks participants through everything they need to know before beginning the driving permit process, including:

  • California's Graduated Driver Licensing law
  • Risks and responsibilities of driving
  • Parent’s role in teen’s learning process
  • How to pick a safe vehicle

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California's Graduated Driver Licensing Law

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law has helped dramatically to lower the death and injury toll among California’s teen drivers. The law involves three stages for teenagers:

Stage 1: Apply for a provisional permit

  • Must be at least 15 ½ but under 18 years old
  • Have certificate proof of one of the following:
        ○ Completion of driver's education
        OR
        ○ Enrollment in an integrated driver's education and training program.
  • Pass a vision and written traffic laws test

Stage 2: Apply for a provisional license

  • Must have held a permit for at least six months
  • Complete a minimum of six hours of professional driver training
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised driving practice, including 10 at night
  • Pass a behind-the-wheel test and show proof of insurance
  • Provisional driver’s license restrictions apply

Stage 3: Get a full license

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Pre-permit | Permit | License

Permit Stage

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 training options to fit your teen’s busy schedule:

Classroom instruction includes:

  • A premier research-based curriculum focused on teen driver safety
  • Instructors who are AAA-trained and state-licensed
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction offered at convenient locations throughout Southern California
  • Up to 10 hours of one-on-one in-car driving instruction2
  • Free AAA membership for your teen once they graduate the class3

FIND CLASSES

Online instruction includes:

  • A premier research-based curriculum focused on teen driver safety
  • A format that lets teens work at their own pace
  • Quizzes to help prepare for the permit test
  • Free AAA membership for your teen once they complete the course3

ENROLL TODAY

Packages that include online training and up to 10 hours of one-on-one driving instruction available.


Teen InGear™ Online Program

InGear is a fun, interactive online brain training program designed to improve your teen’s attention and response time skills on the road.4 The exercises aim to reduce the risk of crashes by:

  • Developing more focused visual search skills
  • Improving attention and response time
  • Decreasing distracted driving

InGear is free for Auto Club insureds with teen drivers ages 15-19.4 You’ll also receive a $100 gift card of your choice upon completion.5

LEARN MORE


California's Graduated Driver Licensing Law

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law has helped dramatically to lower the death and injury toll among California’s teen drivers. The law involves three stages for teenagers:

Stage 1: Apply for a provisional permit

  • Must be at least 15 ½ but under 18 years old
  • Have certificate proof of one of the following:
        ○ Completion of driver's education
        OR
        ○ Enrollment in an integrated driver's education and training program.
  • Pass a vision and written traffic laws test

Stage 2: Apply for a provisional license

  • Must have held a permit for at least six months
  • Complete a minimum of six hours of professional driver training
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised driving practice, including 10 at night
  • Pass a behind-the-wheel test and show proof of insurance
  • Provisional driver’s license restrictions apply

Stage 3: Get a full license

LEARN MORE

Pre-permit | Permit | License

License Stage

Teen InGear™ Online Program

InGear is a fun, interactive online brain training program designed to improve your teen’s attention and response time skills on the road.4 The exercises aim to reduce the risk of crashes by:

  • Developing more focused visual search skills
  • Improving attention and response time
  • Decreasing distracted driving

InGear is free for Auto Club insureds with teen drivers ages 15-19.4 You’ll also receive a $100 gift card of your choice upon completion.5

LEARN MORE


California's Graduated Driver Licensing Law

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law has helped dramatically to lower the death and injury toll among California’s teen drivers. The law involves three stages for teenagers:

Stage 1: Apply for a provisional permit

  • Must be at least 15 ½ but under 18 years old
  • Have certificate proof of one of the following:
        ○ Completion of driver's education
        OR
        ○ Enrollment in an integrated driver's education and training program.
  • Pass a vision and written traffic laws test

Stage 2: Apply for a provisional license

  • Must have held a permit for at least six months
  • Complete a minimum of six hours of professional driver training
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised driving practice, including 10 at night
  • Pass a behind-the-wheel test and show proof of insurance
  • Provisional driver’s license restrictions apply

Stage 3: Get a full license

LEARN MORE

Pre-permit | Permit | License

Additional teen driving resources

DMV California Driver Handbook and Sample Tests

View a copy of the California Driver Handbook to keep up to date with licensing and vehicle registration requirements, the latest traffic laws, and even valuable safety tips.

Even if your teen has completed a driving course, it’s a good idea to have them do a trial run before they take their written exam. The DMV website offers sample questions from driver’s license written tests, as well as additional teen resources.


 

Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

Auto Club research and experience have shown that it’s critical for parents to have candid discussions with their teens and to set specific boundaries about what the Graduated Driver Licensing law means for them.

To help parents coach their teens, the Auto Club developed the free California Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, which:

  • Outlines rules for your teen driver’s safety
  • Identifies agreed-upon consequences for breaking rules
  • Encourages discussion about expectations for both parent and teen

Download the agreement


 

When You Can’t Be There, AAA Can

Add your teen to your membership for $28 a year, and enjoy peace of mind knowing they’ll be covered, whether they’re a passenger or driver, by our legendary 24/7 Roadside Assistance.6 Services include:

  • Emergency tow
  • Battery jump-start
  • Lockout and flat tire service
  • Emergency fuel delivery (member pays for gas)

Sign up today or call 1-877-614-7247 for more information

NOTE: Teens who complete an Auto Club driving course can receive a free 12-month AAA membership.3


 

Tips for Insuring Your Teen

Contact your insurance company before your teen begins supervised practice driving to make sure you’re covered. Ask what options will be available when your teen can legally drive.

  • Typically, adding your licensed teen to your policy will increase your premiums. Being claims-free or accident-free could reduce your premium over time.
  • Ask about discounts your teen might qualify for, such as good student or completed driving course.
  • If your teen is attending school away from home without a vehicle, they may qualify for a student away discount.

If you are currently insured through the Auto Club, call 1-800-924-6141 to ask about adding your teen to your insurance policy.

If you do not have auto insurance through the Auto Club, you can request a quote online, call 1-844-369-4447 or visit your local branch.

NOTE: For teen drivers insured through the Auto Club, a free online brain training program is available.4


 

Best Cars for Teens

New teen drivers need cars that are easy to use, safe, and up-to-date. To help you choose the right vehicle, the Auto Club’s Automotive Research Center has evaluated cars based on a set of criteria including crash test ratings, engine type, vehicle size, and fuel economy to find the best choices for new teen drivers.

See the list of recommended cars.


 

Distraction and Teen Crashes

Six out of 10 teen crashes involve driver distraction. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Iowa that analyzed almost 1,700 videos of in-vehicle camera found the problem may be bigger that once thought.

Get information on how it happens and how to prevent it


 

Hands-free Distraction Study

Using voice commands while driving feels safe. After all, your eyes are on the road, and your hands are on the wheel. But according to AAA research, you’re more distracted than you think.

Learn more about the study


 

What To Do in Case of a Crash

No matter how well your teen drives, there’s a significant chance they’ll be involved in a crash: 20 percent of teens will experience one in their first year of driving. Be prepared with our guide to the most commonly asked questions after a crash, including:

  • What information should I get at the scene of the accident?
  • What are my responsibilities and options?
  • How can I tell if I’ve been involved in a fraudulent collision?

Learn what to do


 

AAA Keys2Drive

Involved in teen driver safety for 75 years, AAA has a full range of tools to help parents and teens throughout the whole learning-to-drive process. Keys2Drive provides parents an easy way to work with their teens through each step, from choosing a driver education program to deciding when solo driving is permitted.

Get more information about Keys2Drive

 

1Facts obtained by: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. (2012). National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dept. of Transportation (US). Traffic Safety Facts 2013: Young Drivers. Washington (DC): NHTSA. Available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812101.pdf. 3. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dept. of Transportation (US). Traffic Safety Facts: Distracted Driving 2012, DOT HS 812 012. April 2014.

2Other in-car training options are available. Auto Club Driving School License #3839. Driving school schedules and locations subject to change without notice. Driving courses only available to Auto Club members.

3Free 12-month Dependent Associate Membership cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Available to graduates of full driving programs (classroom education with 6- or 10-hour in-car driving instruction) or AAA online driving course (30 hours of DMV-approved, state-required training). Dependent Associate must be under 21 years of age at the time of offer redemption and either live with the Primary Member or be a full-time student away at school. Auto Club reserves the right to require proof of dependent age and/or full-time student status. All applications and renewals are subject to approval and acceptance by the Auto Club. Membership eligibility, dues, fees, benefits, and services are subject to change without notice. This offer is non-transferable. Other restrictions may apply.

4When you register for InGear on the Posit Science website and participate in the InGear program, your information will be provided to the Auto Club, which will then measure the driving outcomes of those participating against those not participating.

5The $100 gift card is awarded upon completion of the InGear program. Please allow up to (2) two weeks for the delivery of your unique claims code at which time you will need to log onto www.aaa.com/giftcards and enter your physical address and then select your $100 gift card from one of the listed merchants. Your gift card will then be delivered to you within (3) three weeks of your action. No purchase is necessary. The gift card can be used anywhere in the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. Only one gift card can be awarded per person. We reserve the right to change the offer without notice. Participating merchants may change. Each merchant’s gift card will have its own terms and conditions. Please see the merchant’s gift card for these additional terms and conditions. AAA is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.

6Each member is allowed up to four Roadside Assistance calls per membership year at no extra charge. After that, a service charge applies. Towing at no extra charge up to 7 driving miles from the point of breakdown, or unlimited miles back to the facility providing the tow.  Service  is generally provided by independent service providers and is limited to the U.S. and Canada.  Certain conditions and limitations apply.  See Member Guide for terms and conditions.

AAA insurance is a collection of AAA branded products, services, and programs available to qualified AAA members. AAA personal lines insurance provided by Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club. Discounts may apply to select coverages, vary by policy, and are conditional. CA DOI Lic. #0003259.