Teen Programs

Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 19-year-olds. That’s why 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 safe driving habits and prepare them for the road ahead.

Whether your teen is in the process of acquiring a permit, already has one, or has gotten their license, the Auto Club is here to help every step of the way.

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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 license. This program also guides parents and teens through roles and responsibilities including what to look for in a good driving school.


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.


Online Driving Course

Online Driving Course

The Auto Club now offers a new Online Driver Education course. 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 the classroom or now for the first time, online.


Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

California’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law, which the Auto Club sponsored, has helped dramatically to lower the death and injury toll among California’s teen drivers.

In the two years after GDL passed, at-fault fatal and injury collisions involving 16-year-old drivers declined 24%. The GDL steers new teen drivers away from hazards by restricting driving times, and number of passengers.


California Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

California 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 GDL means for them.

To help parents coach their teens, the Auto Club developed the California Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, which covers important things like rules, curfews, and consequences that you and your teen should agree to before he or she ever gets behind the wheel.


10 things parents can do to help keep their teen driver safe

10 Things Parents Can do to Help Keep Their Teen Driver Safe

Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 19-year-olds. In fact, one of five teen drivers will be in a crash during the first year of driving. The Auto Club is working to improve teen driver safety by raising awareness of the problem.

The Auto Club urges parents of teen drivers to learn and follow California’s graduated driver license law and help improve their teen’s safety by following AAA’s list of 10 Things Parents Can Do to Keep Their Teen Driver Safe.


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InGear Brain Training

InGear is a new online training program designed to improve driving awareness and focus of new drivers between the ages of 15-19. The three InGear computer exercises aim to:

  • Enhance visual skills
  • Improve attention and response time
  • Decrease distracted driving

This scientifically-based brain fitness program aims to strengthen the cognitive skills essential for improved driving through multiple training sessions, which we hope will reduce the risk of a crash.


Best Cars for Teens

Best Cars for Teens

Help protect your teen driver by avoiding vehicles that lead to reckless driving. To help you choose the right vehicle, the Auto Club’s Automotive Research Center (ARC) has evaluated vehicles based on a set of criteria such as crash test ratings, engine type, vehicle size, and fuel economy to develop a list of the best cars for new teen drivers. Read on for a list of recommended vehicles.


AAA Keys 2 Drive

AAA Keys to Drive

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. Visit National AAA Teen Driving to learn more.


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