DRIVER EDUCATION
Resources for all motorists
Safe driving should be a priority for anyone behind the wheel. At AAA, we want our members to enjoy the open road, no matter where they’re headed. That’s why we offer a variety of programs to help improve the roads for all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. 
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Online training

Driver improvement online course

AAA's online driver improvement course helps drivers fine-tune driving skills and refresh their knowledge of traffic laws. This program gives you the freedom to complete your course on your own time, from anywhere that is convenient for you. AAA’s online driver improvement course has been approved by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety for a three demerit-point credit on your Maine driving record.1 

 

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Classroom course

Driver improvement classroom course

This six-hour classroom course teaches the newest techniques of defensive driving. You’ll receive a certificate for a three demerit-point credit on your New Hampshire or Maine driving record after completing the course. A Driver Attitude component is included for those required to take a Habitual Offenders class. Courses are not available in Vermont.

Cost: $45 for AAA members; $50 for non-members.2 Pre-registration is required. 

Ohio Remedial Driver Improvement Program

This eight-hour program for adults 19 and older meets the state of Ohio requirement for license reinstatement after a 12-point suspension, for a court-ordered action, or to obtain a 2-point credit. The instruction material consists of the reinforcement of traffic safety laws, defensive driving skills, and education on the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. You can enroll online or by contacting your AAA branch. 

Ohio Driver Safety Improvement Program

These programs are geared toward adult drivers and are offered in group settings to businesses and other organizations. They are perfect for businesses who want to enhance the driving skills of their employees or those with fleets of vehicles. It consists of classroom instruction in increments of three, four, or eight hours. It is designed to teach and reinforce defensive driving techniques and general safety rules of driving.  After completion of the eight-hour course, individuals receive a state certificate that may qualify them for an auto insurance discount. For more information or to schedule a course, contact Auto Club Driving Schools, Inc.

Kentucky Driver Improvement Program

Even the most experienced drivers can improve their habits and become safer, more knowledgeable drivers. The AAA Driver Improvement Program, designed to benefit all drivers, presents the techniques, skills, and information necessary to navigate today’s traffic environment.1

The course is available to:

  • Licensed Drivers seeking self-improvement or when required by employers with fleets of vehicles
  • Out-of-state licensed drivers with suspended or revoked license  (with the exception of Impaired Driving Offenses)
  • Kentucky Licensed Drivers with out-of-state traffic citations
Other resources

Teen drivers and their parents should take special care during the '100 Deadliest Days' of summer

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are especially dangerous for teen drivers. In 2016, an average of 10 people were killed each day in crashes involving a teen driver during this period, known as the "100 Deadliest Days." Take a closer look at some of the factors that make summer such a dangerous time for young drivers, and see what parents can do to help make learning to drive a safer process.

Distracted driving research & education

About 3,000 people die and 400,000 are injured in the U.S. each year in crashes involving distracted driving, according to NHTSA. AAA is working to reduce distracted driving by:

 

  • Supporting laws that provide an effective and enforceable deterrent to distracted driving 
  • Conducting driver observational research to assist law enforcement
  • Promoting campaigns and events that emphasize the dangers of distracted driving

Driving under the influence programs & education

DUI-related crashes lead to thousands of deaths and injuries each year in the U.S. AAA has worked to promote our members’ safety by investing in efforts such as: 

  • Supporting, requiring, and enforcing the use of ignition interlock devices
  • Publicizing laws and penalties against drunk driving
  • Research, education, and support of enforcement strategies to reduce drugged driving

Vehicle laws & regulations  

AAA's Digest of Motor Laws summarizes laws and regulations governing registration and operation of passenger vehicles in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. possessions, and Canadian provinces.

Safety & Legislative Initiatives 

AAA works to keep members informed on issues related to driver safety, such as road rage, distracted driving, the dangers of drinking and driving, seasonal driving tips, and more. We also represent the interests of motorists and other travelers, and encourage our members to make their voices heard by participating in the legislative process.

1Online driver improvement is not valid in New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

2Payment should be in the form of cash, check, or money order.