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Driver Education

Driver education is a big part of the learning to drive process as it helps teens learn the rules of the road and how to safely operate a vehicle – two big areas where professional driver education and training can help tremendously.

A quality driver education program taught by professionals who often have trained hundreds or even thousands of new drivers will help your teen learn the rules of the road and how to safely operate a vehicle. Contact your local club to check the availability of AAA Approved Driving Schools in your area.

Choosing the driver education program that’s right for your teen

Take the time to find a quality driving school—one that focuses on your teen’s safety—instead of a driving school that is the least expensive, most convenient or focused solely on teens passing the driving test.

  • Ask around. Does your local high school offer driver education? Check with friends and neighbors about programs they’ve used.
  • Call several driving schools. Ask specific questions about their operations, curriculum and training vehicles and request references.
  • Talk to people about classroom vs. online classes.
  • Visit several driving schools. Ask to sit in on a session, take a look at the vehicles and student materials. Check to see if they use current training materials, have professional instructors and maintain clean classrooms and safe vehicles.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau.

How to Drive Online

AAA plays a key role in preparing teens for the journey by offering AAA’s How to Drive Online that delivers the rules and essential elements of safe driving in an interactive and innovative way. This online program aims to ensure that safe driving habits are developed and maintained for life.  

How to Drive online is currently approved for licensure in the following states: CA, ID, CO, ND, NE, OK, TX, WI, IN, OH, PA, ME.

AAA has been in the driver training business since 1935, so trust AAA to help keep the roads safe for all travelers.

Course Features (30 hours)

  • Convenient and self-paced delivery
  • A virtual parent session designed to educate parents on the learning to drive process
  • 30-hour Online content satisfies all CA state requirements for novice training and licensing
  • The most up-to-date information from scientifically validated sourcesInnovative delivery including video, synchronous presentations, simulations and interactive exercises to enhance content retention