Teen Programs

Help prepare your teen for the road ahead

Teen Programs

Prepare your teen for the road ahead

AAA 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.


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

AAA Teen Driving School

AAA 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 that offers:

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

FIND MAINE CLASSES   |   FIND NEW HAMPSHIRE CLASSES


Supplemental Online Driving Course

AAA’s How to Drive Online training program supplements states’ specific requirements for driver’s licenses for teens. Teens can work at their own pace as they complete the interactive course including training videos, driving simulations, exercises, and quizzes.


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Graduated Driver Licensing Laws

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs aim to lower the death and injury toll among teen drivers by allowing them to gain driving experience before getting a license. Most programs include three stages for teenagers:

  • Learner: supervised driving, followed by a driving test
  • Intermediate: limited unsupervised driving
  • Full Privilege: standard driver's license

Maine Licensing   |   New Hampshire Licensing   |   Vermont Licensing


Pre-permit | Permit | License

Permit Stage

AAA Teen Driving School

AAA 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 that offers:

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

FIND MAINE CLASSES   |   FIND NEW HAMPSHIRE CLASSES



Supplemental Online Driving Course

AAA’s How to Drive Online training program supplements states’ specific requirements for driver’s licenses for teens. Teens can work at their own pace as they complete the interactive course including training videos, driving simulations, exercises and quizzes.


ENROLL TODAY


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.5 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 AAA insureds with teen drivers ages 15-19.5 You’ll also receive a $100 gift card of your choice upon completion.6


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Graduated Driver Licensing Laws

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs aim to lower the death and injury toll among teen drivers by allowing them to gain driving experience before getting a license. Most programs include three stages for teenagers:

  • Learner: supervised driving, followed by a driving test
  • Intermediate: limited unsupervised driving
  • Full Privilege: standard driver's license

Maine Licensing   |   New Hampshire Licensing   |   Vermont Licensing


Pre-permit | Permit | License

License Stage

AAA Teen Driving School

AAA 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 that offers:

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

FIND MAINE CLASSES   |   FIND NEW HAMPSHIRE CLASSES



Supplemental Online Driving Course

AAA’s How to Drive Online training program supplements states’ specific requirements for driver’s licenses for teens. Teens can work at their own pace as they complete the interactive course including training videos, driving simulations, exercises and quizzes.


ENROLL TODAY


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.5 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 AAA insureds with teen drivers ages 15-19.5 You’ll also receive a $100 gift card of your choice upon completion.6


LEARN MORE


Graduated Driver Licensing Laws

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs aim to lower the death and injury toll among teen drivers by allowing them to gain driving experience before getting a license. Most programs include three stages for teenagers:

  • Learner: supervised driving, followed by a driving test
  • Intermediate: limited unsupervised driving
  • Full Privilege: standard driver's license

Maine Licensing   |   New Hampshire Licensing   |   Vermont Licensing

Pre-permit | Permit | License

Additional teen driving resources

AAA Driver Improvement

The AAA Driver Improvement course will teach you the newest techniques of defensive driving in six hours of classroom or online instruction. Upon completion of the classroom course, you will receive a certificate for three-point demerit credit on your New Hampshire or Maine driving record. Maine licensed drivers can choose between online or classroom options providing you access to training anytime and anywhere.

Find Maine and New Hampshire Classes   |   Online Course for Maine Residents



Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

AAA 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, AAA developed the free 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

Maine Agreement   |   New Hampshire Agreement   |   Vermont Agreement



 

When You Can’t Be There, AAA Can

Add your teen to your membership for $27 a year, and enjoy peace of mind knowing they’ll be covered, no matter what car they’re in as a passenger or driver, by our legendary 24/7 Roadside Assistance.7 Services include:

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

Sign up today or call 1-800-222-3612 for more information

NOTE: Teens who complete a AAA Novice classroom 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 you are currently insured through AAA, call 1-800-924-6141 to ask about adding your teen to your insurance policy.

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

NOTE: For teen drivers insured through AAA, a free online brain training program is available.5



 
 

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 Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center (a AAA Northern New England affiliate) 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.

Maine   |   New Hampshire   |   Vermont

 

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. Driving school schedules and locations subject to change without notice.

3Free 12-month associate membership cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Available to graduates of full driving programs (classroom education with 10-hour in-car driving instruction). Each associate member must be of driving age and reside in your household. Limit six associates per membership. Associate members must be the same level as the primary member. Additional dues apply for Plus and Premier associate members. Plus and Premier benefits for new associates are effective 7 (seven) calendar days after receipt of full payment of dues. Member eligibility, dues, fees, benefits, and services subject to change without notice. Applications subject to approval and acceptance by AAA. This offer is non-transferable. Other restrictions may apply. Driving school schedules and locations subject to change without notice.

4Under Maine law, those young drivers who obtain their license before the age of 21 are considered juvenile provisional.

5When you register for InGear on the Posit Science website and participate in the InGear program, your information will be provided to AAA, which will then measure the driving outcomes of those participating against those not participating.

6The $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.

7See Member Guide for terms and conditions.

AAA Northern New England membership requires the separate payment of annual dues and an admission fee for new members. AAA insurance is a collection of AAA branded products, services and programs available to qualified AAA members. AAA personal lines insurance is provided by the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (Exchange). Life Insurance is underwritten and annuities provided by AAA Life Insurance Company, Livonia, MI. AAA Life is licensed in all states, except NY. The Motor Club and/or its affiliates act as an authorized agent for their affiliate insurers, including AAA Life and the Exchange.