Senior driving

Resources for mature motorists

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Empower yourself with tools that can help keep you driving safely

Traffic safety is vital for drivers of all ages, but adults 55 and older may experience physical changes that affect their ability to drive. Mature motorists can help prolong their driving years by learning to sharpen their reflexes and maintain mobility. AAA offers the following numerous traffic safety and educational programs that aim to help keep mature drivers safely behind the wheel.

Online resources

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Drivesharp™

In collaboration with Posit Science, the leading provider of clinically proven brain-training programs, AAA is pleased to offer Drivesharp. Drivesharp is a brain-training program designed to help drivers see more of their surroundings that way they can react more quickly and feel more comfortable behind the wheel. 

 

Drivesharp is not available in AAA Texas or AAA Hawai‘i, and in AAA East Central is only available to members who live in Pennsylvania.

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Roadwise Driver™ online course

AAA’s Roadwise Driver online course is geared toward helping older drivers understand age-related changes they may experience and how to adjust their driving accordingly. This interactive training includes brain training and assessments

Classroom courses available in select areas

California Keeping the Keys workshop

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South Central Ohio AAA Driving Improvement Program

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Virginia

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Kentucky AAA Driver Improvement Program

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In-car programs available in select areas

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Adult skills audit

This audit is available to members of the Automobile Club of Southern California and AAA Northern New England. It takes the driver along a route that gives the instructor an opportunity to observe performance in various situations. Audits are available to members at select locations, and last no more than 90 minutes each. Instructors may suggest in-car training that is:

 

  • Conducted one on one with a AAA, state-licensed driving instructor
  • Available to members in California
  • Available to members and non-members in Northern New England
  • Held at the same place as the audit and based on instructor availability
CarFit

This program offers adults 55 and older the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. Technicians guide participants through a 12-point checklist to correctly adjust mirror positions, the distance between their chest and the steering wheel, and other vehicle features.

Other resources

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AAA Senior Driving

AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. AAA Senior Driving offers a comprehensive collection of resources for mature drivers and their loved ones, including information on vehicle features that optimize comfort and safety, how medications can affect driving, and how to start a conversation with a maturing driver.

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