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 those 55 and older know that physical changes may affect their ability to drive safely. If you're a mature motorist looking for ways to help prolong your driving years, AAA offers numerous traffic safety and educational programs that help keep mature drivers safely behind the wheel.


Courses for senior drivers

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AAA Roadwise Driver™ course

The Roadwise Driver online and in-person (select locations) course helps older drivers understand age-related changes and shows them how to adjust their driving accordingly. This interactive course includes brain training and assessments.


You may be eligible for a car insurance discount by taking this course. Check with your insurance provider for details.



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Keeping the Keys workshop

Getting older comes with certain struggles, and driving can be one of them. Keeping the Keys is a free, hour-long workshop designed to help keep senior drivers on the road for as long as safely possible.

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Adult skills audit

The adult skills audit is a 90-minute, one-on-one session with a state-licensed AAA driving instructor who will observe driving performance in various situations on a set route. Only available in CA, ME, NH, and VT.

CarFit program

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CarFit is an educational program that helps older adults check the "fit" of their personal vehicles. Technicians guide participants through a 12-point checklist to correctly adjust car mirror positions, the distance between the driver's chest and the steering wheel, and other vehicle features.


Additional resources for senior drivers

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Evaluate your driving ability

Every time you drive, you've got to be alert and ready for anything. Learn how to evaluate your driving ability and see if you're ready to get behind the wheel. 

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Mobility beyond driving

Even when driving is no longer an option, you can safely maintain your independence and daily activities. Get help preparing with AAA’s Senior Transportation Mobility Planner.

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Senior licensing laws

By 2030, there will be more than 70 million people who are 65 and older, with 85-90% of them licensed to drive. Here's what to know about senior licensing laws.



Senior driving articles

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Taking the keys away from an elderly parent

How can you address the problem of an elderly parent's unsafe driving? This is how one family handled the situation.  

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How to talk to elderly parents about driving

If you need to talk to an older adult about driving, these basic steps might help pave the way for any needed changes in their driving routine.

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Helpful driving features you may not know about

A study from the AAA Foundation shows most senior drivers aren't using features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel.