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