Safe Summer Driving Tips

AAA offers resources for teen, senior, and eco-conscious drivers.

It’s time for baseball’s spring training tune-up. It’s also a fine time to get yourself and your vehicle in condition for a summer of safer driving. Your AAA team has resources for rookies and seasoned vets.

For Teens

  • TeenSmart safety course Can qualify your teen for savings on AAA auto insurance.
  • Driver-ZED interactive DVD Simulates real-life driving situations.
  • AAA Parent-Teen Driving Agreement Sets out clear expectations, in writing, for responsible use of any family vehicle.

See more safety tools for teens at AAA.com/teensdrive.

For Seniors

  • Online Mature Driver Course Bolsters skills and can qualify you for auto insurance discounts.
  • AAA Roadwise Review Checks your “driving health” online, in private, to reduce your risk of crashes.
  • CarFit checkup A trained technician helps you increase your comfort and safety behind the wheel.

Find more tactics for mature drivers at AAA.com/seniordrivers.

For Greener Driving
To use less gas and reduce emissions:

  • Follow the maintenance schedule recommended for your vehicle.
  • Check tire pressure monthly, when tires are cold.
  • Inspect the air filter every six months or 7,500 miles.
  • Limit air conditioner use to improve fuel economy.

These tips are a warm-up. For more: AAA.com/greenerdriving.

This article was first published in March 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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