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Safe Summer Driving

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


It’s 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.
  • AAA Keys2Drive Our guide to teen driver safety and the learning-to-drive process.

See more safety tools for teens at

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 Find your best fit to improve your comfort and safety behind the wheel.

Find more tactics for mature drivers at

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:

This article was first published in March 2011 and updated in June 2014. Some facts may have aged gracelessly.