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CONNECTICUT DRIVER TRAINING

AAA offers a variety of driver training solutions that promote safe and responsible driving. We’ve carefully developed training courses for new drivers, those with decades of experience – and everyone in between. We don’t just help you along the side of the road; we help you on the road, too.

 

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Full Teen Driver Education Program

Our Connecticut Full Teen Program goes beyond the State's minimum licensing requirements for applicants age 16-17. The course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons with a licensed driving instructor in a AAA Driving School vehicle. Students must be age 16 prior to the start of class and must hold a valid Learner's Permit before in-car driving lessons begin. A parent or legal guardian must attend the first 2-hour classroom session with their 16- or 17-year old teen. For more information please call     800-594-0346 or click the registration button.

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Teen 8-Hour Safe Driver Program

This program fulfills the State's minimum licensing requirements for applicants age 16-17, including those who receive home training. Curriculum includes the required 4 hours of drug and alcohol training. Additional content covers state driving laws from statutory provisions to enforcement, the dangers of teenage driving, cognitive development, the responsibilities and liabilities of parents of teenage drivers, and more. A parent or legal guardian must attend the first 2-hour classroom session with their 16 or 17 year old teen. For more information call 1-800-594-0346 or click the registration button.

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Adult 8-Hour Safe Driving Program

This program fulfills the State's minimum licensing requirements for applicants age 18 and older. Curriculum includes the required 4 hours of drug and alcohol awareness training. Additional content covers state driving laws from statutory provisions to enforcement, personal responsibility and safe driving practices, the dangers of driving, and more. For more information call 1-800-594-0346 or click the registration button.

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Online RoadWise Driver for Seniors

Learn at your own pace with this 4-hour online version of our Mature Driver Improvement classroom program. Content covers a range of defensive driving topics including age-based changes, managing one’s medications, causes of senior crashes and ways to avoid them, and extending your safe driving career.

As a DMV-approved accident prevention course, AAA’s Online RoadWise Driver course meets State requirements for an auto insurance discount in the State of Connecticut.

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Mature Driver Improvement Program

A state-approved refresher course designed for seasonal drivers, our AAA Roadwise Driver curriculum addresses natural age-based changes, managing one's medications, adjusting habits to reduce risk, and the value of planning for ongoing mobility. Also addressed is causes of senior collisions as well as useful tips, proven methods, and practical knowledge for seniors to use while driving. This certificate program, also referred to as an "accident prevention" or "defensive driving" course, may qualify drivers for an auto insurance premium discount. For more information call 1-800-594-0346 or click the registration button.

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Driving Skills Assessment

Designed for licensed drivers, the skills assessment is conducted in a specially-equipped dual-brake vehicle by a state-certified AAA Driving Instructor. While the client drives a pre-determined route, the instructor observes and evaluates the applicant's driving skill and habits, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and makes suggestions for improvement where necessary. By appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-594-0346.

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In-Car Parent Coaching Session

Teaching your teen to drive can be challenging, even for the most skilled drivers. During this one-on-one in-car session, a AAA Driving Instructor will share strategies and instructional techniques to help you be a more effective coach for your student driver. To register call 1-800-594-0346.

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Driver Testing Services

AAA partners with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles to offer road testing services to teens age 16-21. All road tests are conducted by a DMV Inspector. A driving test generally evaluates a range of driving factors, from safe condition of the test vehicle to driving skills and maneuverability. AAA Driving School can help you prepare. For more information on testing services or to schedule a road test call 1-800-594-0346.

How to Drive Online

Quality driver education is a critical element in developing safe driving attitudes, improving hazard recognition, and managing visibility, time, and space in traffic. How to Drive Online is a supplemental program which delivers essential elements of safe driving in an interactive and innovative way. This online program aims to ensure that safe driving habits are developed and maintained for life.

This 25 hour course features:
Innovative delivery including video, simulations and interactive exercises to enhance content retention
Award-winning research-based content
Convenient, self-paced delivery

Special Member Pricing: $29.95
Non-Members: $34.95

Note HTDO is available as a supplement and is not state-approved.

 

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StartSmart Online Parent Session

StartSmart is an online webinar for parents of teens who are – or soon will be learning to drive. This online course prepares parents to navigate their teen’s learning-to-drive experience. A two-hour webinar demonstrates how to reinforce what your teen is learning in driver education and how to maximize the practice driving that you’ll do with them.

• 2-hour webinar explains licensing process and parents' role
• AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research throughout
• Techniques for helping reinforce lessons learned by new teen driver
• StartSmart does not replace state-mandated parent-teen classes unless otherwise approved

Special Member Pricing: $19.95
Non-Members: $24.95

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Texting and Driving Experience

This hands-on program shows drivers the dangers of texting and driving under a controlled situation. Conducted on a closed course in a specially-equipped dual-brake vehicle under the guidance of a AAA Driving Instructor, a driver attempts to read and respond to text messages while maintaining control of the vehicle. This experience reinforces that drivers cannot successfully and safely complete both tasks. For more information call 1-800-594-0346 and ask to speak with your local AAA Driving School Market Manager.