Seniors can help prolong their driving years by attending educational classes, learning how to sharpen their reflexes, and learning how to make adjustments to their cars in order to obtain a more comfortable fit. To help maturing drivers, AAA Tidewater Virginia offers numerous traffic safety and educational programs such as:
These programs are available at your local branch or online and many are free to members and non-members alike.
Would you like to use your experience to become a better driver and pay less for you automobile insurance? AAA's Senior Defensive Driving course is a two-day, four hour per day class designed to reduce crashes involving mature drivers by increasing the understanding of how age affects driving decisions, and how these decisions can alter your risk. Popular discussion topics include improved vehicle technologies, changes in the law, and the problem of aggressive drivers.
Classes are for those 55 and over.
Location and Time:
AAA Tidewater Virginia Corporate Office
5366 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days. Attendance both days is required.
Location and Time:
Hampton Senior Center
3501 Kecoughtan Rd.
Hampton, VA 23661
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Complete this course to receive a certificate of completion which may qualify you for an auto insurance rate discount. Please check with your auto insurance provider for details on discounts and eligibility.
How well do you fit your vehicle? Changes in vision, flexibility, strength, and even size and height can reduce a driver's control behind the wheel. Adjusting the fit of a vehicle may compensate for such changes, making the driver more comfortable and responsive. Using a 12 point checklist, a trained CarFit technician will evaluate the "fit" of the vehicle and discuss potential car adjustments and adaptations. The entire check-up process takes about 15 minutes per appointment. For more information, download the brochure or visit www.car-fit.org.
To sign up for a CarFit, please call:
AAA Tidewater Virginia is dedicated to keeping senior road-users driving as long as safely possible. Maintain your mobility by attending a Keeping the Keys class. This free 90 minute workshop will provide mature drivers with information and resources essential for staying on the road longer and safer!
To register for this workshop, contact a Driver Training Specialist at:
AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for seniors who can no longer drive independently. Visit National AAA Senior Driving to discover even more resources that help seniors drive safer and longer.
1Attendance on both days is required
2A one day class from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.