Get your teen started driving safely
with Licensed to Learn, a 5-hour
pre-licensing course and more.

AAA offers more driver education options for teen drivers.

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AAA Licensed to Learn Driver Education Program

AAA’s exclusive driver education program provides 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 45-minute behind-the-wheel lessons one-on-one with a certified driving instructor.

In-School Driver Education

Local area high schools have chosen to partner with AAA to offer high-quality driver education modeled after AAA’s exclusive Licensed to Learn curriculum, providing 24 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind the wheel with a certified driving instructor.

Defensive Driving

This course teaches you how to proactively avoid, and react calmly in, stressful driving situations. After completion, you may be eligible to reduce up to 4 points from your driving record and may also receive a 10% reduction on portions of your insurance.

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

Completion of this course earns an MV-278 certificate, which is required to take the State Road Test. For the road test, it’s also required that a parent or guardian certify that at least 50 hours of practice behind the wheel have been completed.

A course is available almost every weekend and covers the following driving fundamentals:

  • The DMV point system
  • The highway transportation system
  • The laws of physics as they relate to driving and the effects of restraining devices
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • What to do in case of a collision
  • The effects of driver attitude, emotions and skills
  • Alcohol and drugs and their effect on driving

NOTE: The MV-278 certificate number is required to schedule a road test, and the certificate must be presented to the examiner on the day of the test.

Pricing & Schedules

AAA Members: $35

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Non-Members: $40

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To register, call (800) 836-2582.

In-Car Lessons

AAA driving instructors are New York State DMV-certified and receive 33% more training than is mandated to assure the quality and effectiveness of instruction.

Lessons are each 45 minutes in length, one-on-one with an instructor, and include an immediate review following time behind the wheel.

Lessons are scheduled at your convenience. Your instructor can pick you up and drop you off at home, and several lesson packages are available. Please note that an out-of-area surcharge may apply depending on pick-up location. AAA vehicles are available for DMV road tests year-round, but are only available after 2pm during the months of July and August.

To register or for more information, call (800) 836-2582.

Lesson Package 45-Minute Lessons Price AAA Member Price
Platinum Package 10 lessons OR 8 lessons plus 1 review and a road test in a AAA vehicle $530 $495
Gold Package 8 lessons OR 6 lessons plus 1 review and a road test in a AAA vehicle $425 $399
Silver Package 5 lessons OR 3 lessons plus 1 review and a road test in a AAA vehicle $270 $255
Single Lesson 1 lesson $59 $53
Road Test Package 1 lesson plus a road test in a AAA vehicle $114 $104 or $89 for AAA Driver Education Participants
 

FAQs

Would it be possible for an instructor to pick up my son or daughter and take them to their road test?

Yes, AAA offers this service.

I would like my child's school to partner with AAA to provide Driver Education. Where can I get more information?

Please email us at driverprograms@nyaaa.com for more information about AAA Driver Education in your child's school.