A mature driver program can help older adults learn to remain safe, responsible drivers. As an added benefit, completing a mature driver course may decrease insurance premiums. Drivers aged 60 and older who complete a DMV approved four-hour course are eligible for a 5% premium discount for up to two years. Approved courses are offered by AARP and the American Automobile Association.
Older Adults Can Remain Safe, Responsible Drivers
AARP Driver Safety Courses
AARP offers both a four-hour classroom course and an online course. The in-person class is offered at convenient community locations like local senior centers and are taught by trained AARP volunteers. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The online course covers the same material and can be done at your own pace within 30 days. It costs $24.95.
American Automobile Association (AAA) – Roadwise Driver
This program is designed to keep older adults driving for as long as safely possible. Classes can be taken online or in a classroom. $15.95 for members and $19.95 for nonmembers.
Mature driver training classes are for licensed drivers only. Attendees must be 60 or older to qualify for an insurance discount.
Services and Fees
The class fees range from $15-$24.95. A computer with Internet access is required for the online classes. Both AARP and AAA offer discounts on the courses for members.
Financial Options for Mature Drivers Training
Private pay refers to using personal funds to cover all or a portion of an expense. There are different ways to acquire private pay resources.