Keys2Drive The AAA Guide to Teen Driver Safety
Driver Education

Driver Education

When you’re behind the wheel of a car, you are responsible for your actions. Many new teen drivers have crashes, and the consequences — both legal and personal — can be serious. You could kill someone, be killed or seriously injure yourself, loved ones or others. Doesn’t it make sense to be taught how to drive by a professional?

What Driver Education Teaches You

  • How to identify and manage risk.
  • The rules of the road, signs, signals and markings.
  • Basic operation of a vehicle.
  • Risk prevention techniques, how to handle emergencies and how to prevent distractions.
  • Financial and legal responsibilities associated with driving.

Find a Program Right for You

  • Help your parents research and identify schools in your area.
  • Get recommendations from friends who have taken driver training, along with their parents.
  • Talk to people about classroom vs. online classes.
  • Check to see if schools use current training materials, have professional instructors and maintain clean classrooms and safe vehicles.
  • Don’t settle for schools that advertise quick or easy programs — focus on quality.



Additional resources:

  • Choosing a Driving School – Driver education courses are designed to teach new drivers fundamental skills required to drive a motor vehicle. This printable guide has lots of tips about picking the right driving school. Be sure to share it with your parents.
  • Becoming a New Driver – Designed for teens, this brochure outlines tips and responsibilities of being a safe driver.
  • Driving Knowledge Quiz – Think you know the rules of the road? Take this quiz and find out.
  • Illinois Graduated Driver Licensing Program – Learn more about the laws in your state.