Teen driver education

AAA Driving School – Maine & New Hampshire

NNE Driving School
Help prepare your teen for the road ahead

The right driving school can make all the difference. AAA cares about the safety of your teen and wants to help you prepare your new driver for the dangers of driving. We have developed a premier research-based curriculum with teen safety in mind, so you can put your new driver on the road with confidence.

 

AAA Driving School has reopened our locations for in-car lessons. Learn about the new cleaning procedures we have implemented due to COVID-19.

AAA offers live virtual classroom & in-car training

 

Live virtual classroom driver education course

  • Research-based curriculum

  • Meets DMV training requirements

  • Focuses on safety—not speed of course completion

  • Optimal class sizes for effective learning  

Maine
Maine

AAA’s driver education program blends 10 hours of classroom training, 25 hours of our How to Drive Online course, and 10 hours behind the wheel. Take the online training while scheduling behind-the-wheel lessons. Upon completion, your teen will receive a free 12-month associate membership.1

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

Your teen can take 30 hours of driver education in a virtual classroom, 10 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and 6 hours of in-car observation. Upon successful completion of the course, your teen will receive a free 12-month associate membership1 and may qualify for an auto insurance discount.2

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New procedures due to COVID-19

In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have implemented measures to help maintain the health and safety of our students and instructors.

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How to choose a quality driving school

When it’s time to pick a driving school for your teen, prioritize their safety, not simply passing the license test at the cheapest price. Ask friends and family about driving schools they’ve used, and make sure to visit different schools before deciding. 

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AAA's How To Drive online driving course

Our online training program meets driver's license requirements in Maine and is a supplementary program for New Hampshire and Vermont residents.3 Teens can work at their own pace through the 25 hours of content. The course includes driving simulations, memory exercises and quizzes. 

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Is your teen ready for the driving test?

AAA is pleased to offer private driving lessons and test prep lessons with a professional instructor. Help your teen be fully prepared and confident for their upcoming driving test. Your teen will receive behind-the-wheel personal coaching, including last minutes tips that align with the state driving test. Additional instruction hours and custom driving routes are available.4

AAA Driver Improvement

The AAA Driver Improvement course will teach you the newest techniques of defensive driving in 6 hours of live virtual classroom or online instruction. Upon completion of the classroom course, you will receive a certificate for 3-point demerit credit on your New Hampshire or Maine driving record. Maine licensed drivers can choose between online or classroom options, providing you access to training anytime and anywhere.

Driver improvement online course

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Additional teen driving resources

 

AAA Keys2Drive

Keys2Drive provides parents the tools to work with their teens through each step of the learning-to-drive process, from choosing a driver education program to deciding when solo driving is permitted.

Maine  |  New Hampshire  |  Vermont

 

Parent-teen driving agreement

AAA research and experience have shown that it’s critical for parents to have candid discussions with their teens and to set specific boundaries about what the Graduated Driver Licensing law means for them.

 

To help parents coach their teens, AAA developed the free Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, which:

  • Outlines rules for your teen driver’s safety

  • Identifies agreed-upon consequences for breaking rules

  • Encourages discussion about expectations for both parent and teen

Maine agreement   |  New Hampshire agreement   |  Vermont agreement

 

Best cars for teens

New teen drivers need up-to-date cars that are safe and easy to use. To help you choose the right vehicle, our Automotive Research Center has evaluated cars based on a set of criteria including crash test ratings, engine type, vehicle size, and fuel economy to find the best choices for new teen drivers.

See car list

 

What to do in case of a car crash

No matter how well your teen drives, there’s a significant chance they’ll be involved in a collision: 20% of teens will experience one in their first year of driving. Be prepared with our guide to the most commonly asked questions after a crash, including:

  • What information should I get at the scene of the crash?

  • What are my responsibilities and options?

  • How can I tell if I’ve been involved in a fraudulent collision?

Learn more

 

Graduated Driver Licensing laws

Graduated Driver Licensing programs aim to lower the death and injury toll among teen drivers by allowing them to gain driving experience before getting a license. Most programs include 3 stages for teenagers:

  • Learner: Supervised driving, followed by a driving test

  • Intermediate: Limited unsupervised driving

  • Full privilege: Standard driver's license

Maine licensing  |  New Hampshire licensing  |  Vermont licensing

 

Maine licensing process

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New Hampshire licensing process

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Vermont licensing process

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1Free 12-month associate membership cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Available to graduates of full driving programs (classroom education with 10-hour in-car driving instruction). Each associate member must be of driving age and reside in your household. Limit six (6) associates per membership. AAA reserves the right to require proof of residency. Associate memberships must be the same level as the primary membership. Plus and Premier benefits for new associates are effective seven (7) calendar days after certificate is received and processed. The extended benefits will not apply to any vehicle breakdowns that occurred prior to or during such 7-day period. Member eligibility, dues, fees, benefits, and services subject to change without notice. One (1) membership per individual. Applications subject to approval and acceptance by AAA. 

2Discounts may apply to select coverages, select drivers, vary by policy and are conditional. AAA Northern New England membership requires the separate payment of annual dues and an admission fee for new members. AAA insurance is a collection of AAA branded products, services and programs available to qualified AAA members. AAA personal lines insurance is provided by Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (Exchange). AAA Northern New England is a licensed insurance agency acting as an agent for the Exchange. 

3The AAA How to Drive Online training program provides supplementary driver-safety education for New Hampshire and Vermont residents, and does not satisfy any state requirements, including required classroom training, for obtaining a driver’s license. Residents of Maine must be enrolled in a driving school that accepts the "blended training" option.

4Driving Test Prep Lessons based on availability and must be scheduled in advance. Student is not required to complete the AAA driving school training program to enroll in lesson.

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