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Advocacy and Education

Transportation Policy and Government Advocacy
At a national level, AAA actively represents the interests of motorists and other travelers for traffic safety, energy, environmental, travel, and tourism issues. Club experts testify before Congress on issues including safer highways and vehicles, drunk driving prevention, child passenger safety, graduated driver’s license programs, and truck safety.

Locally, AAA Arizona is committed to advocating on behalf of motorists’ rights on issues including traffic safety, teen driving, and consumer choice. AAA remains actively engaged in the legislative process, monitoring, supporting, or opposing legislation that may affect the safety, security, and peace of mind for our members.

Traffic Safety
AAA seeks to advance safety measures and allocate funding to maintain and improve highways. Club representatives sit on several committees and coalitions devoted to traffic safety and motorist rights.

AAA Arizona is also actively involved in community traffic safety education, offering members free car seat inspections and assisting with crossing guard training programs, drunk driving prevention strategies, teen driving safety campaigns, and senior mobility initiatives. In addition, our traffic safety staff works with schools to deliver traffic safety messages to students.

Driver Education
You can have confidence in AAA Arizona’s Approved Driving School Network (ADSN) schools because they must meet AAA’s standards, including quality AAA Approved course curriculum and AAA-certified instructors. To find a AAA Approved Driving School, e-mail adsn@arizona.aaa.com.

AAA also offers a variety of driver training modules, including Teaching Your Teens to Drive, teenSMART®, Roadwise Review, DriveSharp™, and Driver-ZED.

Resources for Teens

For pre-permit and newly licensed teens, we offer Dare to Prepare, a free, award-winning workshop designed to provide parents and teens with the critical information they need in the learning-to-drive process. Our StartSmart e-newsletter also provides parents and teens valuable information and advice. In addition, teensatthewheel.com and AAAaz.com/news offer useful data, tips, and resources for parents and teens.

Resources for Seniors

With increased years of life come changes that can affect one’s driving ability. AAA is dedicated to keeping road-users driving as long as safely possible through a variety of mature driver resources. Keeping the Keys is a free workshop designed to help mature drivers stay on the road longer and safer. A free CarFit assessment will ensure your vehicle fits your needs while the Mature Driver Online Safety Course offers 55+ drivers a discount on their AAA Insurance policy upon completion. AAA also offers Roadwise Review, which measures physical and mental abilities shown to be the strongest predictors of crash risk among older drivers, and DriveSharp, which is clinically proven to help drivers see more, react faster, and cut crash risk by up to 50 percent.

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