Mature Operators Courses

The fact is, we are all changing, all of the time. As we age, changes in our strength, mobility and flexibility; vision and scanning skills; and the speed at which we can process visual information make us less comfortable and less in-control behind the wheel. These changes may be so subtle we don't notice them happening, but they are.

To help maturing drivers tune up their driving skills and refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road, AAA Central Penn offers Mature Operator Classes to provide practical guidance for drivers age 55 and over. (Beginning drivers should see the New Drivers section of this website).



About the Classes

Our classes provide the latest information on visual scanning techniques and driver knowledge requirements. Discussion and class participation are encouraged during simulations of potential traffic problems. Overall, the classes enhance driver confidence, comfort, and safety, through practical guidance for traffic accident protection, while addressing the following critical topics:

  • - Communicating Your Intentions to Pedestrians and Other Roadway Users
  • - Visual Skills to Use Inside and Outside the Vehicle
  • - Speed Adjustment Techniques
  • - Developing a Margin of Safety
  • - How to Handle Driving Emergencies

Classes are held two days per week at four hours each day, for a total of eight hours. There are no written exams and no on-the-road driving.

Insurance Discounts

Participants who successfully complete the class are eligible for a three-year auto insurance premium discount of up to 5%. Check with your agent for details. If you're not insured by AAA, get a quote now - and find out how affordable our legendary coverage can be!

Class Registration

Those registering for the 4-hour refresher classes must provide verification that they took an 8-hour class - or a previous 4-hour refresher class - within the last 3 years to be eligible. To register for a class, call AAA Central Penn at 1-800-723-7021 or print, fill out, and mail in this registration form.

4-Hour Refresher Class 8-Hour Class
$20.00 Member $24.00 Member
$35.00 Non-Member $43.00 Non-Member
$35.00 Couple (both are members) $43.00 Couple (both are members)

4-Hour Classes

2018 Classes

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter @ main entrance
4-hour refresher
July 11
9:30am-1:30pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
July 14
9:00am-1:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
July 18
9:30am-1:30pm - CLASS IS FULL

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter @ main entrance
4-hour refresher
August 7
9:30am-1:30pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
August 16
Noon-4:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
September 11
Noon-4:00pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
September 19
Noon-4:00pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
September 26
9:30am-1:30pm

Lebanon
Juniper Village, 1125 Birch Road
4-hour refresher
September 28
9:00am - 1:00pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
October 17
Noon-4:00pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
October 19
Noon-4:00pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
October 24
9:30am-1:30pm

Lebanon
Juniper Village, 1125 Birch Road
4-hour refresher
November 2
9:00am - 1:00pm **

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter @ main entrance
4-hour refresher
November 6
9:30am-1:30pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
November 7
9:30am-1:30pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
November 14
9:30am-1:30pm**

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter @ main entrance
4-hour refresher
December 4
Noon-4:00pm**

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
December 6
9:30am-1:30pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
December 7
Noon-4:00pm**

8-Hour Classes

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter at main entrance
8-hour class
July 23 & 24
Noon-4:00pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
July 26 & 27
Noon-4:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
August 1 & 2
Noon-4:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
August 9 & 10
9:30am-1:30pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
August 13 & 14
Noon-4:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Lebanon
Spang Crest-A Luther Community 945 Duke Street
8-hour class
August 22 & 23**
9:00am-1:00pm - CLASS IS FULL

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
September 6 & 7
Noon-4:00pm

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter at main entrance
8-hour class
September 24 & 25**
Noon-4:00pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
October 15 & 16
9:30am-1:30pm

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
November 19 & 20
Noon-4:00pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
November 28 & 29
Noon-4:00pm

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
December 13 & 14
9:30am-1:30pm**

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
December 18 & 19
Noon-4:00pm**

**Denotes last class of the year (type of class at particular location)


In-Car Mature Operator Refresher Option

For Mature Operator classroom participants who are interested in a more in-depth experience, the AAA Driving School also offers refresher sessions beyond the classroom. This behind-the-wheel experience provides real-world demonstrations of the concepts covered in class, including:

  • - Updated laws & driving techniques
  • - Handling driving emergencies
  • - Dealing with aggressive drivers
  • - Speed adjustment techniques
  • - Establishing visual skills
  • - Communicating intentions to others

1-hour sessions for one member 2-hour sessions for member couples
$53 Member $78 Member

Please download and print this IN-CAR DRIVING SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORM to sign up for a refresher session. When filling out the form, check the box for "Hourly In-Car Instruction Only" and write in "Mature Operator Refresher" next to that line. Send the completed form, along with full payment, to the AAA Driving School to start the enrollment process.

In-Car Driving Assessments

For more information on in-car Assessments for Mature Operators, click HERE.

Refreshing Your Skills on The Road of Life