Mature Drivers

Mature Operator Classes

As we age, changes in our strength, mobility and flexibility; vision and scanning skills make us less comfortable and less in-control behind the wheel.

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

September 2019

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
September 9
Noon-4:00PM

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
September 18
Noon-4:00PM

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
September 25
9:30AM-1:30PM

Lebanon
Juniper Village, 1125 Birch Road
4-hour refresher
September 27
9:00AM - 1:00PM - Class is full

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
September 28
9:00AM-1:00PM

October 2019

Harrisburg
AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road; Park in lower lot & enter @ main entrance
4-hour refresher
October 18
Noon-4:00PM

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
October 23
9:30AM-1:30PM

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
4-hour refresher
October 25
Noon-4:00PM

November 2019

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 4 
9:30AM-1:30PM

Lebanon
Juniper Village, 1125 Birch Road **
4-hour refresher
November 8
9:00AM - 1:00PM

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
4-hour refresher
November 13 
9:30AM-1:30PM

Lebanon
Juniper Village, 1125 Birch Road
4-hour refresher
September 27
9:00AM - 1:00PM
 

December 2019

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 10
Noon-4:00PM**

8-Hour Classes

September 2019

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
September 5 & 6 
Noon-4:00PM

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

October 2019

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
October 14 & 15 
9:30AM-1:30PM - Class is full

November 2019

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
November 18 & 19
Noon-4:00PM - Class is full

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
November  25 & 26 
Noon-4:00PM - Class is full

December 2019

Camp Hill
AAA Central Penn West Shore, 4680 East Trindle Road
8-hour class
December 16 & 17
Noon-4:00pm** - Class is full

Lancaster
AAA Central Penn, 804 Estelle Drive
8-hour class
December 19 & 20
9:30AM-1:30PM**

** Indicates last class of the year

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.

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