Stay Safe on the Road with AAA Safe Driving Programs

AAA Hudson Valley’s Traffic Safety Team offers defensive driving and 5-hour classes, child safety seat checks, school visits and resources for teen and senior drivers to make driving safer.

Traffic Safety Courses

AAA Hudson Valley provides low cost defensive driving and pre-licensing classes. Everyone is welcome. Members get discounted pricing.

To register for a course or for more information, contact the AAA Traffic Safety team at 518-426-1000 ext. 8846 or email us at You can also register for defensive driving courses and our 5-hour pre-licensing classes online.


Child Safety Seats

police car characterDid you know that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly or used improperly? AAA Hudson Valley's Traffic Safety Team is made up of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. We can educate you on proper car seat usage and show you how to install your safety seats correctly. Learn more about our Child Safety Seat Checks and Loaner Program.

Resources for Teen Drivers and their Parents

When it comes to teen drivers, the statistics are startling. Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle crash as a result of their inexperience and likelihood to engage in risky driving behaviors. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many crashes as all other drivers.

It is important for teenage drivers to remember that driving is a privilege and one of their first responsibilities as an adult. That's why AAA Hudson Valley is committed to providing teens the training and education they need to stay safe on the road. 

Get more information on teen driving.

School Programs

yellow bus gifAAA’s Traffic Safety educators travel to local schools and events to help teach little ones about safety. Topics include school bus safety, how to cross the street, bicycle safety and more.

Learn more about our school programs.

AAA Traffic Safety Foundation

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to conduct research to address growing highway safety issues. The organization’s mission is to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials. Learn more.

“How to Avoid Distracted Driving” Videos

Introductionotto the autoThe AAA National Office has partnered with, an instructional video website, to film 8 new educational clips on how to avoid common distractions behind the wheel. Click the links below to view videos featuring AAA experts.

Traffic Safety Resources