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.

Winter Driving Virtual Class - November 11 or December 15, 2020

Join the AAA Traffic Safety Team virtually as we refresh your driving skills to help you stay safe on the road during cold & icy conditions. Pick the date that works best for you and participate from the comfort of your own home. Register for the virtual class.

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. 8847 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

Get NHTSA Bike Helmet Fit infographic mentioned on page 26 in the July/August issue of AAA Magazine


Catch up on AAA Hudson Valley’s latest news, tips, events and more by reading our latest blog posts.

AAA Travel Store

Visit our store to find the travel guides, maps, luggage, discounted tickets and more you need for your next trip.

Work With Us

Learn why you should consider a career at AAA Hudson Valley, and browse our current job openings.


Call us at (518) 426-1000 to reach any of our AAA Hudson Valley offices


618 Delaware Ave. Albany, NY 12209
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


514 Congress St. Troy, NY 12180
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 


Newton Plaza
595 New Loudon Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

North Greenbush

593 North Greenbush Rd. Rensselaer, NY 12144
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Find a different AAA club

AAA is an association of regional clubs and your local AAA club is best equipped to provide you with the products or services you need. We also have information for International Members.


AAA Hudson Valley serves members in Albany, Rensselaer, Greene and Columbia Counties, NY and these areas of Saratoga County, NY: the Villages of Waterford and Stillwater; and the City of Mechanicville. Live in another area? No problem, it’s easy to find your local AAA club.