New Driver Education

AAA knows driving! Our programs strive to create the best, safest drivers on the road. For more information about the Graduated Driver License (GDL) process, please visit here

Please contact us with questions at or call (888) 222-7108.

Segment 1

The first step in your teen getting their license! Segment 1 driver education includes both the classroom and behind-the-wheel education. The course consists of 24 hours of classroom using our How to Drive curriculum. How to Drive is nationally recognized for its skillful integration of classroom instruction with behind-the-wheel training. For the behind-the-wheel portion, you may choose between two options:

  • Basic — Six hours of on-road instruction and four hours of observations
  • Premium — Eight hours of on-road instruction and four hours of observations

Teens must be at least 14 years and 8 months old at the start of class.

Please select a course carefully, one without conflicts in your teen’s schedule. Students may only miss class due to unforeseen circumstances; any missed classes must be made-up.

Segment 2

This six hour course targets high risk driving topics such as impaired, drowsy, and distracted driving.

To be eligible, teens must have:

  • Held their Level 1 License for at least three consecutive months
  • Have 30+ hours of driving practice, with at least two hours at night

If your teen took segment 1 with AAA Driver Training and the parent/guardian is a AAA Member, upon successful course completion, your teen will receive a complimentary one-year AAA Associate Membership.

Behind-the-Wheel Lessons

AAA Driver Training offers private driving lessons to teen and adult drivers that need additional training behind-the-wheel.

This service is limited to select Metro Detroit area AAA offices. Please contact us for more details.

If you are 18+ years old, please visit here for licensing information. 

How to Drive Online: Supplemental Course 

Learn from the leader in driver education. How to Drive Online is AAA’s comprehensive driver education course for new drivers that is both fun and educational. Built on AAA’s decades of respected driver education expertise. This supplemental 25-hour course aims to ensure that safe driving habits are developed and maintained for life. 


StartSmart is an online webinar for parents of teens who are – or soon will be learning to drive. This two-hour online course prepares parents to navigate their teen’s learning-to-drive experience. This course demonstrates how to reinforce what your teen is learning in driver education and how to maximize the practice driving that you’ll do with them. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research is highlighted throughout this course.