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AAA launches online defensive driving course

May 31, 2009
Westfield Republican
BUFFALO — AAA has announced its popular six-hour defensive driving course is now available online through for members and the general public. Participants can now improve their driving skills from the comfort of their own home while qualifying for insurance savings and point reduction. Like the classroom version, the new online AAA Defensive Driving aims to refresh and sharpen drivers’ knowledge, encourages a proactive approach to safe driving, and instructs on the latest techniques for collision avoidance. The course can be completed at anytime via any internet connection through an easy-to-use, secure web site. The cost for AAA members is $44.95 and $49.95 for non-members. Online defensive driving course participants will receive a 10 percent insurance discount on the collision and liability portions of their auto insurance, valid for up to three years, and qualify to receive up to a four point reduction on their driving record for violations occurring within the past 18 months. Course participants will also benefit from the self-paced nature of the online program. The course will lend insight into their strengths and weaknesses behind the wheel, replace risky practices with safe strategies, and understand how perceptions and attitudes influence driving decisions. The material is presented in brief text, interactive video simulations, and quizzes that reinforce each section. Live support from driving specialists is also available 24 hours a day via online chat, phone, and email. The online AAA Defensive Driving course is recognized and approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as a Point and Insurance Reduction Program and is being offered in conjunction with I Drive Safely, a leader in innovative online driver training services. Classroom defensive driving is still available at a multitude of locations. For more information on AAA’s online and classroom defensive driving offerings, please visit or call (800) 836-CLUB (2582).


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