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Parents get keys to success with AAA’s StartSmart tool

AAA launched the StartSmart Online Parent Session giving parents easy access to useful parenting practices for supervising and managing a teen driver. Through interactive elements and demonstrations, the two-hour program covers everything a parent needs to know.  Parents will learn about challenges they will most likely experience during supervised driving practice and how to be…

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Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again

WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 12, 2013)–Hands-free technologies might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. …

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California endorses How to Drive for novice driver education

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles recently approved AAA’s How to Drive curriculum for use in the state’s required 30-hour classroom portion of novice driver education. Program materials include an instructor kit, student guides, a DVD and test booklets. “Official recognition that How to Drive complies with California’s strict requirements for novice driver education affirms that…

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AAA’s How to Drive DVD wins bronze Telly

AAA’s How to Drive DVD received a bronze Telly in the non-broadcast production-how-to/instructional category of the recent 34th annual Telly Awards. According to Linda Day, Telly Awards executive director, the competition recognizes outstanding film and video productions; Web commercials, videos and films; and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. “AAA Driver Training’s accomplishment…

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DIP course completed following Oklahoma tornado

Despite a devastating nearby tornado and loss of electricity, Driver Training Programs was able to complete AAA Driver Improvement Program instructor certification training for employees of an Oklahoma company specializing in oil rig electrical and safety services. “On our first day of training, Oklahoma experienced the most deadly tornado outbreak in history with the May…

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USMC receives Driver Improvement Program (DIP) training

Driver Training Programs recently provided AAA Driver Improvement Program training to six members of the United States Marine Corps. Tailored to the base’s unique driving conditions, the five-day course consisted of classroom and range exercises covering defensive driving, risk management, proper visual search techniques and vehicle control. “I thought the whole presentation from day one…

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