Driving safety for seniors

Learn about accident prevention courses that help drivers 55 and older stay safe on the road and how to get a discount on car insurance.

Taking a collision prevention course can help:

  • Reduce your chances of being in a collision, being injured, or getting a ticket.
  • Learn to drive more safely.
  • Get a car insurance discount.
  • Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adapt your driving to these changes.
  • Update your knowledge of the rules of the road and good driving skills.

Many of our courses are offered online and can be completed from the comfort of your home.

What you'll learn

  • The effects aging can have on your driving.
  • Driver problem areas such as yielding, speeding, following distances, sharing the road, road signs, and signals.
  • How to limit distractions.
  • How to properly use safety restraints.
  • The effects medication and alcohol have on your driving.
  • The importance of vehicle maintenance.

How to apply for an insurance discount

After you've completed an 8-hour collision prevention course, you'll be issued a completion certificate. Contact your insurance company to get instructions on how to submit the certificate and find out what your insurance rate reduction will be.

Approved collision prevention courses

Provider Courses available
5 DOLLAR Traffic School
  • Address:
    14549 Victory Blvd., Suite 200
    Van Nuys, CA 91411
  • Phone: 800-934-6285
AAA Washington
  • Address:
    1745 114th Avenue SE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Phone: 800-562-2582
  • Address:
    601 E Street NW
    Washington, DC 20049
  • Phone: 888-227-7669
DriveSafe Online
I Drive Safely
  • Address:
    17328 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202
    Encino, CA 91316
  • Phone: 800-660-8908
National Safety Council
Road Review
  • Address:
    PO Box 505
    Lyndora, PA 16045
  • Phone: 800-559-2580
  • Contact: Desiree Simpson
Senior Driving Discount of America
Traffic School Online
Urban Traffic School Mature Drivers Course
Washington Traffic Safety Education Association
  • Address:
    PO Box 264
    Olympia, WA 98507-0264
  • Phone: 360-480-5330
  • Contact: Gerry Apple
  • Classroom

How to start a program in your area

If you're interested in starting a senior driver collision prevention course, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Courses must be a minimum of 8 hours in length.
  • The curriculum must be reviewed and approved by the Department of Licensing.
  • Courses must be re-certified every 2 years.

You may request detailed guidelines and curriculum criteria by contacting us at:

Department of Licensing
PO Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507-9030

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-3900
(TTY: Call 711)
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