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.

Collision prevention courses

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.

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 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

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)
Was this information helpful?