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Driver Education

AARP Driver Refresher Courses

This classroom course is offered by the AARP for a fee of $20.00 for current AARP members, or $25.00 for non-members. This is the nation's oldest refresher course for all drivers, with a focus on older adults. There are no tests and the entire course is classroom based. Way2Go offers these workshops in partnership with the AARP quarterly.

Senior Drivers, Alternative Transportation, & Family Conversations

Older drivers and their friends and family are often concerned with whether and how older drivers can stay safe longer, alternative ways of getting around, and family conversations and decisions around these issues. Way2Go can consult with individuals, family members, or helping professionals to offer information and resources on all of these topics. Learn more on Aging & Driving

Check the right hand column for upcoming workshops or events, or give us a call with questions or requests. You can also visit Lifelong online to view their course catalog.

Other Driving Resources:

TST BOCES Defensive Driving Course
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES offers a six hour Defensive Driving course. Call 607-257-1561 to register, or email: smurphy@tstboces.org for more information.

Learn Well School of Driving
Learn to drive with patient skilled NYS licensed instructors at Learn Well School of Driving. Special attention given to: Foreign Students, Young Drivers, Senior Citizens, Road Test Preparation, Highway Driving, Nervous Drivers & Defensive Driving. Call 607-546-2192 or email for more information.

Other Useful Links

Online Defensive Driving Courses
Visit the New York Safety Council for information on choosing an online driving course.

Defensive Driving and Classes for Older Adults
The AARP web site offers information - including the location of defensive driving classes -- specific to the needs of older adults.

The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
Visit the DMV for additional information on point reduction and classroom or online courses.

DMV Practice Tests around the US
Find DMV Practice Test for New York State or other states in the US.

ePermit Test
DMV practice tests are available through ePermit Test along with additional driver resources.

Roadside Assistance
Visit AAA of Western & Central NY, Allstate Motor Club,or Better World Club for roadside assistance.

Child vehicle safety Programs
Visit Tompkins County Child Seat Program or Ithaca City Car Seat program for vehicle child safety activities.

Last updated July 2, 2020