In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name.

Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve with the times, delivering on AARP’s goal to promote the independence of older Americans and enhance their quality of life.

On Jan. 1, 2014, AARP Driver Safety launched the new and improved AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the nation’s largest driving refresher course.   Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.  AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

AARP Smart Driver Course is available in classroom and online settings.  The classroom course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, and the cost for the online course for AARP members $17.95 and non-members $21.95.*

You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.

Below is a list of classroom courses currently scheduled throughout Indiana for 2015.  Please call the number listed next to the class to register.  For general questions, please call  1-800-253-2017.


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Date Time Host City Contact Info.
11-2 11:00 Griffith-Calumet Twshp Branch Griffith 219-949-6307
11-5 10:00 First Presbyterian Church Elkhart 574-272-4222
11-9 11:00 LCPL Dyer-Schererville Branch Schererville 219-949-6307
11-10 1:00 Westfield Library Westfield 317-896-9301
11-10 9;30 Bell Trace Sr. Living Comm. Bloomington 812-332-2355
11-11 1:00 Heritage of Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne 260-402-0434
11-13 1:00 YMCA McCormick Sr. Center Vincennes 812-882-2285
11-16 10:00 Cumberland Trace Plainfield 317-838-7070
11-17 12:30 New Castle/Henry Co.Pub.Lib. New Castle 765-529-0362
11-18 10:00 Altenheim Senior Living Indianapolis 317-788-4261
11-19 1:00  Community Healthplex Sports  Indianapolis  800-777-7775
11-19 10:00 Forever Learning South Bend 574-282-1901
12-1 11:00 LCPL Dyer-Schererville Branch Schererville 219-949-6307
12-14  10:00  Crown Point Public Library  Crown Pointe  219-949-6307
3-28-16 10:00 Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307
4-26-16 11:00 Lutheran Hospital Ft. Wayne 260-435-2500
6-7-16 10:00 Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307