Drivers education does work and it provides much needed basic driving information. It has helped reduce accidents of teens on the road. Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that Drivers Ed taught in high school or at a driving school, benefits teen drivers. Teen drivers need to learn their basic skills to help them when they get on the road. We all know many teens don’t listen to their parents.
The current generation of teens is raised on the Internet and often learns better when courses have components similar to computer games. There are many online driver’s ed courses and most good driving schools will combine interactive teaching with the white board and textbook.
Learner’s permit applicants taught by professional drivers ed programs made better decisions and paid more attention to details than thos taught by their parents or a friend. Drivers taught by their parent or friends pick up their bad habits.
Choosing a School: We urge parents to look closely at driver education programs when ever possible, before selecting a course. Programs should teach drivers ways to recognize hazards, how to reduce dangerous risk, including vehicle handling, and manage speed.
Parents, be sure and choose a school that addresses all the skills needed to drive, and not just on passing the driving test. It maybe a good idea to ask other parents whose teen drivers have taken public or private courses for their recommendations.
Parents should monitor their child’s progress: Parents should stay involved even if they’re not technically teaching basic driving skills. They should check their teen driver’s progress by riding with them at various times. Driver’s Education should be a family affair.