Start Your Engines! A Few of the Things You’ll Learn During a Defensive Driving Course

driving courseDuring their first year on the road, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be in an automobile crash than the average, licensed adult driver. This is one of the many reasons why it’s important for your teen to take driving classes and learn the safety basics.

One of the most important classes for your child to take is the defensive driving course. This drivers education course is designed to teach your teen many things about being on the road. Here are just a few of the many things your teen will learn while taking this driving course.

Traffic Crash Statistics
This is one of the first pieces of material covered in drivers education classes. It’s important for new drivers to be aware of common times and places where crashes occur. In addition, they’ll learn about the most affected age groups when it comes to crashes, and how to avoid becoming a statistic.

Psychological Factors
Fear and anxiety are two psychological factors that can heavily influence driving. In addition, anger can also influence the way a person behaves on the road. It’s important for new drivers to learn about these psychological factors and what to do if faced with an angry driver or if they’re dealing with anxiety about being on the road.

Driving Under the Influence
Many drivers education courses will include a day in class where students put on special goggles that simulate the visual effects of being intoxicated. In addition, they will spend a significant amount of time learning what to do if an intoxicated driver is on the road, and the consequences of driving under the influence.

Crash Prevention
This is perhaps where the “defensive” part comes into play. Crash prevention is extremely important for new drivers, as they may not know what to do if faced with a potential crash situation. The situations covered might range from a car running a red light to how to handle a car coming towards you in the wrong lane.

No matter the driving question, it will most likely be answered in a defensive driving course.

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