Responsible Driving: 3 Reasons You Should Sign Your Teen Up For Drivers Ed
Managing a teen at home is tough, but keeping track of them on the road? That’s downright impossible. You can’t be everywhere all at once (and you honestly shouldn’t be, since children need to grow up sometime) but you can ensure your teen is as equipped as they can be to handle driving on their own. By signing them up for beginner driving school, you will be helping them in more ways than one. Here are three of them.
Allowing them to learn from an objective source. Around 56% of teens rely on their parents when learning how to drive. This is a good place to start, like teaching them the very basics on slow back roads or in your neighborhood’s local cemeteries, but there is a lot that you may not even know to teach. Drivers ed classes focus on recent traffic laws, road signs, and can delve pretty deeply into the seriousness of driving while intoxicated. Driving courses involve more than practice driving, they include a combination of written and visual instructions as well. Additionally, as hard as you may try, you’re going to hold a bias when driving with your teen. Beginner driving school can offer a completely objective point of view from which to teach and allows your teen a firm yet supportive hand to learn by.
Gives them more critical practice. Your child will be placed with a knowledgeable and experienced driver and teacher who will be able to take them out on more drives than your job or schedule may allow. We learn by doing, so this invaluable asset is vital to your teen becoming comfortable on the open road. Driving can be quite scary when you’re just starting out, so having someone in the car pushing you to go outside your comfort zone (even if it’s as simple as getting on the very fast highway) can mean the difference between a confident driver and a hesitant one.
More than just a skill. As previously stated, drivers education goes beyond simply practicing driving. The emotional takeaway from watching videos of car crash victims and survivors can make the reality of such a tragedy all the more real to your teen; many people believe something like that can’t or won’t happen to them, and this emotional exposure to the devastation firsthand will drill the importance of safe driving further into your child’s head than a serious conversation ever could.
Signing your teen up for beginner driving school will pay for itself in the experience they gain. Don’t wait; get your kid involved today.
Traffic Survival School
Traffic Survival School is an MVD mandated or Court Ordered class. You need to complete Traffic Survival School if you have received a Corrective Action Letter/Proof of Assignment or Court Order. Call 480-777-7303 if you have any questions.