Is There A Gap Between Driver’s Education And What Drivers Need To Know To Be Safe?

driver education is not enough to keep teen drivers safe behind the wheel

Is There A Gap Between Driver’s Education And What Drivers Need To Know To Be Safe?

Driver’s education is based on an educational model that was established in the 1950’s. SIXTY YEARS LATER not much has changed. There are two main goals – learn the basic rules/laws of the road and pass the driving test.  The only behind-the-wheel educational requirement is six hours of instruction which doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what it takes to safely operate and control a vehicle.

So, based on that, is it any surprise when you read that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 11 teens aged 16-19 die EVERY DAY due to motor vehicle accidents? Or how in 2010 over 280,000 teens were treated and released from emergency rooms after being in car crashes?

There is a gap in what is being taught to our teenage drivers and what is happening on the road. Understanding the rules of the road is absolutely mission critical, but so is safely and properly controlling the vehicle. This can only be learned through experience. Currently, this experience is most often obtained from having to react to situations on REAL ROADWAYS with REAL CARS!

So the question is…do you believe that the entire process as it stands today is working?

Drive Safer offers a behind the wheel defensive driving course and two other defensive driving course options that meets the criteria to deduct points from your license AND get you an insurance reduction.

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Jason Friedman
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Jason Friedman, CEO and Founder of Drive Safer, LLC is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in launching, growing, managing successful businesses across multiple sectors. Jason is an expert in teen driving and driver education, and regularly speaks and presents to audiences throughout the U.S. Jason also has expertise in education and training, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, experiential marketing, customer experience management and branding. For three consecutive years, one of Jason’s companies was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fasted‐growing companies, and in 2009, Ernst and Young named Jason as New Jersey’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Services.

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