The Center for Disease Control lists driver inexperience as a risk factor for why the leading cause of death for teens is motor vehicle crashes. They say teens underestimate or fail to realize dangerous situations. And they make critical decision errors while driving.
So the importance of teaching teens how to anticipate problems while driving and how to make good decisions can’t be understated. Their lives (and others) depend on it.
One way to help ensure people learn how to drive safely is to make sure they get plenty of practice while driving with an adult passenger. One way of doing this is to take driving lessons with a professional driving school.
Here are some tips on finding the best driving school for you.
- Check Their Credentials
Some states require driving schools to be licensed and/or accredited. You will need to check with your state’s motor vehicle department (individual states use different terms for theirs) to see what they require. Make sure your driving school to meet these requirements.
- Check Their Curriculum
Take a look at the driving school’s curriculum. Review their syllabus to see that the course is comprehensive, covering all the types of situations you will come across when driving. Make sure you will get experience with driving for more than just what is required on the driving test.
- Check Their Reputation
Ask your family, friends, and neighbors for referrals to a driver training course they used. Find out what they liked or disliked about the company to help you decide.
You can also check the reviews online for driving schools you are considering with either Google or Yelp. Also, find out if the company you are considering using is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
- Visit Their Offices
Prior to signing up with a driving school, visit their office. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and inspect the type of cars they use to provide their training. Some questions to ask:
- Are they fully insured
- How many lessons they believe will be necessary
- How often the lessons should occur
- How long each lesson lasts
- What happens if you sign up for lessons and need to cancel or change an appointment
- Is there a price break for booking multiple lessons in advance
- If you pay in advance, can you get a refund for unused lessons if you decide not to continue
The folks at Carlisle Driver Training believe that driving lessons should be personalized to each driver’s learning style. If you have any special needs or concerns, confirm that the driving school will work with you to make you feel comfortable and secure while learning.
- Focus on Quality (Not Just Price or Results)
Learning to drive takes time and learning to do so safely is worth the money. So when you’re reviewing driver training courses, look for a company that will provide solid driving skills that will keep you safer on the road. Even if they cost a little more or they don’t promise you’ll pass your driver’s test sooner.
Find Your Best Driving School Today
Use these tips to help you find the best driving school that will teach you to be a safe and confident driver.
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