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Why You Should Consider Enrolling Your Child in a Professional Driving Course… Safety!

Seldom do I give a one-word answer but, in this case it works.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Teens are more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than from ANY other cause!
  • Boys are 1.75 times as likely to die as girls
  • 4,767 16 to 19 year-olds died in 2004 in motor vehicle accidents
  • In 2005 400,000 teens were injured in motor vehicle accidents

Driver Training is Different for This Generation

Teens today must learn how to drive in a different way than their parents learned.  A generation ago teenagers learned to drive at school, that’s not the case anymore.  Today a teenager has two choices, they are either home-schooled or they learn to drive from a private school like ours.  The difference between the two methods of training is dramatic.

The facts don’t lie; teen drivers over-estimate their driving ability creating dangerous and sometimes fatal conditions!  Today’s cars offer serious dangers to new teenage drivers because most cars come equipped with engines that offer quicker acceleration, along with the ability to far exceed even the highest speed limits.  With all of the technological advances available in our current cars and features that make them more enjoyable for us to drive, we are learning that there is a tremendous hidden expense, a cost that surpasses any benefit… injuries and death to teenage drivers!

A teen that is taught to drive by their parent is required to take an eight-hour course while a professionally trained student receives 30 hours of classroom instruction.

In many people’s minds, including some elected officials, this is a system that needs to be changed.  In their opinion, the current guidelines and requirements of the Connecticut DMV fosters an environment that allows drivers who are not equipped to safely drive today’s lighter and quicker cars.  The fear of many is that too many parents are not properly equipped to train their own children.  So when these home-schooled students receive their license they can steer a car forward, but not really drive a car safely.

How a teenager is trained to drive is a serious issue that needs to be explored by the teen and his or her parents or guardians.

To learn more about the actual Learner’s Permit, and Driving License process, visit our helpful information page.

Please feel free to download and share this document, Navigating the DMV Process – Teens in this document we offer you step-by-step assistance and guidance through this often confusing process.

Also, know that we are a resource to assist you any way possible. Feel free to call us, email us or stop by our offices during office hours: Mon-Fri from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

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