The Christian Science Monitor recently ran an article that gives advice on choosing a driving school for a teenager. Choosing a driving school for a teenager can make a big difference in how they fare during their first years on the road. There are some very effective ways that you can make sure that any driving school you send your teenager to is a good one.
The AAA, one of the most trusted driver’s organizations in the nation, does endorse driving schools that meet their standards. One of the first things you might want to look for is the endorsement of the AAA when you are determining which driving school to send your child to. The most important thing is that they get a quality education and that the driving school helps them to develop skills that they can use to deal with real life situations.
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Among the things the AAA recommends in driving schools and that are listed as criteria that parents should look for are up-to-date training materials, a good business record on the part of the organization, relatively recent training cars and professionally trained instructors, according to the article. Given these resources, the school should be able provide good education.
While parents might have their children’s best interest at heart, they don’t necessarily make the best driving instructors for teenagers. First and foremost, it involves balancing the parent/child relationship with the student/teacher relationship, which doesn’t always work well. Professionally trained driving instructors remember to include information that is easily forgotten. Consider for example, the exact rules that govern when to use hazard lights, when to pull over after an accident and went to continue on to the next exit and so forth. Remembering to include all of this information in your child’s instruction is an awful lot to ask of any parent.
Sometimes, insurance companies may offer discounted rates for teenagers who have gone through driving instruction. Because the rates for teenagers tend to be very high, it’s a good idea to consider having your child attend such a class. Texas requires that children under the age of 18 years have driver’s education if they are to get a learner’s permit and a driver’s license.
If you were hit by a driver who did not exhibit knowledge of how to use the roads safely and keep other drivers from harm, contact an attorney.