It was great fun being back with the Channel 7 WXZY crew! This time we talked about tips for taking driver education in the fall/winter session. First off if you want to start driver education, you’ll first need to be at least 14 years and 8 months old to start class. Second, we know that the typical high schooler’s fall/winter schedule is super crazy, and that’s why we make sure to offer classes later in the evenings and on weekends. So, no matter how busy your schedule is, there’s always a place for you!
Now if you want to/the earliest you can take driver education is the winter season, then the upside is that you are learning in the midst of winter road conditions and getting hands-on experience driving with a professional instructor (Parents: this takes pressure off of you to have to be there with your student while it’s their first time on the road dealing with winter conditions!).
Lastly, don’t wait for your student’s buddy to get their license so they can carpool. Did you know that for teen driving, the addition of just one other passenger increases the risk of an accident by 44%? Wow, right? That doubles with 2 extra passengers and quadruples with 4 extra passengers. Practicing Good independent driving really is the best first step.
Want to learn more about starting? CLICK HERE to learn more about Segment 1 of driver education!