Teen Driving Solutions School

28 January 2014
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Teen Driving Solutions School teaches teens to be safe, smart, responsible drivers and helps their parents coach them to arrive alive every time! PADD® and Teen driving solutions have joined forces to help eliminate death and injuries amoung our teenage drivers. Our motives behind our missions are the same and feel together we can save even more lives and families from the nightmare that follows a distracted driving preventable crash.

Teen Driving Solutions’ mission is Simple:

To remove teenage driving as the number one cause of death for teenagers in America.

Our vision is simple too:

For parents and teenage drivers to ‘arrive alive every time they drive™’.

American road systems can be dangerous but more can be done to keep people safe.  Teen Driving Solutions use expert communicators who are also excellent drivers to not only teach teenagers, but often more importantly – to reach them! Their team knows how to work with teens and make a difference in the level of respect they have when getting behind the wheel. Their entire staff is committed to helping teens throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – and one day across the country – be safer, smarter and more responsible drivers.

Teens’ Driving Skills Are the Parents’ Responsibility

Currently, teens take basic driver education at school. In most states, that’s 30 hours of classroom education and 6 hours “behind the wheel.” The primary focus of this training is to give teens the knowledge they need to pass the driver examination. This is a fundamental problem and the perspective needs to change to making sure our teens arrive alive, every time.

That responsibility falls to you, the parent.

However, before a 16- or 17-year-old teen driver can take that exam and receive their provisional license, they must complete 50-60 hours of driving with you, their “supervised driver.”

Which means that you are responsible for teaching your teen:

  • Basic driving operation
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Sound judgment and good decision-making, especially under pressure
  • How to operate a 3,000 – 4,500 pound machine in real-life road and traffic conditions

The statistics add even more pressure on you as a parent of a teen driver:

  • In the U.S., driving is the #1 cause of death among teens.
  • Each year, 400,000 more teens are injured, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The cost of these crashes exceeds $40 billion dollars annually; that affects your own pocketbook in insurance and car maintenance costs.

TDS