The Issue: Teenage drivers.
In addition to a teenager taking a Driver’s Education Training course after receiving their driver’s permit, taking an additional course may be needed.
A Defensive Driving Course is geared to provide your teenager or young adult additional real world driving situations they may come across and learn skills to maneuver and avoid auto accidents. There are many excellent defensive driving courses available.
To find a defensive driving school in your area, contact your child’s high school, inquire with the local Chamber of Commerce or visit the National Safety Council site.
Recently a client and their teenage son attended a defensive driving course called Doug Herbert’s program “B.R.A.K.E.S.“ A reluctant teenager, arrived at 8:00 a.m. one Saturday morning and when he left 4 hours later was excited about the training and the program! He said he learned valuable information and the hands-on experience was awesome!
They offer 5 Hands-On Training Exercises:
Accident Avoidance/Slalom Exercise
Drop Wheel/Off Road Recovery Exercise
Panic Stop Exercise
Car Control and Skid Avoidance Exercise
All instructors are some of the best professional driving instructors and they can be found on the east and west coast. Their backgrounds vary form top-notch driving school instructors, trained the Secret Service, to precision drivers for commercials!
This Defensive Driving course is one of many valuable schools available for your teenager.
Keep in mind many insurance companies offer Driver’s Education discounts for teenagers. Present your teenager’s certificate of completion to your insurance agent to apply discount.
*If your child is over 25 years of age, many insurance companies allow discounts for taking a Defensive Driving course and presenting a certificate of completion is needed as documentation for this discount.
To learn of additional young driver coverage for your teenager, a review of your policies or a proposal, give us a call: 1-800-886-0305 to speak with a licensed representative of Consultative Insurance Group.