Are you as confused as other parents about the whole licensing process? If so, we have created a page just for you, with a step-by-step timeline of what your teen will go through in getting his or her license.
Most states require a graduated license for teen drivers. In many states newly licensed teens are restricted from driving at night or carrying teen passengers. Research has shown that In states where teens are not permitted to use cell phones while driving, teens tend to disobey the law. Also, while teen drivers make up only 7% of the driving population, they are involved in 14% of fatal crashes. Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for people ages 15-19. It is important to help your teen become a safe driver.
Here's a situation in which you can never provide too much information. Teens who don't follow cell phone laws while driving don't ever believe they will get caught, or that operating a hand held device while driving presents a potentially fatal distraction. Help your teen understand that using cell phones while driving does in fact pose a serious risk by reading the guidelines below.
Are you skeptical about an online course being an effective way for your child to learn driver education? A 2003 DMV study comparing online driver education to paper-based workbooks and classroom courses found that home-study computer-based instruction may actually be more effective than classroom instruction. To find out why, read more...
We truly believe that we have the best Drivers Ed courses in the state. The DMV evidently agrees with us, because they have authorized our course to be purchased for use by other driving schools. Over 70 schools throughout California are currently using our course. Our Drivers Ed course is comprehensive, emphasizes safety, and includes the whys of driving, not just the hows.
Many behind-the-wheel driving schools recommend our course because they know that our "graduates" will have the proper foundation of knowledge when it's time for driver training.
We understand what you are going through...
I am often asked, by parents, “what am I supposed to do?“ to satisfy the California Vehicle Code requirement of 50 hours of supervised driving, by the parent or legal guardian. Most parents recognize the fact that they have errors in their own driving, and they wish to avoid passing these same errors on to their teen.
Parents will benefit by reading this material developed for driving instructors:
Basic tips for parents: