Driving is a SPORT and its Purpose is to WIN

Why are thousands of drivers and passengers killed each year in vehicle crashes? First and foremost it’s because they aren’t engaged in the game and they’re not in it to win.  Driving is as much a “sport” as football, baseball, hockey or soccer.  The field, arena or court where the sport of driving takes place is our roads and highways and the net, goal posts or home base is our destination.  Like all sports the object is to win and in driving, winning is arriving alive without causing harm to yourself, your passengers, other drivers or any vehicles. We view driving as a pass time. The problem in this country is we don’t view driving seriously enough and we certainly don’t see it as a sport.  Most drivers don’t see it in any type of competitive manner and therefore they don’t prepare for it or realize the value in perfecting
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Advanced Teen Driving School with Family Focus

Our Teen Driving School offers courses that focus on both the mental and physical skills needed for your teen to be a safe, responsible driver. It’s a teen driving school program that’s designed to supplement parents’ coaching with further teen education, while simultaneously helping those parents continue that education down the road. After all, the DMV’s expectation is that you are responsible to ensure your teen driver’s safety. The teen driving school classes provide teens a mix of both hands-on behind-the-wheel training to improve vehicle control, and a class curriculum focused on mental skills. Teens learn to improve decision-making on the road, the physics of safely controlling a vehicle in real life situations and mental habits that avoid distractions. Learn more and register your teen for our Teen Driving School today! Our Teen Driving School is a registered nonprofit with a mission of reducing the rate of teen deaths by automobile accidents throughout Virginia, North Carolina
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Dead Squirrels and Your Teen Driver

My teen driver will not have a fatal crash We live in a world where we all believe “it won’t happen to me” or “it won’t happen in my family” but the truth is, countless things go wrong in our daily lives that we never expected or anticipated.  Fortunately, many of these situations are not life altering although that may seem that way at the time. For instance, I read a story recently that involved a family’s encounter with a dead squirrel.  It began with a foul odor on their screened in porch that grew from a mild annoyance to what they described as the most toxic, disgusting smell they had ever experienced.  As they attempted to investigate the source of this smell, they found a 4 inch gap between the ground and the floor of the porch which was big enough to allow an animal to get trapped. The
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Why is Advanced Teenage Driving Training Critical for Teen Drivers?

The Teen Driving Survey Says… A recent study by State Farm and the research firm Harris Interactive concludes: 1/2 of teen drivers feel they have no control over whether they will be involved in a crash, fatal or not, while they’re behind the wheel of a car. Teens are unaware of the dangers driving represents with their level of inexperience. Parents, Educators, and Legislators Must: Accept the reality that our nations teenage drivers have been set up to fail Acknowledge teenage driving is the number one cause of death for teenagers Know that half of all teenagers are unaware of the dangers involved in teenage driving We should not be surprised that over 4000 teens are killed each year in vehicle crashes When our teenage drivers don’t feel they have the skills to prevent or avoid a crash it should be obvious to all of us that they do not
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Building a Case for Changing Drivers Ed Articles (Part II)

Changing Drivers Ed in America  (Part II) The belief that inexperience plays a significant role in why teen drivers are involved in more crashes and vehicle fatalities than any other age group of drivers is a widely held belief by most people.  On the surface, it seems like a logical and almost common sense conclusion when you consider that teenage drivers make up 7% of the driving population but they’re involved in 14% of the fatal crashes. Along with the inexperience theory are two somewhat related beliefs that compound the effects of inexperience.  First is the invincible nature teens possess.  When invincibility is combined with inexperience, crashing during the learning to drive years becomes a somewhat expected result.  Second is the scientific data that shows the teenage brain isn’t fully developed until teens reach their middle twenties. According to scientific brain studies, the frontal region which controls impulses and emotions
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