Testimonials From Our Graduates

Powerful and Moving

My husband and I attended the teen driving solutions school the weekend of Memorial day with our daughter Natalie. It was so worth it and I feel that every single teen should be required to do so. This enabled her the driving skills that she would never have gotten anywhere else. It’s essential that we as parents provide all the tools necessary to protect our children.

We are so very grateful to the whole driving team, instructors, coaches, and everyone that volunteered and donated their time to help save my child’s life. We cannot thank you enough. We will do everything in our power to spread the word about how wonderful and important it is to invest in your children. There is no price tag that you can place on their life. I encourage any parent or teen reading this to please, please consider doing this for the sake of saving a life.

Sincerely,

Robert and Tina Matthews

Robert and Tina Matthews
June 5, 2018

Lifesaving

I was in a few crashes, got a speeding ticket, and totalled a car. Then I enrolled and completed this driving course and it’s been over two years and I have not had a single automobile incident or ticket. Dan teaches you how to REALLY drive a car and know it’s limits. He teaches confidence and caution and I thank him and his team a million times.

Nicholas Akselberg
May 31, 2018

This course is a must

This course should be mandatory for all teen drivers.

My son and daughter learned a tremendous amount and are safer drivers as a result. The staff are highly skilled and experienced drivers who are committed to reducing teen deaths due to MVA’s. From teaching how to handle a car in skid to avoiding over-correcting, their thoughtful approach gets to the heart of mistakes new drivers make in life or death situations.

This goes so far beyond the rudimentary Drivers Ed that is typically offered. And their data back up their claimsTDSS graduates are safer drivers. If this type of instruction was widespread, motor vehicle deaths would not be the public health issue they are today.

What’s more, I have been driving for 34 years and they taught me a lot. It was also a lot of fun and a great bonding experience with my teen. Please, please, please—enroll your child today. It may save their life.

Peter O'Brien
May 31, 2018

From a dad

I took my son as we all know that kids listen to others before they listen to parents. This two day school I believe taught me more than I ever imaged. My son learned what why and how but I learned how he thinks, which surprised me as he is my kid. Has he become a better driver, absolutely. He also now corrects me, which I need.

One of the best investments I ever made, for both of us.

If you don’t think your kids need this you are mistaken, you both need this training. It’s done professionally and with the ever present knowledge that we can not replace our kids but we can give them the skills to be the best they can be.

This program does it better than anything I have seen.

Michael Sperber
May 31, 2018

THE BEST “INSURANCE” I COULD EVER HAVE PURCHASED!

My son and I attended the TDSS course while he had his provisional license. I knew I was going to allow him to drive his younger sister to and from school. Obviously, it was critically important that they both made it wherever they went safely. It wasn’t only about my son, but also his sister.

There are a lot of things I can live without, but my children are far too valuable to have put them on the road without giving them any and all of the safety tools I could possibly find!

My son did not want to take the TDSS course. Once he completed it, he couldn’t thank me enough. He was truly grateful that I had invested in him. The TDSS team was phenomenal!

During the introduction, parents were told that if their child needed anything special, we should let them know. My son absorbs information quickly. He likes people who move quickly, talk quickly, etc. Vincent was paired with a superstar driver who made his experience amazing!! The confidence my son gained from TDSS is invaluable. Thank you TDSS!!!

Amber Brown
May 31, 2018

What If?

I’m writing to thank you, Chuck, and the whole TDSS team for the hard work that you guys put in to making teens, and as you’ll read, parents safer when they’re on the road.

As crazy as the timing is, it’s true: On Thursday, October 19th I organized 40 friends to drive the full course at VIR. We had people from all over the East Coast and even two that flew over from England, just to have a private track day. I’ve never done that before, but it worked out wonderfully – we didn’t have a single car get damaged, the weather was great, and a whole new crop of people were exposed to the fun of motorsports.

Just a couple days later, on Monday, October 23rd at around 8 AM, I was driving on 29 North to Charlottesville, headed for the University of Virginia. I was in the interior lane, next to the median. About 5 miles south of Charlottesville, at Redhill Road, I looked at my 10 o’clock and I saw a pickup truck crossing the southbound lanes pretty quickly – and here is where all of your training and classes paid off – I literally thought to myself, “What would I do if that guy kept going… where would I go?”

And then, the classroom discussions about how cars transfer weight came to mind and I saw his truck “sit down”, instead of pitch forward. “Holy cow!” I thought, “… this guy is going for it, he’s going across all four lanes of 29 without stopping in the median!” I was now close enough to see his face and it was obvious he didn’t even see my car. He just barreled on, into my lane, accelerating. At this point, the “what if?” game paid off. I tapped the brakes, but did not stick them, and I moved the steering wheel just enough to switch lanes …but not so much as to slide into the ditch lined with trees.

He hit me full speed – I was going about 60, and he was going about 50, but that fraction of a second, and the resulting lane change, saved me from being hurt much more than I was. The full impact of his truck hit on the driver’s B pillar; in fact much of it, maybe 70%, was behind the B pillar. Had I stayed in the inside lane, and not played the “what if?” game, his pickup truck would’ve hit me square on the driver’s door. Would I have died? Probably not – the car did a great job of protecting me – but when they cut me out of the car and I was conscious, had no broken bones, and there was no blood… it was clear that the “what if?” game and the move to the other lane prevented me from being more significantly injured.

Today was my last physical therapy appointment. I missed over three months of work, but I’m getting better every week. In the end, it was just muscular damage from the impact. But in the February/March timeframe, when I couldn’t exercise, I couldn’t sleep, and I spent hours a day in PT …. it looked like I might not ever get better, and it was pretty discouraging

Anyway, I just wanted to send you the story and these pictures. I give you full freedom to use it in future classes if you think it would be of benefit to anyone. Suffice it to say, I’m grateful I took both of my kids to Teen Driving Solutions and I want you to know how much I appreciate what you do.

Sincerely,
John Ankeney

John Ankeney
May 31, 2018