While advancements in technology have given rise to autonomous vehicles, they have yet to take over the roadways completely. Even when the time comes when we’re no longer physically steering our cars, it is still imperative that we understand the ins and outs of driving safety. Regardless of who or what is in control of the wheel, following the rules of the road must be learned and understood. This knowledge is best obtained through driving school. Here’s a look at the many benefits of enrolling in driving school, no matter your age.
What teen doesn’t want to get their license? It is a symbol of freedom and independence a teenager longs for and needs. Many communities around the country no longer provide driver’s ed as part of their school’s curriculum, leaving parents with very few options. You can either enroll your teen in a local driving school or allow your son or daughter to go without a license until he or she turns 18, at which point they can take a driving test (state laws may vary).
Unfortunately, teens are statistically ranked as the highest risk age group for being involved in serious car accidents. Many experts view this as a result of inexperience and recklessness. Learning and practicing proper driving techniques in driving school will help ensure your teen is better equipped to handle the many unique driving situations they may face.
Although most consider teens the primary age group for driving school, there are several circumstances that may mandate adults having to enroll. Maybe you did not receive your license as a teenager. If this is the case, taking driving lessons would be of great benefit to you and your insurance costs as they factor in age and years of licensed driving when calculating your insurance rates. Minimal driving history or a lack of one will result in you being deemed a high-risk driver and have you paying high premiums for years. However, participating in a driving school will reduce your premium significantly.
Maybe you have found yourself with some speeding tickets, or accident(s) on your driving record. If that is the case, enrolling in driving school may help you eliminate unsafe driving habits you have developed over the years. Also, numerous states will remove any negative points that may have been placed on your license upon completion of driving school. Driving lessons can also be of benefit if you have recently moved to a new state or city with different traffic laws. In addition, driving lessons may help you learn how to drive in various road conditions such as heavier traffic and poor weather that make you anxious to drive in.
Regardless of age, most drivers enjoy the liberation a driver’s license affords. But the golden years that enrolling in driving school could be most beneficial is for those who have hit the years of being considered seniors. It is not uncommon for a senior driver to confuse the brake and accelerator or lose control of the vehicle’s steering wheel. Practicing the skills necessary for safe driving will help older drivers and their ability to make quick judgments on the road.
Driving for decades may also lend overconfidence to senior drivers. Thinking you’re capable of handling any issues that may arise while driving when you’re actually out of practice can prove detrimental. However, taking a refresher driving course will indicate your weak areas and provide lessons to get back to being a safe driver.
Enroll in Driving School Today
Whether you are a teenager looking to obtain your first license, an adult who needs extra practice, or a senior who wants refresher driving lessons, Alliance Defensive Driving School specializes in teaching teens and adults in North San Diego County how to drive safely. Our calm, patient, professional instructors will take you through our step by step process and help you become a safe and confident licensed driver in no time. For further information on enrolling in our driving school, please contact us.