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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

Teenage Drivers

18 Mar Blog | Comments
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As parents we understand how much responsibility comes with driving. As teenagers all they see is the freedom driving will give them. So to offset that feeling, we as parents must prepare our children as much as possible. By doing that we will hopefully be able to give them the tools they need to be good, responsible teenage drivers.

I remember when I was learning to drive. As a teenage driver, I was not allowed to listen to the radio. After I received my license I was still not allowed to listen to the radio right away and I was only allowed to have one friend at a time in the car at first. Now I look at all the distractions teenage drivers have: radio, friends, cell phones (which includes calls and worse yet texting), and the cell phones of the friends in the car. There will always be more and more distracting us as drivers so getting teenage drivers the basics is even more important.

The issue parents have now is how to get those basics to their child. Life is so busy. In many cases both parents work outside of the home. Parents have activities going on outside of work. Teenagers are involved in so many things outside of their school day. They are in sports, drama, etc… They have jobs. So, although some of the technology out there makes driving more challenging, one piece of technology can actually make your life as a parent easier.

One of the requirements for teenage drivers is to complete a class which teaches them the: basics, defensive driving tips, state specific traffic laws that they must know in order to pass the written part of the exam. There are two ways to accomplish completing the necessary class for teenage drivers.

Options for Teenage Drivers to Complete Necessary Class

The first is the traditional way most of us completed our coursework, which is signing up for the class. That class took place at a local college or perhaps the high school where they go. The second way, which is becoming more of the traditional way for teenage drivers to complete the class, is to take the class online.

Both ways get the teenage drivers the certificate they need to get their license, however by taking the class online both parents and teenagers benefit. Taking a class at a building is definitely not a bad thing, but since the teenager cannot drive yet, guess who gets to take them to and from the course?  You got it, you, the parent! By taking an online class teenage drivers to be can take the class when it fits his/her schedule and you don’t have to worry about getting them to and from class.

Teenage drivers have a lot to learn before they can hit the road. As their parent, it is your job to make sure when your teenager gets his/her license that they are as prepared as they can possibly be. So, make sure you sign your child up for a class that is going to teach them the: basics, defensive driving and state specific laws that they will need to abide by so they don’t get a ticket.

B Line Traffic School has an online Driver’s education program specifically designed for teenage drivers to be. Their class is a state approved, is accredited and has a great rating with the Better Business Bureau.

I will have two teenage drivers in the near future (OK in 6 years, but that is going to come fast). I will look at that time for the class that will be best, and I am willing to bet it will be an online class.

Teenage drivers have more than ever to overcome when it comes to distractions. Make sure you sign your teenager up for a class what will teach them all the proper tools so they can be good, responsible teenage drivers.



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