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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.

Your Teen’s Driving Success is the Goal

22 Dec Blog | Comments

Your Teen's-Driving-Success-the-Goal

The teenage years can be the scariest for a parent. Your children become more independent, including learning how to drive. It is an important step for everyone, parents and the teenager. It is scary for the parents because it is another step that takes away control. You cannot control what happens once they head out onto the road. However, what you can control is what course they take in order to learn how to drive properly. Your teen’s driving success is the goal of any parent.

The way to achieve your goal is to be sure that your teen is able to drive safely. When looking for a driver’s education course it is important to find a program that will fit your child’s learning needs. The course must also be state approved so that it will count for the written portion of the driver’s education course requirement.

What to Look For

When looking for a good driver’s education course you will want to make sure it has the following:

  • As mentioned before, it must be state approved course in order to satisfy the written course requirement necessary to apply for their driver’s.
  • You will want to be sure that the course covers not only the basic rules of the road but also goes over how to be a defensive driver.
  • The course should cover all state specific traffic laws, as some laws can vary from state to state.
  • In order to be sure that your child is understanding the material there should be quizzes at the end of each chapter, sample test questions, from previous DMV exams and the ability to review any part of the course your child may be struggling with.
  • The course you choose should also be not only informative but also interactive. Most children do not respond well to lecture-based courses. If you want your child to retain the information the course needs to be memorable.

The goal of any driver’s education course should be your teen’s driving success. Researching your course options to find which style your child would best learn is essential. Depending upon your child’s specific learning needs there are courses available in traditional school settings and also online.

Traditional vs. Online

The traditional school settings are instructor led and usually have a workbook that must be completed before the end of the course. The instructor will go through the course work at the pace that suits them. They may also show a video or two, however the bulk of the course will be lecture.

A good online driver’s education course will be interactive and very informative. The coursework can be taken at the pace of the child and he or she can go back over any sections that are confusing. There will be short quizzes at the end to make certain the child is understand the material. Once the child has passed the written exam at the end with 80% or better they will be able to print off a completion certificate. That can be taken to the DMV to show the course has been completed successfully.

Parents cannot control what happens once their child leaves the driveway, but they can control the driver’s education course their child takes to prepare them properly.


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