Driver’s Training is needed to prepare drivers physically, as well as mentally, to be able to react to the surprises of the roads with precision and skill. The driver should be able to recognize imminent danger earlier, such that he / she never enters the dreaded red-alert emergency zone, which is home to accidents. The focus should be on making aware the parents and teens about essential accident preventive maneuvers, defensive driving skills, etc, by ways of:
- Hand Eye Coordination – able to judge spatial relationships
- How to Steer – having the control of the car even in emergency situations
- Brake Management – bringing the car to a halt without panic.
- Driving on wet and/or dry pavements – the candidate should be able to drive with maximum control on any type of surface.
“Driving is a psychomotor skill,” quotes David Thompson, who is a founder of The New Car Control Clinic.
There has been a considerable rise in the collision rates among teenagers, in the recent years. Hence, driver’s training has to be more focused on resolving teenage driving related issues.
What is “collision rate”?
It mentions the total collisions which get reported with the authorities, as reflected in the records of individual drivers, divided by the total number of drivers holding a license in a specific category.
The recently published Department of Public Safety’s Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident 2001 Statistics book states that 141,357 licensed drivers above the age of 16 had 16,113 collisions (which got reported).
Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and any other chemical substances may result in mental imbalance. Stringent measures have been taken up by the law enforcement authorities to curb this, but providing education about the pros and cons would be more effective.
For past few years, taking driver education online has emerged as the country has embraced internet technologies. Many states have approved instruction providing over the internet, and the classroom part of the traditional driver’s education course has been replaced by online content, which allows parents to administer the behind the wheel driving instruction.
Online education for driver’s training has become arguably one of the most important times in a teen’s life. It represents responsibility and it challenges teens in ways they have never been challenged before.
Traditional driver’s education courses have become distracting. There can be as many as 30 students per class with no individual attention. By considering this, a better choice to make would be to take up online training course that you can work at your own pace.