A quality driver education program taught by professionals who often have trained hundreds or even thousands of new drivers will help your teen learn the rules of the road and how to safely operate a vehicle. AAA’s Dare to Prepare online workshop video can help you determine how to choose a driving school.
Nov 24, 2020 E.O. Smith High School is comprised of a diverse group of students from all over eastern CT who come together to create a culture that supports individual and community growth. We are committed to preparing all of our students for a variety of post-secondary educational and career opportunities. Why is this an important program for the E.O. Smith High School experience? The Special Services Department provides a continuum of services and supports to students identified with exceptional educational needs as determined by a planning placement team (PPT), 504 team, or through the English Language Learning (ELL) program.
Even though Connecticut teens are not required to take driver education through a licensed driving school or secondary school, don’t pass up this critical step. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge and training, teens can get their full driver’s license up to three months earlier if they complete an approved driver education program.
Choosing the Driver Education Program that’s Right for Your Teen
Take the time to find a quality driving school—one that focuses on your teen’s safety—instead of a driving school that is the least expensive, most convenient or focused solely on teens passing the driving test.
- Ask around. Does your local high school offer driver education? Check with friends and neighbors about programs they’ve used.
- Call several driving schools. Ask specific questions about their operations, curriculum and training vehicles and request references.
- Talk to people about classroom vs. online classes.
- Visit several driving schools. Ask to sit in on a session, take a look at the vehicles and student materials. Check to see if they use current training materials, have professional instructors and maintain clean classrooms and safe vehicles.
- Check with the Better Business Bureau.
|Quality Driving Schools||Requirements for Schools Displaying the AAA Symbol|
|Require instructors to complete ongoing education.||Newer, well-maintained driver training cars.|
|Have reasonable student-teacher ratios.||Up-to-date training materials.|
|Are members of professional associations such as American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association and Driving School Association of the Americas.||Professionally trained instructors.|
|Want, encourage and facilitate parental involvement.||A record of good business practices.|
|Have a solid history of resolving complaints to their customers' satisfaction.||Discounts to AAA members.|
- Choosing a Driving School – Driver education courses are designed to teach new drivers fundamental skills and basic knowledge required to drive a motor vehicle. Tips in this AAA brochure will help you select the best driving school.
- Teaching Your Teens to Drive – A 56-minute DVD and handbook with step-by-step approaches in helping your teen prepare to drive.
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