Of all the classes students take, driver’s ed may be the only one designed to keep them alive. Yet the typical course isn’t winning raves from accident and safety experts. The National Transportation Safety Board found in 2005 that the standard course hasn’t changed much in 50 years, was designed arbitrarily, and isn’t preparing teens for the road. Nearly 6,000 teens were killed and 303,000 hurt in auto crashes in 2004. Teens make up 6 percent of all licensed drivers, but they are involved in 14 percent of deadly crashes.
Since parents often allow their teenagers’ to drive the “family car”, it is important that parents have their teenagers listed as covered drivers on their automobile insurance policy. In case your teenager is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the Personal Injury Protection benefits will be available to them as well as anyone else who may have been injured in the collision.
Time for a driver’s education overhaul?
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Yet the typical course isn’t winning raves from accident and safety experts. … Nearly 6,000 teens were killed and 303,000 hurt in auto crashes in 2004. …