PARENTS OF TEENS
Turning over the Keys
The time has finally come--your son or daughter is looking up at you with pleading eyes, and you hear the words: "May I borrow the car?"
How can you possibly say no? Finally getting behind the wheel is a significant coming-of-age occurrence. It is something we all looked forward to--and now it is your child's turn.
Those of us on staff here at Steve Morris' Defensive Driving School, who have children of our own, remember what it was like to let go of those keys to the family car for the first time. We remember the emotions associated with what seemed on the surface to be such a simple act. This is why we teach your child (our student) the way we would want our child to be taught.
What Makes a Good Driver?
Most students are taught to Start, Stop, Turn and Park without mastering the skills and developing the habits of collision-free driving.
Your teenager may have excellent manipulative skills, hand and eye coordination. Driving in traffic requires all those things PLUS training and practice in using the EYES to scan the traffic scene, experience in PREDICTING what action others may take, and the habit of keeping SPACE around the vehicle.
A good driver is one who stays out of collisions-PERIOD. Our goal here at Steve Morris' Defensive Driving School is to produce a collision-free driver. We want your child to stay out of COLLISIONS!
The Steve Morris' Defensive Driving School Difference:
- Instructional driver training vehicles are fully equipped and insured with automatic transmissions. Weekly 22 point vehicle safety and maintenance inspections are made on each training vehicle.
- All vehicles have a dual control brake, and rear view mirrors for the instructor. Wedge-shape seat cushions and pedal extensions are available to accommodate students of various heights. Student driver signs are used to help identify the driving school.
- All instructors are licensed by the DMV and personally trained by Steve Morris, a state licensed and credentialed teacher-trainer for over 39 years
Let's work as a team!
In order to create a collision-free teen driver, the parent, teen and driving school must work together as a team. This is why we encourage parents to ride along during their teens' behind-the-wheel driving training lesson. During the lesson, Steve will give you tips on how to teach your teen to drive and discuss the new provisional licensing laws.
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Requirements and Sequence for a Teenager to Get a Provisional Driver License.
Age 15 or older: Complete classroom or home study Driver Education.
Age between 15 1/2 - 17 1/2: Successfully complete the written test at the DMV for a Learners Permit which is valid for one year.
Student enrolls in a 6 hour behind-the-wheel Driver Training Program with a licensed driving school.
After student completes his/her first lesson with the licensed driving school, the student can then begin completing the 50 hours of practice with a California licensed driver (25 years or older) required by the DMV. 10 of those hours must be at night.
Upon completion of the 6 hours of Driver Training with a licensed driving school and 50 hours of practice with a parent and a passage of a minimum of 6 months from the issue date on the Learners Permit, the student may take the DMV Road Test. Upon passing the road test, the student will receive their provisional drivers license.
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