- Feb 3, 2021
- Austin, TX
My school system had a driver ed center with new cars provided by the GM plant across the highway. Had a tower, each car had override controls on the passenger side and radio activated breaking. The center had a skid pad they could flood to teach us how to steer out of a slide. And when we passed the lot and tests we had an entrance ramp to I-285 in Atlanta. Imagine cars full of 15 year old kids, their first on-road driving without their parents is gunning it onto a freeway at morning rush hour! But I’ve never had an at fault crash. I’ve been hit while stopped at traffic lights but never hit anyone, never put my car in a ditch, never even curbed a wheel in 40 years. If the space is 3-4’ longer than my car I can get in it and exit it without a backup camera. I’m not saying I’m special, I’m agreeing with you that training works.I blame the schools.
Do they even still have Driver's Ed? And if so do the "instructors" have actual qualifications or are they just out-of-work guys looking for a way to meet teenage girls while making a few bucks?
Kids today just do the classes online and it’s up to the parents to be honest or not with the logs.