We have a driving school in Litchfield, Kimball, Cokato, Hutchinson, Buffalo and Hector.
Our drivers training program is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and serves the following counties; Meeker, Stearns, Wright, McLeod, and Kandiyohi. We feel that new drivers should not only learn how to drive a car but probably even more importantly to learn defensive driving. We all know of too many stories of accidents that happened because the OTHER driver was careless. At Today's Driving School we are concerned that our teens learn how to drive safely.
Sign up now by calling 844-DRIVE 15.
Statistics show that the leading cause of death in Minnesota's 15-17 year olds is traffic crashes.
Minnesota Drivers Manual (click here)
The top six driving risk factors for teens are:
- Inattentiveness - Driver inattention/distraction is the most common contributing factor in multiple vehicle crashes
- Excessive speed - Illegal/unsafe speed is the most common contributing factor in single vehicle crashes for drivers. Teens particularly have difficulty adjusting speed to driving conditions.
- Failure to wear a safety belt - Properly wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger occupants by 45% in a car and 60% in a light truck.
- Fatigue - A person who has been awake 24 hours experiences impairment nearly equal to someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .10%. Teens often don't get enough sleep.
- Not checking traffic before pulling out - Most crashes involving teens occur at intersections because of their inexperience judging distance and speed.
- Driving with other teens - The presence of passengers strongly increased crash risk. For teen drivers, the more passengers the greater the risk.