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Drive Wise eNews - Spring 2011


Drive Wise eNews by Drivers Ed Direct

Spring 2011 - IN THIS ISSUE

Driver Safety: Don't Blame It On The Rain

Making A Difference at the DMV: A Parent's Message to Drivers Ed Direct

In the News: Partners Team to Stop the Number One Killer of Teens


DRIVER SAFETY

Don't Blame It On The Rain

Though rain is blamed for thousands of accidents each year, most of these collisions are preventable and not the rain's fault at all. Rather, the true culprits of foul-weather crashes are audacious drivers failing to appreciate ... read full story here

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE DMV

A Parent's Message to Drivers Ed Direct

On March 10th, we received the following email message from a parent explaining why she was glad she chose Drivers Ed Direct:

"I didn't realize that there was a difference when it came to drivers ed online courses so I went with the one that our local school recommended, DriversEdDirect.com. A few days into the course my daughter's friend called miserable with her $79 online course. She said it was full of typos and hard to read. My daughter gave her your information and her friend loved your course.

Then we went to the DMV to get my daughter's learner's permit where we ran into 3 other people we knew doing the same thing. This is when I saw the difference. Everyone there had their pink certificate of completion, however, that was all they had. They were not given directions on what to do next. They did not receive the d44 form to complete at home so two of our friends had to go home to get the second parents signature and one of them did not have a birth certificate or passport. My other friend was there for the second time this week because they did not have all the information the first time they arrived. All 3 showed me what they got with their certificate... A congratulations letter and nothing else.

I just wanted to say thank you for making the process so easy. My daughter now has her permit and she begins driving lessons on Thursday."

Tori - Marin County, CA

IN THE NEWS

Partners Team to Stop the Number One Killer of Teens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Education, legislative, and law enforcement leaders joined to announce California’s Teen Driving Safety Week, March 6–12, 2011. Reckless and distracted driving is the number one killer of teens in the U.S., with car crashes resulting in about 3,500 teen deaths in 2009. More than two-thirds of fatal teen crashes have nothing to do with drugs or alcohol, but are a result of distractions, speed, and other poor driving decisions. The crash risk per mile driven by 16-year-olds is twice that of 18- to 19-year-olds and about four times the risk for drivers ages 30-59, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit the non-profit site ImpactTeenDrivers.org for more on Teen Distracted Driving

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