Comparing driving schools is a challenging task, but one that will prove to be beneficial if done correctly. We suggest asking the driving school these questions before determining which school has the privilege of teaching and equiping your teen with the life long skills of safe driving.
Questions to ask the driving school:
1) What and how will my teen be taught in the classroom?
At Freedom Drivers Ed, we pride ourself in being the leader in driver education. Our classroom is focused on active learning with engaging and interactive instructors. The curriculum is enhanced with only real life knowledge our founder has as a retired police officer. He offers incredible insight into how driving behaviors lead to accidents as well as how defensive driving behavior mitigates accidents.
2) What skills will my teen learn in their behind the wheel sessions?
At Freedom Drivers Ed, we have specific learning objectives that correspond to each behind the wheel session. Your teen will not just be completing drive time with our instructors. All of our learning objectives are based off training our founder learned while teaching new police officers how to drive. Crash avoidance as well as defensive driving skills are at the core of our curriculum. Call us to discus further details.
3) What qualifies your drive instructors to teach?
At Freedom Drivers Ed, all of our drive instructors were trained by the owner. He took the skills aquired from being a police officer for over 20 years and built a comprehensive, progressive curriculum that equips each teen with the skills to avoid and mitigate accidents.
4) How does the driving school partner with me (the parent) to best prepare my teen to be a safe, independent driver?
At Freedom Drivers Ed, we partner with you by sending out PDF's that specifically explain and highlight are major learning objectives for each behind the wheel session. This allows you to read and see what we are teaching so that you are best equipped to encourage these driving habits in your teen. We only have them for 6 hours total, you have them for the remainder of their driving time before they are independent drivers. We need to partner with you to ensure your teen forms safe, defensive driving habits.
We also require 28 days between BTW sessions. This is to ensure there is enough time to practice the taught learning objectives before more learning objectives are added.
5) Does the driving school offer any other drive time to enhance my teens' driving skills and what qualifies them to teach these added drives?
At Freedom Drivers Ed, we offer three added drives / courses that will enhance your teens' driving skill. We offer a mountain drive, downtown Denver city drive and a specific crash avoidance course. Please call the office to gain greater details about any of these drives.
Our instructors are qualified to teach these courses because they were trained from the owner who has practiced these skills himself for over 20 years as well as taught these skills to other law enforcement officers and now teens for over 7 years.
At Freedom Driver Ed, we hope you take the time to investigate each driving school on your own. Ask these challenging questions and then gauge their responses. In our opinion, if a driving school can't offer you truthful, substantial answers to the above questions, then they dont deserve your business.