Teen driving school directory: Where to find car control clinics in your area

Teen driving school directory: Where to find car control clinics in your area

Consumer Reports News: August 16, 2010 02:28 PM

After our recent blog exploring the benefit of teen car control clinics, we received a lot of positive feedback and even more questions on where to find such schools. We’ve compiled the list below of some schools that help teach teens learn how to control their cars better to avoid accidents.

The tragic reality is that teenagers are four times as likely to crash the older drivers, and cars crashes are the number one killer of teens. Preparing your teen for driving involves more than classroom training and a test. It should involve good, real-world preparation, and a graduated approach to full driving freedom—expanding the hours and lessen restrictions over time, as skill and maturity develop.

We have seen first hand the benefits of teen defensive driving schools. In following several teens through a program recently, they all found the one-day clinic beneficial having improved their awareness, confidence, and capabilities.

The CBS Early Show recently demonstrated the value of such programs and shows how they work. (See video.)

If you have a teen driver, please consider sending them through such a program. It could be the best money you’ll ever spend. And in some cases, the classes are free.

Jake Fisher

Also read:
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Alabama
Driver's Edge (Free)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)

Arizona
Bob Bondurant Teen Driving Program ($495)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
N Control Driving School Car Control Clinic ($290)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

California
B.R.A.K.E.S. (Free)
Danny McKeever’s Fast Lane Defensive Driving Academy ($399)
Driver's Edge (Free)
Driving Concepts Teen Car Control Clinic ($395)
Street Survival ($75)
Teen Road to Safety Advanced Driving Course ($350)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Colorado
Street Survival ($75)

Connecticut
Street Survival ($75)

District of Columbia
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Street Survival ($75)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Florida
Driver's Edge (Free)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Georgia
B.R.A.K.E.S. (Free)
Street Survival ($75)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Illinois
Driver's Edge (Free)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Street Survival ($75)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Indiana
Street Survival ($75)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Iowa
Street Survival ($75)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Kentucky
Street Survival ($75)

Maryland
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)

Massachusetts
In Control Crash Prevention Training ($299)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Michigan
Driver's Edge (Free)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Street Survival ($75)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Minnesota
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Quattro Club Teen Driving Clinic ($149)
Street Survival ($75)

Missouri
Driver's Edge (Free)

Nevada
Driver's Edge (Free)
Street Survival ($75)

New Hampshire
Street Survival ($75)

New Jersey
NJMP Teen Driving Program ($495)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

New York
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

North Carolina
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Ohio
Bloom School of Driving Dynamix ($250)
Driver's Edge (Free)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program ($350)
Street Survival ($75)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)

Oregon
Street Survival ($75)

Pennsylvania
Street Survival ($75)

South Carolina
BMW Teen School ($495)
Street Survival ($75)

Tennessee
Street Survival ($75)
The New Driver Car Control Clinic ($179)

Texas
Driver's Edge (Free)
MSR Houston Teen Driving Safety School ($395)
Street Survival ($75)
Toyota Driving Expectations (Free)

Virginia
Street Survival ($75)

Washington
Driver's Edge (Free)
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Free)
Proformance Racing School Half Day Teen Program ($200)
Street Survival ($75)

If you know of any other car control clinics or have participated in them, please let us know in the comments section.

Updated 8/17/10


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