Be sure to read the fine print when shopping for a traffic school such as Basic Driver Improvement, Advanced Driver Improvement or the D.A.T.E. Course (learner’s permit course). If the cost of the course is unusually low, most of the time there is a hidden fee attached and you’ll end up paying a lot more than the fee that is advertised. For instance, some of the course providers may advertise the D.A.T.E. Course for as low as *$19. Seems like a great price to pay, but WAIT! The very small (*) in front of the price often means “LOOK FOR THE HIDDEN FEE”. The hidden fee is usually an extra charge that is in small print somewhere on the webpage indicating additional charges for a certificate or state processing fee, which can be anywhere from $8-$15 in addition to the listed price of $19. That low advertised fee is now $27-$35, way above the average cost of the course. It is also important to know that it is not necessary to purchase a completion certificate for the D.A.T.E. Course, all course providers are required to submit the completion electronically and the DMV will not accept a paper certificate.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 5,000 teens are killed in passenger vehicle crashes a year. Lack of driving experience, feelings of invincibility and distractions like teen passengers and cell phones, it is easy to understand how young drivers can be a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road. Global Youth Traffic Safety Month is a great opportunity to teach young drivers of situations that could be potentially dangerous.
Bridgeway Center, Inc. Driving Schools offers a variety of courses designed for young drivers including Drug Alcohol Traffic Education (DATE), A+ Driving Lessons, Safe New Attitude Program (SNAP), and a Distracted Driver course.
Giving New Drivers the “Tools” to Make Better Safe Driving Choices – Safe New Attitude Program (SNAP)April 29, 2013
Experience may be the best teacher, but for new drivers gaining that experience comes with some risks. Young drivers are at a greater risk of having accidents on the road because they have less experience looking for signs of potential hazards that can lead to accidents. This driving course is designed to give novice drivers the tools they need to become more aware of the conditions around them and the kinds of responses that will help ensure their safety and that of other drivers.
Bridgeway Center Inc. Driving Schools is now offering the online version of the Safe New Attitude Program (SNAP) so that higher risk drivers can learn what it takes to reduce their risks behind the wheel. Like most defensive driving courses, the idea of personal accountability into driving is incorporated into the course to help individuals understand the potential outcomes of their actions. This course will help young drivers make better decisions, develop a positive attitude behind the wheel and become courteous drivers.
Safe New Attitude Program is presented by our partner, the National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI).