When you’re behind the wheel of a car, you are responsible for your actions. Many new teen drivers have crashes, and the consequences — both legal and personal — can be serious. You could kill someone, be killed or seriously injure yourself, loved ones or others. Doesn’t it make sense to be taught how to drive by a professional?
What Driver Education Teaches You
- How to identify and manage risk.
- The rules of the road, signs, signals and markings.
- Basic operation of a vehicle.
- Risk prevention techniques, how to handle emergencies and how to prevent distractions.
- Financial and legal responsibilities associated with driving.
Find a Program Right for You
- Help your parents research and identify schools in your area.
- Get recommendations from friends who have taken driver training, along with their parents.
- Talk to people about classroom vs. online classes.
- Check to see if schools use current training materials, have professional instructors and maintain clean classrooms and safe vehicles.
- Don’t settle for schools that advertise quick or easy programs — focus on quality.
- Choosing a Driving School – Driver education courses are designed to teach new drivers fundamental skills required to drive a motor vehicle. This printable guide has lots of tips about picking the right driving school. Be sure to share it with your parents.
- Becoming a New Driver – Designed for teens, this brochure outlines tips and responsibilities of being a safe driver.
- Driving Knowledge Quiz – Think you know the rules of the road? Take this quiz and find out.
- Illinois Graduated Driver Licensing Program – Learn more about the laws in your state.