The consumer’s level of expectations for any driving program has decreased over the years. Parents and students alike express concern about the value and effectiveness of most driver’s ed programs. Part of this disappointment is because parents expect “driver’s ed” to cover things it’s not designed to cover.
There are two types of driving conditions; Normal Driving Conditions and Emergency Driving Conditions. Driver’s ed covers “Normal Driving Conditions” (what the lines mean, what the signs mean, what the laws are and how to operate the vehicle) to prepare them for their driver's test. The Accident Avoidance Workshops cover “Emergency Driving Conditions” (what to do when everything goes horribly wrong) to prepare them to survive potentially fatal accidents. (For more information on the differences between Normal and Emergency Driving Conditions, go to www.NationalDefensiveDrivingInstitute.org).
Why choose the Accident Avoidance Workshops
The Accident Avoidance Workshops is a dynamic program, evolving as we research crash statistics and collect parents requests. We continuously fine-tune the curriculum to meet the needs and demands of today’s drivers and today's driving environment.
Drivers only control two dynamics of the vehicle: Speed and Direction. We train drivers to stand the best chance of surviving a potentially fatal Emergency Driving Condition, by understanding their vehicle's limitations AS WELL AS their own limitations.
The Accident Avoidance Workshops provides training, instruction and/or exercises in the following areas:
- Dropping 2-wheels off the side of the road / overcorrection
- Accident situation simulation
- Maximum acceleration in a controlled environment
- Maximum deceleration, both wet and dry conditions
- Positioning yourself in the vehicle
- Following distance determination
- Distracted driving
- Lane positioning
- Parking space navigation
- Learning where the corners of the vehicle are
- Maximizing on maneuverability / rapid steering
We feel every driver should have this ability before being permitted to drive on public roads where their lives and others depend on this basic proficiency.