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Driving With Care

Postby boxman180 » Aug 19th, 2017, 12:15 pm

My 16 year old daughter is thinking of taking driver training this fall. Who do you recommend?
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby Leifer » Aug 19th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Young Drivers Of Canada.
Kinda spendy....but worth every penny IMO.
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby Opeeved » Aug 19th, 2017, 1:05 pm

And when the snow flies, take her to an empty parking lot and have her learn to control a tractionless mass governed by physics. It could save her life one day, the typical responce is to brake when in actuality power is needed and to remain calm i.e.don't panic. Practice will enable that. To hell with Any law that forbids it, it's her life and limb at stake.
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby vegas1500 » Aug 19th, 2017, 10:02 pm

boxman180 wrote:My 16 year old daughter is thinking of taking driver training this fall. Who do you recommend?


AMA....if they offer it where you are. Been in the game forever and widely recognized by the insurance industry.

I guess it's BCAA.... :135:
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby lightspeed » Aug 20th, 2017, 6:14 pm

vegas1500 wrote:
boxman180 wrote:My 16 year old daughter is thinking of taking driver training this fall. Who do you recommend?


AMA....if they offer it where you are. Been in the game forever and widely recognized by the insurance industry.

I guess it's BCAA.... :135:


No such service at BCAA.
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby MAPearce » Sep 12th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Opeeved wrote:And when the snow flies, take her to an empty parking lot and have her learn to control a tractionless mass governed by physics. It could save her life one day, the typical responce is to brake when in actuality power is needed and to remain calm i.e.don't panic. Practice will enable that. To hell with Any law that forbids it, it's her life and limb at stake.



I agree.... Too bad the cops won't let you do that any more...
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby gman313 » Sep 13th, 2017, 2:27 pm

just have her create an account on the forums and ask for advice. We can teach her everything she needs to know on the forums

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Re: Driving With Care

Postby just popping in » Sep 13th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Better yet, just read the "Yer an Idiot" posts and will learn what not to do!
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Re: Driving With Care

Postby GT500 » Sep 14th, 2017, 8:34 am

Make sure that she (or anyone learning to drive) takes some time to learn some skills in a larger vehicle (a truck if you have one). To many young people take lessons in the smallest vehicle ever to make the lessons easier then they go buy a large F350 and have no idea how to drive it. In my opinion the driver training companies are doing a huge disservice by using tiny cars to teach our new drivers in. My parents made sure that I learned to do some of the more difficult things in a large vehicle. I learned to parallel park in a 78 t-bird and learned to drive a standard transition in a 72 chef 1/2 ton with manual steering. Making things easy will not always be the best choice.

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Re: Driving With Care

Postby dirtybiker » Sep 18th, 2017, 10:10 pm

Not meant to ridicule or demean anyone..

Just struggle wrapping my head around.

Why do so many leave it to the 11th hour before getting their kids up to speed on such
a huge endeavour ?

It is a life skill, like swimming, It can save your life if you know how, or kill you if you don"t

You can not and will not learn to drive in one driver education program.

It takes years before one should be thrown into the deep end.

I personally had over 10 years of limited, in somewhat controlled environments (with Dad)of driving before
I ever took a certified program.
Back in the day the program was part of the curriculum in High School.
Started in timing with ones 15th Birthday.

My kidlet started steering at about 4, now 13 drives smoother and knows the reasons why and how a vehicle does
what it does in a myriad of conditions.

Rule #1; Never panic.

Panic kills !

Traffic wrecks kill our young more than any other thing.
Mostly due to being ill prepared for the task at hand.

I will add; I hold driving near and dear and am quite passionate about it.
I have spent more hours driving than any other one thing in my life.
It pizzes me off to no end at how atrocious peoples driving skills, or lack thereof, are.

Tried not going on a tangent... ah, might'a failed a bit...:smt045
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