Learning to drive is a passage to adulthood. There are many different options for getting a driver’s education, but they are not all created equal.
911 Driving School has a serious advantage over other driving schools because of one key difference; our instructors. At our schools, our instructors are all trained police officers.
There are three great benefits to this; a deeper knowledge of the laws, an inside knowledge of law enforcement, and real-life experience.
1. Deeper Knowledge of the Laws
The two most important parts of driving school are learning to operate a car and understanding the laws surrounding it.
For police officers, they are required to have a deep knowledge of the laws and any changes made to them during legislative sessions. Since they are always up to date on laws, they are the most qualified to teach new drivers how to navigate the roads.
For adults taking driver’s education to get their license back or as a refresher on the laws, officers are familiar with the laws involved with those requirements too.
2. Insider Knowledge of Law Enforcement
Tips from a driving instructor are usually helpful but having some insider information from a police officer’s perspective is better. What does a police officer pay attention to? What is the best thing to do when pulled over? What is the exact process when involved in a car accident? These types of tips are especially helpful to learn from a police officer.
The instructors are also able to give the perspective of the law enforcer which helps students understand another side to the story.
3. Real-life Experience
Many driving schools show videos of crashes caused by drunk driving or texting while driving. Glasses that obscure the vision to show students how alcohol can alter their sight are also helpful.
These are often used as a scare tactic to help students understand the dangerous situations they can get into, but also provide knowledge.
From a police officer’s perspective, these situations are real life. They can relay the information in a way that provides context to real stories with actual people since they have seen it all first-hand.
Benefiting the Community
One of the best things about having police officers teach driving classes is that it can build respect between the officers and the students. This repertoire doesn’t stop with these students either; the whole community benefits by understanding one another.
When students understand how difficult it can be to work in law enforcement and the officers can build relationships with those in the community, it builds respect. Getting a driver’s education from those who are experts in the law helps set the student up for success.
If you are interested in enrolling in a program like this or signing your new teenage driver, find a school location near you. With online classes and extra driving instruction available, everyone can have access to a quality education with a police officer.