the conveniences and advantages already mentioned on this web
site's Home Page, successfully completing our private driving
course has the same benefits as a public school course.
As with public school driver education, students completing a
driver education course at Wichita Driving School usually: 1)
Receive the license at the Driver's License Office without any
additional testing (besides the eye test)......and......
2) Pay a better rate for insurance. Individuals,
which bypass driver education usually pay more for insurance.
Classes from the National Safety Council:
Driving Schedule Class
dates/times are subject to change.
DDC-8 - (2 day, 8 hr courses) There is a description below.
BRING YOUR LICENSE!
DDC-8 classes are held at west location.
Your Driver's Ed course must be completed first before taking
2013 Defensive Driving Schedule CLICK
Driving courses (authorized by the KS Department of Insurance)
are nationally certified for an insurance discount or
point reduction. (Check
with your insurance agent) Monitor the schedule
& let us know which class you want.
You must attend both four hour sessions of Defensive
Driving to receive credit.
DDC-8 CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY OWNER, MIKE JOHNSON AT WICHITA
ALL CLASSES ARE AT WEST LOCATION.
obtaining the license, an excellent way to reinforce/enhance
defensive driving philosophy, and to receive additional
insurance discounts or point reductions is to take
one of the National Safety Council's Defensive
Driving courses. These
refresher courses cost $100.00. WDS Driver Education students,
which pre-enroll for the course get the discount price of
$45.00. Defensive Driving is nationally approved
by most insurance companies for an insurance reduction, if the
driver qualifies for the discount. (Please check with
your insurance agent) Family members of
Wichita Driving School students can also attend for $40.00.
We encourage families to get involved because Driver
Education, Defensive Driving, and Alive at 25 may be
the most important classes your teen ever takes. Our goal is
to make students responsible, low risk drivers by establishing
a solid foundation of safety awareness and defensive driving
that will continue to evolve over time with the proper
attitude. For enrollment information, contact Wichita
Driving School at 651-0848.
Defensive Driving is a 2 day/8 hour academic class that identifies risky attitudes and
behaviors which cause problems on the road, as well as
identifying why most collisions are preventable. This class
also studies the difference between good driving and defensive
driving, and teaches important techniques in hazard detection
and collision avoidance. Defensive Driving
provides a driver with tips for handling what one can control (You
and your vehicle) and provides useful guidelines for
handling conditions one cannot control (traffic, weather,
roads, other drivers, etc..). This meaningful course
teaches that safe driving is created through a personal, life
long commitment to be a responsible, low risk driver and that
these habits can be the difference between health/injury or
education student, which has signed up for Defensive
Driving has 12 months to take the course after completing
our Driver Education course. The NSC recommends
completing the 50 practice hours/and or obtaining your license
before taking this course. Please confirm with us, which class
you plan to attend. Note: In our driver education
contract/agreement, we are offering this class to our driver
education students at a 50% discount price (no refunds
please). The cost is $45.00 to WDS students, provided they
sign up for Defensive Driving at the time of original
enrollment, or before the 6 hours of driving is completed.
Wichita Driving School has 10-12 NSC DDC-8 classes per year.
All classes are held at the west location.
at 25 is a 1 day 4 hour course that is geared for the
younger, less experienced driver. It studies the reasons why
drivers in the age group (16-24) have the highest collision,
injury, and fatality rate of all drivers. It identifies
immature, high risk behavior and the consequences of it.
It also examines the issue of peer pressure, and other
situations which can lead to bad judgment and driver error.
Alive at 25 has a curriculum that encourages
teen drivers to think before they act, and examines ways to
keep control, as a driver or passenger.
.......No courses currently scheduled for 2013.......
Allstate Insurance Company
offers discounts for graduates of our
program, and has information for parents of teen drivers,
including a downloadable Teen Driving Contract: www.allstateteendriver.com
. We work with Tracy
Rutledge of the Rutledge Agency. For more info,
select Planning Tools from the header at the top, then Teen
Driver (on the right).
Tracy Rutledge - The Rutledge
E. Harry, Suite 704 Wichita KS,
phone (316) 651-5600
American Family Teen Safe Driver Program
Free Program offered by American Family
The Teen Safe
Driver Program helps parents identify risky driving and coach
for improvement before dangerous behaviors lead to vehicle
damage, personal injury or worse.
The program has
been recognized locally as well as by Good Morning America,
CBS Morning Show, and The Wall Street Journal.
Did you know
that when mom and dad are out of the car:
- Teens are
40% less likely to wear their seatbelts
- Teens are 9
times more likely to crash
vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens
in the U.S.
HOW IT WORKS:
The Teen Safe
Driver Program uses a small device placed behind the rearview
mirror of a teen’s vehicle. It captures the view out the
front, and into the interior, of the vehicle but never saves
any data UNLESS activated by an erratic vehicle movement –
extreme braking, cornering, and acceleration or if there is a
collision. When the device is activated, it saves an event
comprised of the previous ten seconds and the following ten
seconds showing not only WHAT happened but WHY it happened.
teens log in to a secure Web site to view the video and tips
for safer driving.
In addition to
the individual events captured, parents receive a weekly
driver report card. Teens are coached for improvement in
problem areas, and also praised for good driving events.
dramatic and immediate:
- On average,
teens reduce the frequency and severity of high risk
driving events by more than 70% in the first four months.
seatbelt use improves from less than 40% to an
unprecedented 100%--and passenger seatbelt rates increase
program is entirely free.
It will not
impact the teen's insurance rates, even if risky driving
behavior is recorded. Nor will it impact American
Family's willingness to pay for a crash where the teen is at
fault. The clips are not sent to American Family.
Driver helps make a transition to a safer, more mature driver
an enjoyable experience for both the teens and their parents.
information or to get enrolled – please contact:
American Family Insurance - Agent
Your Auto, Home and Life Insurance Specialist
2400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 150
Wichita, KS 67220
Office: (316) 688-1030
Fax: (316) 688-6000
information regarding the Teen Safe Driving Program
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Call Wichita Driving School for more information at
(316) 721-7950 or 651-0848.
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