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Teen Driving Solutions School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Raleigh, N.C., that offers hands-on and classroom training to educate teenagers with their learners permit or license to be safer, smarter, more responsible drivers.

Teen Driving Solutions School helps to lower the number of teenage deaths due to car crashes by providing in-depth resources such as classroom lessons and hands-on behind-the-wheel training.

The mission of Teen Driving Solutions School is to educate teenage drivers throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, about road safety and provide parents with tools to motivate their teenage driver and enforce positive driving habits.

Teen Driving Solutions School offers an extensive driver’s education program to new and experienced teenage drivers and aims to work with parents and teenage drivers to lower the number of victims of teenage driving crashes.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, teenage driving related car crashes are the primary cause of death in teenagers. These teenage car crashes also cause more than 400,000 injuries every year.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than $40 billion is spent annually in insurance and hospital bills due to teenage driving related accidents.

Teen Driving Solutions School provides parents of teenage drivers with the tools needed to instill confidence in their child, as well as enforce positive driving habits.

Educating teenagers and their parents about positive driving habits comes first at Teen Driving Solutions School.

Teen Driving Solutions’ premiere class, Safe Teen Driver Advanced Training, is a two-day program for both teenage drivers and their parents.

TDSS’s two-day course provides a mix of both hands-on behind-the-wheel training to improve vehicle control in a controlled setting, and a class curriculum focused on mental skills.

The class is specifically designed for kids between the ages of 15 and 20 with their learners permit or license and at least 20 hours of driving practice.

In the classroom, students are taught to take personal responsibility every time they drive, how to improve decision-making on the road, the physics of safely controlling a vehicle in real life situations and mental habits that avoid distractions.

Teenagers also get behind the wheel for at least three hours each, learning vehicle management and paired one instructor for every two students.

The parents’ class is held by Dr. Dar, Teen Driving Solutions School’s master licensed relationship and communication expert, who teaches parents how to be involved and supportive of their teenager by using GRIP Principles.

GRIP Principles engage parents in their teenage driver’s lessons behind the wheel by focusing on guidance, review, instruction and participation.

Parents join their teenage driver behind the wheel to learn how to give positive feedback and implement effective ways of teaching by example.

During real-world simulations parents team with their teenage driver to better understand the significance of providing positive feedback and leading by example.

At the end of the class parents are encouraged to get behind the wheel with their teenage driver to see how much their child has improved over the course.

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Upcoming Safe Teen Driver Advanced Training class is Oct. 12-13, at the VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., about five minutes from the North Carolina-Virginia border.

In addition to providing the two-day course curriculum, Teen Driving Solutions School operates a mobile driving course free of charge for schools, community events and other activities, aimed at demonstrating real-world situations and this importance of minimizing distractions and staying focused on the road while reacting to challenges safely.

Teen Driving Solutions School operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and kindly accepts donations to support its driving courses, community event support and safe teen driver advocacy.

For more information on Teen Driving Solutions and registration, click here.