I’m excited to be doing this review for Timberdoodle (in exchange for the Roadworthy course). We’ve loved receiving their catalog for years and my sons often use it for making wishlists for birthdays and holidays.
My oldest son will be driving soon, and for me, that’s a rather scary thought. Especially when I consider some of the recent stories I’ve heard of his older cousins who have recently learned to drive. (Some of which involve telephone poles and flipped Four Wheelers.)
Add to that the fact that one out of every two teen drivers will be involved in a car crash during their first six months of driving, and it certainly doesn’t make me in a hurry to see my four sons start driving.
What can we do to help our teens become better drivers?
I’m happy to see a DVD course that addresses this problem: Roadworthy, A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Teens to Drive.
Roadworthy is a series of DVD lessons that are geared toward teaching teens and parents safe driving habits. They are taught by Mike Pehl, an experienced accident investigator. Mike‘s goal is to reduce the number of teen driving accidents by equipping your teen with better strategies for being a responsible and defensive driver.
We watched these videos together and I feel like they prepared me more to teach our teens how to drive. My teens also learned some things about safe driving practices. I even picked up some tips that I had forgotten from my driver’s ed days.
These videos would be helpful for parents who have never taught a teen how to drive and are wondering how to start. Even if you feel like you’re experienced in teaching driving, you might find out you have some gaps in the skills you are teaching.
They also help teach defensive driving techniques which may help save your son or daughter’s life. The price of Roadworthy is very little compared to the additional insurance it could provide for your child.
You can find out more at Timberdoodle. Roadworthy is part of Timberdoodle’s 10th-grade curriculum kit (which my current 9th grader would love to get his hands on).
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Roman Kauffman says
Good advice. I wish everyone of our Grandchildren would get this DVD!
🙂 🙂 🙂
NZ Filbruns says
Sounds like something we need. Our 18-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son both want to get their learner’s licenses next month, and then we have a 15-year-old who will want to next year. Scary!
I agree! I’m pretty sure my husband is going to be doing the majority of teaching around here.