use by owners, operators, and instructors of driving schools,
as well as teen and adult students, and parents of teen
has received reports that its member schools
have had to do extra work with their students in order to
make up for what may not have been taught, or may not have
been taught effectively, by other sources, or PROVIDERS
of driver education and driver training. We have also
had reports about compliance issues. We are interested in
learning about the scope of these problems. We are asking
both member and non-member schools to provide information
by submitting information.
As sources of inadequate driver education and training are
allowed to continue, the number of inadequately prepared
young drivers on the road increases. And, the threat to
the lives of these drivers and the threat to public safety
continues to increase.
As the public becomes aware of situations such as these,
our entire industry suffers a loss of credibility.
DSAC is interested in gathering as much information as we
can about the situations that have been described to us.
You can help, by providing information on each incident
or example of inadequate driver education or driver training.
Please provide any specific information you may have. The
more specific you are, the more effective we can be.
The main scenarios we've heard about are these. Choose one
of the links, and you'll go to the submission form.
Repeat Driver Education The student receives driver
education from one source, and must take driver education
again, from another source, in order to pass the DMV test.
Inadequate The student receives driver education
from one source, and goes to another source for driver training.
The source for driver training is forced to provide additional
in-car driver education to compensate for driver education
topics not provided by or taught ineffectively by the first
Inadequate The student completes driver training
with another source, and goes to a second source to take
more driver training -- not just to have additional driving
time, but because it is felt that the first training was
Repeat Driver Training to compensate for ineffective
teaching by the first source.
Shortcuts Student may have obtained driver
education certificate without attending the full class time
or receiving the full curriculum. Or, student may have taken
class training in a manner not allowed by any approved
Shortcuts Student may have obtained driver training
certificate without receiving the full training time, or
without receiving the full curriculum. Or, student may have
taken behind the wheel training in a manner not allowed
by any approved curriculum.
Student may have purchased a driver education or driver
training certificate without receiving instruction.
By SOURCE, we mean ANY source of driver
education or driver training. This could be a commercial
driving school, home study, a church school, a private school,
a secondary school, a charter school, a community college,
an adult school, a correspondence course, or a distance
learning course. It may also be an individual providing
instruction, or an individual or a business that you believe
may be selling driver education or driver training certificates
illegally. If you are an industry professional, it may also
be an individual or business that may be short-cutting allowable
curricula, or allowing students to drive too little time,
or not providing required classroom time.
If you are aware of a situation, you can submit information
by clicking on any of the links in the above list of "Scenarios".
You'll be taken to a submission form. When you complete
the form, it will be sent to us by email. If you give us
your email address, we'll keep you posted on the progress
of this project.
What can be done with this information? We'll have to review
the data we collect thoroughly, and see how we can use it
to maximize public safety.
Thanks for your help.