Hello Fellow Teachers and Curious people. I have taken to share what I've encountered in the world of "Student Drivers". First, let me say that I never had any intentions of being a Drivers Education Instructor but now that I am, I am really pleased that I took the opportunity to work with teenage drivers. It is not an easy job, in fact there are times that are just plain scary. Just recently, in my last session, I was involved in a 70 mph side skid in which we left the road and ended up in the ditch. When people tell you that "their life flashed before their eyes" believe it! As we were skidding sideways on a perfectly dry rural road, my thoughts were of my family, how my family was going to take the news that Dad succumbed in a car accident driven by a teen, and how my family was going to recover and move on without me. Scary stuff. Luckily, we didn't flip the car. We did end up in the ditch and had to rely on a passerby to tow us out of the ditch. The ride home was very quiet. Let me add that there are many more positives than negatives when it comes to teaching teens to drive. The innocence is very refreshing. I will share more of my experiences with my students and more stories later. I just want to see how this ordeal will play out.
Take care, drive safe and ALWAYS wear your seatbelt.
The Coach O