THORNHILL, ON, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Looking for the best driving school for your teen, may not be as easy as you think.
While March Break may be the perfect time to learn how to drive, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is recommending parents do their homework before enrolling their child in a driver training course.
"Parents should understand that all driving schools are not the same," said Bobbie Turcotte, Manager Driver Education, CAA SCO. "CAA urges parents to visit the schools and meet staff and instructors. Make sure the school is certified and has fully qualified in-class and in-vehicle instructors."
CAA SCO Driving School Checklist:
- MTO-approved beginner driver education course
- Personal student workbook/textbook
- Certified Instructors
- View course outline and materials
- Minimum 20 classroom hours and 10 hours behind the wheel
- Student progress and evaluation reports
- Current training materials and audio visual equipment
- Clean and comfortable learning environment
- Private in-vehicle lessons
- Comment card to evaluate course and instructors
"It's important for parents to be involved in choosing a driving school because quality driver education is the foundation for safe driving practices," Turcotte added.
To enroll in an upcoming MTO-approved CAA How to Drive Beginner's course and find a CAA Approved Driving School near you: http://caasco.com/automotive/driver-training/locations/all
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.
For further information:
Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.