The last time you took a driving education course, you were likely a teenager. But did you know that it's possible today to enroll in a basic driver improvement course regardless of your age? Even if you think you know the rules of the road, there are a variety of good reasons to consider enrolling in such a course as an older adult. Here's why you should reach out to a local driver education service to inquire about improvement courses.
You Are Getting Older and Might Not Need to "Improve" But You Want to Keep the Skills You Already Have
If you are getting older and worrying about possibly suffering from slower reaction times or otherwise just feeling like you are slipping a bit behind the wheel, a driver improvement course can help. You might not even need to "improve" anything in particular, but sitting and listening to a driver's education pro about the latest best practices behind the wheel can refresh your own memory and might possibly make you a safer driver as you continue to age in the years to come.
You Want to Save Money on Your Car Insurance
One thing people of all ages like doing is saving money. Many car insurance providers will offer a discount for students or young people who take a driver education course. But today, some insurance providers are offering a similar discount regardless of age if you can send in proof that you've kept your driving skills fresh with an improvement course. Contact your current insurance provider to see what options are available or start researching for a new provider that will offer a lower rate once you complete the course or training.
It's Been Decades Since Your Last Formal Driver Training and You Want to Stay Safe and Up to Date While Out on the Road
Even if you think your driving skills are fine, there's never any harm in continuing your education or getting a refresher. The rules of the road may have changed a bit since you were a teenager, and while you'll likely always know the basics, you might not be up to date with the very latest traffic laws or best practices for driving. Enrolling in a basic driver improvement course could help you stay up to date and may even prevent you from getting a traffic ticket because you'll know exactly what you can and can't do while behind the wheel.Share
7 March 2022
Many travelers face the same dilemma while on vacation -- is it better to rent a car or take taxis? I made some guidelines for myself to determine which transportation option to use during each vacation. First, I always rely on taxi-cabs in large cities, as I can walk many places and driving in heavy traffic is not for me. Rental cars are best for quieter locations. Second, I determine what is on my itinerary, if I have one at all. If I have a strict plan of where I need to go and when, then I take a cab. If I don't have a tight, planned-out schedule, then a rental car is more useful for driving around and checking out scenery. I created this blog to encourage others to stop stressing over which transportation option you choose and when. Make your own guidelines to make the choice easier.