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After 14 years successfully training over 10,000 Beginning Motorcycle Riders with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s BRC (Basic Rider Course) Rolling Wheels Training Center is proud to announce the addition of our Teen Driver Education Program to the quality training programs we offer!

Our curriculum and Behind-the-Wheel instruction is uniquely constructed to provide your student with the ultimate learning experience, written to satisfy the requirements for passing the Missouri driver’s exam, our program is enhanced with training methods used in commercial driver education to give your first time driver exposure to not only the fundamentals of driving, but also includes the tools to develop defense and decision driving making practices.  

The program is divided into two segments, covering a total of 8 hours of training.
    Range
    In-Car/Behind-the-Wheel Instruction

 The Range portion is required to be completed before moving onto the In-Car/BTW portion.
Upon successful completion of the Range portion, students will then be eligible to choose In-Car/BTW instruction times that fit their schedules. BTW drive times will provide student with 8 hours of individualized instruction in 2 hour segments or blocks. We provide the vehicle which is placarded with “Student Driver” signage and dual braking system. Students may either be dropped off at our location for each session or we can pick student up at location of their choice and return them to same location.

Before progressing to street level driving, students will experience instructor led coaching
on a closed range to aide in the development of generalized vehicle familiarity as well as
simulated, enhanced driving skills, in a controlled environment. Range practice time is approximately 1-2 hours, depending on individual student performance. Such activities will include;

Vehicle Familiarization
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
Adjusting Speed & Turning
Cornering
Limited-Space Maneuvers
Stopping Quickly
Avoiding Hazards
Range Exercise Evaluation

The Behind-the-Wheel instruction will include a combination of on street driving under residential, city and highway traffic scenarios. Behind-the-Wheel or In-Car instruction times are scheduled on an individual basis upon completion of the classroom/range portion of the program. The drive time schedules will include 8 hours of In-Car instruction at a time agreed upon by student and instructor. Drive times will be scheduled in 1-2 hour segments to accomplish the 6 hours training. Students will learn to:

Develop Basic Driver Actions
How to Drive in Light Traffic
How to Drive in Moderate Traffic
How to Drive in Heavy Traffic
Develop Effective Visual Search Skills, Turning Around and Parking
Drive in Different Environments
Implement the Skills Practiced During Range Activity.
Road Test

This course is currently available to MO students only. Students are required to obtain their
MO Learner’s Permit before attending the classroom portion. Class availability is provided on a first come, first served, pre-paid basis. Parent/Guardian must sign registration form and waiver at time of enrollment in the program. Payment is required in full at the time of booking to secure your students spot in the class. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued a certificate of completion that when presented to your insurance company could qualify you for insurance discounts. (Check with your insurance agent for more information).

Refund policy: Once a student is enrolled in a course, a full refund minus a $25.00 processing fee is available if student cancels at least 7 days before the Range portion is scheduled. If student cancels class after the 7 day before class period, no refund will be issued.

Once a student begins the Range portion – no refund is available. If, upon completion of the course and the student needs additional time, such will be offered at an additional hourly rate.

For more information about our Teen Driver Education Program, (i.e. cost and payment or class availability) please contact the school at 816-478-3677, M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. (Prices and Times subject to change.)


 

Teen Drivers: Get the Facts

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road.

How big is the problem?

In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States aged 16–19 were killed and almost 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.1 That means that seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries.Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28% ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females.3 

Who is most at risk?

The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.2Among teen drivers, those at especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are:

  • Males: In 2011, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was almost two times that of their female counterparts.1
  • Teens driving with teen passengers: The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. This risk increases with the number of teen passengers.4
  • Newly licensed teens: Crash risk is particularly high during the first months of licensure.5,6

 

What factors put teen drivers at risk?

  • Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able to recognize hazardous situations.7
  • Teens are more likely than older drivers to speed and allow shorter headways (the distance from the front of one vehicle to the front of the next). The presence of male teenage passengers increases the likelihood of this risky driving behavior.8
  • Among male drivers between 15 and 20 years of age who were involved in fatal crashes in 2012, 37% were speeding at the time of the crash9 and 25% had been drinking.10
  • Compared with other age groups, teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use. In 2013, only 55% of high school students reported they always wear seat belts when riding with someone else.11
  • At all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of involvement in a motor vehicle crash is greater for teens than for older drivers.12
  • In 2012, 23% of drivers aged 15 to 20 involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes were drinking.10
    • In a national survey conducted in 2013, 22% of teens reported that, within the previous month, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol. Among students who drove, 10% reported having driven after drinking alcohol within the same one-month period.13
    • In 2012, 71% of drivers aged 15 to 20 were killed in motor vehicle crashes after drinking and driving were not wearing a seat belt.10
    • In 2012, 49% of teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight and 53% occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.2

 

How can deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving teen drivers be prevented?

There are proven methods to helping teens become safer drivers.

Seat Belts

Of the teens (aged 13-19) who died in passenger vehicle crashes in 2012 approximately 55% were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.14Research shows that seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. 15

Not Drinking & Driving

Enforcing minimum legal drinking age laws and zero blood-alcohol tolerance laws for drivers under age 21 are recommended.

Graduated Licensing Systems (GDL)

Driving is a complex skill, one that must be practiced to be learned well. Teenagers’ lack of driving experience, together with risk-taking behavior, puts them at heightened risk for crashes. The need for skill-building and driving supervision for new drivers is the basis for graduated driver licensing systems, which exist in all US states and Washington, DC. Graduated driver licensing puts restrictions on new drivers; these are systematically lifted as the driver gains experience. Research suggests that the most comprehensive graduated drivers licensing (GDL) programs are associated with reductions of 38% and 40% in fatal and injury crashes, respectively, among 16-year-old drivers.16  When parents know their state’s GDL laws, they can help enforce the laws and, in effect, help keep their teen drivers safe.

Eight Danger Zones

Make sure your young driver is aware of the leading causes of teen crashes:

  • Driver inexperience
  • Driving with teen passengers
  • Nighttime driving
  • Not using seat belts
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Impaired driving