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A Driver’s License Doesn’t Prove Competency

It is a common misconception that once teens pass their driver’s license test they have proven they can drive safely.  After all, that’s what the test is about right?  Well, no, not even close.  The role of the DMVs, Department of Motor Vehicles, around the country is more about passing the minimum bar, and I mean the minimum amount of knowledge and competency to get your license.  In most states, teens know beforehand the route they will taking during their test.  And many intentionally avoid left hand turns. Really?  If the inspectors thought the teen was safe to drive why avoid left hand turns? Or rain? Or night?  Web-based driver training companies are trying to make it as EASY as possible to get your license. On YouTube you can look up many of the DMV tests state by state and they have all the questions and the answers clearly laid out on video assuring the teens only need to repeat the answers they know are required.

Why make it so easy to go out and do the most dangerous thing they’ll ever do?  While it might make a parent feel better that their teen has a license – please, please don’t consider them fully capable of driving safely!

By Bob Davis, CEO & President of Virtual Driver Interactive

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