No mother wants her kid to be pulled out of a car that looks like this. That’s why we’re doing a repeat performance of a recent giveaway that was VERY popular with local moms of teenagers. Our sponsor, Driving Academy of Northwest Arkansas, has graciously agreed to give one more scholarship to a local mom so she can send her teenager (age 14 and up) through comprehensive driver training at the Academy — a scholarship valued at $525. (If you don’t have a teen, please tell your friends who do have teen drivers about this giveaway.)
One of the reasons the first Driving Academy scholarship giveaway was so popular is because moms of teenagers get very concerned when they read this scary statistic: Motor-vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death for ages 15-24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This comprehensive course offered by the Driving Academy of NWA includes a week of classroom instruction (30 hours) as well as 6 hours of private, one-on-one driving lessons with a certified instructor. (A parent is allowed and encouraged to ride along during the private driving lessons with their teen driver and the certified instructor.)
Fyi: My own 14-year-old son (pictured right) attended the Driving Academy course this summer and passed his written learner’s permit test last month. Woo-hoo! He is in the process of doing the private driving lessons now. The course has been phenomenal for him. He has learned SO much, and it gives me peace of mind that we’re doing everything we can to ensure that he’ll be safe on the road.
Keep in mind that, for many parents, having your child complete driver education training may help you qualify for a discount on your teen driver’s insurance. (Check with your agent for details.) There are several different dates to choose from when scheduling the week-long classroom training as well as the private driving lessons.
ABOUT THE COURSE: Far more important than the insurance discount, this course can turn your new driver into one who is more prepared not only for normal driving situations but also the unexpected ones that often cause life-threatening collisions. Training includes these must-have driving skills as well as many others:
- Unique driving hazards for young drivers
- How to drive in bad weather
- What to do when a wheel goes off the road
- Speed management
- Traffic law changes within the past 10 years
- Sharing the road with trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and others
- How to use ABS brakes the right way
- What to do if your car hydroplanes
- What to do if the brakes fail and other malfunctions
Here’s a video sneak peek of some of the other things your teen will learn during the Driving Academy course. This video will also introduce you to the course instructor and Driving Academy owner, Kimma Harper.
HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win a scholarship for your teen to attend the Driving Academy of Northwest Arkansas, just click HERE or click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then post a comment about what bad driving habit scares you most when you see other drivers doing it.
You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.
INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.
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Good luck, mamas! We’ll use a random number generator to select the winner and we’ll notify you via email so watch your inboxes. We want to close out this post with one more video that’s a “must-see” not only for our teens but also for every one of us who have ever been tempted to send or check a text message while behind the wheel.