Driver Ed in a Box

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Driver Ed in a Box® is a structured, easy-to-follow guide to help you and your teen develop safe, collision-free driving habits.

This product is for a single student. If you want to teach multiple students, contact Driver Ed in a Box® customer service for an existing customer discount: 800-562-6405.

Patrick L. Barrett created Driver Ed in a Box® based on his years of experience in driver education. A licensed and certified driving instructor since 1975, he's the former owner of the largest driving school in Texas and has certifiably improved — by over 50 percent — the safety records of fleet drivers who've attended his seminars!

Barrett says the standard driver's ed courses spend too much time discussing the importance of safety belts and the dangers of alcohol while directing too little attention to how a student can become an effective, collision-free driver. Driver Ed in a Box® focuses on equipping your teen with the skills needed to stay safe on the road.

Driver Ed in a Box® is designed for the student with little or no "classroom" experience. You and your student can access everything you need from any computer. Just login and get started.

The online classroom is:

  • Self-paced — This allows your students to move through the content at their own pace.
  • Automatically Graded — All the tests and quizzes are automatically graded and recorded and can be accessed at anytime.
  • Easy to Review — Your student can go back and review the material anytime and as often as needed.
  • Simple to Track — At a glance, you can easily see how your student is progressing through the material.
  • Loaded with Videos — Video instruction makes learning the material easier and more fun. It's like having Mr. Barrett as your personal instructor.

Your Parent Companion

Your box comes with a spiral bound book for you. This invaluable tool contains:

  • In-Vehicle Lessons
  • Lesson Plans & Record Keeping
  • Coaching Tips & Diagrams
  • Review of the key points from the Audio Series
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Certificate of Completion
  • and more!

Your In-Vehicle Checklists keep you prepared and organized, making it easy to stay on track and focused. You don't have to worry about accidentally leaving something out. Your Logs give you a simple system for keeping track of your student's driving time. You also get all the forms and checklists you need to obtain your student's Permit and Driver License.

You and your student will cover basic traffic laws, signs, and driving procedures; best practices for matters like changing lanes, getting around in a parking lot, backing, driving in neighborhoods, driving in light and heavy traffic, freeway driving, rural highways, adverse conditions, and emergencies; emotions, attitude, road rage; alcohol, stimulants and depressants, inhalants and tobacco; vehicle ownership; insurance; maintenance; fuel choices; tailpipe emissions; land use; the impact of manufacturing autos; and how to improve gas mileage.

Wow! Every way we looked at it, we were impressed! Driver Ed in a Box® has thought of everything and more.

The 17 videos cover 24 different key factors in collision-free driving, matters like blind spots, parking, turnabouts, yielding, following distances, and much, much more.

Besides the materials directed at your student, the 42 Part Audio Series will teach you how to effectively teach your child to drive. This series teaches you how to introduce each new concept to your student, why the concept is important, tips to help your student master each skill, the three most common errors driver education teachers make, and parent/student communication techniques.

Your printed Parent Companion contains all the information that is absolutely necessary for you to know within the first few pages. But it also contains coaching tips, record keeping pages, support material, answer keys, a glossary of terms so that it's easier for you to communicate with your student, and the necessary forms you need to fill out in order to acquire your student's completion certificate (needed for those wonderful insurance discounts).

You also have a Student Driver sign. This black and white sign is easy to attach and remove from your vehicle. Other drivers will know that your student is learning and have the opportunity to give extra space and grace as you start out. This sign is optional in most states.

Last, but not least, you should know about those two special mirrors: the Instructor's Rear-View Mirror and the Eye-Check Mirror. The first mirror allows you to see what's happening behind the car without having to crane your neck. The second mirror permits you to observe your student's eye movements without staring. While it may seem unimportant, this tool may be the thing that initially warns you of a driving error your student is about to make.

Driver Ed in a Box® is the most comprehensive, high quality driver's ed course we could find. That's why we've chosen to offer it instead of other do-it-yourself programs we examined.

If you have any questions about whether Driver Ed in a Box® will meet your state's licensing requirements, please contact your state's Motor Vehicle Department. Please check with your insurance company to ensure they will honor the Driver Ed in a Box® completion certificate.

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