Did your teen drivers ever go to "skid" school?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Did your teen drivers ever go to "skid" school?
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 11:24am

Just in case they call it something different where you are, this is an additional half-daydriver skills development class, done on a closed course, in which the student learns how to recover from a skid, etc. It's supposed to reduce the risk of crashing in the first year by 70%. (Apparently, over half of all new drivers have an accident within the first two years of driving.)

You get a discount on your insurance here, but the course is pricey--about $350--on top of what you're already spending for regular driver's training. If your kid did this, was it worth it? Did you notice a big improvement in their skills?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
LOL! I have been to IL a few times, but day trips in and out, so its always hard to judge by short experiences.

Yes, its a great area. Brother went to GVSU after graduation in the late 90's and was there for a few years before being transferred to St. Joseph with a job for 5 years and then went back to GR about 5 years ago because he loved it so much. He got a great deal on the house, his boss's IL's at the restuarant were moving back to Greece and wanted to get the house sold and he scooped it up about 10% below market value and has been slowly updating it, he's a bachelor with a 2200 sq. ft home, 3 bed, 2 bath, sunroom, finished basement and a pool.

Love the Aquinas area also. The girlfriend I used to visit up there went to Aquinos, the campus area is beautiful! I was always amazed when I went up there how great the public transportation system was. I wasn't exposed to that growing up and its such a great asset to a city!
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Registered: 05-27-1998

Although I think Bostonians are the rudest drivers on earth, I remember being shocked at how wild the Texas highways were. I was tailgated by a big pick-up truck more than once, in the SLOW lane. I kept thinking, "What am I supposed to do, move to the passing lane?" But people don't honk and flip you off there as much as they do here. The middle finger is practically a directional signal around here!

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Registered: 08-08-2009

Oh, don’t worry Arryl, I agree with you about Texas drivers; especially on rainy, snowy, and Icy days.

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