Per mile driven, teen drivers aged 16 – 19 are three-times more likely than drivers ages 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
Average cost for a property damage accident (with no injury claims)
Source: National Safety Council
In 2011, only 54% of high-school students reported that they always wear seat belts when riding with someone else.
You hire professional instructors to train your kids in everything from sports to music. Yet when it comes to the most dangerous activity they engage in, parents often provide the only training their children will ever receive. Therefore it’s no surprise that many teens are killed in traffic crashes each year.
New drivers, in particular, often lose sight of life-endangering risks in their enthusiasm over their newfound freedom. Not surprisingly, the first year of driving is by far the most dangerous. It’s essential that new drivers learn safe driving habits before they drive on their own or with friends.
For over 60 years, Thompson Driving has focused on one goal–reducing deadly car crashes by teaching new drivers safe driving habits that will stay with them for life. Insurance discounts are also possible for drivers who pass our courses.
• In Arkansas, vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death to age 34.
• Every year, young drivers are involved in more than six million collisions, resulting in 14,000 fatalities.
• National Safety Council statistics for 2012 say the average cost for a property damage crash (with nondisabling injuries) was $8,900.
Our courses are led by professional instructors who combine both in-class and behind the wheel training to help students make educated decisions while driving.