Wisconsin is one of 23 states that requires driver’s education courses for those under the age of 18. These courses are mandatory for anyone under 18 years of age who wishes to get their driver’s license.
Your teenage child’s school may offer driver’s education courses, but many parents must find a separate driver’s school for their child to attend. The AAA advises that parents should choose a school based on quality, rather than based on cost or convenience.
The AAA stresses that there are four main points that parents should make sure the driving school maintains. These are:
- Safe and fairly new driver training cars;
- Current driver training materials;
- Professionally trained and certified instructors; and
- A record of good business practices.
Ask around your community to see where other parents sent their children and if they have any recommendations.
Driving school is just the beginning of learning to drive. As a parent, you also need to make sure that your child knows other aspects of driving, such as setting curfews or restrictions on driving, and going through your Wisconsin auto insurance policy so your child is informed of what that entails. You should also make sure to contact your Wisconsin insurance agency to make sure that your new drivers gets added to your auto policies.
Having a teenage driver can be nerve-wracking, but taking the time to go over safety guidelines and finding a good driving school will pay off in the end.