(May 2020 – Phoenix, Ariz.) Have you been practicing driving with your teenager during the COVID-19 shut-down? Do you need a professional opinion about whether they are ready to hit the roads? As Arizona starts to reopen under Gov. Ducey’s Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger orders, families with teens are contemplating if they are prepared to take the next steps towards earning a driver’s license.
DrivingMBA, one of the Valley’s most comprehensive teen driver training programs are offering a two-hour on-road assessment for just $149 now through August 2020. After the evaluation, both the teenager and their parent will receive feedback on the teen’s readiness for the reality of today’s roads.
“The Coronavirus shelter-in-place orders have given parents and teens an increased opportunity to practice driving skills and techniques,” said Maria Wojtczak, Chief Operating Officer at DrivingMBA. “We’ve had many parents reach out asking for driving assessments to determine if their teen is ready for their license or if there is room for improvement. We developed a unique and proven process for assessing the driving skills of novice drivers in an effort to provide parents peace-of-mind and a detailed snapshot of their teen’s driving skills.”
The DrivingMBA driving assessment session is a full two-hour evaluation that consists of ten categories with 41 scoring criteria ranging from vehicle operation abilities to the use of safe judgment and decision making.
Prerequisites for the assessment include having the Motor Vehicle Division’s required minimum of 30 hours “On Road” experience, including 10 hours at night. Plus, approaching or exceeding the MVD minimum of having a driving permit for six months.
The guidelines exceed that of basic driving education programs that provide only a 10 to 15-minute evaluation of basic vehicle maneuvers and simply observe a beginner driver’s general ability to operate a vehicle. This strategy often gives just enough feedback to pass a driver’s test, but not enough to help a new driver hone their skills.
“Putting a novice driver on the road is a huge responsibility and can be a frightening prospect for any parent,” added Wojtczak. “Having the option for a deep dive evaluation to help ensure a teen is safe on the road will give both parents and teen drivers more confidence.”
DrivingMBA resumed instruction on May 26th and will follow strict protocols to keep clients and employees safe. The protocols include but are not limited to wearing masks, limiting foot traffic, specific sanitization and disinfecting procedures before and after every student, hand-washing stations and more.
For more information on the DrivingMBA driver assessment program visit, https://drivingmba.com/ or call 480-948-1648 to speak with an enrollment counselor.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
DrivingMBA was established in 2003 to address the alarming increase in the number of teen injuries and deaths as a result of vehicle crashes in the state of Arizona. Initially intended to serve as a supplement to general driver’s education classes, DrivingMBA has grown to become the premier driver’s education curriculum in the state. DrivingMBA provides classroom and on-road instruction, integrated with advanced technology simulation training labs – a feature that distinguishes DrivingMBA from traditional driving schools. Programs at DrivingMBA include Rules of the Road prep courses, online coaching courses for parents, defensive driving, adult driver training and senior driver assessments, and corporate fleet driving programs. DrivingMBA also specializes in exceptional learning programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ADD, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other challenges. DrivingMBA is a locally-owned business based in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information go to www.drivingmba.com