Driver’s Education:
Bruce Huckfeldt
Kaplan University
35%
37%
16%
12%
Leading Causes of Death Amongst
Teenagers
Motor Vehicle
All Other
Homicide
Suicide
Teen Traffic Deaths in Iowa
 According to the Iowa Department of
Transportation, 41.4% of all deaths in
the 15-19 age gro...
Iowa Driver’s Education
Rules
 Thirty classroom hours
 Six hours behind the wheel or simulator
 Can a teenager truly le...
Possible Causes of Car
Accidents Amongst
Teenagers
• Driver’s Education
• Low test scores
• Not enough class time
• Inexpe...
Possible Solutions to
Prevent Car
Accidents Amongst
Teenagers
• Require higher test scores to pass
driver’s education
• Re...
Increase Learning
As stated in an earlier slide, only 36 hours of class time and a
passing grade is required to receive a ...
Cost and Funding
 The cost for driver’s education depends on the
location and city.
 By raising the costs only a few dol...
Conclusion
 More classroom time and higher test
score requirements may help prevent
car accidents amongst teenagers.
 Be...
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  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided statistics regarding death amongst teenagers. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents lead the way. Teen Drivers (2013). Retrieved from http://www.nhtsa.gov/Teen-Drivers
  • Prevent Teen Traffic Deaths (2013). Retrieved from http://www.iowadot.gov/prevent_teen_traffic_deaths/
  • Driver Services (2013). Retrieved from http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/gdl.htm
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    1. 1. Driver’s Education: Bruce Huckfeldt Kaplan University
    2. 2. 35% 37% 16% 12% Leading Causes of Death Amongst Teenagers Motor Vehicle All Other Homicide Suicide
    3. 3. Teen Traffic Deaths in Iowa  According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, 41.4% of all deaths in the 15-19 age group are by car collisions. Driving or riding in a motor vehicle is the most dangerous activity a teenager can do.
    4. 4. Iowa Driver’s Education Rules  Thirty classroom hours  Six hours behind the wheel or simulator  Can a teenager truly learn to drive a car in three days?
    5. 5. Possible Causes of Car Accidents Amongst Teenagers • Driver’s Education • Low test scores • Not enough class time • Inexperience • Not enough practice • Young age • Lack of knowledge • Distractions • Cell phones • Eating • Passengers
    6. 6. Possible Solutions to Prevent Car Accidents Amongst Teenagers • Require higher test scores to pass driver’s education • Require additional practice time in driver’s education classes • Limit the number of passengers allowed in the car with teenage drivers • Ban cell phone usage completely • Limit weekend and night time driving
    7. 7. Increase Learning As stated in an earlier slide, only 36 hours of class time and a passing grade is required to receive a drivers license. By doubling the class time and raising the required passing grade, teenagers will gain additional experience and knowledge necessary to be a safer driver. Though teenagers may not appreciate the extra studying hours, each parent will be much more content allowing their teenager on the road with no super vision.
    8. 8. Cost and Funding  The cost for driver’s education depends on the location and city.  By raising the costs only a few dollars per student, the teachers will be able to provide assistance for additional time in the classroom.  Companies such as StreetSmarts and DriveTek follow the 36 hour required time for their classes. By raising their price a small amount, they too could teach additional information that could help keep teenagers safe.
    9. 9. Conclusion  More classroom time and higher test score requirements may help prevent car accidents amongst teenagers.  Be confident when handing your teenager the car keys and jump on board. More class. Better scores. Safer teenagers.

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