Calgary Driving School Information for Parents

We have all been there - reaching that rightful age where the open road lays before you and the only goal is to obtain a driver’s license. A teenager's strong desire to learn how to drive usually leaves them with anxiety and high stress to pass their driver's test.

This can lead them to be hasty when learning the proper rules of the road and the skills to drive a car safely.

Often the focus shifts from safe driving to learning the basic essentials necessary to pass their road test. At Alberta Driver Education and Training our goal is to provide your teenager with all the essential tools to pass their road test with flying colors while at the same time instilling in them confidence, and the highest respect towards safe driving on the roads.

To accomplish this goal we will teach your teenager personal responsibility and correct driving techniques. Drivers ed will give them confidence in their ability to pass their road test, by giving them the proper strategies to deal with the stress associated with learning how to drive.

Our instructors are experts in the field and have extensive experience teaching students how to cope with learning new driving techniques through constructive criticism, a calm assertive teaching style, and by offering a variety of tips and tricks to perform driving maneuvers with confidence.

More often than not, the average driving school will only focus on the essential driving techniques required to pass the road test. Our comprehensive driver training programs will teach your teens the essential requirements of Alberta road tests while at the same time ensuring a lifetime of safe driving.

Advice for parents with teens taking driver training:

  1. Lead by example

    Set an example for teenagers who wish to learn how to drive from you by following the rules of the road closely yourself. Always stop completely at red lights, pay discretion to yellow lights, pay attention to the speed limits, know your right of way, wear your seatbelt, and never text while driving - to name a few. By proactively following the rules of the road your teenager will avoid forming bad habits.

  2. Take an interest

    Be involved in your teenager's driver training experience. Ask your teenager what they learned from their instructor, question them on traffic safety, what to do before you drive, etc. By taking an interest in what your teenager is learning, you reinforce the lessons they have learned and solidify their knowledge base.

  3. Provide the right environment for learning

    To give your teenager the proper atmosphere for learning, parents must have the right attitude. Be positive, be clear, be flexible, and be forgiving of your teenagers. Remember always that these are new skills and knowledge being given to your teenager and that success comes through a gradual learning process.

  4. Teach proper road etiquette

    Instill in your teenager the proper values required to be a safe driver. Let them know that focusing on driving is of upmost importance, to be courteous to other drivers, to show proper judgment dealing with a variety of scenarios on the road, and be responsible on the road.

  5. Set ground rules

    Repeatedly warn your teenager of the essential requirements for driving safe. For example, seat belts must be worn at all times, never consume alcohol or narcotics before driving, never drive past their curfews, and observe speed limits.

  6. Encourage practice

    Allow your teenager to apply the knowledge they learn from driving school through practice with you. For smooth and constructive practice try to keep driving practice trips short but frequent to allow your teenager a less stressful experience to develop their driving skills.

  7. Remain calm

    This will be the first time your teen will be learning the rules of the road. Stay calm. Mistakes are bound to be made by your teen; this is to be expected, so do not discourage them by being overly critical - but encourage them to learn from their mistakes.

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