(LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2008) - The Automobile Club of Southern California is opening classes of its growing driving school for teens this month at Auto Club office locations in Bakersfield, Murrieta and San Bernardino.
These additions mean that the Auto Club Driving School will now be operating in 16 Southern California communities. Comprehensive driver education package programs for teens are available at all locations.
The driving school uses a curriculum based on research of actual teen driving crashes. The licensed program, taught by state-licensed instructors, is focused on safety and student participation with core elements designed to address the top four causes of teen collisions. Parents and teens attend a one-hour orientation class together. After that, the students continue attending class, and parents stay tuned in through feedback and coaching after each in-car lesson. "Many parents tell us they're learning right along with their kids," said Kathy Downing, manager of the Auto Club's Driver Services.
"The Auto Club co-sponsored California's Graduated Driver Licensing Law, which requires teen drivers to gain real driving experience under controlled conditions before obtaining a full license," said Downing. "The Auto Club started offering the driver education program to help parents and teens."
Students who successfully complete one of the Auto Club Driving School programs receive a free dependent associate Auto Club membership and may qualify for an automobile insurance discount when added to a car insurance policy through the Auto Club's affiliated insurance company.
The new driving school locations include:
- Bakersfield -- 1500 Commercial Way
- Murrieta -- 25125 Madison Ave., Suite 101A
- San Bernardino -- 590 North "D" St.
For more information or to enroll, contact the Auto Club by calling toll-free, 1-877-428-2277. Registration and advance payment are required.
Sponsored by Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Auto Club Driver Services classes are also available in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Burbank, Costa Mesa, Diamond Bar, Escondido, Grossmont/La Mesa, Long Beach, Murrieta, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita and Torrance.