34 Alerts From the DRIVER EDUCATION Tag


Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? oos E-Newsletter #497

By Shelia Dunn, oos Communications Director Our son will soon turn 16 and he has no interest in learning how to drive yet. I’m relieved. I don’t want to teach him how to drive especially since I drive a stick shift. It doesn’t help that I’m not really the best role model of driving. I’m […]

Bad Drivers are Taught, not Born That Way: oos E-Newsletter #472

From oos member Bob O’Connor  “Johnny will get better as he drives more”, said the mother of a 16-year-old who was beginning to learn how to drive. This statement of course is not necessarily true because it depends on your definition of “better.” It also depends even more on how he was instructed to drive. […]

Teaching Kids to Interact with Police—will it help?: oos E-Newsletter #459

Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have passed legislation that mandates schools teach students how to conduct themselves around police. Texas passed its law in the last legislative session and mandated that high schools and especially driver’s education courses train students how to conduct themselves around law enforcement. Texas also passed a law to […]

NTSB Wants to Turn Our Highways into a For-Profit Police State: oos E-Newsletter #447

by Gary Biller, oos President Why does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) want to change its goal of providing legitimate highway safety research into an advocacy of ever-present, for-profit enforcement aimed primarily at safe drivers who are endangering no one? In a sweeping set of recommendations from its July 25, 2017 public meeting, the […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving: oos E-Newsletter #440

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the oos will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]