Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for people from 15 to 20 years old in Oregon. Each year more than 300 Oregon teenagers are involved in fatal or injury crashes. Nationally, over 30,000 Americans die in car crashes each year.
No one wants to be part of those statistics. The ODOT-approved driver education program taught by the Pacific Driver Education driving school helps drivers avoid crashes as they learn a specific set of low-risk driving skills and habits.
As parents we know you want to keep your children safe. Teens are much more at-risk than the rest of the population due to their inexperience in handling driving situations. The State of Oregon passed Graduated Driver Licensing laws in 1989 to keep teens safe and we know it’s working - the number of 16 year old drivers involved in fatal or injury crashes has decreased over 50%.
One of the best ways to ensure your teen is safe is to make sure they are given adequate instruction. Every hour of instruction keeps your child that much more safe on the road, especially as they pass through