Florida Driver Education: Your Role as a Parent-Coach
Coaching your Teen through FL Drivers Ed Course: Safety as Top Priority
Your teen may see driving as a gleeful burst of independence, but you as a parent may not be as gung-ho. That′s because you know there′s a lot more to driver education and driving than slipping a key in the ignition and hitting the gas. Getting your Florida Learner Permit and Driver license requires skills and responsibility as well as knowledge of and willingness to follow the rules of the road.
Here′s where our Florida Drivers Education comes in. With driver safety as the top priority, our award-winning defensive driving course offers a state-approved, online Traffic Law and Alcohol course that is required by Florida Law. Your teen can complete when and where it′s most convenient. This sets the stage for a more relaxed learning environment in which your new driver can acquire the skills and knowledge needed before even getting a foot near the gas pedal.
Lessons Adapt to Teen′s Needs
The FL Drivers Ed course consists of four hours of lessons which your teen can complete how and when it works best. The flexible format meets a variety of learning styles and speeds and takes away the pressures of classroom learning. Your child has the freedom to pursue the lessons in manner that allows him or her to fully absorb it.
Your Part as a Parent Instructor
The instructor role goes to the parent, giving you supervision duties over your teen&prime’s online driver education and driving practice. The driving practice sessions are at your discretion, of course, but we can fill you in on what our online driving lessons entail. Text lessons make up the foundation of our course, and they are enhanced with interactive teaching tools, graphics, videos and audio clips. The combination serves to keep your teen′s interest as well as get students directly involved in the learning process. The course broken down into chapters, which your teen undertakes at his or her own pace, building on the knowledge as the lessons move along.
A Certification of Completion is the final reward, and your teen achieves this by passing the final exam and providing proof of successful completion of a 4 Hr. Drug and Alcohol Course approved by the state. Once the Certificate is issued, we report your teen′s driving status to the DHSMV. We also report Permit Exam results if your teen chooses to complete that exam online.
Getting your Florida Learners Permit
The next step for your teen is passing the written exam and driving test from the DHSMV. We have online resources that can help you and your teen prepare.
Don’t Forget the Parent-Teen "Handshake"
Once your teen is a licensed Florida driver, a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement can come into play. Such a contract establishes the ground rules for driving and the consequences when the rules are broken. We offer a free Parent-Teen Driving Agreement with each TLSAE course, which you can use and adapt as needed. The contract reinforces the new driver′s need to be responsible, touching on topics that range from curfews to passenger limits and setting the stage for safe, responsible driving.
Parents, test your knowledge of Florida Laws for teen drivers by taking FL DHSMV Parent Test.
Need More Info?
You or your teen can always contact us with any concerns or questions about our course or general Florida license questions. We answer phone calls within an average of 45 seconds and our emails within 24 hours or less.
Rev up for Your Lessons Now!
It only takes a few minutes to sign up for our course, firmly putting your teen on the ideal route for safe driving for years to come. Sign up today!