You might call it distracted driving, but I call it ‘driving stupid.’

Driving stupid is what you do when you are not being a good defensive driver. You might be fiddling with the radio, talking on your cell phone; getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few drinks or trying to text and drive. You might think you’re being cool, but you’re really just showing your ignorance.

To help educate future drivers about the dangers of any form of distracted driving, students in West Seneca, New York, started a new club called “Students Against Destructive Decisions.” It encompasses avoiding doing anything which might lead to yourself or someone else being hurt as a result of your bad decision.

A defensive driving New York course is a great way to learn the importance of avoiding distractions while you drive. It can also help you understand the importance of following every traffic law, not just the ones you like and not only when you feel like following them.

Insurers agree that young drivers are the most at-risk group of drivers on the road today. This explains why they pay a higher rate than drivers who have reached a certain age–matured, if you will. This is partly to do with their level of inexperience and partly to do with the impulsive behavior commonly seen in humans during their teenage years.

If you have a young driver in your household, you need to sign them up for a defensive driving NY course. It will help them become good, defensive drivers and, as if protecting their life isn’t enough of a benefit, insurance companies in New York will offer you a discount on your premiums if you do.

This makes defensive driving a win-win scenario, and a great lesson for every student, no matter where they live.

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