Current and retired law enforcement officers teach your kids to be safe on the road
By Ann Laurence
I remember what it was like learning to drive. That’s why as a parent, I know my teenage kids haven’t a clue what they are doing behind the wheel.
I believe driver’s education is an imperative and to be honest, I think I (and they) would much prefer to learn the rules of the road from professionals rather than with their Nervous Nellie mother sitting beside them.
Having said that, I couldn’t think of better, more qualified instructors than current and retired law enforcement officers to help new drivers be safe on the street. And talk about revving up the fun factor (pun intended) – because Teen Road to Safety is connected with local Ford dealerships, young drivers get to put what they learn to the test behind the wheel of a new model Ford mustang.
As Southern California’s premier defensive driving and driver’s education programs, Teen Road to Safety is a unique driver’s education course that aims to teach teenagers safe driving techniques in a fun and exciting environment. The program promotes safe driving and educates teenagers on the rules of the road, as well as the responsibility of sharing the road with the public.
“Unfortunately, preventable traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States,” says Andrew Wunderlich, president and CEO of Teen Road to Safety. “We believe that with education and practical training, the number of teen accidents and teenage traffic fatalities can be reduced. What sets us apart from other drivers education is that our Instructors and the training we provide prepares young drivers for the real world of driving and preventing these young drivers from serious injuries and death.”
After 21 years in law enforcement, Andrew Wunderlich founded Teen Road to Safety after retiring from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2004. As a law enforcement officer he trained police recruits in defensive driving techniques.
Repeatedly at the top of his class in police drivers training, Andrew holds numerous commendations for safe driving and traffic awareness. He is certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Drug Recognition Expert and is licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Andrew has also participated and advised in other professional driving schools. All of the instructors involved in Teen Road to Safety boast similar credentials.
“We offer the best qualified defensive driver training in Southern California,” says Wunderlich. “All of our instructors are current or retired police officers – each with over 25 years of driver safety experience. Each one of our instructors has a law enforcement background and are trained police officers, expert traffic investigators and have received hundreds hours of training in traffic and driver training.”
The Teen Road to Safety program involves classroom sessions on safe driving techniques and traffic laws. Teens will then have an opportunity to put the lessons they learned to the test.
“My son recently completed the (Teen Road to Safety) in-class Driver’s Education course,” says Teri Belmer. “Like many teenagers, my son is not normally a fan of the classroom environment, however, each day that I picked him up from class he enthusiastically shared with me something he had learned. I believe that taking the class not only helped him to pass his driver’s permit test – the first time – but has also encouraged him to be a responsible driver. We look forward to enrolling our son in the Advanced Driver’s course once he has obtained his license.”
For Wunderlich, the most satisfying aspect of owning and operating Teen Road to Safety comes from “knowing that we have saved lives, reduced the accident/death rates of a young driver by education and training by developing outstanding, skillful and knowledgeable drivers.”
What parent could ask for more?
Connect with Teen Road to Safety by calling (888) 25-DRIVE or visit www.teenroadtosafety.com