Driver Education Groups

If you are a driver education group and would like to offer Pulse to your students, we would love to hear from you!

Parents or Guardians

If you are a parent or guardian looking for a great driver education group we would be happy to recommend one of our partners!

BUT CRASHES ARE PREVENTABLE.

Together Pulse and parents or driving sponsors can improve the safety of new drivers on the road. The following Pulse modules and parental strategies when used together can have a positive impact on reducing the effects of teen danger zones.

DANGER ZONE 1

Seat Belts & Airbags

Pulse Modules

Month 1

Seat Belts & Airbags

Parent Tips

Reinforce the need for seat belts on every trip as a passenger or driver!

Ensure your teen is mindful of seat belt use by all occupants in their car.

DANGER ZONE 2

Distracted Driving

Pulse Modules

Month 2

Deadly Distractions

Parent Tips

Sign a contract with your teen that they will not use their cell phone, eat or drink while driving.

Your actions will influence your teen, make sure you are not distracted while driving.

DANGER ZONE 3

Speeding

Pulse Modules

Month 3 

Speeding

Parent Tips

During supervised driving, discuss adjusting speed to road conditions.

Educate them on maintaining safe distances based on travelling speed.

DANGER ZONE 4

Driving with Passengers

Pulse Modules

Month 12

Agressive Driving

Month 2

Deadly Distractions

Month 1

Seat Belts & Airbags

Parent Tips

Limit the number of peer passengers from zero to one for up to 6 months.

Ensure they follow your local regulations for passenger restrictions.

DANGER ZONE 5

Driving at Night

Pulse Modules

Month 8

Safe Driving at Night

Parent Tips

During supervised driving practice as much as possible at night.

Minimize solo, and/or night driving with passengers during first 6 months.

If night driving cannot be avoided, know your teens route and schedule.

DANGER ZONE 6

Impaired Driving

Pulse Modules

Month 6

Alcohol, Drugs & Driving

Parent Tips

Your actions will influence your teen, make sure you do not drive under the influence.

Educate your teen on how to identify a drunk driver, and avoid them.

DANGER ZONE 7

Drowsy Driving

Pulse Modules

Month 7

DrowsyDriving

Parent Tips

Know your teens schedule and try to make arrangements to avoid driving while extremely tired.

Teach your teen appropriate measures to take when they feel tired driving.

DANGER ZONE 8

Driver Inexperience

The biggest factor with novice driver collisions is driver inexperience.

Of all the danger zones, inexperience overlaps all categories and is the primary cause

of most collisions.  By combining driver education, maintenance education with Pulse

and lots and lots of supervised driving in the learner and first year of solo driving,

collision probability can be greatly reduced. 

PULSE MODULES

Month 4

Lane Changes

Parent Tips

Always be a good role model.  Pulse provides parents, guardians and driving sponsors with the opportunity to learn and improve along side your new driver, take advantage!

Month 5

Escape Routes

Month 9

Tight Spaces

Month 10

Intersections

Month 11

The Other Motorist

Month 12 Aggressive Driving

Provide your teen with a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driving,

the more the better.

Practice on a variety of roads, and in varied weather and traffic conditions.

Stress the importance of continually scanning for potential hazards.

All of the modules contribute to increasing driver knowledge and awareness,

the following were added specifically to Pulse due to the hazards they pose to novice drivers.

DANGER ZONES

The Centers for Disease Control has identified
the top causes of novice driver collisions:

THE FACTS ARE SCARY...

Driving with Peer Passengers

Two or more peer passengers more than triples the risk of a fatal crash with a teen at the wheel.

Drowsy Driving

The majority of fatigue-related crashes are caused by drivers under the age of 25.

Speeding

Among crashes attributed to a critical teen driver error, 21 percent were due to speeding.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a factor in 14 percent of police reported crashes involving teen drivers.

Driving at Night

Only 14 percent of the miles driven by 16yr and 17yr old drivers occurred between 9pm and 6am, yet this time period accounted for 32 percent of fatal crashes.

Seat Belts & Airbags

55 percent of young adults (age 13-20) that died in crashes in 2012 were not wearing a seat belt. 

Impaired Driving

27 percent of 16-20yr old passenger vehicle drivers fatally injured in a crash had a BAC higher than .08.

Driver Inexperience

Due to underdeveloped search skills, new drivers often detect hazards later than experienced drivers, increasing crash risk.