By Francis P. Koster



Drivers in their first year driving are 10 times more likely to be in a crash than for the entire rest of their driving career.(4) Car crashes are the number one cause of death among teens. (5)


Are these teen drivers killing themselves and others because they are careless, or because they are clueless?  


Turns out the answer is "clueless" - because our national driving training programs have not adopted specific training techniques that could go a long way toward fixing the problem. This is a national problem with a local solution.  


According to the National Safety Council, in the United States we see more than 35,000 deaths from auto accidents and 3.8.......

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By Francis P. Koster Ed.D.

When I was a young boy on the verge of becoming a man, my dad invited my brother and me to a "special" fishing trip. He made it clear it was going to be a "guys" event for the three of us .

So we get our anchor dropped, and worms in the water. Then dad says "I just want you to know that you are becoming men now, and there are a few things I need you to understand."   My brother and I looked at each other in panic....we were trapped in the boat, and about to get "the talk".

So he says "Here is the thing. When you are out with girls, and get certain urges, just remember that if you would not do whatever it is in front of her mother, don't do it." That was the end of "the talk".

Turns out it is not a.......

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