Parents often express common themes about teaching a child to drive:
1. Discomfort about knowledge about teaching driving
2. Anxiety about perceived performance as driving coaches
3. Worry about their lack of teaching abilities
4. Nervousness about the currency of their driving knowledge
5. Complaints and discomfort about the quality of driver education programs
Teaching Young Drivers -- The Critical 60 Method tackles this problem using Maryland’s sixty-hour supervised driving requirement. This is a critical time for developing new driver abilities.
Critical 60 is:
• An organized framework for judging the effectiveness of professional driver’s education.
• A set of teaching tools and knowledge that will make teaching a child to drive easier, less stressful and more successful
• A course for teaching parents to teach young drivers.
Critical 60 is not:
• A substitute for professional driver’s education. Driver’s education is still legally required in Maryland and recommended by us.
• A course to learn to be a professional driving instructor. Students will learn how to use valuable teaching techniques and lesson plans to improve the skills of a loved one, but they should not believe that these skills are equivalent to those of a professional driving instructor.
Teaching Young Drivers -- The Critical 60 Method was designed by Howard Community College in partnership with Maryland Highway Safety Office and Maryland MVA.