Safe Driving Interview with Mr. Capone
Why is it important to inform people about this?
Our objective is to teach our students, at an early age, to be safe, courteous and defensive drivers. The Public Service Announcements were created by our students during the Divers’ Education classroom portion of our program, When the students come up with the message/s, there is a better chance the information is retained and followed.
We strive to give our students the skills, knowledge and respect of the driving task so they have a better chance of staying safe in the car!!!
I believe our three part, (Classroom, Simulator and BTW) award winning Comprehensive Driver Safety Program is extremely important to our community here at The Northstar Nation.
How long have you been educating students about safe driving?
I started teaching the Drivers Education classroom curriculum my first years of teaching (37 years ago)! I have been teaching Behind the Wheel for 35 years and The Simulator for 27 years.
Do you enjoy teaching about this?
I love teaching the safe driving curriculum! It is very rewarding to see the improvement made by the students from the beginning of the simulator unit to the end of the unit. The same improvement takes place in the car! I also like the fact that what I am teaching is something the students will use everyday of their lives once they start to drive and that it is important to them! Their safety, physical mental and emotional health, finances, freedom, ability to move, avoid pain, stress and staying alive can all be impacted by decisions made in the car.
We can never stop the accidents, but we should be able to bring the crashes (direct consequences of a “bad” decision in the car) down to the lowest level possible
What are the first few things students need to know about safe driving?
FOLLOW THE EIGHT! A GREAT WAY TO STAY SAFE
Would you be interested in becoming a safe driver teacher?
I thought I already was!