A question I get asked frequently by parents is "what's the best driver training for my teen?"
Read today's piece on DriveWise and simulators. After an interview with Ron Fellows I did a few months back, he strongly recommended the simulators they use. When it was time for Ari to go, I took him based on that recommendation. DriveWise schools are all independently owned and operated - do your research.
I'm sold. Simulators are a great bridge between classroom and car. They can't replace either one, but it's a step in the right direction. The students also love them, and if you remember how dry and boring the classroom component of driver training could be, you won't be surprised that something so interactive gets their attention. They're used to learning this way. I urge you to consider it when checking out schools.
I also recommend advanced driver training courses for everyone - not just new drivers - but that step between a G1 and a G2 still requires this initial type of schooling. You have options: this is one of them.