The best driving schools vary from location to location, but AAA-affiliated driving schools in any particular area have already have been checked out and endorsed by AAA for their quality and safety. Another website that helps parents locate highly rated driving schools in their area is DrivingSchool.com.
If there are no AAA-affiliated driving schools in a particular area, AAA provides a checklist of what parents should look for when choosing a driving school for their teenagers. An ideal driving school employs a two-pronged approach to driving safety: classroom time and supervised driving behind the wheel. Studies show that teenagers learn best when they can have two in-car lessons a week that take and apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom. Time behind the wheel should take teenagers on residential streets, rural roads, highways, interstates and freeways, and it should expose them to city traffic.
When looking for a local driving school, parents should begin by talking to friends and neighbors to get their recommendations and listen to their positive and negative experiences with local driving schools. Parents should also call and visit the driving schools to make sure that they have professional, licensed driving instructors. Parents should also check for any specific complaints against a driving school.