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Young Drivers teaches safe driving habits to last a lifetime

Young Drivers is the No. 1 driving school in Newfoundland and Labrador, with driving schools in Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Conception Bay North, St. Johns and Mount Pearl. - Contributed
Young Drivers is the No. 1 driving school in Newfoundland and Labrador, with driving schools in Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Conception Bay North, St. Johns and Mount Pearl. - Contributed

Handing the car keys to a newly-licensed teenage driver can be nerve-wracking for parents, but knowing your child has had proper driving training — including life-saving defensive driving techniques — can make all the difference.

Janet Kent is the co-owner of five Young Drivers of Canada locations in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with her husband, Steve. She says putting your teenager behind the wheel feels a little easier when you know they’ve attended a reputable driving school.

“Young Drivers is Canada’s leading driver training organization. Other schools will say they are the same, but they are not — you get what you pay for,” says Janet, who is a Regional Director with Young Drivers. “There are other schools around that will teach you enough to pass your road test, but we teach people how to survive on the road for life.”

Young Drivers has been in business for more than 40 years and has graduated more than 1.3M students across Canada. The school teaches life-saving techniques like emergency manoeuvres, head-on collision avoidance and gravel shoulder recovery, as well as the dangers of distracted driving and how to safely navigate roundabouts — something that is often missing from a driving school’s curriculum.

Young Drivers is the No. 1 driving school in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Kents own five locations — Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Conception Bay North, St. Johns and Mount Pearl. Drivers receive 25 hours of in-classroom training and a minimum of 10 hours of in-car training with instructors that are recertified annually, and the school offers flexible payment options.

Janet and Steve have been in the driving education business for more than 10 years, and have received national growth awards and National Centre of the Year Awards. Janet is a full-time educator who is deeply committed to driver education, and she’s received the President’s Award for her leadership in Young Drivers. Steve is a community leader who devotes a significant amount of time to causes that support the development of young people.

“Our goal is to make sure our students are excellent drivers who are ready for life on the road,” says Janet. “It’s our job to show them how to drive safely, and build safe driving habits they’ll have for a lifetime.”

For more information about Young Drivers, visit www.yd.com or call Linda at (709) 737-1695.

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