AAA and The Auto Club Group (ACG) are proud to announce that the Nebraska Safety Council, located at 3243 Cornhusker Highway, Suite A10, in Lincoln, has earned the AAA Approved School designation. The Nebraska Safety Council is the only AAA Approved School in Lincoln, and the second in Nebraska. They join the nearly 90 other businesses across the U.S. that has earned this distinction since the national program was launched in 2005.
Consumers who select an AAA Approved Driving School can rest easy knowing they have selected a driving school that has met high standards and stringent requirements for driver education training.
The approval process is not easy, ensuring that only the best who apply become approved. Once approved, the driving school must maintain at least a 90% approval rating on customer surveys. In addition, the school must be open to annual inspections of equipment, curriculum, classrooms and vehicles to ensure that quality standards are maintained.
“The Nebraska Safety Council is highly regarded as a premier provider of driver education which is why we are proud to designate this organization as a AAA Approved Driving School,” stated Mark Grieb, regional president of AAA Nebraska. “Motorists often turn to AAA for recommendations and advice on automotive related issues. Consumers trust our organization for a variety of automotive resources and information, including driver education.”
Statistics support the need for driver education training and supervised behind-the-wheel experience. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that traffic crashes continue to be the number one cause of death for teens and adults, killing an estimated 34,000 people on our nation’s roadways every year.
“Experienced, licensed instructors have been trained to educate novice drivers and address mistakes they’re most likely to make,” stated Laurie Klosterboer, Executive Director of the Nebraska Safety Council. “Per mile driven, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, and the crash risk is even higher during the first year a teenager is eligible to drive. Studies show that teens that take driver’s education are less likely to crash or be injured in a crash, which is why we encourage parents and teens to invest in driver education and training, to help form the good driving habits needed to stay safe on the roadways.”
Summer driver education sessions will soon begin and programs are expected to fill-up quickly. In Lincoln, programs are available at the Nebraska Safety Council, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln Southwest High School, and Lincoln East High School. The Nebraska Safety Council also offers programs in Arlington, Aurora, Beatrice, Grand Island and Hastings. For details about the programs, visit www. Nesafetycouncil.org.