New Driver is an on-line, video-based program that you and your teen do together. Lessons are short and designed to influence thought, judgment, and choices. Non-confrontational, and gets you and your teen into meaningful conversation (and on the same side!).
21 Short Video Lessons (topics such as Speed, Distracted Driving, Emotional Control, The Math of Uncertainty, Merging, The Freeway, Getting Pulled Over, and many more)
MP3 Audio, PDF Summaries, and short Quizzes for Each Lesson
Discussion Questions for the Family
Practice Tests (prepare for the DMV)
Private Facebook Group
Interviews with a Police Officer, a Driver's Ed Instructor, adn an attorney
Bonus Resource Section
New Driver is a mindset; a philosophy; an approach not just to learning, but an approach to how we (new and veteran drivers alike) make judgments and decisions behind the wheel.
At Be Crash Free, we want to make a positive impact on drivers in the United States. Specifically, we want to support parents in supporting their teens as they learn. The program is designed to assist them in guiding their new driver to be safer, more responsible, and to make good choices behind the wheel. In turn, this will give parents a higher level of comfort and confidence when handing over the keys to the car.
Get some of our lessons for free be entering you name and email on this page, and see below for more information on why we created New Driver.
Hi - my name is Stacey Axmaker, but please call me Ax. Over the past 28 years working in traffic safety and instruction, my colleague Steve Kirsch and I have observed that the predominant focus has been on developing a new driver’s knowledge and skill behind the wheel. While this is foundational to safety, we believe that it is beliefs and values that drive our choices and behaviors while driving. Our approach to influencing those choices, and affecting those behaviors, is based on the model - Reality, Reason, and Judgment.
Steve and I want to make a positive impact on drivers in the United States - we figure that's a win for everyone! Specifically, we want to provide parents of teen drivers with a secure application that will assist them in guiding their new driver to be safer, more responsible, and to make good choices behind the wheel. In turn, this will give parents a higher level of comfort and confidence when handing over the keys to the car.
So, we got to work creating "The New Driver Program."
"The questions that are involved in the program brought up some really good conversations for us to have about driving and the mental process of driving." Riley: "Yeah, I’ll be honest – I thought it was going to be pretty boring when we started, but it’s actually turned out to be pretty fun and I’m definitely telling my friends about it."
"As a long time advocate of training methodologies focused on changing a driver’s “beliefs” and teaching them to think differently, I applaud New Driver for addressing this critical and fundamental component of safe driving. Order this program so your teen can learn how to make better choices behind the wheel and reduce their risk for crashing."
"Absolutely excellent sir! I sincerely hope this program takes off like a fire storm nationally. I strongly believe in it’s value for both teens and parents, and this video drives that home, and the cost of the course you are charging is most certainly affordable for ANYONE who has the resources to be able to place their teen behind the wheel. As an officer who has to deal with the consequences of poor judgment and choices, thank you for this."
During in-depth discussions with parents, driver education instructors and school owners, and the head of a State driver education program it became clear to us that, generally, driver education programs are relying on parents to provide the structure, guidance, practice, and experience that a new driver requires. And that parents tend, by and large, to rely on the driver education course to meet those needs. Many parents know they have a part to play - but aren’t sure what to do, what to say, or how to say it. The New Driver Program fills this gap.
The New Driver Program is not designed to replace traditional driver training programs in public schools or the private sector. Driver’s Ed is great, and we highly recommend it! The New Driver Program is intended to augment the learn-to-drive process alongside traditional driver education.