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Why Choose The Drivers Advantage?


The Drivers Advantage is a Michigan Certified, Licensed, Bonded and Insured driver education provider; founded in 2007, our staff include law enforcement officers, school teachers, school bus drivers, and other educators that bring a special element to the class room not found anywhere else. 


Our staff work every day to deliver quality instruction to insure all of our student's both teen and adult develop safe life long driving skills. 



At the Drivers Advantage students learn critical skills and techniques that will insure their own safety, their passengers’ safety and the safety of others on the road. We focus on critical driving techniques and skills that go beyond those found in traditional drivers training programs. Our law enforcement staff members incorporated their first-hand experiences as a trained crash site investigator's into the curriculum as well to remind students of the realities of unsafe driving. In citing these past experiences, we are able to illustrate to the students how an understanding of the skills and techniques found in the course could have prevented the crashes we've encountered in the past – saving those involved from harm, and even death.



The Drivers Advantage philosophy is centered on our commitment to safety. While most traditional driving schools focus on basic vehicle control skills and interpretation of traffic laws, our approach focuses on safe, life long driving skills. Our commitment to safety begins with our Drivers Education course, which incorporates critical skills such as hazard recognition and response, as well as risk management exercises that contribute to safe driving techniques. All behind the wheel training sessions include individual evaluations of each student’s performance and progress.



We believe that communication between student drivers and their parent(s) is a critical element to an effective training program. We encourage parents to stay actively involved and monitor how their son or daughter is developing their driving skills. Our instructors meet with parents and will recommended training exercises specific to the new drivers needs. All segment one students are provided a final drive evaluation in which 10 different areas of their driving are scored. This evaluation will detail the new driver’s strengths as well as areas needing improvement. This is also an excellent tool to assist parents in preparing to “coach” their new driver.


Our commitment to teaching safe driving skills continues in our advanced courses. Our Traffic School seminar assesses each student’s “level of risk” on the road in a self-awareness workshop. Students go on to discover strategies to develop defensive driving habits such as: Safe Vehicle Operation, Space Management, Speed Management, Crash Awareness, Knowing Vehicle Dynamics, and New Traffic Laws.


The owner of The Drivers Advantage driving school, served 10 years of his career as a police patrol officer before taking a position as a traffic officer in 2006. He is a trained crash investigator, motor carrier enforcement specialist, and has extensive training in traffic law. He also has served as a police motor cycle officer and has been trained extensively in areas of precision and evasive maneuvering techniques. He is a certified child safety seat technician and is a Michigan State certified driver’s education instructor. He has been teaching driver’s education to teens and adults since 2004.