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Driver Ed Students Celebrate “Cash for Clunkers"


A FOX channel news report on Thursday, August 13, 2009, said the prices of used cars are going up because the cars that are being traded in are clunkers and they are being destroyed. This is leading to a shortage of used cars in some places.

Patrick Barrett, founder of Driver Ed in a Box®,, stated “One parent said that they were considering buying a used car at first, but the Cash for Clunkers program now makes the prospect of getting a new car much more appealing.

At Driver Ed in a Box®’s Collision-Free Driver Ed, students were buzzing this week with excitement as their chances of getting a new car have improved. That’s because their parents are responding to the decision in Congress to provide additional funding for the Cash for Clunkers program.

As Mr. Barrett told one parent, “Most of the new cars have additional safety features and it’s a good idea to review the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s reports regarding the vehicle rating for crashworthiness.” Vehicle safety is a concern for parents because new teen drivers have fatal crashes at a rate of four times greater than older drivers (drivers ages 34-49).

What can be done to make teens safe drivers?

A Texas study demonstrates that certain teen drivers have fewer crashes. According to the Texas study, these teens use a product called Driver Ed in a Box®. Mr. Barrett states “Parents who follow the Driver Ed in a Box® program provide nine months to a year of extended supervised training to teach their teen to drive. And fortunately, our product walks you through the complete process step by step.”

According to Mr. Barrett, “A review of the driving records of the graduates of our parent-taught driver education course, Driver Ed in a Box®, shows that our 16 year old graduates have a collision rate of only 1.7%. Studies show that 16 year old drivers in the state of Texas using other methods of driver education have a collision rate of 11.4%.” This study can be viewed at

About Driver Ed in a Box, LLC:
Driver Ed in a Box, LLC was started by Patrick L. Barrett (Pat), a nationally known expert in training for collision-free driving. We are a company with a mission to provide families with the knowledge and tools necessary to build the habits of safe, collision-free driving.


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