The new driver simply doesn’t know what he/she doesn’t know. Furthermore, what they think they know is misleading and potentially deadly when they are placed behind the wheel of a vehicle on their own as a licensed driver.
The typical training given to new drivers is the equivalent of showing someone a video that explains what to do, what to avoid, and what not to do. This is the “driver education”, or classroom portion of the training.
That may be followed by highly monitored and controlled on-road training and “practice” in applying the physical skills necessary to move a vehicle across some limited set of roadways. Great stuff, but what happens next?
The training is usually more than sufficient to allow the student to pass the government mandated tests and become licensed drivers, judged to be capable of dealing with the many unexpected occurrences that pop up on today’s roadways.
When out of the watchful (anxious/stressed-out) view of a parent, the impulse to push the limit is almost impossible to overcome. The result is driving the vehicle beyond personal and/or actual vehicle limitations. That is why DrivingMBA was established. We use the most advanced technology available to demonstrate those personal and vehicle limits before they are encountered on the road.