Video Tutorial – How to Get Your Florida Learner’s License

Are you counting down the days until you can get your learner’s license in Florida? If so, you’ll need to take a Drug and Alcohol course and permit exam to quality for your Florida driving permit. GDL Institute offers an online course that not only meets state requirements, but is also fun, informative, and best of all… no annoying timers!

Want to learn more about the course and its features? Check out our YouTube channel, and let us know what you think. We give students the opportunity to preview the course introduction video, and learn more about the course. Our short videos will give you all the details you need to get started on the road to driving independence.

We often hear from our students that they not only learned a lot from their Drug and Alcohol driver training, they enjoy the additional driving tips, news and videos we share socially. Connect with us on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and share your review of the course!

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A Shocking Look at Distracted Driving with a Powerful New Commercial from the “It Can Wait” Campaign

A texting driver is 23 times more likely to be involved in an auto accident than a non-texting driver (VTTI). We all know that a simple distraction – such as reading a text message or answering your cell phone can lead to devastating consequences. Last week saw the release of a powerful new documentary from AT&T on the dangers of distracted driving. The roughly four minute video shows how the lives of several individuals intersect in a heartbreaking way when one takes their eyes off the road for just a second. The dangers of texting and driving can have a tragic and lasting effect on the lives of the driver, passengers, and others sharing the road.

AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign aims to discourage drivers from picking up their phone when they are behind the wheel. We here at GDL Institute were moved by the video, and are happy to see that the documentary is freely available online at YouTube, and is also being distributed to several agencies with the intent of reaching as many at-risk drivers as possible.

If you are a new driver or the parent of a teen driver, we encourage you to join watch the video, join the more than 7 million people who have taken the pledge, and share with as many others as possible.

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School will be letting out for the summer very soon. Students will have lots of extra free time, and that presents the perfect opportunity to check some items off of to-do lists… including driver’s ed training!

Are you counting down the days until you can get your learner’s permit? If so, you’ll need to take a Drug and Alcohol course and permit exam to quality for your Florida driving permit. GDL Institute offers an online course that not only meets state requirements, but is also fun, informative, and best of all… no annoying timers!

Want to learn more about the course and its features? Check out our YouTube channel, and let us know what you think! We give students the opportunity to preview the course introduction video, and learn more about the course. Our short videos will give you all the details you need to get started on the road to driving independence.

We often hear from our students that they not only learned a lot from their Drug and Alcohol driver training, they enjoy the additional driving tips, news and humorous videos we share socially. Connect with us on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and share your review of the course!

Distracted Driving – What’s the Worst Distraction You’ve Witnessed?

We’ve all heard the facts, distracted driving is one of the most dangerous activities one can engage in. Distractions are a problem from drivers of all ages, but inexperienced teen drivers are at even higher risk when their attention is divided. One of the primary driver distractions we are all aware of is texting while driving. In fact, 44 states and DC have laws on the books to prevent texting while driving, and have implemented all-driver text messaging bans. Of those bans, 39 are primary offenses and five are treated as secondary offenses (including Florida). But, what about other distractions? Putting on makeup, eating, chatting with passengers, and changing radio stations are all distracting activities that can lead to deadly consequences.

Allstate Insurance Company created the following YouTube video that we here at GDL Institute think is a great conversation starter. What is the craziest incidence of distracted driving that you have witnessed? These drivers share some of their experiences.

That phone call or text message can wait. If you are a new driver, take care on the road ways and drive defensively. Put the tips you learned in your Drug and Alcohol course from GDL Institute to good use and remember, while driving is a privilege, it also comes with great responsibility.