NDT, Colorado Springs®
National Driver Training started in 1994 as the first at-home parent taught driver's ed course in the USA using textbooks and VHS tape. We kept up with technology, eventually moving to become the first online driver's ed course and operating in over 35 states.
During this time we became a leading local school in Colorado Springs. In 2006 we expanded into the Denver Metro area, following with Grand County in 2009. In 2011 our headquarters moved to Austin, TX while our office in Colorado Springs continued to develop into one of the busiest 3rd-party testing centers in the state.
In early 2017 our Colorado Springs office was split off into a separate company and purchased by an instructor who had been with the company since 2008. We continue to hold the same commitment to driver safety and creating safe drivers for life.
Why Parent Involvement is so Important - Your presence in the car during the practice period will do more to ensure your young driver’s survival than any seat belt or air bag.
Practice makes perfect, no matter what the skill. This is especially true of driving where the smallest “rookie mistake” can have dire consequences. As parents, you have a critical role in the process by making that all-important practice period possible. The longer young drivers practice, the safer they’ll become and the more ingrained their good driving habits will be when peer pressure inevitably comes hitching a ride.
Parent Power - We believe so much in the power of the parent that we worked directly with senators and representatives all around the nation to establish parents’ right to instruct their own teens. These efforts have resulted in pro-parent legislation in 28 states and counting.
While others aim to be the fastest and easiest, we have maintained our commitment to safety and saving lives. Teaching to the status quo at a time when both the risk factors and accident rates of young drivers are on the rise is morally unacceptable to us and a result, we believe we have a program that employs the best method for your family to develop a new driver.
So while we recognize this huge milestone can come with some angst, we encourage you to be present in the process. Use this opportunity to strengthen the bond with your teen. Remember that acquiring permission to drive is a huge step in all of our lives. Being there with your teen at this time can be one of the best gifts you could give to one-another.