The Driver Training Group Enhancing Services With International Safe Driving Methods

Driving School Team To Research Driver Testing Techniques During Trip To United Kingdom

September 28, 2016 // // ISSAQUAH, Wash. – The Driver Training Group, parent company of 911 Driving School & SWERVE Driving School, announced today a one week research trip to the United Kingdom to explore international safe-driving and examination practices. 

“We are thrilled to be given this opportunity,” said Joe Giammona, CEO of The Driver Training Group. “The safety of our students is of the utmost importance and we’re excited to enhance our current standards by offering new and unseen techniques that aren’t utilized in the U.S.”

For years, the United Kingdom’s driving test and associated student driver training have been regarded internationally as having among the highest global training standards in safe-driving practice and one of the most thorough examinations for licensure.

“It’s imperative that we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to safe-driving techniques,” continued Giammona. “The UK has superior driving statistics and our main goal for the trip is to bring these systems back to the U.S. to develop programs that increase overall traffic safety in Washington State and beyond.”

When comparing Washington State to the UK, the current driving test in Washington has neither the range of situations, nor the testing for specific safe driving skills in the situations that are tested for. The UK test has a greater diversity of situations that the student is exposed to, and the extra duration of the test allows for testing that the student is consistent and predictable in their recognition of, and approach to, a diverse range of hazards and situations.

The testing requirements in the UK assess the driver on multiple levels including: 

  • Greater situational awareness
  • Recognition of and the approach that is taken to hazards both on and off the road
  • Testing under real-world situations and conditions

“We’re looking forward to not only bringing back new methods that aren’t currently taught in the U.S,” added Giammona, “but to also gaining a deeper understanding of the differences in licensing standards.”

Both 911 and SWERVE Driving School franchise concepts were created to inspire, educate, engage and motivate drivers to perform safely and responsibly behind the wheel through online, classroom, and behind-the-wheel instruction. The Driver Training Group has developed multiple programs for teen, adult, government and corporate fleet drivers that go beyond traditional driving lessons or driver’s education courses.  

As 911 and SWERVE Driving Schools expand, the brands are awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share both companies’ visions, who will follow the proven business models and who are driven to succeed. Tailored to owners and operators that place value in the states’ safe driving methods, the franchise model provides structure and scalability. Many of the current franchisees began as police officers or corporate world professionals looking for a secondary income or post-retirement investment.

Complete with thorough training, site selection support and marketing programs, the 911 & SWERVE Driving Schools’ business models have been cultivated to attract individuals or teams with an ambition to succeed, strong values and solid community connections.

To learn more about 911 Driving School franchise opportunities, visit

To learn more about SWERVE Driving School franchise opportunities, visit

About The Driver Training Group

The Driver Training Group is the parent company of two education schools for driving, the SWERVE Driving School and the 911 Driving School. Its mission is to inspire and educate, engage and motivate drivers to perform better behind the wheel. The company has developed a number of programs for new teen drivers that go beyond traditional driving lessons or driver’s education. Additionally, 911 Driving School instructors, as first responders, have the experience, knowledge, and trust to instruct students effectively.

The Driver Training Group’s ultimate goal is to create an enhanced driving school experience and challenge student drivers to be collision free for life. The business’ innovative approach to driving lessons makes learning fun in a challenging way, and actually improves the rate at which drivers retain the information by incorporating leading mental performance exercises to ensure students are more focused and aware of their driving environment.

SOURCE The Driver Training Group

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All Points Public Relations
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