Michael Wayne Templeton releases definitive guide in "Right Turn"
Author provides roadmap for the parents on driver education, training of tweens, teens.
21st Century Driver Education and Training – Over four million teens learn to drive every year in the United States. Collisions, crashes and “accidents” result in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. However, a 4000-pound vehicle does not know if you are 16 or 60.
The deaths of the author’s biological father, a favored cousin and the best man at his wedding, each could and should have been prevented. These tragic events and many others led Michael Wayne Templeton to write and publish “Right Turn”
The book includes many nuanced details about the science of providing quality Driver Education, and training for the 21st Century. In addition, what makes Templeton’s book different than any other driver education and training book in North America is its bonus chapters. The 10th chapter details college age students battling a very sophisticated ‘Cyclops’ driving simulator. The 11th chapter tackles mature senior driving and provides a roadmap for a ‘tune-up’ for them or any other adult that requires it. The 12th chapter includes very specific and provocative recommendations for driver education and licensing oversight for the National Highway Traffic Safety Association for the remainder of the 21st century.
Following is an excerpt from the foreword of Right Turn, written by a professional instructor the author had personally trained:
While many books have been developed about driver education, driver training or both, virtually none of them includes specific guidance about how to train another instructor, how to improve the driving of an adult, or how to train a student driver in a training car. This clearly was and is not the intent of most driver education and training textbooks. This is where my friend, fellow driving instructor professional and now, author, excels.
About the Author
Michael Wayne Templeton is a Vietnam veteran with an Army Commendation Medal. After he returned from Vietnam, he served as a United States Army Avionics instructor for a year. He was also a Digital Logics instructor for the Marine Corps.
For the next 29 years he was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Professional Airway Systems Specialist. During his FAA career he became an FAA Academy instructor, training manager, supervisor and team lead. At FAA HQ, he served as the first Field Instructor Team Lead for 23 Standard Terminal Automation Radar System (STARS) instructors.
After retiring from the FAA, he attended seven different driver education and training schools while serving as an owner and Chief Operations Officer of The Coastal Academy for Driver Education Training and Safety (CADETS).