Report: Survey finds driving schools teaching in outdated vehicles

Chevrolet Cavalier

Some people have been rambling. And in all of their cries and shouts, they claim that some driving schools are putting their students at risk by using cars with low crash-test ratings.

The peoples in outcry are the editors at the Chicago Tribune and after surveying the local driving schools in the Chicago metro area. Most notably, the cars that were seen most frequently were Chevrolet Aveos and old Cavaliers. I can understand their outcry. I’d refuse to be seen a Cavalier or Aveo for my driver’s course.

On a serious note however, those cars were found to have terrible crash-test ratings putting the schools’ student safety in question.

“My son started driver’s education at our local high school. Curious about what cars they were using, I discovered it was a Chevy Aveo, which had some of the poorest crash test ratings, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,” said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of “That got me to thinking: Why would schools put the most inexperienced drivers in cars with poor crash test scores?”

– By: Chris Chin

Source: USAToday

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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