Can We Buy A Used Set Of "drivers Ed In A Box"?
Q: We are interested in getting "Drivers Ed In A Box" and having our 15 years old homeschooler
go through the course, since this would radically lower our car insurance rate.
However, we are not sure if we can buy a used set or not. If there is a
certification exam that has to be sent back to the co. providing this product,
then it would not be reusable a second time, at least for certification
purposes, I suspect. We much prefer to get a used set, as $150 (I think that
is retail price) for a new set is pretty hard for us to afford.
If a buyer of the product "used" can also get certified so that it is
verifiable by Geico, then where could we possibly find one?
A:I *already* checked into the cost of adding our son onto our current insurance policy with Geico. It is currently about $450/bianually or $900/yr for full coverage on our ONE car, and if we add him on without any certified driver ed program, it jumps to about $900/bianually or $1800/yr! It will DOUBLE! That is why he has to take a certified driver training course.He will still pay a high rate, but the training course will save big money. Your cost is for monthly, which comes to $720/ yr for adding your son on to your policy. Since you didn't say what you are paying without, I can't say if that is radically higher or not. But $720 sounds a lot more reasonable than $900! I thought ALL the insurance companies had very high rates for teens, because statistically they have a much higher rate of accidents than over-21 drivers....and they are significantly higher even IF they have attended a certified driver training program. So we have only two choices, either private driving school, or "Driver Ed in a Box".
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