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Parent and Student Testimonials

What are they saying about the Accident Avoidance Workshops?



 

 
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I have spent 30 yrs working for UPS, and as you know we have what we think is a pretty good driver training program. I have taken Tyler through all that training, but what he was missing is what he learned in the Workshops. - Jeff Cox; Parent

My insurance company (USAA) cut my insurance rates by $220 a year for the next 3 years. - J. Barnett; Parent

Thanks Homer. Great info and very well presented. You are using your gifts well. – J Scott Ries; Parent, Bristol, TN

...it was the best eight hours we as a family have spent together.. - S Webster; Parent

“I actually cried after the class was over. I thought about how many times my car is filled with teenagers going here and there on the interstate, and I realized how important it is for me to know what my particular car can and cannot do. ” -T. Terrell; Parent

Not only did you and your team provide such an amazing and important service, but you do it with a rarely-seen finesse. I'm not sure how long it's taken you to fine-tune this program, but I can't imagine it being any more perfect than it is in its current state. - Aaron Doyle, Parent, Bristol, TN

Thanks for providing the environment we needed to go from tears to triumph. My daughter learned a lot about driving and I learned a lot about how to coach peer to peer, because nobody knows everything. Thank you for protecting my most delicate cargo. - Parent

But the thing that I got from the workshop that means the most to me is that my confidence in him has grown a hundred fold. - Melissa Potet



About 2 weeks ago my son sent me a text message that made my heart stop. It read, "Mom, that driving class you made me take just saved my life!" When he was 4, our babysitter pulled him from our burning house. Now, at 18, your class saved him again. Obviously, God has plans for my boy; thank you for being instrumental in keeping my son alive.

Forget all the other driving classes and forget how much you think you know as a parent, the Accident Avoidance Workshop is the best out there!! - Anne Quinn; Alabama

It was a morning well spent! - Dan Lane; Parent & Asst. Principal McIntosh High School

Thanks for re-opening the conversation between my son Alex and I. It is making this time in our life’s easier. - Carolyn Kinney; Parent
Zoe had an attitude of 'I'm a Great driver and everyone Else has issues'. She did not think that she needed to attend such a program.  This program gave her a reality check. She now understands the responsibility of the driving privilege and she also has a new found respect for the car she drives.  She had a Great time and I had a great time. I never thought to participate in such a program for myself, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit, after many years of driving, how much I did not know.  This program, Uncle Homer and Team, accomplished in just a few hours more than the many, many talks ('nagging') I had with Zoe. - Allison Brooks; Parent

I put my daughter through driver’s ed. I paid $450 for a program that was worth $150.
Then I put her through the Workshops. I paid $200 for a program worth a thousand.
It all worked out after all. - D. Myers; Parent

Without question, your team is among the ABSOLUTE BEST EDUCATORS that my daughter, wife and I have ever experienced! Thanks again. - Rob & Alese Russell

My kid gave up a football game to take this, and afterwards, said it was the best decision he ever made. Students don’t die on the football field … they die in car crashes.” Teaching our kids how to properly prioritize difficult decisions is critically important. - M. Barrett; Parent

I wanted Chelsea to feel more confident in her driving ability and I wanted to have more confidence in her driving ability. Chelsea said she learned a lot in class and had fun doing it. You have really made me stop and think about the way I drive.

I had asked Chelsea yesterday after school, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the least and 10 the greatest what did she feel her confidence level in her driving was before she took the workshop she said a "5" and I said what about now, after taking the workshop she said a "8". She also said she had a lot more practice and experience to get in driving before she would say it is a "10". Thank you all so much for helping us!!!

I just want to finish with saying I commend you and Michael for having this workshop. I will keep you both in my prayers as you travel to conduct these workshops. You all may have saved a life or life's with conducting this workshop, maybe Chelsea's or maybe mine!! I will recommend this to every parent I know for their child and them!! God Bless You!! - Mary Burrell; Parent

We believe the eight hours we spent in the class session and driving session was one of the best ways we could have spent those eight hours.  You taught the lessons in a way that made us listen and want to listen more.  This is an experience that we will all remember fondly, but we will also remember the seriousness of the lessons learned.  I think this class should be required before anyone even gets out on the road. - Deborah Siebenaler; Parent

Galen really loved the class. He was surprised. You really inspired him too. Our kids don’t get enough examples of people who clearly LOVE what they do and have such a passion for life.  It scared the pants off me but it was a great experience and I would do it again. - Marjorie Perry; Parent

A very welcome introduction to the real rigors of driving as opposed to the sad excuse for driver prep called 'ga driver’s education. - Andrew Dalby; Parent

Homer knows the material backward and forward. He delivers it with utmost confidence which is exactly how teenagers need to hear it. A great value even aside from the insurance discount we could receive.” - Sylvia Alvarado; Parent

Dear Homer,

There hasn't been a day that has gone by since our workshop with you and our daughters that we haven't used, thought of or done something differently because of our new learnings from you! some of my friends have even started backing into parking spots!!

The wealth of practical (and sometimes HIGHLY amusing!) info. you shared with us in a short period of time was amazing. Seeing the kids behind the wheel, practicing how to actually work the car in extreme situations was fantastic. it can't be taught in a book, and you are an inspiring teacher in so many ways!

Encouragement, empowerment, enthusiasm, solid advice, providing experiences, practical info., befriending all.... you provided a great combination of all of that and more.

i hope all students and parents have an opportunity to take the training you offer, it will, for a FACT save life and limb. we'll see you soon with our next 2 drivers!

with admiration and gratitude,
teri

There was not a wasted minute and we both learned so much! I figure we got 8 hours of personal instruction for the $195! - Anne Greenfield; Parent

This Workshop is an answer to a prayer for me. - S. Moulder; Parent

Homer has a God-given talent to connect with every student and there is no substitute for the hands on driving they get in his class. You drag your reluctant kid into class and then drag the same enthusiastic kid away. I can't recommend this class highly enough and think every teenage driver should attend it."
- Grant Skonberg; Parent


Please keep our $10 referral that you would pay us and add it to a fund for kids whose parents may not be able to afford this Workshop. - Lisa Weinberg; Parent

THANK YOU for what you have done for us and our family!! - JoDeine; Parent

I called my insurance company today, they are going to give us $110.00 off every six months ($220.00 a year) for the three of us for three years. Wow! Thanks. - Cathi Kerns; Parent

Hands down the best workshop/seminar that I have been to in my personal and professional life …..PERIOD!!!!! - Larry Scrybalo; Parent

Uncle Homer made it fun, and we learned more than we ever did in Drivers Ed. They make no attempt to make Drivers Ed fun … but this class teaches you not just the drivers ed stuff, but how to deal with the moment when everything matters. And you cannot put a price or time limit on extending your life. We also got a fresh taste of reality, and how we cannot think of driving a car as a game. The information we got about driving was very important, but what was even more important was the mental preparation it gave us. This class gave us what we need to not panic in a emergency situation, and know what to do. One day, hopefully not soon, when I avoid a crash because of the information I was given, expect a call from me saying thank you, knowing this program saved my life.
- Kevin Murphy; Student

Don’t even think about letting your student drive on public roads without taking this first. – D. Aaze; Parent


There is no doubt this program saved my daughter’s life. - Troy Carter; Parent

This is the stuff you can’t get in driver’s ed. - Barry Costello; Parent

It’s almost embarrassing that this is not required. - Patti Cain; Parent

This program knocked my kid down a few pegs, and trust me … he needed it! - Pat Fulbright; Parent

This was the highlight of my summer! - Alexis DiNatale; Student
Nobody has been able to get through to my kid like this guy. - Drake Aaze; Parent

I FINALLY found someone my son would listen to! - Dean Kliewer; Parent

Uncle Homer:
I wanted to say thanks for a great class Gabe and I sure got a lot out if it! It was time and money well spent. I also wanted to pass along something Gabe said on the way home. He said "Dad its to bad someone like that can't be a part of your every day life". I thought WOW what a compliment!! He also said he thought you would be a great math teacher if you bring that enthusiasm and teaching style into the class room. Thanks again for the good work.
Sincerely,
Paul Supino.

Uncle Homer,
Thanks so much for the great job that you do with this class. You really make it fun for the kids and the parents. It has caused us to make changes in some of the things we do as adults – for example, no cell phones while driving! My son John enjoyed the weekend, and I’m sure he didn’t expect to, because he doesn’t like giving up so much of his time on the weekend. But it was definitely time well spent. Keep up the good work training our kids in this important area of their lives.
Sincerely, Barry Griggs

Homer,
I sincerely appreciate the effort you put into the program and the passion you demonstrated for preparing our kids to enter the driving world. I could see the gears spinning in Sam's mind and the whisps of smoke coming out her ears as she listened and absorbed the information. I appreciate the refresher as well. I too, am now working on correcting a few bad habits I developed over the years! Please feel free to contact me if you ever need a testimonial for the program or your approach to connecting with the program participants. Thanks again. Bob Nadolski

Dear Uncle Homer,

Your class was a life-changing experience for my son, Nick. He was adamantly and vehemently opposed to the whole thing. As you are certainly aware, 15 year-old boys are quite knowledgeable about all things driving- related, and Nick was convinced there was nothing he could learn. On Friday morning, after only attending the CLASSROOM session, he apologized for all the grief he had given me, saying, "He really made me think about what a big deal driving really is." Already, I have got my money's worth. Little did I know how much more we would both get out of the driving session.

After our first pass through the first exercise, Nick was convinced he would never be able to succeed with our gigantic car. But you gave him excellent advice and some confidence that he could actually accomplish the "impossible" and he did. Most importantly, you showed him there might be a thing or two he doesn’t know about driving. When he missed the brake pedal on the first braking exercise, it was another eye-opener for him (and you were right, it only happened once).

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you taught Nick and me. Your ability to relate to the kids, your calm, confidence-inspiring demeanor, and your teaching ability made this the most worthwhile thing I have done for my darling boy in a long time, possibly ever. We will both be practicing the exercises in the book ( with no objection from Nick ) until we are pros. I wish I had the words to fully express my most heartfelt appreciation for what you do.

- Erin Burks

PS I have strongly urged a few friends who have "experienced" drivers to take this course. I believe it would be at least as beneficial for someone who thinks they have this driving thing down as it was for us.

Elise and I had a terrific time in your class and I am spreading the word. When will you, specifically, be teaching in this area again? Thanks again so much, Helen; Parent

Dear Principal Shaw (Lassiter High School):

You may remember that just prior to the Area Volleyball Championship against Pope, my daughter Shannan was involved in a single car accident on the way to the game. We were very blessed that she and her teammate were ok, but the circumstances surrounding this event changed my prospective on teenage drivers.

As parents, we thought we had done everything possible to make sure she was prepared to handle the responsibility of driving a loaded "weapon". She drove for 1.5 years with no events - that we were aware of!!! - and not until this accident on the way to Area Championship did I realize I had not properly prepared her for driving.

Shannan was just driving out of our neighborhood and had not even reached the speed of 15 miles per hour. She was distracted and instead of hitting her brakes, she proceeded to cross the center-line of the road and hit at least 20 pine trees which were along the side of the road. She and her teammate were fine, but her car was totaled. My first normal thought was how did she travel about 100 yards to the other-side of the street and hit so many trees without even hitting the brakes! Then it hit me, I had never practiced an emergency situation with her. These are things we just do not practice!!!!

My youngest daughter Samantha, sophomore at Lassiter, just completed the Accident Avoidance Workshop. Sam is the last of five daughters to graduate from Lassiter. She has had her license for 2 months.

I understand you were very kind and generous to allow this business to utilize your facilities for the instruction. As a parent, I have given her a fighting chance to avoid an accident and the consequences which follow.

This business did a great job and should be applauded for all it is doing to make our kids and our families safer on the highway. I for one am tired of watching the pain and suffering within my own family and others!

Sorry for long e-mail, but I feel strongly about this and stand ready to put my money where my long e-mail is. Every New Driver needs to experience this and if not this business, a similar well run and trained business should be able to utilize a facility which is paid for by our tax dollars and provides the best chance for our kids to avoid an accident or death! Your willingness to help may just save our family and yours from the cost or pain of a teenage accident.

David Brooks

First, let me thank you for an invaluable 6 hours. Clare and I both learned so much and had a great time while we were doing it. I feel so much better about Clare's ability to handle herself and the car in an emergency situation and can't thank you enough for that. I have already raved about the class to everyone I've spoken with that has kids close to driving age and will continue to do so. I also have three boys, ages 14, 12 and 11, so will be seeing a lot of you in the next few years!

Thank you again for everything. Dede Houk

Dear Principal Higgins,

My son William and I attended the Accident Avoidance Workshop at Walton this week. The class was excellent and very beneficial to both William and I. Thank you for sponsoring this program at Walton. I would encourage that this class be offered on a regular basis and all students be highly encouraged to attend. It is such a low cost to pay to protect something so dear to all of us. My son said this was 10 times better than the drivers education class he had taken. The driving part was the most beneficial and I could tell all of the kids had never been exposed to these types of situations before.

Thanks again!

W. E. (Bill) Flynn, III