About Derek Stewart

Derek Stewart

Derek Stewart is the Driver Education Coordinator at Florida Virtual School. As Driver Education teacher with 25 years’ experience, he has logged thousands of hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with students. His mission is to help new drivers reduce risk by developing good driving habits.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Check-in on Your Emotions Before You Drive

By on April 4th, 2023

Safe teen drivers make sure they are fit to drive before getting behind the wheel. Does that mean being physically ready to operate the pedals and steering wheel? Is it being mentally prepared to watch the road carefully, think ahead, and not be distracted? How about the driver’s feelings? Yep, all of it matters. 

This April, during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, make sure that if you’re not fit to drive, you take responsibility and stay off the road.
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