Rules of the Road DVD Set: Reviews and Awards
"Highly recommended. Editor's Choice" --C. Block, Video Librarian
Not to be confused with Jumby Bay Studios' 2003 title of the same name, this new Rules of the Road represents a complete overhaul, featuring hours of new content, as well as printable guides, quizzes, and interactive DMV written exams, all aimed at helping budding motorists. Featuring credible teen hosts, this two-disc set is designed to create safe drivers by instilling good driving habits early, following three teens and their parents as they go through the progressive phases of driving instruction. Rules of the Road covers all aspects of driving, from getting-to-know-your-car basics to behind-the-wheel skills, combining live-action sequences and computer graphics in order to demonstrate a wide range of driving situations, including driving in hazardous conditions. Although aimed at teens, the program also supports parents, recognizing the fact that tensions often flare between the generations during the driver training period (some of these head-to-head confrontations are acted out here, followed by examples of healthier interactions). Chockfull of solid information smartly presented in an entertaining and comprehensive package (which includes a Spanish subtitles option), this is highly recommended. Editor's Choice.
"...enthusiastically recommended addition to school and community library collections." --James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
Rules of the Road is an interactive driver's educational course on two DVDs, ideal for teenagers but also useful for adults seeking to refresh their driving knowledge and awareness. Disc 1 is specifically prepared to help the viewer pass the written driving test with flying colors, as well as sample the Virtual Driver experience to heighten awareness of one's surroundings. From parallel parking to highway merging, night driving, right-of-way rules, and more, the viewer is guided through everything he or she absolutely must know before getting behind the wheel. Disc 2 includes a complete behind-the-wheel curriculum ideal for assisting parents and teachers, enhanced with tips on auto safety, car maintenance, preventing road rage, and what to do in case of an emergency. A bonus of nine printable drive packets spanning ninety-five pages, as well as eight interactive practice DMV written tests round out this enthusiastically recommended addition to school and community library collections. Rules of the Road is also the perfect gift for any teen who has just turned old enough to start learning how to drive! 192 minutes, English and Spanish subtitles.