is more than making a car run. The expert driver must make his
car run under any and all conditions; he must know how to get the
most power out of his motor with the least expenditure of
gasoline; he must know how to handle a car over all kinds of roads in
order to save tires and save wear and tear on his engine.
When driving in the city he must know all the
traffic regulations, at the speeds at which he is allowed to run, the
rights of other drivers.
When driving in the country, he must be able
to make light repairs and make them quickly and correctly.
Our course in driving instruction is as
complete as it is possible to make it.
All of our students are taught all of the
above essentials; they are taught to handle all kinds of cars, from
little runabouts up to big touring cars. They are put through a
regular course of instruction with competent driving instructors.
Some schools take their students out a few
times. They are allowed to watch the instructor handle a car and
are expected to pick up what information they can in this way.
However, in this school, in the driving department the same as in
every other department, you are required to do the real work on the
cars themselves until finally, before you
allowed to leave this work, you take these cars out yourself, while
the instructor watches very carefully how you handle the car to see
whether you have mastered the work. You may think it strange that we
are so particular about driving instruction when most schools give it
very little attention, but we believe that a great majority of the
accidents that occur are due solely to the ignorance of the drivers.
For driving cars we have modern, up-to-date
cars; cars that we have gone right out into the open market and
purchased with real money. These cars are of different makes,
sizes and types. We have different kinds, because we want you to
become familiar with the driving of all kinds of cars. Our
students, after finishing the course, can drive any car on the market;
that is why they make such a big success as demonstrators, drivers,
repairmen, salesmen, etc. And remember -- you learn to drive by
actual driving experience, right out on the boulevards of Kansas City
and the fine rock roads surrounding it.
It isn't a question of cost with me, but
"Can the man make good after he gets through;" and I know
that if he will come in here and take hold that he can't help but make
good and that he can do the things I say and can earn the big money I
tell him he can.