If the game Monopoly taught us anything, it's that owning a car is a responsibility equal to that of owning a dog and that free parking is something that happens to other people. Strategize with this Groupon.
$100 for a 4.5-Hour Defensive Driving Course ($199.99 Value)
Aimed especially at teens but open to drivers of all ages, the Defensive Driving Course begins with a brief classroom session and then puts students behind the wheel for as much practice as possible. There, they'll learn to stay calm in and come safely out of skids, spins, emergency lane changes, and meeting sudden obstacles. They'll also strap on goggles that mimic the experience of driving under the influence, providing firsthand perspective on statistics about alcohol's effect on reaction time. The next class starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 12—check the calendar for more dates as they're added.
The Safer Driver Academy
The Safer Driver Academy's team of instructors understands the fun of driving as well as its dangers—most of them are former racecar drivers. Accordingly, the school's program is designed to take students to their limits in safe, controlled environments. The hands-on classes cover practically every topic a driver might face, from emergency lane changes and accident-avoidance maneuvers to skidding when roads are wet or when you accidentally turn on your car's icemaker function.