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Does Houston Traffic Make it a Harder Place to Learn to Drive?

We’ve discussed on this program some of the challenges associated with driving in Houston – the traffic, distracted drivers, rude drivers, stress-inducing highway merges, aging infrastructure and construction zones. Even the most seasoned driver can find it all a bit overwhelming, at times. So imagine what it’s like for a driver-to-be – or, better yet, […]

We’ve discussed on this program some of the challenges associated with driving in Houston – the traffic, distracted drivers, rude drivers, stress-inducing highway merges, aging infrastructure and construction zones.

Even the most seasoned driver can find it all a bit overwhelming, at times. So imagine what it’s like for a driver-to-be – or, better yet, for the driver’s ed instructor who’s sitting next to that driver-in-training!

We discuss what makes Greater Houston a unique community in which to learn to drive – and to teach driving – as we talk with Houston-area driving instructor Jessica Lopez.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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