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Miriam Schottland

CEO, Drivelab

Miriam Schottland is CEO of Drivelab, an innovative and intuitive driver training company. Ms.  Schottland founded Drivelab in 2008 to provide excellent drive education to more drivers across the nation.

Ms. Schottland brings over 20 years of experience teaching drivers of all skill levels,ranging from highly advanced (counter terrorism) to racing and street driving.  Her clientsincluded the FBI, DIA, AAA, various D.C. police departments, and the state department. She has served as chief instructor for the Mazda club, Porsche club, BMW club, and is currently chief instructor for the Northern Virginia Corvette Club.  She and Drivelab have most recently partnered with Virginia-based old dominion speedway to host affordable, high-quality teen and adult car control clinics.

A renowned speaker, Ms. Schottland has been featured extensively in the media, including the Washington Post, the Examiner, Washington Times, NBCTV news, and ABC news. In her spare time, Ms. Schottland races her own 911 Porsche.   As her student says,

"Drivelab teaches how to control a car, not how to pass a driver's test."

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Miriam Schottland recently answered these important automotive questions:

I have had two identical car accidents which involved my stepping on the accelerator instead of the brake as I was slowly easing into a parking spot. In both cases, the cars were totaled, even though I was going at a very slow speed. I am not elderly or impaired in any way, nor was I distracted during both incidents. I am otherwise a decent driver who drives cautiously, particularly because I am usually transporting my 7 year old. My shoe did not get stuck on the floor mat and neither was I driving a Toyota or any other type of vehicle associated with sudden acceleration (the first vehicle was an old Crown Vic and the second a 1991 Aurora Oldsmobile). I simply instinctively pressed on the wrong pedal and have no idea why. I am now terrified to drive again. What can I do to prevent a recurrence of this type of accident? Read Answers

My daughter was stopped at a red light, when the light turned green her tires squealed as she went forward.What caused this to happen? It had also been raining so the road was wet. Thanks Read Answers

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