Admittedly, the U.S. doesn't offer the world's greatest driving instruction. By and large, young drivers are forced to rely on their parents to teach them how to handle themselves behind the wheel, which perpetuates a painful cycle of trans-generational bad habits.

State Farm is out to cure that ail with a new program designed to better prepare parents for the rigors of the passenger seat. The Road Trips program incorporates a number of online tools, including videos, intended to alert both parents and new drivers to the challenges associated with learning to drive in 2011. With more distractions than ever before, State Farm says that parents need to understand the temptations facing their children while driving.

The video series features Ralph Macchio of The Karate Kid fame as he walks his son David through the wax-on, wax-off of driving. If it sounds like watching paint dry, you're pretty much dead on, but we still applaud State Farm's efforts here. Parents even have a shot at winning a brand-new 2012 Ford Focus SE, too. Head over to the program's site for more information and hit the jump for a look at the introductory video.



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      4gasem
      • 3 Years Ago
      He named his son Daniel? lol I wonder if they called him Danielson...
      plunger 2x
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did he have a facelift? he looks nothing like the karate kid..
        ssnugsbug
        • 3 Years Ago
        @plunger 2x
        If you keep looking at the video you should see glimpses of the younger Ralph. He has changed a lot but is still a nice looking man.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      dreadcthulhu01
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nobody should bother entering the drawing for the Focus. I totally got that one. ;)
      i hate cops
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ralph is gorgeous! wow! he has aged quite nicely!
      Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sorry to hear that a nice guy like Ralph Macchio has teamed up with a corrupt company like State Farm. Ralph's agent should have done his homework. There is tons of information on the internet about State Farm's bad faith practices. Search for "justice for sale" and "worst insurance companies" and "bad faith" and go to badfaithinsurance.org.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        If he would have tried to do something after the Karate Kid movies, I'm sure he wouldn't get so many.
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