"Two out of every five deaths among U.S. teens are the result of a motor vehicle crash." (IIHS) 2003
"On the basis of current population trends, there will be 23% more 16 to 20 year old drivers on the road in 2010 than there are today -- 26.1 million."
The links below are a few examples of the online driver education courses available. The State of South Dakota does not review, approve, or certify any online courses and, although these courses can be a great tool, they do not qualify for the purpose of reducing the number of days a minor must hold an instruction permit (the permit still needs to be held 180 days versus 90 days for a state-approved driver education course). The online courses also do not qualify as a waiver for the knowledge or drive tests.