Curriculum

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Classroom Sylabus

Our classroom instruction techniques include lectures, videos, games, and interactive discussions.

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  • Introduction
  • Safety: A Personal Focus
  • Road Signs: Meaning, color, shapes, roadway markings.
  • The Driving Task: responsibilities
  • The Driving Task: Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute
  • Controlling the Vehicle: Center of gravity, Friction and traction, Performing vehicle maneuvers, Intersections
  • Road Signs Test – 25 items
  • Alcohol and drugs while driving
  • Distractions while driving
  • Qualifications/requirements for a restricted license
  • Review for the Knowledge Test
  • Driving Knowledge Test – 32 Items
  • Paperwork: license, permits, information card
  • Online Documentation: DE-99 form
  • Scheduling driving lessons

Behind the Wheel Syllabus

Six hours of behind the wheel education in our specially designed driver’s education vehicles.

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  • Starting
  • Accelerating
  • Stopping
  • Backing
  • Turning
  • Right-of-way
  • Securing and Entering the Vehicle
  • Parking Uphill/Downhill with/without a curb.
  • Perpendicular and Angle Parking
  • Parallel Parking
  • No Parking Zones
  • Visual Search: Looking ahead, to the sides, and rear.
  • Vision Limitations: Blind spots, weather conditions.
  • Adjusting to Roadway Conditions: Curves, slippery roads, water on the roadway.
  • Adjusting to Traffic Conditions: Keeping pace with traffic, Entering into traffic flow, Exiting into traffic flow.
  • Adjusting Speed
  • Changing Lanes
  • Managing Space: Space ahead, space behind, space to the side, space to merge, space to cross or enter, space to pass.
  • Passing and when being Passed: Oncoming vehicles, hills and curves, intersections.
  • Approaching, Driving through, Stopping at Intersections
  • Communicating: Using headlights, horn, emergency signals; Signaling movements
  • Handling Traction Technology
  • Avoiding Collisions: Braking and steering quickly, dealing with skids.
  • Driving Distractions: Cellphones, food, makeup, etc.
  • Emergencies: brake, tire, power, accelerator failure.
  • Sharing the Road: Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, slow moving vehicles, emergency, commercial, and public transportation.
  • Adjusting to Driving Environments: Roundabouts, traffic circles, residential, school, and work zone, business area, city, rural, railroad, highway driving.
  • Traffic and Police Stops

Courses include:

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Classroom and behind the wheel instruction.

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Training with experienced, certified professionals.

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Certification to skip testing at the DMV.

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Insurance discount eligibility.

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Free snacks and lunch!

Get an inside look

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