At 911 Driving School, we offer three levels of Teen Drivers Education courses to meet the needs of all our students. The three course levels are Basic, Conventional, and Advanced. This post will cover who is best suited for each course level, and what’s included in every course taught by our team of experienced police officers and first responders.
1. Basic Course
The Basic Course is designed for students who need to fulfill the state’s requirements for licensing but may not require extra time or attention from instructors. This course includes all the required classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training.
2. Conventional Course
The Conventional Course is suitable for the average student who may need more guidance to absorb the material. It provides the same classroom instruction as the Basic Course. This option includes more time with our knowledgeable instructors and more driving practice.
3. Advanced Course
The Advanced Course is recommended for students who need additional practice and time behind the wheel. It provides the same core instruction but offers the most driving time of all our options.
Teen Drivers Education Topics
No matter the course level, 911 Driving School‘s Teen Drivers Education courses cover the topics your teen needs to become a safe and responsible driver. Our objective is to fully equip our students with the information and abilities necessary to succeed on the driving exam and obtain their license. Students can apply their newly acquired knowledge during hands-on driving time with an instructor, with the option for extra driving time.
Here are the topics covered in all levels of our Teen Drivers Education courses:
Foundations of Safe Driving
This part of the course covers the basic principles of safe driving. The basics include wearing a seatbelt, following the speed limit, and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles. Safe driving techniques reduce the risk of accidents and keep your students in control of their vehicles at all times. Other examples of safe driving techniques we teach include:
- Keeping your hands at 9 and 3 on the wheel
- Checking your blind spots before turning or changing lanes
- Using smooth, gradual pressure on the gas and brake pedals
Rules of the Road
During this section of the course, we cover the laws and regulations of driving. These guidelines address a variety of driving-related subjects including speed limits, turn signals, and right of way. We will teach your students about sharing the road with other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians and how to interact with them safely. Here are some examples of other road rules your students will learn about during their course:
- Changing lanes
- Entering freeways
- Obeying traffic signs, signals, and markings
Knowing How Your Car Works
Our team of professionals teach Teen Drivers Education students about the parts of a car and how they work. These car parts include the engine, transmission, and brakes. Once students understand the parts that make up their vehicle, we begin teaching them how to operate and maintain it properly. Here are a few other skills your student will learn during this section of the course:
- Accelerating and braking
- Using the clutch
- Parking and backing up
Roadway Conditions and Car Handling
This topic covers ways to safely navigate different roadway conditions. Some challenging road conditions include wet and icy roads, and steep hills. In this section, students learn how to properly handle a car during an emergency. Common emergency situations include accidents, breakdowns, sliding off the road, and blowing a tire. Emergencies happen, and we want our students to be as prepared as possible to handle them with confidence. 911 Driving School provides instruction on how to use the following emergency equipment:
- Spare tires
- Car jacks
- Jumper cables
State Drivers Test Preparation
The final topic and section of the course focuses on the specific requirements and procedures involved in taking the state’s driver test. Tests can vary from state to state, so our team of professionals tailor their instruction to meet their state’s testing content and standards. Some of the information needed to pass the driver’s test includes in-depth knowledge of traffic laws and safe driving techniques. We provide students with helpful tips and strategies for passing the test and obtaining their license. 911 Driving School also provides online practice tests to prepare students for the state test.
Contact 911 Driving School
No matter which course level you choose, Basic, Conventional, or Advanced, you can trust that you will receive the best education and training from our team of dedicated and experienced instructors. We hire police officers and first responders as instructors, so students are in safe and capable hands.
Take the first steps toward becoming a safer and more responsible driver. Contact the 911 Driving School in your area to learn more about course availability. We have courses and instructors available in Washington, Colorado, Ohio, South Carolina, and Florida.