New Summer Courses!
ODOT-Approved Teen Driver Courses
Sign up now! You can pay registration later.
Summer Session I
Warrenton High School
June 18 - July 25, M-W-F, 6-8 pm
Summer Session II
Warrenton High School
July 30 - Aug. 31, M-W-F, 6-8 pm
Interested in a class near Clatskanie?
Please call Beth at 503-728-2146
Courses & Fees
Teen Driver Course
For Ages 15-17 with Learner's Permit
Course Fee: $290
Save extra $75 if you qualify for free/reduced school lunch
Any Age with Permit or License
Course Fee: $280
Learning to be Free
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
- Steven Wright
There's No App for That
Personal instruction is the best way
Teens can use tons of online resources to learn traffic safety laws, how to operate a vehicle, how to drive in various conditions, and how to use today’s car safety tech. There are hundreds of great apps that are useful for passing the knowledge test at the DMV. You can use apps for monitoring driver performance -- they use your phone to measure things like hard stops, speeding and fast cornering. You can download any kind of lesson imaginable from an online course or from thousands of YouTube videos.
But learning how to drive is like learning how to play basketball or piano -- you don’t really know how to do it until you’ve done it. Having a good coach and dedicating yourself to lots of practice are the keys to becoming good at anything -- whether it’s basketball, piano or driving a car.
Experience vs. Training
Let Freedom Go to Your Head
It’s no surprise that teen drivers get into more car crashes than any other age group. Sadly, car crashes are the leading cause of death for people 16-24. Why? Lack of experience. But maybe driving is one thing you don’t want to learn by trial and error. The good news: Freedom Driver Education is designed specifically to teach those skills that experts say most teens lack due to inexperience. Of course, no matter how much training you have, it always boils down to choices based on responsibility and maturity. Our goal is to teach young drivers how to be free and smart at the same time, because there’s only one person who can determine your risk of a crash.
About Freedom Driver Education
Astoria - Warrenton - Seaside
Owner, Instructor, Chief Car Washer
I've lived in this part of the Pacific Northwest for a few years now. After helping a friend's daughter learn to drive, I discovered our community no longer offered a driver education program. So I decided to start one! To me, personal freedom is, in large part, the ability to go wherever you want, in your own car. My goal is to teach young people how to embrace their personal independence and protect themselves from losing it. Safe, smart driving keeps everybody happy on the road. My personal driving experience ranges from the badlands of New Mexico to the mountains of Colorado and the narrow lanes of England. I am certified by the DMV and approved by ODOT to teach teens the complex coordination of skills that driving safely requires.