Educated. Skilled. Confident.

  • Courses & Fees

    Express Course

    Any Age with Permit or License

    Next Workshop is Sat., Feb. 24

    Course Fee: $280

    • 6 weeks to complete
    • 1-Day Workshop + 6 in-car lessons
    • Convenient pick-up / drop-off
    • All in-car lessons are private
    • No DMV test waiver
    • No insurance discount
    • From the Basics to Advanced strategies for risk reduction
    Call to Register: 503-744-7555
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    Teen Driver Course

    For Ages 15-17 with Learner's Permit

    Astoria Feb. 27 - April 24, T/Th 6-8 pm

    Course Fee: $290

    Save extra $75 if you qualify for free/reduced school lunch

    • Skip the DMV Road Test
    • Qualify for Insurance Discount
    • 30 hours classroom instruction (8-12 weeks)
    • 12 hours in-car training
    • Textbook included
    • ODOT-approved
    • Basic vehicle skills
    • Advanced strategies for risk reduction
    • Class locations in Astoria and Seaside
  • Register Early for Upcoming Sessions

    ODOT-Approved Teen Driver Courses

    Astoria Spring / Summer

    Complete by end of school year

    May 1 - June 19, T/Th 6-8 pm


    Summer Intensive I; 6 hours per week

    June 21 - July 26, T/Th 5-8 pm


    Summer Intensive II; 6 hours per week

    July 31 - Aug. 30, T/Th 5-8 pm


    Seaside Spring / Summer

    Complete by end of school year

    April 7 - June 16, Saturdays 2-5 pm


    Summer Session

    June 17 - Aug. 19, Sundays 2-5 pm

  • Why take driver training?

    It's not the license; it's the learning.


    Simultaneous skills used while driving


    Average insurance savings

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  • Learning to be Free

    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

    - Steven Wright

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    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.

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    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

    Pamela Cromwell

    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.

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