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Taking Driver's Ed During a Pandemic

Should you take driver's ed now?

It looks like the country will be in a shutdown for a while, and nobody knows for sure when life will go back to normal. But eventually it will. Meanwhile, this is a new opportunity to complete an ODOT-approved course.

 

Classroom Now, BTW Later

ODOT has never allowed online learning to qualify as classroom instruction, until now. That means, students who complete their 30 hours of instruction now (online) can then complete the rest of the course requirements later, and still receive that handy-dandy certificate of completion. The certificate is a bonus for teen drivers (15-17) because it means they can skip the DMV road test, only need 50 hours of practice driving (instead of 100), and they could qualify for an insurance discount.

 

Be Ready For BTW Lessons

By taking online classroom instruction now, students will be primed to benefit even more from behind-the-wheel (BTW) training. Learning to drive requires coordinating over 1,000 skills. This course introduces basic skills one at a time, then shows learners how to combine them for safe driving. With this broad understanding in place before the first BTW lesson, learners can easily see how and why the basic steps are important.

 

Parental Guidance

Teens and parents are usually too busy to give adequate attention to driving practice. With schools and non-essential businesses shut down, suddenly you may have lots of time on your hands. This is a great opportunity to start teaching your teen to drive. Using the online driver ed class as a guide, you'll find that teaching your teen is easier and more fun. When it's time to finish up with course, your teen will breeze through BTW lessons and the final evaluations.

It looks like the country will be in a shutdown for a while, and nobody knows for sure when life will go back to normal. But eventually it will. Meanwhile, this is a new opportunity to complete an ODOT-approved course.

Classroom Now, BTW Later

ODOT has never allowed online learning to qualify as classroom instruction, until now. That means, students who complete their 30 hours of instruction now (online) can then complete the rest of the course requirements later, and still receive that handy-dandy certificate of completion. The certificate is a bonus for teen drivers (15-17) because it means they can skip the DMV road test, only need 50 hours of practice driving (instead of 100), and they could qualify for an insurance discount.

Be Ready For BTW Lessons

By taking online classroom instruction now, students will be primed to benefit even more from behind-the-wheel (BTW) training. Learning to drive requires coordinating over 1,000 skills. This course introduces basic skills one at a time, then shows learners how to combine them for safe driving. With this broad understanding in place before the first BTW lesson, learners can easily see how and why the basic steps are important.

Parental Guidance

Teens and parents are usually too busy to give adequate attention to driving practice. With schools and non-essential businesses shut down, suddenly you may have lots of time on your hands. This is a great opportunity to start teaching your teen to drive. Using the online driver ed class as a guide, you'll find that teaching your teen is easier and more fun. When it's time to finish up with course, your teen will breeze through BTW lessons and the final evaluations.

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