The Basics

There's no better place to start than the basics. It's not just a matter of comfort, it's a matter of safety. Watch this video to help your teen learn how to adjust the seat, mirrors, seat belts, and steering wheel and understand the dash.

The Basics: Adjust the Seat Belts

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to properly adjust the seat belts.

The Basics: Adjust the Steering Wheel

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to properly adjust the steering wheel.

The Basics: Adjust the Seat

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to properly adjust the seat for comfort and safety.

The Basics: Understanding the Car

Watch this video to help the new driver understand the location and operation of the dashboard controls and indicators.

The Basics: Adjust the Mirrors

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to properly adjust the mirrors of the car.

Parking Lot: Backing Up

Watch this video to help the new driver practice the steps involved in backing up in an empty parking lot without any obstructions.

Parking Lot: Stopping and Starting

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to stop, start, and turn the vehicle.

Parking Lot: Introduction to Scanning

Watch this video to help the new driver develop a scanning routine.

Parking Lot: Introduction to Lane Positioning

Watch this video to help the new driver keep the vehicle lined up in the center of the lane.

Country Roads: Passing / Yielding to Other Vehicles

Watch this video to help the new driver know when and how to safely pass in rural areas.

Country Roads: Speed Management

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to manage speed in rural areas.

Intermediate Roads: Lane Changing

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to safely match the traffic speed of the other lane to move into that lane.

Intermediate Roads: Road Sharing

Watch this video to help the new driver show complete awareness of signs, speed limits, and other drivers.

Intermediate Roads: Space Cushion

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to maintain an appropriate space on all sides of the vehicle.

Intermediate Roads: Distance Estimation

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to estimate the distance between the car and other objects.

Intermediate Roads: Anticipating Others’ Behaviors

Watch this video to help the new driver understand how time of day/week affects other drivers and traffic.

Intermediate Roads: Higher Speed Management & Preparedness

Watch this video to help the new driver asses traffic flow, manage speed accordingly to what's on the road and respond to potential dangers.

Intermediate Roads: Communication with Others

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to use signals and brakes to indicate actions and understand how to communicate with other drivers.

Intermediate Roads: Managing Intersections

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to safely driver through or make turns at intersections.

Intermediate Roads: Right-of-Way Controlled Intersection

Watch this video to help the new driver understand right-of-way rules and to act appropriately at controlled intersections.

Commercial Roads: Speed Management

Watch this video to help the new driver manage speed according to what’s on the road in a commercial zone.

Commercial Roads: Entering & Exiting Parking Lots

Watch this video to reinforce right of way rules in parking lots with the new driver.

Commercial Roads: Space Cushion on Four Sides

Watch this video to help the new driver maintain an appropriate space in the front, sides, and back of your vehicle.

Commercial Roads: Parking in a Lot

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to safely move into and out of a parking lot.

Commercial Roads: Reacting to Other Drivers

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to interpret and react safely to other drivers’ intentions.

Commercial Roads: Intersections with Crosswalks

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to manage intersections in a commercial environment.

Commercial Roads: Increasing Awareness of Risks

Watch this video to help the new driver know the commercial environment’s potential risks.

Highways: Entering & Exiting

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to safely enter and exit highways.

Highways: Navigating Signs

Watch this video to help the new driver know where the signs are on a highway and be able to read them quickly.

Highways: Monitoring Blind Spots

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to check for blind spots at higher speeds.

Highways: Six Second Rule – Space Cushion

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to leave six seconds between his or her car and the car ahead.

Highways: Disruptions in Highway Traffic

Watch this video to help the new driver know how to react to changes in traffic due to lane closures, accidents, and work zones.

Highways: Anticipating Others’ Behavior on Highways

Watch this video to help the new driver understand the cues from other drivers.

Highways: Lane Changing on Highways

Watch this video to help the new driver learn to move from one lane to another.

Highways: Speed Management

Watch this video to help the new driver learn how to adjust speed according to traffic and road conditions.

Highways: Staying Out of Blind Spots

Watch this video to help the new driver stay visible stay out of other drivers’ blind spots.

Additional Challenges: Driving at Night

Watch this video to help the new driver know how to adjust driving to dark conditions.

Additional Challenges: Planning Routes & Following Directions

Watch this video to help the new driver know how to navigate a route, including planning out the next practice drive ahead of time.

Additional Challenges: Driving in Inclement Weather

Watch this video to help the new driver know how to adjust driving to bad weather conditions, including snow, ice, and rain.

Additional Challenges: Potential Hazards in Each Environment

Watch this video to help the new driver know the most common risks in each driving environment and how to be prepared.

Additional Challenges: Managing Distractions

Watch this video to help the new driver know how to manage distractions while driving.

Additional Challenges: What to Do in Emergencies

Watch this video to help the new driver be ready for the unexpected.

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