1. Tips for Driving in the Woods

    The Pacific Northwest is packed full of beautiful wooded areas but driving in the woods can be dangerous. If you’re planning to check some of these places out, there are a few safety precautions to consider as visibility is low and the roads can be confusing to navigate. Here are our tips so that …Read More

  2. How to Safely Drive in Heavy Rains

    Oregon drivers are not strangers to the danger of heavy rains! Our driving school in Gresham makes sure that all of our students are taught the necessary skills to get safely through these nasty driving conditions. Whether it's your first time driving in heavy rains or you've been driving on Oregon…Read More

  3. 6 Tips for Safer Spring Driving

    The transition from winter to spring can be challenging for many motorists. After all, wind, rain, potholes and other obstacles can suddenly reappear at a moment’s notice. What this means is that spring should also be a time when drivers adjust their habits in order to fit the season. With that in…Read More

  4. Guidelines for Sharing the Road with Motorcyclists

    Spring has arrived this month after what has been a fairly moderate winter for most of us. (The notable exception to this unusually restrained winder was of course blizzard “Stella” which inundated the northeast with incapacitating snowfalls.) And as happens every spring, many motorists will see…Read More

  5. Six tips for driving in the fog

    Driving in the fog can be one of the most dangerous driving situations you will encounter. Foggy weather is the number one cause of multi-car pile-ups. That being said, there are six things you can do to reduce your risk of getting into a crash. First, and most important, slow down and increase your…Read More

  6. 3 Habits that will help prevent car crashes

    Everyone who holds an Oregon driver’s license has implicitly agreed to do all in their power to prevent crashes. Three habits will help you succeed! Situational Awareness Most drivers only look three to four seconds ahead of their vehicle—perhaps two cars ahead. But research shows that more than…Read More

  7. 3 Things You Need to Know About School Zones

    As students go back to school this fall, there are some things every driver in Oregon should know. School speed zones are strictly enforced because a speed of 20 mph saves lives. You should also be aware that School Speed zones have three different designations in Oregon. (See accompanying photo) Pe…Read More

  8. Driver Vehicle Rediness

    Pacific Driver Education has begun our winter class schedule at St. Mary’s Academy, Central Catholic High School, Estacada High School and Village Home in Beaverton for this year. Each of us is teaching driver readiness concepts to our students.  One important part of driver readiness is to know …Read More

  9. Parent Teen Driving Contract – Why Have One?

    What is parent teen driving contract? A parent teen driving contract, or vehicle use agreement, is simply a document that outlines the responsibilities and privileges of both the parents (or other guardians) and the new teen driver. Sometimes clear communication takes the written word. While, your t…Read More

  10. 7 Tips for Driving at Night

    Why is night driving so dangerous, besides the fact that it’s dark? It is because vision is the principal factor of reaction time for a driver, and our vision at night becomes severely limited. Our depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised when driving at night…Read More