1. 10 Tips For Beginning Drivers

    Driving a car looks pretty easy. I mean, there are those pedals on the floor for “stop,” and “go,” there is the wheel for turning, and you know you need to wear your seat belt. What else to it is there? The answer? A LOT!   Driving a car is one of the most complex mental and motor tasks…Read More

  2. How to Buy a Car for a Teen Driver

    Affordable, safe cars are within the reach of every budget with just a little research The life of a parent is filled with milestones—and one of the most significant is handing over the car keys to your teen for the first time. Not only is it a huge step towards the independence and freedom of adu…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Teen Traffic Deaths on the Rise

    Oregon and Washington Teens Fare Better Than Most. The most recent study from The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) examined deaths of 16 and 17-year-old drivers, finding an 11 percent increase over the previous year. By 2012, traffic deaths of 16 and 17-year old drivers spiked 19 percent …Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Who will teach your children to drive?

    Why Formal Driver Education is best, instead of having Uncle Bill teach your kid to drive. . . . A formal driver education training curriculum is seen as an effective alternative to "trial and error" learning, especially given that errors can have such profoundly negative consequences. Students who …Read More

  8. 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

  9. Crash Statistics: The Ugly Side of Driving

    We want to share some crash statistics with that have a direct bearing on novice drivers. These are the statistics that we at Pacific Driver Education want to change. Education and awareness are the keys to make the necessary changes in behavior and attitude. Review the statistics with your young dr…Read More

  10. Tips for Driving in a Whiteout

    When freshly fallen snow and wind combine you get what is referred to as a whiteout. This condition may create a situation where the snow completely blocks your view of the road. When blowing snow is forecast, only drive when absolutely necessary and with extreme caution. We have some tips for you i…Read More