1. 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

  2. Oregon Drivers Education-Prepare Your Teen

    Is your teenager prepared for all of the variables that await him or her on the open road? You hope the answer to that question is yes, but how can you be sure? When you enroll your teens in one of our Oregon drivers education programs you can sleep tight at night knowing that we are arming them wit…Read More

  3. Don’t be a Marg: Driving Skills to Last a Lifetime

    Let me tell you a little story about a friend of mine’s daughter, let’s call her Marg… When Marg was a teenager getting ready to take her DMV road test she looked at the bare-minimum requirements of test-taking eligibility. She spent a few hours in a classroom before getting her permit and the…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 6 Tips for Driving in the Snow

    Winter driving conditions like heavier than usual rain, snow, and ice will dramatically affect the braking distance of your vehicle. Your ability to execute a safe and smooth stop is dramatically limited because of the reduction of tire traction. In order to stop safely, the vehicle’s wheels must …Read More

  10. Teen Driver Safety

    Teen driver safety is of paramount importance to Pacific Driver Education. The per-mile accident rate of 16-year-old novice drivers is about ten times greater than that of adults.  The great majority of non-fatal accidents resulted from errors in attention, visual search, speed relative to conditio…Read More