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. Portland Driving School for a Safer Summer!

    A University of Iowa study reports the most frequent cause of vehicle crashes involving teenagers is distracted driving, especially when there are other teens on board. In a nationwide analysis of accidents involving teen drivers, it was discovered that in 60 percent of those accidents the driver wa…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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