SKILLS FOR A LIFETIME OF SAFE DRIVING

DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Important Scheduling Notice

NOTE TO PARENTS OF TEENS: Due to high demand, the wait time to schedule after-school driving lessons is unusually long. We will contact you in the order you register to set up your student's schedule.

ODOT Teen Class Update

Thank you for your interest in driver training with Pacific Driver Education. We are proud to continue offering services even during the ongoing pandemic. Our safety protocols have kept our clients and instructors safe for over a year.

The chart below outlines the differences and advantages of each program. If you prefer an ODOT course, our plan is to offer a class this coming Spring and our goal is to begin having classes in Gresham and Beaverton during the Summer of next year.

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Teen Driver Education

No two teens are alike!

Most teens want to learn to drive but like everyone, they have different needs. When it comes to driving instruction, they need options. It’s important to families and driving schools to teach at times and in ways that meet those needs.

Some things to consider when choosing a driving program for your teenager:

  • Your student's learning style
  • School schedule
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Sports schedules
  • Religious obligations
  • Family schedules
  • Part-time job

The Traditional Approach

  • 30 hours of required classroom seat time
  • Weekly driver education classroom time for 8 to 10 weeks
  • Six two-hour driving lessons with two student drive partners
  • Makeup time required if you fall below 30 hours
  • Both students must attend lessons, or they have to be rescheduled

A Self-Directed Approach to Driver Training

  • You can begin your course as soon as tomorrow - you are a class of one very important student
  • 30 hours of classroom work, delivered as an online, interactive course
  • Students can complete the online lessons at their own pace
  • Driving lessons are solo drives with an instructor
  • We will try to set up driving lessons to fit your student's schedule.
  • Please NOTE: the last lesson of the day will begin at 3:30pm if you cannot make this work please contact us to work out a different schedule. We may not be able to accommodate everyone.
  • We do not offer driving lessons on Saturdays.
  • We have installed a two-way dash cam in each vehicle that is always in operation during drives for safety
  • A parent is always welcome to ride along during driving lessons

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Choose the course and sign up today

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If you are 18 or older, we have an Intro to Driving course for you, too!