This Document is to be read by the Parents
of Driving School students.
STATE REQUIRMENTS FOR COMPLETING DRIVERS EDUCATION
The student must attend nine-two hour classes, six hours of behind the wheel training and six hours
of observation. The student must complete the course within one year of registration.
SCHEDULING DRIVING AND OBSERVATION SESSIONS
Students are required to schedule their appointments with their classroom instructor. They are only permitted to
do one drive and one observation per day.
If you have questions regarding scheduling please call the main office at (801) 943-2525.
Behind-the-Wheel Training: The student will have Three-two hour sessions.
Observation Sessions: Students must have three-two hour observation sessions.
CANCELLING DRIVING AND OBSERVATION SESSIONS
To cancel an in-car session, the student or parent must call 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
Call the main office at (801) 943-2525, be sure to leave a voice message! The office will then notify the
teacher of the cancellation. There will be a $50.00 penalty fee for a missed driving session and a
penalty fee for a missed observation if the office is not notified 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
SUGGESTIONS TO HELP MAKE YOUR CHILD’S DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Level 1 (Parking
Practice right and left turns until your student is at ease
with handling the steering wheel. Encourage hand-over-hand steering and
keeping two hands on the wheel at all times. Your student will need
practice making smooth starts and stops. Finally, Have your child practice
driving in reverse; although 95% of driving is forward, going backwards is
an important skill that needs to be mastered. Being able to drive
confidently in reverse will help your child in parallel parking. The
following are some reverse driving drills you can practice in a parking
- Back straight staying between the yellow
- Make a 90 degree reverse right turn into a
- Make a 90 degree reverse left turn into a
- In reverse, snake to the right and left staying
between the yellow parking lanes
- Figure eights in reverse
Level 2 (low traffic
Once both you and your child
are relaxed, comfortable with the driving situation and confident in Level
1 you are ready to practice some of the same maneuvers in a low traffic
environment a residential area with little or no traffic or pedestrians.
Practice making right and left turns, smooth starts and stops.
Level 3 (semi-traffic
The main thing at this level
of driving is a good following distance; this can not be overstressed!
Continue with turns, including U-turns, 2-point and 3-point turns, gradual
lane changes, and parking parallel (use 1 car), perpendicular and angle.
When both you and your child are relaxed, comfortable and Confident you
are ready to proceed to the next level.
Level 4 (highway
Find a semi-low density traffic
situation, no rush hour traffic. Bingham or Bangerter Highway are good
roads to use. Build up to speed and remember no quick maneuvers! Maintain
a good following distance. Learn to maintain and drive at a higher
Level 5 (freeway
Don’t rush this! Learning to
make a good entry on the freeway is one of the most important and
difficult skills. Your child needs to learn to get up to speed and go with
the flow; going too slow and not merging properly can cause a negative
Students are required to attend nine different lessons.
It is the responsibility of the student to study for their driving test,
and they are encouraged to read and review the Utah Driver Handbook.
Parents are also encouraged to become a part of their son or daughter’s
driving experience studying the Utah Driver Handbook with your child,
reviewing for the test, and making sure your child has ample on-road
experience before being allowed to drive alone or with friends.
Just knowing the rules is not enough, drive defensively!