Defensive Driving Program

This program is uniquely designed to meet the Behind the Wheel Driving standards of safe driving practices., (It goes beyond the minimum DMV requirements to attain a certificate.) and will help you achieve success on the road that will last you a life time. This also includes Complimentary Online Driver Education Optional.

Phase 1. Core Driving Skills 6hrs

This is your foundation of driving and it includes but is not limited to the following:

General Evaluation
First assessment of individuals personal needs and learning abilities, and the introduction to operating a motor vehicle.

Establishing Safe Habits
For steering control, speed control and lane positioning with a series of various techniques and exercises to help you operate a motor vehicle with excellent precision and timing.

Establishing Safe Scanning Practices
Our scanning exercises will help the new driver develop the proper muscle memory and motor skills in order to predict and execute in the most effect ways through the OVS system ( Orderly Visual Search).

Introduction to Multi Lanes and Major Streets.
This third session establishes safe driving practices while maneuvering through multiple lanes, including major turns, lane changes, merging and navigating through various unprotected and protected intersections and more.

Parent Teen Driving Practice
After completing the Core Driving Skills parents are encouraged to practice with their teens in order to help develop their reaction time and muscle memory for steering control and speed control. DMV requires a minimum of 50 hours of drive time

Phase 2 Defensive Driving Intensive and Freeway Driving Intensive

The Defensive Driving Intensive 2 hrs
This 2 hour session is dedicated solely to defensive driving practices that will help the new driver with critical driving decisions while navigating through heavy traffic and major streets. With a series of various training practices. (Including DVC (Driving Vocal Commentary) and Self Navigation (AKA silent driving).

The Freeway Driving Intensive 2 hrs.
This 2 hour session is dedicated solely to freeway driving including but not limited to speed control , steering control , repeated merging on and off ramps, freeway transitioning, space cushioning, lane changes and navigating through heavy traffic.

Phase 3 Establishing Independence and Drive Test Prep

This final phase focuses on weaning the new driver from being dependent on supervised driving while reinforcing all the good habits from the previous phases.

Establishing Independence
Reinforcing all the good habits from phase 1 and 2, including, OVS (Orderly Visual Search) DVC (Driving Vocal Commentary), and Self Navigation.

Drive Test Preparation
Our Certified Driving Coach will perform a mock drive test with our very own BTW Safety Performance Evaluation Exam. As suggested by the DMV drive test criteria we will take you around the test area to help you get familiar with zone regulations and tricky intersections.