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What we do differently

One thing that makes us different- 6 Behind-The-Wheel lessons instead of 5!

WA state requires 6 hours of Behind-The-Wheel lessons- or 5 hours and 4 hours (20 mins per class day) of a AAA simulation program called Driver Zed to substitute 1 Behind-The Wheel lesson. Many driving schools take advantage of this alternative option. Although this digital “video game” is a way to mentally prepare students for safe driving, Wenatchee Driving School has opted to pass on the simulation due to the low quality of the program and instead offer each student the extra hour behind the wheel, which we feel is more beneficial for the students growth and safety!

COURSE INFO

To meet state requirements, Wenatchee Driving Schools Driver Education Course includes a minimum of:

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30 hours of classroom curriculum

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6 hours of behind-the-wheel training

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1 hour of in-car observation (Observe another students' driving lesson)

30 hours in the classroom include:

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Risk factors

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Signals, Signs and Markings

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Safe Driving Techniques

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Rules of the Road

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Knowing Your Car

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Starting & Stopping

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Parking, Braking and Turns

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Roadway Conditions

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Sharing the Road

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Emergencies

Behind-the-Wheel Sessions

There are a total of 6 behind-the-wheel sessions in our dual brake-controlled cars. This is where each student gets the chance to learn not only the controls of the car but where they need to be on the road in order to see hazards. At the end of Drivers Ed, all students must pass a basic evaluation of their road skills in order to qualify for a certificate of completion. This evaluation is not the WA State DOL Drive Test.

Parent Seminar

Parents are required to attend the Parent Seminar with their child on the first hour of the first day of class so that each parent and child is on the same page and understands their involvement from the beginning. We always encourage parents to come in, get to know the instructors, and get an update on their child’s current challenges and success.

Parents are also welcome to attend in-car sessions.