The Driver Education course at SBCHS places a strong emphasis on becoming a safe, responsible and confident young driver. Students will learn how to become a defensive driver to avoid collisions. Students will receive 24 hours of classroom instruction, a minimum of 6 hours of “behind the wheel” training and 18 hours of In-Car observation.
Students will be graded on their driving skills at each driving session. Each driving group will be required to do an oral presentation on a driving related topic. Once students have successfully completed this course, the student will receive an MV-285 certificate.
This certificate allows students to receive a class D license, able to drive at 17 years old and are eligible for a discount with their auto insurance company (only if that company participates).
Students will learn:
Defensive Driving - IPDE process and Smith System.
Rules of the Road.
Signs, Symbols, and Road Markings.
Dashboard, Controls and Devices.
Car Maintenance which includes learning the parts and systems of a car.
Handling Car Emergencies.
Dangers of Texting and Driving Under the Influence.
Driving on Expressway/Highway.