Adult and Senior Program

  • Our Behind-the-Wheel Program for adults can be tailored to your particular needs. We can accommodate adults at all levels of experience from the complete novice to someone who just wants to brush up on their driving technique before taking the drive test.

    Our Behind the Wheel program was created by Don Corthell, a 40+ year veteran of the driving industry and former Boston policeman. He's designed the training of our instructors and created the routes to accomplish as much as possible in the state-mandated six hour time frame. Our six hours are rigorous and much like a driving boot camp.

    Don is a Commercial Driver's License instructor and Examiner, a Defensive Driving Instructor, and the Assistant Transit Manager for the Buff Bus program at the University of Colorado where he teaches college students to drive buses. Don also has certifications from the Department of Transportation Safety Institute in Safety, Training, Operations, and advance accident investigation.

    Take a one hour lesson with a Learn to Drive professional instructor. Use the time to improve a particular driving skill, address a problem area, get an assessment of your driving technique or just brush up prior to taking the driver's license test.

    1 HR BTW + DRIVE TEST $140 TEST IN OUR VEHICLE – (Add $20) $160
    If you're a little nervous about taking your license test, spend an hour behind the wheel brushing up on important skills needed to pass. Then, take the drive test with one of our certified state examiners. With this package, you receive 10% off the price of your drive test.

    Ideal for students who already have their permits and need to fulfill the state-mandated six hours of driving instruction. Also, perfect for anyone of any age who is new to driving in the U.S. This program consists of three two-hour private lessons with our expert instructors. The driving lessons are conducted in company-owned vehicles equipped with passenger-side safety brakes and extra rear-view mirrors for the instructors. Our lessons can include rural, city, freeway and mountain driving to provide a well-rounded experience of Colorado driving.

    Add an extra six hours onto your Behind-the-Wheel package if you want more drive time with our expert instructors. This is perfect for the absolute beginner or the person who just needs a little more careful instruction.


  • On every drive, we teach our "tangibles" and build on the strengths of any previous drive. Tangibles are guidelines anyone can use to drive safely no matter what vehicle they're driving. Tangibles often use a part of the car as a guideline for the performance of a maneuver. The tangibles allow our students to drive any non-commercial vehicle comfortably and confidently. The tangibles help students perform the maneuvers correctly and increase the safety of both the students and other drivers on the road. Tangibles remain the same and are transferrable from one vehicle to another creating an additional level of confidence among our students.

    As well, we also watch for the following skills and problem areas: basic driving skills (acceleration, braking, steering and correct hand position), turn signals, correct lane selection and lane keep, navigating intersections safely, road markings, road signs and traffic signals, turns, (Right, Left, Single Lane, Multi-Lane Turns, 3-point Turns, U-Turns, Right and Left on Red and Turns from a One Way onto a One Way Street) Parking, roundabouts, Following Distance and 3-second plus rule, scanning, searching and traffic checks, speed management, stopping gap and lane change procedures.

    As various situations present themselves, we use these as teaching opportunities (bikes, pedestrians, road and weather conditions, emergency vehicles and the like.) We can customize any driving session to suit your needs and preferences. Please talk with us about any particular concerns or problem areas you may have.

  • If you're concerned about a family member's ability to drive, our Senior Evaluations provide a way to have their driving ability assessed by a third-party professional.

    One of our Learn to Drive state-certified professional instructors will take the senior out for an hour in one of our company vehicles and assess various aspects of their driving ability from the basics–acceleration, braking, steering, shifting, searching and keeping your lanes–to more advanced defensive driving techniques like 3+ second following distance, delayed acceleration at intersections and stopping gap. delayed acceleration at intersections. Our evaluation route covers seven different driving environments including highway, residential, commercial, rural, roundabouts and more.

    We'll write up a report of findings and summarize what we observed during the drive. We'll then send two copies to you and–if you like–a professional of your choice.

    Please note: Learn to Drive has no authority to revoke or suspend a driver's license. We are not required to report our findings to any state authority and, as such, these evaluations have no binding power or authority upon us or the person being evaluated or their family members. These are simply our observations and our opinions. This evaluation is done as a service to our customers and, in no way, makes Learn to Drive responsible for the actions of the customer or person who requests this evaluation.

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  • As part of the Graduated Driver's License law in Colorado –and if you are between 15 1/2 years old and 16 – this course fulfills the classroom portion of your driver's education requirement. We cover Driving for Beginners, Making Good Decisions and Driving Behaviors. Classes are held twice a month on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Check below or our scheduling page for available dates and times and class locations. If you buy the permit test along with the class, you'll receive 50% off the permit test.

    Please note: This class does NOT cover the Colorado Driver Handbook. Please pick up a copy of the handbook and study it before coming to class since this is what the permit test covers. Also, we need a minimum of three students to hold a class. If we do not have the minimum enrolled, we will cancel and notify you 24 hours before the class. Lastly, any student who is taking the permit test will need to bring a photo ID and proof of date of birth (ex: birth certificate) to class

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