For adult drivers, we have many different options for our Behind-the-Wheel Programs. We’re able to teach 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. All training is done in our company owned vehicles which are equipped with passenger-side brakes and mirrors. Our lessons can include rural, city, freeway and mountain driving to provide a well-rounded experience of Colorado driving. As well, we schedule lessons seven days a week to accommodate adults’ variable schedules.
If you’re just learning to drive, our 6-Hour training program consists of three two-hour private lessons with our expert instructors. Also, perfect for anyone of any age who is new to driving in the U.S. These six hours are rigorous and much like a driving boot camp. If you’d like to address specific problem areas, call us to design a program just for your needs.
If you you need something more specific or would like to address particular problem areas, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to custom design a program for you. Or, if you’re just not sure what’s holding you back from being a safe, confident driver, it’s possible you don’t realize that you’ve developed some bad habits. Try our Driver Assessment / Evaluation and we’ll provide invaluable feedback on how to improve your driving.
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 shortest amount of time. If you end up taking our six hour program, you’ll find it’s 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.above. Please see below for a description of some of the topics we teach in our Behind-the-Wheel session.
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.