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Online Drivers Ed: Learning to Drive Online

Date posted: 06/21/2012

by Josh Tyson on
in Applying for a New License (Drivers 18+)

2826 Online Drivers Ed: Learning to Drive Online

Most states require applicants to take some sort of driver education class in some sort of driving school before getting that coveted piece of laminate, the driver’s license. For some teen drivers and adult applicants, an online driving class is possible.

That’s right, you can learn driving basics online in this day and age, and the training will help you to ace your written exam and give you extra confidence when you get in the car with that stern weirdo clutching a clipboard and a red pen.

Finding Online Driver Education Courses

Some state agencies and many third-party driving schools offer online drivers ed.

For example, your new friends over at I Drive Safely Teen would love to take your hand, gaze hollowly into your eyes and show you how this driving game is won. They are pretty proud of their methods, touting the benefits of a virtual classroom as opposed to one sullied by the odor of other human beings and harsh florescent lighting this way:

  • Frequent course interaction.
  • Positive study environment.
  • Self-pace allows more learning.
  • Freedom to study when you’re ready.
  • More visually stimulating.

Here, you can gain access to a variety of educational tools including defensive driving courses, teen driver’s ed instruction, Mature Driver Improvement – to help those approaching their senior years of citizenship.

Enroll in an Approved Online Driving School

Just as you would with regular classroom driver education, you must make sure your Department of Motor Vehicles approved the online driving school you’re considering. Fortunately, most state’s provide a list of approved driver’s ed classes, and this list will include any approved online courses.

If you’re not sure about a particular course, you can contact your DMV and speak with an agent.

Do you plan on taking online drivers ed, or have you already taken one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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About Josh Tyson

Josh Tyson is a Denver-based writer, editor, poet, and musician (New Age Dad). He currently is the managing editor of UX Magazine. When Josh isn't talking tech, he covers the high-drama world of driver licensing and vehicle registration. More articles by Josh Tyson

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