Drivers Ed in Delaware
Completion of a Delaware Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of Delaware, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
Teen drivers are required to complete and pass an approved driver education course. Training and education will help you to improve your skills; as a young driver you lack extensive driving experience. Most driver education courses teach the Drivers Manual in the classroom and on the road.
You must accept the driver education course as a requirement and part of the total process you began when you decided to get your Delaware driver's license. On the way to receiving your Class D operator's license, you will first have a Level One learner's permit.
The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) approves driver education courses if they meet the state's criteria. You must be sure your driver education course is approved; otherwise, when you have finished you will still need to complete an approved course.
When you pass the course you will be given a Delaware Driver Education Certificate, known as a Blue Certificate, to prove you finished the class.
You can only take a course in another state if you were not a Delaware resident when you took the class. The Department of Education will consider transferring in your out-of-state course if you mail a completion certificate to:
- Education Associate for Driver Education
- Safety and Physical Education
- Townsend Building
- P.O. Box 1402
- Dover, DE 19903
Passing the written test and then the road test is the only way you'll be issued a driver's license. Consider self-study to help enhance your understanding of traffic rules, safety habits, and equipment.
Studying at your own pace lets you spend more time on some topics and less time on others. In general, the more time you spend educating yourself on driving the better prepared you'll be when exam time comes.
The DMV is very concerned with driver safety and that is why driver education is required for drivers 18 years and younger. As a young driver, with little experience, you must take the time to learn as much as you can.
Visualize driving situations so that you might be prepared if a dangerous situation comes along. For example, an animal in the road or a soft shoulder that pulls your wheel off the road. You will also learn to practice planning your trips and inspecting your vehicle before getting behind the wheel.Local Drivers Education
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