Teen Behind The Wheel Drivers Training
Sweet Sisters Driving School takes pride in teaching safe and defensive driving practices to each of our students. All of our instructors are certified and licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and have passed background checks by the Department of Justice. We recognize that, as a nation, our teen drivers are four times more likely to be in a motor vehicle accident than any other age group, so our number one focus is safety. All of our new model Ford Mustangs are equipped with the highest safety standards, including a duel break system to ensure the instructor maintains control at all times. Lessons are tailored to each individual’s needs and driving abilities. Should you have any specific requests, we are more than happy to help.
Below are some of the topics covered during lessons:
- One on one training
- Seat, hands and feet positions
- Seatbelts, mirrors and signals
- Instruments, gears, horn and lights
- How to scan the road
- Parking (along curbs, in parking spots, & parallel)
- Stopping and parking on hills
- Right and left turns
- Driving in traffic
- Defensive driving
- Right of ways at intersections
- How to identify a hazard in the blind spot
- Lane changes
- U turns & 3-point turns
- Downtown traffic and one-way streets
- Freeway driving, merging on and off
- Driving in adverse weather conditions
- Mountain driving
- Nighttime driving
The requirements for a minor to receive a license are to first complete an approved driver’s education course. Once they complete the education portion, they are then eligible to take the permit test. The permit is only valid upon completion of the first behind-the-wheel lesson. A minor is required to complete a minimum of six hours behind the wheel with a licensed driving instructor and 50 hours of driving practice with a California licensed driver over the age of 25. The driving time is broken up into three 2-hour lessons, but we leave it completely up to you on how you wish to spread them out throughout the 6-month permit period. The teen is eligible to take the test for their Driver’s License at the DMV only after they have held their permit for 6 months, and have completed the required 6 hours with an instructor and 50 hours with a CA licensed driver over the age of 25. We offer free pick-ups and drop-offs at home, school, work or other desired locations in most circumstances. Students must have their permits in hand at the start of each lesson and payments is due by the end of the service. Instructors can process payments as well as issue receipts.
Though the minimum requirement is 6 hours with a driving school, often students will take more than the required time. We offer a “refresher” lesson to students who have completed the required 6 hours and wish to have some extra instruction just before their drive test.