Driver Education Program

The Driver Education Program develops students’ skills, knowledge and attitudes to allow them to effectively and safely operate an automobile. It includes classroom instruction, behind-the-wheel driving experiences, and traffic safety activities. Contact your high school to find out more.

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​​​​​​​​​​The Driver Education Program is comprised of two courses: 

  1. 38 hours of classroom instruction, and 
  2. Six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.  

The program provides the knowledge and skills of driving which are applied while developing the attitudes and habits of a responsible driver.  Content areas include:  (1) causes of crashes and their resulting economic, personal and social losses; (2) proper attitudes relative to driving; (3) role of the driver in relation to traffic laws and the physical laws of nature; (4) driving techniques and skills; (5) pedestrian safety; (6) handling adverse conditions and emergency situations; and (7) personal factors that influence a driver's ability (alcohol, drugs, distracted driving, road rage, etc.).​

Driver education helps develop safe driving skills and attitudes in students, thereby reducing traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage.  It provides a life-long skill that will give mobility to students as they pursue higher secondary education or a career after graduation.

High school and home-schooled students between the ages of 15 and 19 are eligible to enroll in the program.  The program is conducted primarily during after school hours, weekends and holidays.  A few high schools offer the Driver Education Program as an elective semester course. 

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Contact Information

Jan Meeker

Phone: 808-784-6506


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