Classroom Driver Education
Safe America's Classroom Driver Education courses go far beyond just telling teens how to merge with traffic - they're an integral part of our non-profit's efforts to make metro roads safer for novice and experienced drivers alike.
All Safe America driver education courses are licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. Each student will attend 30 hours of classroom training, which includes the State-required Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training. Students will also complete either 6 hours or 10 hours of private, individual behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver training instructor.
The behind-the-wheel training is performed in individually scheduled 2-hour increments which must occur within the 6 months following the classroom training. This is scheduled after classroom instruction the is completed.
Safe America Foundation Headquarters
2000 First Drive, Suite 310
Marietta, GA 300062
North Cobb Christian School
4500 Lakeview Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
12/26 - 12/30
Mon. - Fri.
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
* Pricing for this location is set by North Cobb Christian High school and may vary from our classroom prices at other locations.
The Safe America Foundation 30 hour classroom course is taught in 12 units and covers the following topics:
- Novice Driver Responsibilities/Licensing Requirements
- Operator and Vehicle Control Tasks
- Space Management
- Basic Maneuvering Tasks
- Expressway (High Speed) Driving
- Personal Factors Influencing Performance
- Environmental Conditions (Weather, etc.)
- Vehicle Functions/Malfunctions
- Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
- Reducing the Influence of Distractions
- Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
- Safety and Security; Insurance; Other
The classroom curriculum is also supplemented with hands-on car maintenance instruction at this location. Students learn how to change a tire, check the oil and fluids in a Safe America drivers ed car.
The 6- and 10-hour behind the wheel instruction is taught on a one on one basis in a Safe America Foundation driver ed car. These sessions are taught in three, two-hour sessions as scheduled with the instructor and student.
Safe America Foundation Behind the Wheel Training covers the following (based on instructor evaluation that the student can advance through these skill levels):
- Pre-Driving checks (external visual and internal adjustments)
- Basic Driving Skills: maneuvering; accelerating & braking; cornering & turning; backing; parallel and other parking
- Intermediate Driving: Intersections; urban driving; highway driving