Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Driver's Edge has temporarily changed its learning practices. This new DOT approved online version of Driver's Edge still allows for one-on-one discussions and enhanced learning through Zoom and unique behind-the-wheel learning that is safe.
Students will submit behind-the-wheel dash cam footage that they collect while driving pre-assigned routes with a parent or guardian in the passenger seat with them. However, students will make their final drive (unless additional drives are deemed necessary by the instructor) in the instructor's car and follow a route designed to test students skills across a variety of driving situations.
Students may borrow a SD card and dash camera from Driver's Edge or they can purchase their own. If students purchase their own dash cam they can share their driving footage with Driver's Edge digitally and completely avoid the pick-up/drop-off of equipment.
In the event that a parent or guardian does not consent to this final, in-person driving test, then the student can wait until conditions are deemed safe by the parent/guardian. Students must demonstrate competent and skillful driving during this final drive in order to complete the course. Students who fail to do so will be required to practice with a licensed adult and make additional attempts to demonstrate their skill in the final drive.
In addition, students will keep a log of their observation hours which they will complete as they observe a licensed adult driving. Students will record the dates, times, and a general overview of the routes driven and the kind of driving they observed (residential, interstate, etc..). We will discuss the observation experiences when we meet virtually for their post-drive conferences.
For more information about distance learning at Driver's Edge please email us at email@example.com