Traditional Driver's Education teaches rules, laws and courtesies. This course teaches vehicle handling techniques through hands-on realistic driving exercises and simulated emergency situations in a safe and controlled environment.
UPCOMING DATES: (Click date to register)
Students must arrive at Xator | Summit Point Training Facility no later than 7:30 a.m. on the date of training for administrative purposes. Training begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Those who arrive late will not be permitted to participate.
This (1) day training focuses on fundamental vehicle control skills to respond instantly to road hazards and emergency situations.
Driver's Education teaches rules, laws and courtesies. This course teaches vehicle handling techniques through hands-on realistic driving exercises and simulated emergency situations in a safe and controlled environment.
Training is 6 1/2 Hours of hands-on driving and 1 1/2 hours of classroom time.
Accident Avoidance Teaches:
- “Swerve to avoid” maneuvers at highway speeds
- How to focus your attention on a positive goal such as an escape route, rather than a problem such as a tree or another vehicle
- Understanding vehicle dynamics and feedback
- Skid control and recovery practice on a dedicated skid pad and on a slalom course
- Threshold braking on straights and progressive braking on curves
- Off-road recovery
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I participate with a learner’s permit?
No, only licensed drivers are allowed to participate.
Can I participate if I am under 18 years old?
Yes, but a Minor Waiver must be completed for your child.
What is the minimum age someone can participate in this course?
16 with a valid regular Driver’s License. (Learner’s Permit is not acceptable.)
Is this course just for teenagers?
No, everyone will learn something from this course. All are welcome to participate.
Do you train in my car?
No, we use our training vehicles for the course.
Typical Daily Schedule:
Advanced Vehicle Control I & II
Students will learn how to understand the driver/vehicle relationship. Areas emphasized are: vehicle language, weight and traction transfer, the importance of where your eyes are looking, body position, hand management, braking on a straight and in turns, swerving to avoid objects, ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) and off-road recoveries. They will also be taught the difference between over steer and under steer and how they are controlled by skid recovery.
Advanced Vehicle Control III
Students will apply advanced vehicle control skills, vehicle dynamics, weight and traction control. Adrenaline, stress management and positively reading the road for hazards while adjusting to traction levels at “highway” speeds will be covered.
Students will be divided into groups to conduct multiple in-car exercises including exercises to help with proximity and blind spot recognition, and a skid pad session to recognize and control a vehicle with traction and stability control capabilities.
Students will also be put through a final advanced vehicle control exercise that will require them to apply all of the skills that they have learned throughout the day.