Teen Driver Education Program Description 

Earning your driver's license is an exciting time in a teenager’s life. Road-Ready’s program provides teen students with a thorough understanding of Nebraska rules of the road and national standards to help them become a confident, safe, and courteous driver. Road-Ready’s friendly customer service staff works with teens and parents to schedule behind-the-wheel driving lessons with our licensed, trained driving instructors at times that fit teen students’ busy schedules.

Classroom:

We feel strongly that incorporating interactive technology into the classroom is the best method to connect with teenagers and helping them understand the risks and responsibilities involved in driving. Our instructors work with the students during two weeks of classroom instruction so that students understand the risks associated with driving and how to manage those risks on the road. Our program includes 25 hours of classroom instruction, which is above the minimum state standard. Classroom instruction will include textbook chapters on the following subjects:

  • Managing risk when driving
  • Getting acquainted with vehicle controls
  • Understanding vehicle space needs and the physical forces of driving
  • Starting, steering, and stopping the vehicle
  • Traffic control devices
  • Traffic laws 
  • Vision and perception
  • Managing time and space
  • Basic maneuvers: turning, lane changing, reversing direction
  • Perpendicular, angled, and parallel parking 
  • Manual-shift vehicles
  • Sharing the road with other users
  • The effects of alcohol and drugs on driving  
  • The effects of distractions, drowsiness, and emotions on driving
  • Adverse driving conditions and emergencies
  • Insuring and purchasing a vehicle
  • Maintaining a vehicle
  • Towing and travel planning

Requirements to pass the classroom:

  • 4 Unit Quizzes – Must have 70% average or above
  • Final Exam – Must score 70% or above
  • 20 Current Events Project: To encourage the student to understand today’s traffic issues, each student is required to collect news articles about subjects we discuss in class. Examples can include articles about car crashes, new technology in vehicles, distracted driving, drunk driving, new driving laws, roadway improvements, etc. To finish the project the student should write a short synopsis of each article.

Classroom Attendance:
Students must be on time for their scheduled classes and each class will last the full 2.5 hours. It is imperative that students meet the minimum hours required by state government rules.

Behind-The-Wheel Training:
Road-Ready has developed the hands-on part of the program to move students progressively from core fundamentals of driving in low risk conditions to feeling comfortable and confident in complex driving situations. At each school where we teach, we have developed driving routes to accomplish certain goals and to insure the time is used productively to help the student become a knowledgeable, skilled driver. Our approach allows us to evaluate every aspect of the student's driving techniques and improve skills or correct bad habits early. An example of our progression would include but not be limited to the following.

  • Introduction to Driving: Adjusting the fit of the vehicle, explanation of vehicle controls and gauges, steering technique, acceleration and braking control, right and left turns in residential areas, traffic controls, and right-of-way.
  • Moderate City Driving: Review right and left turns, intersections with traffic signals, shared turn lanes, left turns at traffic signals, school zones, crosswalks, multi-lane roads, lane changing, roundabouts, low-traffic expressway, railroad crossings, bike crossings, and low-traffic one-way streets.
  • Downtown City Driving: One-way streets, lane changing, planning ahead, interacting with pedestrians and bicycles, driving around bus and bike lanes, multiple turning lanes, multi-lane roundabouts, and short expressway/freeway introduction.
  • Highway, Expressway, and Freeway Driving: Review turning at traffic lights and lane changing, highways inside the city, expressway driving, emergency roadside stop, off-road recovery, county highways, gravel roads, entering and exiting freeways, merging traffic, and weave lanes.
  • Parking: Review one-way streets, curb parking, perpendicular parking, angled parking, and parallel parking between vehicles.  

Driving Appointments:  In vehicle driving appointments are scheduled to take place outside of classroom time and will not be finished by the last day of class. Driving appointments must be rescheduled or canceled one business day before the scheduled appointment date. Appointment failures or late cancelations will be assessed a $30.00 fee. 

The number of lessons needed to progress fully through the program can depend on a student's past driving experience, their ability to practice between lessons, and the general comfort level in driving. If a student or parent initially feels the student will need additional lessons our school offers programs that add driving time at a discounted rate if purchased at the time of registration. Students can always purchase additional lessons if needed. "One size does not fit all" when it comes to learning to drive. Our instructors will help students and parents evaluate the needs as we see progress.

Road-Ready Driver Training does not garantee or assure the issuance of a Nebraska Driver’s License. Each student must successfully complete Nebraska’s required driver’s exams for issuance of a driver’s license.

$325.00

  • 25 Hours Classroom with AAA Book Included!
  • 5 Hours of Driving Lessons
  • 5 Hours In-Car Critiquing (suggested)
  • Driving Test for Nebraska POP or School Permit

$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required to register

Student must have learner’s permit before driving lessons are scheduled. Additional driving lessons are available with hourly rate of $50.00.


$445.00 (Save $30.00)

  • 25 Hours Classroom with AAA Book Included!
  • 8 Hours of Driving Lessons
  • 5 Hours In-Car Critiquing (suggested)
  • Driving Test for Nebraska POP or School Permit

 

Recommended for the “no-driving-experience” teen that can practice driving at home between lessons. Adds 3 hours driving.

* Discounted plans must be purchased with initial registration

$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required to register

Student must have learner’s permit before driving lessons are scheduled.


$565.00 (Save $60.00)

  • 25 Hours Classroom with AAA Book Included!
  • 11 Hours of Driving Lessons
  • 5 Hours In-Car Critiquing (suggested)
  • Driving Test for Nebraska POP or School Permit

Recommended for the “no-driving-experience” teen that has no opportunity to practice driving at home. Adds 6 hours driving.

* Discounted plans must be purchased with initial registration

$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required to register

Student must have learner’s permit before driving lessons are scheduled.