CLASSROOM: (mandatory as of 1994) 6 hour Pre-licensing Course (18 year olds & older) State required course. Classroom curriculum covers traffic laws, safe driving practices, signs, signals and pavement markings.
30 hour Pre-licensing Course (15 - 17 year olds)
State required course. Classroom curriculum covers traffic laws, safe driving practices, signs, signals and pavement markings.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: (mandatory as of August 1st2012)
8 hours Behind-the-wheel driving lessons(18 yr olds & older) & (15-17 yr olds)consist of 4/2 hour lessons (or 2/4 hour lessons). I pick you up from your home, your school, your job or wherever you want to be picked up at and I drop you off wherever you want to be dropped off at. I start as early as 7am in the morning and continue as late as 7:30pm in the evening seven days a week. Students chose the days & times they want to drive at.
Driving lessons are conducted in a dual-controlled vehicle that is registered with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles as an instruction vehicle and is fully insured.
A Driver Evaluation form is also received upon successful completion of 8 hours of driving listing strong points and/or weak points of student’s driving skills.
Step-by-step process (crawl, walk, run) Neighborhood Driving: (crawl) Discussion about steering wheel. What commands to perform with steering wheel when making turn & curves. Practice turns in neighborhood, and then venture out to lightly traveled roadways.
City Driving: (walk) Recap on previous lessons. Then travel to places you will be traveling to frequently such as workplace, market place, friends & family. Travel thru central business district (CBD) areas of metropolitan area.
Highway Driving: (run) Recap on previous lesson. Then practice traveling on highways that run through the city with numerous intersections. Afterwards practice on limited access highways such as the interstate or expressway. Practice how to merge on, traveling down, an exit the interstate highway (or expressway).
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