UPDATE: All Training Sessions Will Be Postponed Until Further Notice as of Tuesday 3/24/2020.
Please check back on this website for further updates to our classroom training schedule every 2 weeks or so, for future classes. When the Corona Virus Emergency has subsided and we are allowed to, Jacks Driving Schools will reinstate our classroom training.
An alternative for students and parents looking for Teen Driver Education, is to go online and select an ‘on-line’ provider approved by the State of Ohio, to meet the 24 hours of classroom training requirement. Once a student completes an ‘on-line’ approved course, they can call our office or email us at : Jacksdrivingschool.com to inquire whether we are accepting students for the in-car training.
Students who have In-car training scheduled for 3/23/2020 are required to have their temperature taken within 2 hours of beginning their drive, and washing their hands Immediately before coming outside to drive. If you are running a fever call and cancel the drive. FAILURE TO ACCOMPLISH THESE TWO TASKS COULD INFECT THE INSTRUCTOR OR ANY OTHER STUDENT WHO MAY BE IN THE VEHICLE AFTER YOU.
What Parents Should be doing:
Remember each student must have a minimum of 10 hours (15+ is preferred) before scheduling the in-car training sessions. Driving should begin in an empty (school or church) parking lot learning the brake/gas/brake “pivoting the foot” technique, not by lifting the foot off of the floorboard when changing between those 2 pedals. Drive up and down the empty rows as if youare looking for a spot to park in. This will give your child a chance to also practice turns in both directions, utilizing the turn signal, looking left and right then left again (if making a left turn) as you approach the end of the row. When you get to the end of the next row, look left then right (remember to use the signal) and complete a right turn, then go down the next row essentially slaloming the rows.
This technique will allow students to learn gas/brake, defensive search/scan of intersections, and help to build a good habit of using the turn signals. Once the slalom of rows is good, start to pick a parking spot to the left in a row and park in a spot. After left parking is understood, then attempt to park between the lines of a space on the right hand side of a row. When the student is comfortable controlling the car generally after a couple of 30 to 60 minute sessions, take your student out to a neighborhood and have them practice stops, turns, remembering to cross check intersections for traffic.
If a student isn’t familiar with how to operate vehicle controls when we drive them, we will cancel the drive and any others scheduled. We are often asked by students who claim to have 20 + hours “which pedal is the gas, and which is the brake” or “ I don’t know how to signal ” SO GET THAT PRACTICE IN BEFORE SCHEDULING YOUR IN-CAR sessions. After all, you should have the best interest of your child in mind and they will get more exposure on the road with us as a result, rather than spending a significant amount of time in a parking lot with us, when they should have spent it with you instead.