To Parents: do not come into the office without an appointment, or you may cause us to exceed our maximum occupancy. To Schedule a drive be sure your student has written their directions (in accordance with the contract ) on their training folder, and they have paid in full to be able to schedule drives. (Read the Contract if you have questions).
Make-up Class Sets: There will not be another opportunity to make these up for currently enrolled students until the end of the summer. If your contract will expire before then, you will not complete the required driver education course in time. So please arrive early to each class, you will be turned away if 1 minute late. PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY to avoid potential traffic delays.
Students who have In-car training scheduled are now required to have their temperature taken within 1 hour of beginning their drive, wash their hands immediately before coming outside to drive, and must be wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and should have the learners permit visible. FAILURE TO ACCOMPLISH THESE TASKS COULD INFECT THE INSTRUCTOR OR ANY OTHER STUDENT WHO MAY BE IN THE VEHICLE AFTER YOU.
Please Note: The instructor may attempt to call the student about 10-15 minutes before the scheduled drive, so please be certain to set up your voice mail to record if you don’t answer phone numbers you don’t recognize. They will be calling from their own phones generally, not the Jacks Driving School number.
What Parents Should be doing:
Remember each student must have15+ hour before scheduling the In-car training sessions. They should begin driving in an empty (school or church) parking lot learning the brake/gas/brake pivoting the foot technique, not lifting the foot off of the floorboard when changing between those 2 pedals.
Drive up and down the empty rows as if looking for a spot to park in if you were in a full parking lot. This will give them a chance to 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 as if making a right hand turn (remember to use the signal) and complete the turn go down the row repeating this slaloming down the rows movement.
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 solid, start to pick a parking spot to the left 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. Once 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, cross checking intersections for traffic, looking for signs, signals and potential hazards.
If a student isn’t familiar with the vehicle controls when we are to drive them we will cancel that 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.
An alternative for (parents and) students looking for the Classroom Teen Driver Education training, is to go online and select an ‘On-line’ provider approved by the State of Ohio for 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 1 on 1 in-car training.