Get Pro Practice Tips

The best way for teens to learn safe driving habits is by taking an ODOT-approved driver ed course. But practicing regularly with a parent or guardian is just as important to learning.

Here are some tips from the pros to help your teen practice to perfection:

  • Have them practice on progressively more challenging roads.
  • Go driving with them in different weather conditions and at different times of the day, including nighttime and early morning.
  • Practice new skills learned together in between lessons with your instructors
  • Teach them to identify hazards and watch for pedestrians.
  • Have them work on merging onto the highway.
  • Focus on skills like push-pull steering and identifying reference points.
  • Reinforce the importance of making good judgement calls.
  • Be a good driving role model for them at all times.


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