Curriculum

This page summarizes the Beginner Driver Education course outline at Durham’s Elite Driving School. It consists of four days of in-class lessons (5 hours per day), 10 hours homework, and 10 hours of in-car training (as seen below).

IN-CLASS COURSE OUTLINE:

Day 1 Day 2

Attitude

Graduated licensing

Demerit point math

Law enforcement

Other jurisdictions

Signs, lines and markings

Right-of-way

Circle check

Vehicle adjustments

Pre-driving

Strategic driving

Risk management

Cooperative driving

City driving

Freeway drving

Rural driving

Day 3 Day 4

Collision vs. Accident

Vehicle safety

Crash case studies

Emergency response

Driving emergencies

Road rage / Street racing

Drinking and driving

Drug impairment

Drowsy driving

Driving distractions

Managing attention

Night driving

Driving in the rain

Fog / Wind / Sunny

Winter driving

Fuel efficency

Vehicle maintenance

Vehicle insurance

Road test preparation

IN-CAR COURSE OUTLINE:

SESSION NO. TOPIC TO BE COVERED

1

 

Outside and inside checks and adjustments operation, protection, information and warning devices automatic transmissions.

2

 

Lane changes and right turns in light traffic

3

 

Left turns
4 One way streets, three point turn
5 Angle parking, parking on a hill, parallel parking.
6 Practice of Maneuvers covered in previous sessions
7 City driving problems
8 Practice of Maneuvers covered in previous sessions
9 Freeway driving and under hood check
10 Evaluation