Section 1: The System and You
Did you know that driving is a privilege and not a right? That’s why it’s important to know the system. The “system” that we are going to teach you is the Ohio highway transportation system. You’ll learn the ins and outs about the highway on which you are about to embark! We’re going to tell you why the system works and what happens when it doesn’t. More importantly, we’ll teach you defensive driving strategies that will reduce car collisions. We’ll also explain the overall advantages to taking an online driver education course and describe the Ohio Graduated Driver Licensing process.
Section 2: Vehicle Familiarization
We know that not every car is the same, but they do have the same basic features. In this section, you’ll learn about the four vehicle systems: (1) comfort and control systems, (2) visibility system, (3) information / communication system and (4) anti-theft system. Each is uniquely located and operated differently, so it’s important to be familiar with them. You’ll also learn and practice the completion of proper pre-drive checks when you’re approaching the car, outside of the car and inside of the car. You’ll also learn how to adjust the car to fit you. You do not want to overlook these pre-checks because you’ll be performing them during your driving test!
Section 3: Basic Control Tasks
In this section, we go heavy on the interactions and videos! Why? The basic control tasks that we teach you are better taught with visuals. You’ll see how to operate basic control tasks in a vehicle with an automatic transmission. We’ll show you acceleration and braking techniques as well as how to turn, park, pass and more! Again, you’ll want to pay close attention to these maneuvers because you’ll be performing them during your driving test.
Section 4: Traffic Control Devices and Laws
Here’s another fun and highly visual chapter that you’ll love. All those traffic signs and roadway markings spread throughout the streets–What exactly do they mean? In this section, you’ll take an in-depth look at regulatory signs, warning signs and guide signs. We’ll also illustrate what to do in various right-of-way situations according to Ohio driving laws. Last but not least, we review the school bus stop law, speed laws, railroad crossings and more!
Section 5: Perception and Driving Strategies for Different Environments
In school, they tell you that sharing is caring. That’s still true in traffic school, too! We have to learn to share the road with other drivers. Even though you can’t control everyone’s driving behaviors, you can control yours. By being a proactive and defensive driver, you can reduce risks of collisions on the road. In this section, we introduce the S.E.E. system and discuss strategies for managing speed, space and visibility in different driving environments, such as urban and rural areas and expressways.