BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING - DENVER
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HOW MANY HOURS OF BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING DO I NEED?
If you are under the age of 16 ½ you will need to complete 6 Hours of behind-the-wheel training with a state-certified driving instructor in order to be eligible to take your driver’s license test. If you are older than 16 ½, there is no state behind-the-wheel training requirement.
HOW MANY BEHIND-THE-WHEEL HOURS WITH A PARENT DO I NEED AFTER MY PERMIT TEST?
After your written permit test, if you are under the age of 18 you’ll need to log 50 hours of driving time (at least 10 hours at night) with a legal guardian, to meet the driving log requirements while holding your instruction permit for a full year. We recommend doubling those hours to ensure you’ve had enough practice to develop safe driving habits and increase your chances of successfully passing your license test.
To view the list of drivers training requirements and details about the written permit test for your age group read the DMV policies here.
HOW MUCH DO BEHIND-THE-WHEEL DRIVING LESSONS COST IN COLORADO?
Driving lessons vary in cost because every student’s learning journey differs. Many students require professional instruction and additional practice to fully develop their confidence and safety habits behind the wheel. For others, meeting their minimal training requirements, taking online courses, and practicing with a legal guardian on their own drive time is enough. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you are worth the time and investment it takes to achieve your driving goals, whichever driving school program you deem the right fit for you.
ABOUT OUR BEHIND-THE-WHEEL PROGRAMS
Teen drivers under 16 ½ are required to complete 6 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel training with a state-certified driving instructor in order to be eligible to take the driver’s license test. Lessons are broken up into three 2-hour sessions. We recommend the “6 in 6” approach in which students space out their lessons across the first 6 months of having their permit after they pass their written permit test. This way, after each lesson, students can delegate time in between sessions to practice the skills they just learned, focus on areas of improvement, and continuously build upon their abilities. Explore our packages below to see which program is the right fit for your learning style and driving goals.
The Behind-the-Wheel Six program meets state requirements for behind-the-wheel instruction and is designed to help you obtain your driver’s license and become a safe driver for life.
During your one-on-one lessons, your highly trained, state-certified instructor will help you hone your skills and build safe driving habits, in a positive and supportive driving school environment. Your lessons will focus on helping you develop the 10 key skills required to be a safe driver. As your skills improve, your instructors will add speed and complexity to your lessons. Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduling them is easy. If you’d like your program to include the driving test, upgrade to our Behind-the-Wheel Six Plus Drive Test program below:
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL SIX PLUS DRIVE TEST
The Behind-the-Wheel Six Plus Drive Test program is an easy and convenient way to meet state requirements for your behind-the-wheel lessons and take your official license test. You will learn and develop 10 key skills required to be a safe driver, during your one-on-one lessons with our state-certified instructors. After passing your written permit test, once you have held your permit for a full 12 months, you can take your official driving test with DriveSafe in a familiar and comfortable setting.
Not sure if six hours of instruction is enough? Check out our Behind-The-Wheel 10 hours package below:
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL 10 HOURS
The Behind-the-Wheel 10 Hours program meets all state requirements for professional behind-the-wheel instruction, includes an additional four hours of training, and then the official License Test. This is our most popular program and is perfect for students who want that extra cushion of practice to boost confidence and ensure they are ready to pass their license test.
Get personalized one-on-one instruction, and develop the skills necessary to become a safe driver for life. As you gain experience, your instructor will increase the depth and complexity of your lessons and give you the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of driving environments. Finally, when you are ready, you can take your Driver’s License test at DriveSafe!
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL 20 HOURS
The Behind-the-Wheel 20 Plus Drive Test program is the ultimate in Behind-the-Wheel Training. Whether you have a busy life schedule, or just need the guidance of a professional driving instructor, 20 hours of Behind-the-Wheel training not only prepares students to be safe and confident drivers, but it also meets driving log requirements to qualify for a Drivers License. This package is great for teen drivers whose guardians have demanding schedules, and need support in meeting their driving log requirements.
Every driving lesson is personalized to the needs of the student to prepare them for their driving test. As students gain experience and confidence, our instructors increase speed and complexity within the lessons and give students the opportunity to practice in a variety of driving environments and circumstances.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING SAFE DRIVER
The Behind-the-Wheel Safe Driver program meets all state requirements for professional behind-the-wheel instruction and includes our 3-hour Defensive Skills Day, as well as the official License Test. Our behind-the-wheel lessons feature personalized one-on-one instruction, which will help our students develop and sharpen the driving skills necessary to become safe drivers for life.
During Defensive Skills Day, you will learn emergency management skills, including skid control, hazard avoidance, and other defensive driving maneuvers, and experience the risks of distracted driving first-hand. Finally, when you are ready, you can take your Drivers License test at DriveSafe Driving Schools in a familiar, encouraging setting.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING 50 PLUS DRIVE TEST
The Behind-the-Wheel 50 Plus Drive Test is our most robust Behind-the-Wheel driving school program. Families who choose this package often have demanding life schedules and need support in helping their teen meet their 50 hours of required drive time and build their driving skills. For other families, some just want the assurance that their teen is receiving professional guidance every step of the way.
Every driving lesson is personalized to the needs of the student. As new drivers gain experience and confidence, our highly trained, state-certified instructors increase the depth and complexity of the lessons and give students the opportunity to practice in a variety of driving environments. We can schedule lessons up to 9 p.m. to help meet the 10 hours of night driving requirements as well.
Finally, once we’ve helped you meet all your requirements you can take your official Driver’s License Test with a DriveSafe instructor. This way, students are able to feel confident as they test in a familiar, encouraging environment. Eliminate the stress of the drivers education experience, and let DriveSafe’s experts prepare you for your road test and help you cultivate a lifetime of safe driving habits.
Still need to meet education requirements before you can train behind the wheel?
DriveSafe offers comprehensive in-person instruction, online courses, and accelerated programs.