State-required 6 hours driving + 6 hours observing
Our behind the wheel (BTW) program involves 12 total hours, as required by the state (6 hours of driving, 6 hours of observing). All lessons include defensive driving skills. Each lesson is designed to introduce more complicated driving skills. For example:
- The student must be able to handle the vehicle through all required maneuvers. They accomplish this in and around the streets of Pulaski.
- Continues with review of maneuvers, but the emphasis takes the students onto a two-lane highway with sustained speed and country road drives for risk comparisons.
- Emphasis on visual scanning, four-lane highway introduction with entering traffic, lane changes, and maneuvers within a hilly region.
- Continuation of interstate driving, however taking students into larger-city conflict, traffic lights, uncontrolled intersections, one-way streets, and emphasis of the importance of identifying and reading traffic signs and road markings.
- A lengthy drive filled with many challenges including round-a-bouts, interstate traffic, bridges, downtown Green Bay, one-way streets, utility lanes, and construction zones, to name a few.
- A mock road test to evaluate a student’s ability and preparedness for the state road test. Feedback is given to each student upon the completion of the mock test
BTW appointments are easily met with pick-ups at the Pulaski High School during school months and at other times at various locations in Pulaski. Schedules are set by the students to accommodate their busy lives.