TRIDENT DRIVERS SCHOOL

LESSONS


NOTES

The lesson content, destinations, and topics covered are subject to change based on the skill level of the student and amount of actual practice they have received. It does not serve any purpose to put someone in a complex driving environment if they have not mastered the basic skills.

No:

LOCATION*

CONTENT

1

Elkhorn

Handling skills, steering and braking (smooth stops), aiming the car versus watching the road in front of the car, reference points, straight driving, curves, observation at intersections, stopping positions and basic right and left turns.

2

Elkhorn

Stopping in the correct position, (four way vs. two way stops), where second stops are required to see cross-traffic, judging flow of traffic, scanning intersections during straight driving and turns, checking blind spots before turning, parking or pulling out of traffic, lane changes to and from the curb,

3

Delavan

Heavy traffic and pedestrians Emphasis is again on turns and related traffic skills, particularly left turns in traffic, also covered are U-Turns, yield signs, blind intersections, lane changes in traffic, railroad crossings and point of no return.
4

Elkhorn

Maneuvers, (including backing straight and around corners, hill parking, parallel parking, angle and perpendicular parking, U-Turns and Y-Turns).

5

Delavan

Travel on highway and/or freeway, more complex intersections, point of no return, lane changes in heavy traffic.

6

Evaluation

Review and Evaluation of skills and all maneuvers

Road Trip

How not to get lost while driving to a destination by following route signs. Travel to Burlington, Lake Geneva, or Janesville to test skills in unfamiliar environment. Depending on our destination, lesson may include traffic circles, one way streets, multiple lane four way stops, heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic, uncontrolled  intersections, railroad crossings and shared left turn lanes.

Milwaukee

Road Trip

The purpose of this lesson is to apply the skills taught in the course. Destination is Milwaukee. The route visits some of the more challenging areas in the city. Students switch places every 20 minutes.

NOTE: Before scheduling this lesson students should have mastered the skills they were taught well enough to handle complex intersections and downtown Milwaukee traffic with a minimum amount of prompting from the instructor.

*Locations are preferred destinations and are used as the skills of the students and situation allows. 

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