Most of us need to drive a car, and most of us go through a driving school while we are quite young. Few skills we learn as children or young teens carry life or death consequences. Driving does.
Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for people from 15 to 20 years old in Oregon. Each year, 600 Oregon teenagers are involved in fatal or injury crashes. Nationally, approximately 40,000 Americans die in car crashes each year.
No one wants to be part of those statistics.
The state of Oregon adopted and augmented a remarkable driver education program that saves lives by teaching a set of low-risk driving habits. Those habits have been shown to lower the risk of being involved in the most serious collisions.
Pacific Driver Education instructors are certified by DMV and the ODOT Transportation Safety Division to provide that training to you.