Driver Education

Do you like teenagers?
Looking for a flexible part-time job?
We regularly hire/train new Driver Ed Instructors.
For more information contact Rich Dushanek.
 
 
New to Driver Ed? This document should address some common questions. If you have any other questions, call Driver Ed Program Administrator Rich Dushanek at Community Ed. at 978-266-2525 or email him at rdushanek@abschools.org.
 
All classes meet at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.  
 
Please Note: If you need to attend a make up please contact Rich Dushanek in advance so he can verify that there is room in the class and let the instructor know there will be students making up the lesson.


Current Class Offerings


DE290  SATURDAY
September 7-November 2 (no class October 12)
1:00-5:15 pm

DE291  TUESDAY & THURSDAY
September 10-October 29
3:00-5:00 pm

DE292 THURSDAY-MONDAY (December School Vacation)
December 26-30
8:00 am to Noon and 1:00-3:00 pm

DE293  SATURDAY

January 11-March 7 (no class February 15)
1:00-5:15 pm

DE294  TUESDAY & THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL
January 14-March 10 (no class February 18 or 20)
3;00-5:00 pm

DE295  MONDAY-FRIDAY (February School Vacation)
February 17-21
8:00 am to Noon and 1:00-3:00 pm


REQUIRED PARENT MEETING
The Registry of Motor Vehicles requires parents to attend a parent education class BEFORE their child can schedule any in-car driving or observation sessions.

  
Upcoming Parent Meetings
Held at ABRHS, 6:30-8:30 pm
 
Parent meetings are FREE for parents of children in our Driver Ed Program. Cost is $25 for parents of children who attend other Driver Ed programs. We are asking parents to please register for a parent meeting so we know how many people are coming and how many sets of materials to prepare. Parents whose children attend our Driver Ed program can register online or by calling the office at 978-266-2525. Parents whose children attend a different Driving School must register by phone and pay the $25 registration fee.
 
Each Session meets for 15 classes. Topics covered are:
1. Intro to Driver Ed.
2. Signs, Signals and Road Markings
3. Understanding the Vehicle and its Controls
4. Basic Driving Skills
5. Rules of the Road
6. Making Safe Driving Decisions
7. Sharing the Road
8. How Natural Law Effects Driving
9. Different Driving Environments
10. Driving in all Weather Conditions
11. Mental and Physical Effects on Driving
12. The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs and Driving
13. Distracted Driving
14. Consequences of Unsafe Driving and Poor Decision Making
15. Handling Emergencies and Breakdowns; Final Review
 

The RMV's Road Test Team has filmed several videos for students preparing for a road test. There are four videos, which are available on YouTube by clicking here. The videos showcase RMV employees and will be posted on mass.gov/RMV and shared via social media. Below is a short outline of each video:

  1. Video 1: Getting Ready at the Service Center: Learn what documents are required to present before you take a road test. Without these documents, you will not be eligible to take the road test.

  1. Video 2Driving the Car: This video shows you what’s involved on the road test. The Road Text Examiner will observe you while on the road to ensure that you can safely operate a vehicle, follow the rules of the road, and obey traffic signs.

  1. Video 3: Maneuvers: You will have to demonstrate your skills on how to safely perform some basic maneuvers and safely check your surroundings.

  1.  Video 4: Getting the Grade Back at the Service Center: At the conclusion of your test, the examiner will provide you with some constructive criticism on what you did well and what you didn’t do well, and you'll receive results of your road test.

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