Driving Simulator Lessons
About The Simulator
The driving experience on a driving simulator is dynamic. Each module covers its own series of lessons and provides the driver real-time feedback that is visible both on the screen and captured as data for future use at another session.
No two sessions will be the same and each one will introduce subtle differences to help keep drivers focused and attentive to the nuances that exist each time they get behind the wheel of a car in the real world.
Our simulator program is geared towards helping drivers improve their driving skills
by practicing good driving habits, understanding the rules of the road, learning about
potential road hazards, and safely making critical decisions when encountering
The program includes 15 lesson modules plus one Free Drive module and a
Pre-assessment - Skills Baseline
Car control - Speeding & Physics
Scanning & Hazard Detention - Keep Your Eyes Moving
Subtle Clues - Enhance Scanning Techniques
Hidden Hazards - Expect the Unexpected
What If? - Anticipation Training & Overcorrection
Managing Intersections - Scanning & Anticipation
Signaling - Communicate Your Intentions
Safe Following Distance
Space Management - Keep Away From Other Vehicles
Share the Road - Bicycles & Motorcycles
Weather & Road Conditions - Skidding & Hydroplaning
Parking Lots & Backing Dangers - See and Be Seen
Deterring Distracted Driving - Texting & Distractions
Post Assessment - To Measure Improved Proficiency
Parent Companion Program
Parents are an integral part of our learning experiences. The driving experience for any new driver usually begins behind the wheel with a parent as a driving coach.
The parent program provides visibility into the lessons that their driver will be learning and will be an added tool for parents in initiating the conversations with their driver about how the experience may be implemented in their real life driving.
Take a look at the lessons here (password: lk7102) and see the courses your driver will experience as they work to improve their driving experience.
Start with our driving simulator
Although not required by the state of California, driving simulator's are a key component for learning to become familiar with the driving experience in a safe, controlled and dynamic environment.
Practicing on our simulators reinforces good driving habits that may elevate your driving experience to a level of awareness and safety best suited for the real world.
The Driving Experience is designed to complement the existing requirements for driver's education and driver's training.
Simulator courses are not required by the state of California. We offer the program as enhancement and reinforcement to the training required for licensure.
California is one of many states that utilizes the "graduated driver licensing" program. It positions new, inexperienced drivers on a slow, methodical series of stages in order to protect them from accidents and help them gain the driving experience to be safer drivers which gradually allows for licenses to be issued.
California teens under the age of 18 must complete these stages before a final driver's license is issued (AAA - Teen Drivers, A Guide To California's Graduated Driver License):
Stage 1 - obtain a provisional permit
Stage 2 - obtain a provisional license
Stage 3 - provisional license becomes a full license when you have met the CA DMV requirements
Our program at The Drivers Experience adds an additional level of mastery for those novice drivers, newly licensed drivers and experienced drivers that are looking to continue improving their driving experience by participating in unfamiliar (or familiar) scenarios that may create some uncertainty or leave them with a lack of confidence.
Driving simulators are a great pre-cursor to the Stage 1 requirements of the graduated driver licensing system
Experiencing what it will feel like to be behind the wheel of a car, learning what the road looks like from the "driver's" seat and getting a sense of all the subtleties of driving is best experienced in a simulated environment. We encourage all our drivers to make their mistakes on our simulators so that they will appreciate the seriousness of driving.