Resources for Educators

As a driving instructor, you (along with parents) play a crucial role in keeping our teens safe on the roadways. Please search here for local and national resources available to driver educators. If there’s a resource you think we should include, please let us know!


  • “Under the Hood” Drivers Ed – The Auto Smarts DVD

    An “Info-tainment” style video that teaches teens all they need to know about the basics of car care and preventative maintenance.

  • The Driving Book: Everything New Driver’s Need to Know But Don’t Ask

    The Driving Book covers virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire, to negotiating privileges with parents, to handling a car in bad weather.

  • teenSMART

    Unlike driver’s education programs that focus on passing a driving test, teenSMART uses behavioral intervention methodology and scientifically based instructional technology to identify and address six factors that cause more than 90% of all teen collisions. Teens learn about each of these factors through self-paced, interactive exercises that keep them engaged and interested.

  • Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens

    Safe Young Drivers is a guide for teaching teens to drive and is intended for parents and teens to use together. Each new lesson addresses parental issues, such as how to choose a car for your teen, and provides teens with simple instruction and important tips to remember.

  • Rules of the Road: Interactive Driver’s Ed Course

    A comprehensive 2-disc interactive driver’s education course. This can be used as a refresher for skilled drivers or an introduction for new drivers.

  • Drive2Survive

    The Drive2Survive® Curriculum introduces students to three modes of Advanced Safety & Collision Avoidance Training with true-to-life situations within a controlled and safe environment. The instructors are current and retired law enforcement personnel certified to train other police officers of various government agencies. The Drive2Survive program is the only licensed advanced driving program approved by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

  • Driver Ed in a Box

    Driver Education Course with videos, interactive classroom, audio CD’s with tips, and training mirrors.

  • Driving Simulator and Road Rules

    An electronic driving simulator designed to act as a safe tool for teens to learn and practice driving skills. The software program simulates driving in cities, snow, fog, darkness and icy road conditions, practicing parallel parking, passing, lane changing and much more.

  • Phyllis Foster Driving School

    Serving the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area with behind-the-wheel, driver’s education, and driving improvement instruction.

  • Always First Driving Academy

    Located in Richmond, this driving school offers behind-the-wheel and driver’s education instruction as well as defensive driving clinics.

  • Another Way Driving School

    Serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Glen Allen and surrounding areas with behind-the-wheel instruction, 45 hour teen/parent driving log, and defensive driving classes.

  • International Driving Education School

    This school teaches all nationalities and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and provides road test service to both Northern VA and DC.

  • Absolute Driving School

    Located in Ashburn, Absolute Driving School offers behind-the-wheel and driver’s education instruction as well as driver improvement courses.

  • Green Light Driving School

    Located in Charlottesville, Green Light Driving School offers behind-the-wheel instruction, driver’s ed and driver improvement classes.

  • Safe & Sound Driving School

    Located in Louisa, this school offers behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction necessary to obtain a driver’s license as well as driver improvement courses.

  • Spotsylvania Driving School

    This school offers teenage Classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction and the National Safety Council Driver Improvement course.

  • Norris Driving School

    Serving Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties with behind-the-wheel instruction.

  • Latinos Driving School

    Currently serving Fairfax, Burke, Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville, Woodbridge, Dale City, Bristol, Gainesville, and Manassas with behind-the-wheel instruction, driver’s education and re-examination classes.

  • Adam G Driving School

    Serving the Northern Virginia area with behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction. English and Hindi instruction available.

  • ADJ Driver Improvement

    ADJ Driver Improvement has been providing classroom and behind the wheel training for 35 years. We provide classroom instruction and behind the wheel training for teens and adults seeking to obtain a standard drivers license. We also provide Driver Improvement Courses to help maintain your license. Serving Northern Virginia area.

  • Advantage Driving School

    Located in Vienna, this school provides driver education programs, classroom and behind the wheel for TEENS & ADULTS. The school specializes in driver improvement clinic for teens and adults, including online driver improvement for adults 20 or older.

  • Delta Driving School

    Serving the Northern Virginia area, Delta Driving school offers driver’s education classes and behind the wheel training and online driver improvement classes.

  • Results Driving School

    Located in Arlington, this school offers classes in both English and Spanish. Instruction offered includes: Classroom, Behind the Wheel, Parent/Teen Presentation, Re-examination Class (in class, in car), Adult Driving classes, Road test Service.

  • Metro Driving School

    Metro Driving School serves the Alexandria, Fairfax va, Annandale, Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Springfield, Burke, Tysons Corner, Arlington, Ballston, Rosslyn, Columbia Pike, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Falls Church, Seven Corners area. Classes include behind the wheel, driver improvement and classroom instruction.

  • Perseptions Driving School

    P.E.R.S.E.P.T.I.O.N.S. Driving School in Virginia Beach believes in providing its students with the critical fundamentals of confident and safe driving needed as a new driver, regardless of age and current ability. This school offers behing the wheel, classroom and re-examination instruction.

  • Quality Driving School

    Serving: Falls Church, Annandale , Vienna, Mclean, Merrifield and Oakton and most parts of Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield & Alexandria. This driving school offers Re-Examination Certification for Driver Education and Behind the Wheel.

  • A Affordable Driving School

    Located in Virginia Beach, this driving school offers behind the wheel instruction, driver improvement classes and driver’s education classes.

  • Driving Coach, LLC

    This driving school is located in Richmond, VA and teaches more than basic driving. Their course is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills, and habits that can serve them for a lifetime of driving.

  • Tidewater Driving School

    Located in Chesapeake, VA, this driving school instructs driver’s education both in the classroom and behind the wheel.

  • AA Driving Academy

    Located in Herndon, VA, we offer many services to facilitate your driving needs. We specialize in teaching collision-free, defensive driving techniques. This combined with a solid grounding of classroom theory gives students the strong foundation they need to develop a thorough understanding of the roads, rules & regulations. We offer behind the wheel training, driver improvement courses and driver education re-examination courses.

  • Syeda Driving School

    Located in the northern part of Virginia in Woodbridge, VA, this driving school provides in class and behind the wheel driver training.

  • Drive Square Driving Simulator

    The Drive Square Simulation System™ is a driving simulator that enables a trainee to drive in a virtual space, while operating the controls of an actual vehicle. Using his/her own or an instructor’s vehicle, the client drives onto a pair of turntables. Simulator sensors and actuators are quickly and non-invasively clipped on to the pedals and other applicable controls. A 360° panoramic view of the road and surrounding area is presented to the trainee via virtual reality goggles, the Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The scenery is computer-generated by a virtual reality simulation software running on the simulator’s portable computer. The software receives data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle to provide an extremely interactive experience recreating various driving situations. The driving simulator sets up in under 20 minutes at any parking space, providing a portable, cost-effective and easy-to-use driver training solution.

  • Virginia Driver’s Manual

    An online version of the Virginia Driver’s Manual that covers everything you need to know to prepare for the Virginia Driver’s Exam. Exam questions are taken directly from this manual.

  • Virginia Department of Education 45 Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide

    A guide written by the Virginia Department of Education that details Virginia’s graduated license laws, what parents should be teaching their teens during driving lessons, and tips for parents of teen drivers.

  • USAA On the Road Video

    An online video for teens and their parents created by the USAA K.E.Y.S Educational Foundation program. This video discusses the impact of safe driving decisions and how to navigate difficult situations.

  • Teen Road Safety Advocates (TeenRSA)

    Teen Road Safety Advocates (TeenRSA) Program is a national initiative that is aimed at empowering youth to take a leadership role in improving roadway safety. It is designed for high school students that want to be engaged in significantly reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roadways, but most particularly those that may occur in the area where they live and go to school.

  • YOUTH-Turn

    A program of National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), YOUTH-Turn helps teens and young adults turn adversity into educational and constructive opportunities that will prevent similar adversities from happening to someone else. Their Traffic Safety division has true teen stories, statistics, and project ideas on a number of issues.

  • Negligent Driving

    This website brings together research and government data to illustrate today’s traffic safety situation and to educate the public regarding the hazards posed by negligent driving, and to offer solutions to help make the highways safer.

  • CDC – Distracted Driving

    Read about a recent CDC analysis that examined the frequency of two major distractions—cell phone use and texting—among drivers in the United States and several countries in Europe.

  • FCC Texting and Driving Guide

    Putting the brakes on the distracted driving epidemic will require both dedication and creative thinking, and the FCC is committed to doing its part to address this growing crisis.

  • AT&T It Can Wait

    Learn about the AT&T Teen Driver Survery about texting and driving and watch AT&T’s new 10-minute documentary titled “The Last Text,” featuring stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel.

  • Distraction.gov

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue. Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roadways safe.

  • Texting and Driving Safety

    There is no such thing as safe texting and driving. Texting while driving is dangerous and is one of the leading causes of traffic injuries and deaths across North America. This site, textinganddrivingsafety.com, is dedicated to stopping drivers from texting while behind the wheel and is full of tools, resources, stats, videos, campaigns, pledges and products designed to share the text free driving message. Free texting and driving materials are available.

  • American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

    ADTSEA is the professional association which represents traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad. As a national advocate for quality traffic safety education, ADTSEA creates and publishes policies and guidelines for the discipline. ADTSEA conducts conferences, workshops and seminars and provides consultative services. The organization also develops educational materials.

  • New Jersey Driver Education

    This website provides information for driver educators with information on the new GDL laws in NJ, Teen Driving Study Commission, NJ Driver Education Bulletin and more.

  • Teen Texting & Driving: A Comprehensive Guide For Parents

    This guide highlights five ways parents and educators can address the issue of texting and driving with teens.

  • Negligent Driving

    This website brings together research and government data to illustrate today’s traffic safety situation and to educate the public regarding the hazards posed by negligent driving, and to offer solutions to help make the highways safer.

  • Texting and Driving Safety

    There is no such thing as safe texting and driving. Texting while driving is dangerous and is one of the leading causes of traffic injuries and deaths across North America. This site, textinganddrivingsafety.com, is dedicated to stopping drivers from texting while behind the wheel and is full of tools, resources, stats, videos, campaigns, pledges and products designed to share the text free driving message. Free texting and driving materials are available.

  • Getting Your Learner’s Permit and Driver’s License in Virginia

    The Virginia DMV explains the requirements for obtaining a learner’s permit and driver’s license in Virginia.

  • Teen Driver Information

    Information provided by the Virginia DMV to help teen drivers understand the requirements of driver’s education and documents needed to obtain a license. The site also includes a Sample Knowledge Exam.

  • Parents in the Driver’s Seat

    A brochure for parents outlining their rights and responsibilities as a parent to a new driver, and explaining the sanctions of teen driving offenses.

  • Teen Driving Restrictions

    Teen driving restrictions are explained on the Virginia DMV website and include curfew restrictions, restrictions on the number of passengers, and cell phone/wireless communication device restrictions.

  • Community Driving School

    Community Driving School (CDS) is a DMV certified driver education school and driver improvement clinic for teenagers and adults. CDS offers the American Automobile Association’s Driver Improvement Program, entitled, “Managing Visibility, Time and Space”. This fast paced course teaches you how to navigate the road safely and covers a wide range of current highway safety driving topics. Drivers who are DMV directed, Court directed, or directed for insurance purposes can take this 8 hour class to meet those requirements. Drivers who are interested in earning up to 5 Safe Driving Points can also take this class.

  • A Metropolitan Driving School

    Located in Richmond, this school offers behind-the-wheel, classroom and driver improvement instruction.

  • EZ Driving School

    A Northern Virginia driving school that provides behind-the-wheel, drivers education and driver improvement instruction.

  • A+ Driving School

    A+ Driving School is a driving educational facility located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It offers a wide range of driving education courses and classes to improve driving skills and to provide certifications of achievement to students.

  • A2Z Driving School

    A Northern Virginia driving school that offers driver’s education classes, behind the wheel instruction, driver improvement clinics, and stick shift training.

  • Phyllis Foster Driving School

    Serving the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area with behind-the-wheel, driver’s education, and driving improvement instruction.

  • Always First Driving Academy

    Located in Richmond, this driving school offers behind-the-wheel and driver’s education instruction as well as defensive driving clinics.

  • Another Way Driving School

    Serving Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Glen Allen and surrounding areas with behind-the-wheel instruction, 45 hour teen/parent driving log, and defensive driving classes.

  • International Driving Education School

    This school teaches all nationalities and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and provides road test service to both Northern VA and DC.

  • Absolute Driving School

    Located in Ashburn, Absolute Driving School offers behind-the-wheel and driver’s education instruction as well as driver improvement courses.

  • Green Light Driving School

    Located in Charlottesville, Green Light Driving School offers behind-the-wheel instruction, driver’s ed and driver improvement classes.

  • Safe & Sound Driving School

    Located in Louisa, this school offers behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction necessary to obtain a driver’s license as well as driver improvement courses.

  • Spotsylvania Driving School

    This school offers teenage Classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction and the National Safety Council Driver Improvement course.

  • Norris Driving School

    Serving Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties with behind-the-wheel instruction.

  • Latinos Driving School

    Currently serving Fairfax, Burke, Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville, Woodbridge, Dale City, Bristol, Gainesville, and Manassas with behind-the-wheel instruction, driver’s education and re-examination classes.

  • Adam G Driving School

    Serving the Northern Virginia area with behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction. English and Hindi instruction available.

  • ADJ Driver Improvement

    ADJ Driver Improvement has been providing classroom and behind the wheel training for 35 years. We provide classroom instruction and behind the wheel training for teens and adults seeking to obtain a standard drivers license. We also provide Driver Improvement Courses to help maintain your license. Serving Northern Virginia area.

  • Advantage Driving School

    Located in Vienna, this school provides driver education programs, classroom and behind the wheel for TEENS & ADULTS. The school specializes in driver improvement clinic for teens and adults, including online driver improvement for adults 20 or older.

  • Delta Driving School

    Serving the Northern Virginia area, Delta Driving school offers driver’s education classes and behind the wheel training and online driver improvement classes.

  • Results Driving School

    Located in Arlington, this school offers classes in both English and Spanish. Instruction offered includes: Classroom, Behind the Wheel, Parent/Teen Presentation, Re-examination Class (in class, in car), Adult Driving classes, Road test Service.

  • Metro Driving School

    Metro Driving School serves the Alexandria, Fairfax va, Annandale, Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Springfield, Burke, Tysons Corner, Arlington, Ballston, Rosslyn, Columbia Pike, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Falls Church, Seven Corners area. Classes include behind the wheel, driver improvement and classroom instruction.

  • Perseptions Driving School

    P.E.R.S.E.P.T.I.O.N.S. Driving School in Virginia Beach believes in providing its students with the critical fundamentals of confident and safe driving needed as a new driver, regardless of age and current ability. This school offers behing the wheel, classroom and re-examination instruction.

  • Quality Driving School

    Serving: Falls Church, Annandale , Vienna, Mclean, Merrifield and Oakton and most parts of Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield & Alexandria. This driving school offers Re-Examination Certification for Driver Education and Behind the Wheel.

  • A Affordable Driving School

    Located in Virginia Beach, this driving school offers behind the wheel instruction, driver improvement classes and driver’s education classes.

  • Driving Coach, LLC

    This driving school is located in Richmond, VA and teaches more than basic driving. Their course is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills, and habits that can serve them for a lifetime of driving.

  • Tidewater Driving School

    Located in Chesapeake, VA, this driving school instructs driver’s education both in the classroom and behind the wheel.

  • AA Driving Academy

    Located in Herndon, VA, we offer many services to facilitate your driving needs. We specialize in teaching collision-free, defensive driving techniques. This combined with a solid grounding of classroom theory gives students the strong foundation they need to develop a thorough understanding of the roads, rules & regulations. We offer behind the wheel training, driver improvement courses and driver education re-examination courses.

  • Syeda Driving School

    Located in the northern part of Virginia in Woodbridge, VA, this driving school provides in class and behind the wheel driver training.

  • Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO)

    YOVASO (Youth of Virginia Speak Out) is a youth leadership organization focused on saving the lives of teenage drivers through encouraging and empowering teenagers to be traffic safety advocates in their schools and communities. YOVASO helps students and school administrators set up a YOVASO Club or expand an already existing club to include safe driving initiatives. Trainings, support materials, safety campaigns, and staff assistance are all free. YOVASO provides its student leaders and club members with yearly training sessions to help them speak confidently about safe teen driving. In addition to school trainings, YOVASO offers leadership retreats and participation in state and national traffic safety conferences for students who want to be more actively involved in teen safe driving efforts. YOVASO also offers internships to its top students. Graduating seniors may apply for YOVASO Trainer Positions if they are enrolling at a Virginia college.

  • Partners for Safe Teen Driving

    Partners for Safe Teen Driving is a community health initiative aimed at reducing the incidences of teenage automobile crashes, injuries and fatalities in Virginia by assisting school divisions and communities in the development and implementation of local Partners for Safe Teen Driving programs.

  • The Organization of Virginia Home Schoolers

    Drivers education offered by The Organization of Virginia Home Schoolers. Parents and guardians can provide classroom and behind the wheel training with proper qualifications (listed on their website).

  • Virginia Association for Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)

    VADETS is the statewide association for the improvement of driver education and traffic safety. It contains information for educators on best practices to teach young drivers how to drive.