Driver Education – Course Units and Objectives


    Module 1: Licensing Responsibilities

    Module 2: Preparing to Operate a Vehicle

    Module 3: Functions and Relationships of Visual Perception and Driving

    Module 4: Using a Space Management System while Interacting with Traffic

    Module 5: Navigating Roadways

    Module 6: Sharing the Road

    Module 7: Distracted Driving

    Module 8: Alcohol and Driving

    Module 9: Adverse Conditions and Evasive Manuevers

    Module 10: Vehicle Systems and Handling Heavy Vehicles


    • Develop and understanding of Virginia traffic laws
    • Recognize the necessity of making routine vehicle checks
    • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to operate a vehicle
    • Define risk assessment and use risk-reducing strategies
    • Develop and understanding of the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving task
    • Gain information about vehicle systems
    • Develop an understanding of vehicle insurance and vehicle purchasing
    • Develop and understanding that driving is a PRIMARY activity


    • In accordance with the Virginia Department of Education, a state approved driver education consists of a minimum of 36 periods of classroom instruction. The length of the class period must be a minimum of 50 minutes, and there can only be one class taught per day. To meet that requirement, the student may not miss more than 9 days of Driver Ed. Classroom time. It does not matter why the student was absent but as soon as they miss that 10th day of Driver Education it is an automatic failure.
Last Modified on August 7, 2017