Before signing your teenager up for a Driver’s Ed class at a local high school or college consider this. Driver Ed class is usually 14 to 16 weeks long meeting twice a week, once for actual driving, the other for classroom training. So, your teenager gets 14 to 16 times out in the car with an instructor to meet the required 24 hours of in car training. What most parents don’t realize however is that there are 3 other students in the car with your teenager. Each driving session is 90 minutes long; this time is divided among the 4 students in the car meaning your son or daughter is getting approximately 22 minutes of driving time each session. The overall time for the entire course that your son or daughter will get is approximately 6 hours of actual driving time and 24 hours of classroom time. While classroom is valuable, the real learning comes by doing, by being behind the wheel. Many of our students have reported that the person driving is often subjected to teasing from those in the back seat, making some students very uncomfortable. Additionally, you either have to drop your son/daughter off at school or pick them up after their lesson or both.