Are you an adult who needs to learn to drive?
This course will teach you exactly how to succeed in getting your driver's license.
Driving Lessons for Adults is a training course that explains my system for teaching novice drivers. I've used these methods with tens of thousands of students for more than twenty years.
My students usually pass their driver's license road test on the very first try. You should be able to do the same!
Many driving schools focus on the "facts & figures" for their driver education students. They pay the most attention to questions like "How many feet do your high beam headlights shine?"
You need to know those facts to pass your permit exam, but my way of teaching is to emphasize WHY that matters.
My goal for all driver education and driving lessons students, is to keep YOU alive on the roads.
Driving Lessons for Adults will help you become a skillful, safe, defensive driver. The 13 lessons in this course will explain how and where to begin your very first driving lesson, all the next stages of driving practice as your skills increase, and how to know exactly when you're ready to drive independently and get your license.
If you follow my system, you can become a skillful driver without paying for expensive driving lessons with a certified instructor.
Driving does eventually become a comfortable and easy skill. But it is always a high-risk activity. It's fair to say that when you get a driver's license, you are guiding a 3,000 pound missile. When you're driving a car, you become responsible for the safety of yourself, your passengers AND other people nearby you on the road (in cars, on bikes or even on the sidewalk).
Too many people over the age of 18 think that they are "lucky" if they manage to get a driver's license without much effort.
All my time as a crash investigator and as a teacher has proven their luck will run out a lot sooner than they think.
I don't want you to be an adult who gets a license, but has a car crash just a few weeks or months later THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. That happens a lot, and the costs from car repairs, increased insurance payments, medical treatment, (and even sometimes lawsuits), are something you want to avoid.
My training system is designed to help you learn to drive following simple methods that work. My techniques are easy, safe, successful, and also reduce stress for everyone involved.
Like tens of thousands of my previous students in Minnesota and around the world, you can use my knowledge to become a good driver who knows how to avoid car crashes!
My mission as a driver educator has always been to save lives, and help us protect each other - because we all share the roads. Today there are far too many badly trained, unsafe, distracted drivers. I want you to be different.
My course, Driving Lessons for Adults, will help YOU be a "Smarter, Safer" driver.
Hi, I'm Mike Pehl. I'm a former insurance agent, veteran crash investigator, and professional driving instructor.
Most car crashes do NOT have to happen. I'm passionate about teaching drivers how to avoid collisions and protect themselves (and their passengers ) from tragedies that can be prevented.
A colleague once called me "an innovative rebel." Yep, that suits me. I'm not a bureacrat and I don't have perfect grammar. But I do care about what works to keep people alive on the roads. My style of teaching has been developed, and proven successful, with tens of thousands of teenage drivers in Minnesota.
Teenage crash statistics are shocking, but they CAN change with the right methods and the right training. My students are living proof of that.
If you're a teen, or if you're the parent of a teenage driver, I really want your family to access the information in this course. It can be the difference between life and death in a vehicle. That may sound dramatic, but I've got plenty of stories to share from former students and parents, who've told me how that's been absolutely true in their own lives.
Too many legislators, and even some safety advocates, believe that it's impossible for a teenager to learn to drive safely. Well, I humbly disagree, based on my experience teaching thousands of teenage drivers.
Accidents do happen, and I can't say I have all the answers. But I do know that the right mindset and the right training methods can be the difference between your son or daughter gaining the skills they'll need for a lifetime of safe driving ... or becoming just another teenager with inadequate preparation who "lucks out" and gets their license, only to crash a few weeks later. It happens all the time. But I don't want that to be your family's story!
Since I have experience as an insurance agent, I also believe in better education about insurance costs and liability. Here's how I usually start that conversation with the parents of my students:
"Every time a young person takes the car keys, they have the power to change the house your family lives in, the clothes your family wears, and the food your family eats ... if they crash that car."
Young drivers need to understand this as they go through the process of driver education. Car crashes are most tragic when lives are lost. But injuries, and the financial devastation that can result from insurance liability and lawsuits, are also a serious concern for anyone with a teenage driver.
Most state driver's license exams focus on questions like how many feet your headlight beams have to shine. And lots of people worry about passing the parallel parking requirement. What I care about is keeping people alive on the roads, and helping them understand how they can develop their defensive driving abilities to protect themselves - anytime they're driving or riding in a car.
I sincerely hope this course will help many more teens and families become "smarter, safer drivers." To be honest, we'll benefit from that, because we all share the roads.