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State of Iowa Licensed Secondary School Teachers

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All Instructors Endorsed in Behind-the-Wheel Instruction and/or Classroom Drivers Education

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Iowa's only Certified ADHD, Autism and learning challenges drivers ed school

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Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) and Certified Evaluator/Trainer for Adaptive Mobility Instruction

2020 CLASSES

NEW CLASSES ARE UP !!

REMEMBER:

We offer Winter Driving Classes and Metro/Interstate Driving Lessons

Contact Us TODAY!

641-242-0600 or  andy@saferdriver.net

Safer Driving Solutions provides new drivers the opportunity to learn to drive through driving lessons and drivers education classes.

We understand that not all students learn the same and will accommodate students with learning challenges.

We service the following counties in Iowa for Driver Education Classes. We will are open to school districts outside of our primary area.

Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk County, Lee, Linn, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Polk, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, and Wayne County

We do service the entire state for driving lessons. Locations for lessons outside of a 30 mile service area are subject to a $40/hour travel fee.

Please contact us today about scheduling lessons.

Safer Driver Solutions is the RIGHT CHOICE for your Drivers Education.

Parents:  Our classes do not exceed 30 students.

Summer classes are from 3 to 4 weeks in length insuring all students have the opportunity to learn the material and apply what they learn behind-the-wheel.

Fall/Winter/Spring classes are generally 5 to 6 weeks in length to accommodate busy school schedules.

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Payment Plans are Available!

We accept credit cards!

 

Education Safety Partner

Phone: (641) 667-2516

September 2020 Classes

Dates: September 7-27. 

Class fee: $400 (0-75 miles) from Fairfield
                    $500 (76-150 miles) from Fairfield

OUR COURSES IN SHORT

Teen Instruction

30 hour Classroom & 6-hour BTW

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom…
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30 hour Classroom & 10-hour BTW

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and a minimum…
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30 hour Classroom & 14-hours BTW

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and a minimum…
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30 hours of Classroom & 20-hours BTW

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and…
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Adult Instruction

Adult Refresher 3 hour

This course is designed to help individuals who need a refresher course in driving. Those who need to pass a DOT drive test to get their license back.We will cover all the necessary safety laws and rules of the road required…
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Adult Driving Lessons 6 hours

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor. Please contact me for more information.The lessons teach new drivers the fundamentals of driving a …
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Adult Driving Lessons 10 hour

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor. Please contact me for more information.The lessons teach new drivers the fundamentals of driving a…
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Adult Driving Lessons 14 hour

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor. Please contact me for more information.The lessons teach new drivers the fundamentals of driving a…
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Driving for Exceptional Learners

Driving with Autism/ADHD/Anxiety or other learning challenge

This is an individualized program with specially-designed instruction that works with teens diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well those students who deal with ADHD, Anxiety and other…
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Special Instruction

Winter Weather Driving Lessons

When a student or students sign up for this class, it is a 2 hour driving lesson on winter driving. Students will be contacted with the lesson schedule. Each lesson will be taught when there is snow on the ground. We will pair students in the same city or county for the drive lessons.
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Metro/Interstate Driving Lessons

When a student or students sign up for this class, it is a 2 hour driving lesson on metro city driving in Iowa City or Des Moines as well as driving on the interstate. We will drive on either Interstate 80 near Iowa City or Interstate 235 or 80 around the Des Moines area. I will contact the…     READ MORE>>

Moped Safety Classes

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Fleet Driver Safety Refresher Course

This course is for employees who drive for commercial companies, a safety and driving refresher course to update employees on the latest Iowa driving laws and rules of the road for safe and responsible driving. Course includes a 30 minute to 1 hour driving evaluation…
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Learn to Pull a Trailer

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Coming Spring 2020

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COURSE FULL DESCRIPTIONS

Teen Instruction

30 hour Classroom & 6 hour BTW  $400

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and 6 hours of behind the wheel training in the car.

Learning materials are provided. Some assignments will require writing on paper or to be typed on a computer. Each student should bring a pencil or pen to write and a notebook for additional note-taking. A folder will be provided with information for parents and students as well as syllabus, assignments, class schedule and class expectations.

Driver Education classes are scheduled based on class size.

Class size is capped at 30 students. So make sure you register to guarantee a seat in our class.

  • All classes are Iowa DOT certified and include 30 hours of classroom instruction with four hours of instruction covering drug and alcohol abuse relating to driving.
  • There will be six hours of driving instruction in our car in various driving conditions, including residential, highway, parking, interstate, and vehicle operation.

Parents: The Drivers Education class meets for a limited-time and we need your cooperation in having the best availability to your student for the classroom time, but more importantly the drive lessons. Every student must complete a minimum of 6 hours, so if we have 20 students, we need to make a schedule for 120 hours of drive lessons inside the time frame of the class.

We want to be accommodating, but we also feel it is necessary to be fair to our instructors. They work long hours instructing your son or daughter. If a student misses a scheduled drive time and we have to re-schedule a drive, we will charge a $50.00 no show fee. If you let us know ahead of time, then we can work around things, but we need at least 24 hours once a drive schedule is set. 

Note: Students should have had at least 10 hours of drive time with a parent or other licensed adult prior to taking Drivers Education. The State of Iowa requires all drivers with a permit have a minimum of 10 hours of adult instruction prior to taking class. It is very hard to pass the Drivers Ed class in-car portion with limited hours of practice behind-the-wheel. We expect solid driving proficiency in order to pass the driving portion. We strive for all our students to understand why it is necessary to be a safe and responsible driver.

If we deem that they are not proficient by Iowa DOT Standards, we will ask that the parent practice with them before re-taking the final drive assessment or we offer drive lessons for $75 per hour.

A second final drive is available for purchase for $75. It is important to understand that the student must be competent to drive in order to pass the final drive assessment.

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield Feb 17 – March 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield May 4 – May 25 + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Moulton Feb 24 – Mar 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Eddyville April 4 – April 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 6 hours

30 hour Classroom & 10 hour BTW  $700

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package allows your son or daughter to receive 4 more hours of driving instruction.

This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and a minimum of 10 hours of behind the wheel training in the car.

The State of Iowa requires 5 hours behind the wheel training and a Drive Test. By selecting this package, you are ensuring that your son or daughter is receiving ample time in the car with the instructors. If you feel that teaching your son or daughter is an issue due to busy schedules or stress, then our packages with more drive time is a good choice.

This package includes all the same requirements as the 30 + 6 package. This package includes more driving instruction for the student

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield Feb 17 – March 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield May 4 – May 25 + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Moulton Feb 24 – Mar 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Eddyville April 4 – April 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 10 hours

30 hour Classroom & 14 hours BTW  $1,000

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package allows your son or daughter to receive 8 more hours of driving instruction.

This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and a minimum of 10 hours of behind the wheel training in the car.

The State of Iowa requires 5 hours behind the wheel training and a Drive Test. By selecting this package, you are ensuring that your son or daughter is receiving ample time in the car with the instructors. If you feel that teaching your son or daughter is an issue due to busy schedules or stress, then our packages with more drive time is a good choice.

This package includes all the same requirements as the 30 + 6 package. This package includes more driving instruction for the student.

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield Feb 17 – March 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield May 4 – May 25 + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Moulton Feb 24 – Mar 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Eddyville April 4 – April 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 14 hours

30 hours of Classroom & 20 hours BTW  $1,600

 

Selecting this package enrolls your son or daughter in a State of Iowa certified Drivers Education class. This package allows your son or daughter to receive 14 more hours of driving instruction.

This package consists of a 30 hours of instruction in the classroom and a minimum of 10 hours of behind the wheel training in the car.

The State of Iowa requires 5 hours behind the wheel training and a Drive Test. By selecting this package, you are ensuring that your son or daughter is receiving ample time in the car with the instructors. If you feel that teaching your son or daughter is an issue due to busy schedules or stress, then our packages with more drive time is a good choice.

This package includes all the same requirements as the 30 + 6 package. This package includes more driving instruction for the student.

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield Feb 17 – March 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Fairfield May 4 – May 25 + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Moulton Feb 24 – Mar 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Eddyville April 4 – April 24 + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids June 6 – June 19 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 AM + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Teen Drivers Ed: Cedar Rapids Aug 3 – Aug 13 PM + Behind-the-Wheel 20 hours

Adult Instruction

Adult Refresher 3 hour Package $250

This course is designed to help individuals who need a refresher course in driving. Those who need to pass a DOT drive test to get their license back.

We will cover all the necessary safety laws and rules of the road required to pass the DOT test. We will also review best driving practices to be a safe and responsible driver.

This class is a ONE day course.

Once signed up, we will contact you to arrange a date and time to complete the class.

  • This class is for adults ages 18 and older.
  • A valid permit is required to drive.

Adult Driving Lessons 6 hour Package $450

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor.

The lessons teach new drivers the fundamentals of driving a motor vehicle. Each lesson will provide step by step tools and instruction on the basic operations of the motor vehicle and how we operate the vehicle in several traffic environments.

We will provide training in the following sections.

  • Intersections
  • Right and left turns, right turn on red, left turns,
  • how to angle, perpendicular and parallel park,
  • Learning the speed limits on the city and residential streets
  • Negotiating proper entrances and exits on 2 and 4 lane highways
  • Travel on the interstate where available and driving in larger metro locations and many more skills important to driving in Iowa.

We will cover all the necessary safety laws and rules of the road required to pass the DOT test. We will also review best driving practices to be a safe and responsible driver.

We want all our students to feel comfortable when driving in their communities and continuing to grow and improve as a safe and responsible driver.

All our vehicles are lettered and visibly identified as a STUDENT DRIVER vehicle and all of our vehicles have a brake and gas pedal on the instructor’s side (passenger) to assist in the modeling and training of the student.

We have locations to practice all the skills the student will need to be a driver in Iowa.

Student will receive 6 hours of driving instruction.
Times are scheduled in 1-2 hour blocks per week based on student and instructor availability.

Note: If the student’s location is 30 miles or more from our office, a $40 per hour travel fee will be assessed roundtrip.

Once signed up, we will contact you to arrange a date and time to complete the class.

  • This class is for adults ages 18 and older.
  • Driving lessons take place in our vehicles.
  • A valid instructional permit is required to drive.

Adult Driving Lessons 10 hour Package $750

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor.

Student will receive 10 hours of driving instruction.
Times are scheduled in 1-2 hour blocks per week based on student and instructor availability.

Note: If the student’s location is 30 miles or more from our office, a $40 per hour travel fee will be assessed roundtrip.

Once signed up, we will contact you to arrange a date and time to complete the class.

  • This class is for adults ages 18 and older.
  • Driving lessons take place in our vehicles.
  • A valid instructional permit is required to drive.

Adult Driving Lessons 14 hour Package $1,000

Individual Driving Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the student and instructor.

Student will receive 14 hours of driving instruction.
Times are scheduled in 1-2 hour blocks per week based on student and instructor availability.

Note: If the student’s location is 30 miles or more from our office, a $40 per hour travel fee will be assessed roundtrip.

Once signed up, we will contact you to arrange a date and time to complete the class.

  • This class is for adults ages 18 and older.
  • Driving lessons take place in our vehicles.
  • A valid instructional permit is required to drive.

Driving for Exceptional Learners

Driving for Exceptional Learners Program

This is an individualized program with specially-designed instruction that works with individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well those students who deal with ADHD, Anxiety and other executive functioning disorders. This program is developed specifically for the enrolled student on teaching the fundamentals of driving a motor vehicle.

The program is a team effort and will include the student, the parents and individuals who support the student as they are introduced to the basic operations of the motor vehicle and how we operate the vehicle in several traffic environments.

We will provide intensive training in the following sections. We will practice intersections, right and left turns, right turn on red, left turns, how to angle, perpendicular and parallel park, spend time learning the speed limits on the city and residential streets and negotiating entrances and exits onto 2 and 4 lane highways. We will introduce them to travel on the interstate where available and driving in larger metro locations.

The program also utilizes the use of a Virtual Reality Simulator for assessment and beginning in-vehicle training,

This program takes a minimum of 3 months to complete and can go as long as necessary to achieve licensure or determine whether a license is achievable.

Program requirements: 30 hours of classroom time (state requirement.) If the student is over 18, the classroom component does not apply.

Driving Instruction requirements: Each student must drive a minimum of 10 hours with our instructors. No exceptions.

Safety and thorough Understanding of the Responsibilities of a Driver on the Roadways are a Priority.

Monthly meetings will be held to discuss the goals and progress of the student.

We want all our students to feel comfortable when driving in their communities and continuing to grow and improve as a safe and responsible driver.

The state requirements behind-the-wheel are simply not enough.

All our vehicles are lettered and visibly identified as a STUDENT DRIVER vehicle and all of our vehicles have a brake and gas pedal on the instructor’s side (passenger) to assist in the modeling and training of the student.

We have locations to practice all the skills the student will need to be a driver in Iowa.

Student receives 60 minutes of in-car instruction.
Scheduled as based on student/instructor availability.

This program is available anywhere in the State of Iowa and potentially the states that border Iowa.

Safer Driver Solutions is an authorized provider for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation. Contact your counselor today to set up an intake interview.

  • To be eligible for assistance in driving lessons from Vocational Rehabilitation services, you must have graduated high school.
  • We will work with other states’ Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

This package can be taken in conjunction with our other Classroom classes. The driving times would be extended until driving skill proficiency can be achieved.

Please contact me to discuss an appointment to evaluate your student.

Metro/Interstate Driving Lessons  $250

When a student or students sign up for this class, it is a 2 hour driving lesson on metro city driving in Iowa City or Des Moines as well as driving on the interstate. We will drive on either Interstate 80 near Iowa City or Interstate 235 or 80 around the Des Moines area.

I will contact the student(s) when the driving lessons will be held. Each lesson will be taught when it is convenient for both the student and instructor.

We will pair students in the same city or county for the drive lessons if applicable.

Individuals with an instruction permit, school permit or any licensed driver who has never driven in a metro city or interstate evnironmenrt or has limited experience driving in these areas are encouraged to enroll.

Individuals may take the course as many times as needed to feel comfortable driving in metro locations or interstate driving.

The duration of the lesson is between 4- 5 hours depending on the location for lessons. We will pick up the students from their home or central location, transport them to the driving environment in Iowa City or Des Moines, provide the lessons and allow for practice for up to 90 minutes for one student or 60 minutes for 2 students and the transportation back home.

We will have scheduled breaks for lunch in the lessons.

Please contact me for more information.

Winter Weather Driving Lessons  $250

When a student or students sign up for this class, it is a 2 hour driving lesson on winter driving. An instructor will contact the student when the driving lessons will be.

Each lesson will be taught when there is snow on the ground. We will pair students in the same city or county for the drive lessons.

Students with an instruction permit, school permit or any licensed driver who has never driven in winter weather conditions are encouraged to enroll. Students may take the course as many times as needed to feel comfortable driving in winter weather conditions.

Fleet Driver Safety Refresher Course  $250

This course is for employees who drive for commerical companies. This course is a safety and driving refresher course to update employees on the latest Iowa driving laws and rules of the road for safe and responsible driving.

This course also includes a 30 minute to 1 hour driving evaluation.

Companies can use this to course to evaluate all employees who drive vehicles for the company. The best way to avoid high insurance premiums is to evaluate all employees who drive company vehicles that carry passengers or product to avoid unnecesary traffic tickets or damage to vehicles and/or property.

This course is available on an individual basis or as under a group contract where employees can be evaluated annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly.

This type of evaluation is great for companies that deliver food or product. Sales people, technicians and service employees as well as school districts, transit organizations and truck driving companies.

Please contact me for more information

We will review driving fundamentals, the latest driving law changes, safety practices, signs and traffic situations. The second part will be a scheduled driving evaluation in a motor vehicle.

We will provide review and training in the following sections.

  • Intersections
  • Right and left turns, right turn on red, left turns,
  • how to angle, perpendicular and parallel park,
  • Learning the speed limits on the city and residential streets
  • Negotiating proper entrances and exits on 2 and 4 lane highways
  • Travel on the interstate where available and driving in larger metro locations and many more skills important to driving in Iowa

We will provide a scored evaluation of each employee and provide a detailed recommedation on how to improve on driving skills and safety measures.

Say Hello !

Contact us with any questions you have about Teen, Adult and Exceptional Learner Driving Instruction. We are always scheduling courses in the future, and can come to your location for on-road instruction, Winter Weather and Fleet Driver Safety.