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NO MORE DEATHS -- NO MORE INJURIES -- NO MORE CLOSE CALLS -- NO MORE STRESS
I believe driving today is more dangerous than ever and the typical drivers education school is not addressing these dangers nor giving students the necessary tools to avoid them. At Ultra Safe I teach students safer, defensive driving. This means learning how to scan the roadway, identify and prioritize potential problems, discuss what defensive driving tool can prevent the problem, and then what to do if the problem actually occurs. Students soon understand the majority of all wrecks are caused by just few things and most of those things can be controlled through knowledge, practice, and discipline. After working for 3 large driving schools and public driver education I feel most driving schools only focus on controlling the vehicle and memorizing driving laws - rarely going into serious advanced training. Ultra Safe goes above and beyond basic driver education. I always explain "Why..." so that students are able to explain advanced concepts like reaction time and identify the relationships between speed, space, distraction, visibility, and other factors in most wrecks. My students graduate with a deeper understanding of the driving task and a greater confidence when entering the driving culture. I ultimately want students to learn safe driving from effective training - not their own bad experiences. - Wes Hult
More Practice Time Behind-the-Wheel - Students drive a minimum 7 hours compared to 6 hrs in other schools. Students also receive over 4 hours of defensive driving instruction.
Fastest Way To Get Your Permit - With only 7 drives most students complete the course within 2 to 3 weeks after the first drive.
Time Saving - Classroom instruction is online which means no driving across town to drop off and pick up your student. Students complete the online course at their own pace and convenience. Also, some students might be able to drive themselves home.
Parent Observation Drive - Very Important! - We have a 45 minute parent observation drive. You will have the opportunity to see first hand our defensive driving instruction and observe your student's strengths and weaknesses before they drive with you. We are proud of our training and have nothing to hide - Also UltraSafe is the only private driving school to allow parents to ride along on any part, or all of the drives!
Highly Qualified Instructor - Very Important! You will be trained exclusively by a 10 year veteran instructor who can accurately evaluate your progress. This is important because being taught by more than one instructor makes it harder to determine progress and address struggling areas.
High Quality Drives - Fast doesn't mean low quality. Your student will receive the best customized instruction. Special assignments, videos, and reading materials supplement the Idaho Online Driver Education course.
Flexibility - No Assembly Line Feeling Most driving schools have strict schedules where there is little flexibility. If a parent is late, the student's drive is shortened and the drives cannot go longer than planned because there are more students to teach. With Ultra Safe it is okay if your late and many drives go longer than planned simply because we enjoy teaching. Since we only teach a few students per month rescheduling usually isn't a problem.
Student Progress Updates For Parents - Receive text notifications of student progress, problem areas, and overall assessment.
Simulated DMV Driving Skills Test - See how you'll do on the skills test.
Real World Driving Experiences
We don't take the easy routes. The Enhanced Course is above and beyond any driving school.
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Why are we "Safer"?
September 15, 2016
Toyota Camry's are widely held as one of the safest vehicles to drive. My sister was nearly killed but her 2011 Camry helped save her life. The airbags deployed properly, the engine dropped, and the front end crumpled nicely. It did exactly what it was supposed to. We have 2005 and 2006 Camry's which are designed identical to the 2011. They are larger mid-sized cars with a good track record of safety and dependability. Smaller compact cars provide less overall protection with less metal, space, and weight to absorb impacts. Smaller cars are also harder to see. Large vehicles make it harder for the instructor to grab the wheel in an emergency. Besides the passenger brake, being able to grab the wheel is extremely important. Some sports cars including the popular Ford Fusion have speedometers which are impossible to read by the instructor. This means the student may be going above or below the speed limit possibly putting all the occupants in danger. These vehicle issues - added with incompetent, inexperienced, in-it-for-the-money instructors = a driving school that could jeopardize your student's life. UltraSafe's goal is safety first. Our headlights (not daytime running lights) are always on so people can see us better. Even veteran instructors who should understand the importance of helping other drivers see you - still do not turn on their lights during the day or early evening. Some driver education cars have dangly things hanging from the rear view mirror which could possibly create a blind spot. We even use special blindspot mirrors to give instructors extra visibility around the vehicle. We also adjust mirrors the correct way helping students see into their blindspots better.
We drive with the flow of traffic in heavy congestion rather than keeping with the speed limit. While speed is one instrument to gauge safety, it is not the only thing. Many instructors tell students to constantly check speed and never go over the speed limit. If for safety reasons it is best to drive over the speed limit - we will. And we always explain the "Why?" behind every instruction or technique. Students who approach driving from a "safety first" perspective will tend to drive safer than those who drive on a "what is the law" perspective. Students appreciate learning why it's safer to do something rather than just being told to do something. We stress effective scanning techniques concentrating on potential problems and potential escape routes. Driver psychology is also a major part of our training - why people drive the way they do? We do not advocate checking the rear view mirror constantly. Some schools say "every 5 seconds check your mirrors". While this sounds good it contradicts the fact that 90% of your potential problems come from the areas in front of you. Why constantly look behind you taking your eyes off the major areas in front of you? We have many strategies which decrease stress for students and make driving safer overall. After the parent observation drive many parents feel a sense of safety and confidence in our strategies. Many parents say they've never heard of these concepts at all. If you need further convincing please read "How to choose a driver training school". You will see we are simply the best.
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