Allow your student to practice in an environment where it is safe to fail. Our virtual reality training program exposes our students to complex driving situations without actually driving a car.
Your student will experience multiple scenarios that introduce traffic, weather, road conditions, and in-car distractions. We can also move the students from a passenger car to a light-duty pick-up truck.
Virtual reality driving simulations can increase situational awareness, coordination, and muscle memory. Students also tend to learn very well using this technology. Retention rates up to 70% better than traditional methods have been proven in academic studies.
We can test a driver's skillsets BEFORE they ever sit behind-the-wheel. The data from performance tracking is a good predictor of how a driver will react in the real world.
Columbia River Driver Education is the only school authorized by the state of Oregon to use advanced technology as a substitution for the six hours of required in-car observation. Our program consists of 10 hours (four hours of virtual reality training and six hours of self-paced online study). Instead of spending hours in the car watching other students drive, your student is fully engaged in virtual reality driving simulations.
This package is taught in conjunction with traditional classroom training and is for those students who prefer learning over Zoom. It includes online self-study, virtual reality and 10 hours of behind the wheel training. Classes will meet over Zoom instead of in-person.
This package is designed for students in high school, are at least 15 years old, and have a learner's permit.
Our summer program will be taught at Vernonia High School on T/Th from 9am until 12pm. Drives and virtual reality will be held outside of classroom hours.
Our summer program will be taught at Saint Helens Middle School on M/W/F from 9am until 12pm. Drives and virtual reality will be held outside of classroom hours.