Drivers Education (Drivers Ed)
Our drivers education and drivers ed courses are offered year round and offer flexible scheduling options. Under Joshua’s Law, students who are 16 years old seeking a drivers license must complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services in order to receive a Class D License. Students must complete 30 hours of classroom or online instruction plus 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Georgia Open Road Driver Services is a license and accredited driver training facility serving Athens, Oconee, and the surrounding areas.
Defensive Driving Courses
Open Road Services has defensive driving courses designed to get the driver back on the road quickly but safely. This course is 6 hours long and concentrates on developing accident avoidance behaviors and safe driving practices. The defensive driving course utilizes curriculum developed by the National Safety Council (NSC). Open Road Services is the only private driving school in the Athens area utilizing this highly regarded curriculum.
Risk Reduction Courses
For drivers charged with a drug offense or DUI that need a risk reduction course, courses will be offered on a weekend or evening schedule. Instruction consists of 20 hours in the classroom. Open Road Services utilizes Prime for Life (PFL), a research-based curriculum that is interactive and engaging. It provides relevant information regarding drug and alcohol use through a realistic viewpoint of engaging in low-risk behaviors. Satisfy your required classes with our risk reduction classes.
DUI School (DUI Classes)
Have you been charged with DUI, and need to take a DUI Class? DUI classes fall under the “risk reduction” courses listed above, but most people don’t know to look for that. We work with you to meet all established class requirements and get you back on the road – with a better understanding of how to make better decisions and the impacts of DUI. Sign up for one of our classes today.
Court Ordered Classes and Courses
For individuals who have been ordered by the court system, a quarterly small group will be offered on an evening schedule. Groups last for 1.5 hours each evening and run for 12 weeks. Participants will receive a workbook and engage in discussions related to the cycle of anger and controlling impulses.
For individuals charged with an alcohol or drug-related offense who need substance abuse education, courses will be offered on a weekend or evening schedule. Instruction consists of 10 hours in the classroom. Open Road Services utilizes Prime for Life (PFL), a research-based curriculum that is interactive and engaging. It provides relevant information regarding drug and alcohol use through a realistic viewpoint of engaging in low-risk behaviors.
A substance abuse evaluation is an assessment conducted by a licensed or certified professional who specializes in chemical / substance abuse and addiction. Individuals seeking a substance abuse evaluation are typically mandated by the court system prior to attending alcohol or drug-related education or treatment. The substance abuse evaluation is not a clinical evaluation and is used to determine the most appropriate level of care needed for each individual.
Online Drivers Education (Drivers Ed)
Did you know you can take an online drivers ed course? It’s true. We have partnered with the driversed.com to offer an online version of the classes we provide. Nothing replaces actual classroom participation, especially when you are talking about driver training, but we understand that sometimes it makes sense to take courses online. You can sign up for an online drivers ed course easily by clicking the link below.
Students can now take the Road Test with Open Road! Take the driving test in our vehicle and at our facility; enjoy a stress-free environment while avoiding long lines at DDS. Before the driving test, students and parents will participate in a pre-conference review of testing expectations. Upon completion, the examiner will provide a post-conference review of test performance. In order to schedule a road test with us, students must take the full 30/6 driver’s education course at Open Road. All coursework and behind-the-wheel driving must be completed prior to scheduling a road test. Cost = $65
Learner’s Permit Test Prep
Open Road is now offering a 2-hour test prep class to students who want to get their Learner’s Permit. Review road rules, signs and markings, and teen driving laws in a fun environment. The test prep class is intended to prepare students for the written examination administered at DDS. Students should be at least 14 years of age to participate; they are required to be 15 years of age to take the written test. Cost = $40
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