This online training is the easiest and most-effective driver training available on the market today.

This program uses easy to watch video demonstrations to teach best practice driving methods and provides the tools new drivers need to learn how to avoid unpredictable risks by developing their defensive driving instincts.

Driving lessons that defy boring academic lectures.


  • 125 Educational Video Clips

    Basic Driving Tips Proven Defensive Driving techniques Best practice driver training demonstrations Compelling storytelling that will solidify the importance of taking driver ed seriously Real world crashes that will help students understand the anatomy of a car crash.

  • Master Defensive Driving Skills

    Learn ways to avoid unpredictable risks by developing their defensive driving instincts using proven techniques. Master Proven Defensive Driving Skills Based on Crash Investigation Research. Increase your knowledge and learn about the safety secrets of New Car Technology.

  • Interactive Online Drivers Ed

    Road rage- learn how to protect yourself from other drivers. Understanding big trucks and trains – Learn how to drive with the big dogs. A virtual trip to the salvage yard- understand the Anatomy of a Car Crash. Airbags & Seatbelts- be aware of the designs and Dangers inside your car.


  • 1

    Welcome to Driver's Ed

    • Getting to Know You

    • Let's Meet Mike

    • Mike says:

    • The Basics

    • How to Get Your Permit

    • Graduated Licensing Laws By State

    • Driving and Riding with Other Teens

    • The Girl that Didn't Know What to Do

    • License Classifications

    • Defining Each License Classification

    • Exceptions to Minimum Age Requirement

    • Permit and GDL Rules Quiz

    • Speed & Speed Limits

    • Let Common Sense be Your Guide

    • The Cost of Speeding Tickets and Violations

    • Speed Limits and Fines

    • Speed and Field of Vision

    • Peripheral Vision

    • Reasons to Reduce Your Speed

    • Force of Impact

    • Moving Vehicles and Force of Impact

    • Parking

    • Parking Positions

    • Smart Habits to Use in a Parking Lot

    • Parking is Not Allowed

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Speed and Parking Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 2

    Sharing the Road

    • Three Common Crashes

    • Three Common Crashes Quiz

    • Crash Test Dummies

    • Crash Test Dummies Quiz

    • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

    • Avoid Sudden Lane Changes

    • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 3

    Signs & Signals

    • Knowing Your Signs & Signals

    • Signs and Signals

    • Mike Says:

    • Signs & Signals Cheat Sheet

    • The 7 Common Shapes of Signs

    • Understanding the Yield Sign

    • Regulatory Signs

    • Speed Limit Signs

    • Do not Pass Signs

    • One Way Signs

    • Keep Right

    • Roundabout Sign

    • Railroad Signs

    • Common Warning Signs

    • Pennant Sign

    • Slo-Moving Vehicle

    • Motorist Services Signs

    • Historical, Service & Recreational Signs

    • Knowing Your Signs Quiz

    • Traffic Control Signals

    • Understanding Traffic Signals

    • Examples of Common Traffic Signals You will Encounter

    • Flashing Arrow Signals

    • Lane Changes and Tailgaters

    • Pavement Markings- White Lines

    • Pavement Markings- Yellow Lines

    • Understanding the Turn Lane Markings

    • Mistakes Made By Others

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Understanding Traffic Signals and Pavement Markings Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 4

    Interacting with Traffic

    • Interacting with Traffic

    • Mike Says:

    • Interacting with School Buses

    • Interacting with Emergency Vehicles

    • Interacting with Flashing Red Lights

    • Text in Tredegar

    • Interacting with Distracted Drivers

    • Interacting with Trucks

    • Interacting with Bicycles and Motorists

    • Interacting with Pedestrians and Crosswalks

    • Interacting in the Dark

    • Interacting with Drowsy Drivers

    • Understanding the Zipper Merge

    • Understanding the Blind Spot

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Interacting with Traffic Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 5

    Distances & Signs

    • Distances and Signs

    • Mike Says:

    • Understanding SIPDE

    • Rules You NEED to Help YOU Pass Your Permit Test

    • Train Yard Story

    • Following Distance

    • Freeway Driving

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Distances and Signs Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 6

    Driving Environments

    • Driving Environments

    • Mike Says:

    • Following Distances

    • Rear End Collision and Rocky Dance

    • Road Conditions

    • Stopping Distances

    • Understanding the Four Corners of Your Car

    • Driveways on Country Roads

    • Avoiding a Semi-Truck's Blind Spots

    • Freeway Driving

    • FreeWay Mishaps

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Driving Environments Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 7

    Basic Maneuvers

    • Basic Manuevers

    • Mike Says:

    • Basic Turning Rules of the Road

    • Don't Stare at Your Mirrors

    • Intersections and the Right-of-Way

    • Stop Sign Smarts

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Basic Maneuvers Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 8

    Adverse & Emergency Situations

    • Adverse and Emergency Situations

    • Mike Says:

    • The Kid Who Hit a Police Car

    • Braking and Regaining Control

    • Driving Emergencies

    • Dealing with Tailgaters

    • Carbon Monoxide- The Silent Killer

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Adverse and Emergency Situation Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 9

    Getting to Know Your Car

    • Getting to Know Your Car

    • Mike Says:

    • Automatic Headlights

    • Lights and Brakes and More

    • Horns, Tire Tread and Bumpers

    • Windows Up, Windows Down

    • Window Washer Fluid

    • Seatbelts and Airbags

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Know Your Car Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 10

    Responsible Choices

    • Responsible Choices

    • Mike Says:

    • The Boys who Played Mailbox Golf

    • Drugs, Drinking and Driving

    • Open Bottle

    • Underage Drinking

    • Losing Your License

    • Car Cam Academy

    • Responsible Choices Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 11

    Ownership, Insurance, Maintenance and Planning

    • Ownership, Insurance, Maintenance and Planning

    • Mike Says

    • Automobile Insurance

    • Medication and Driving

    • What To Do After a Crash

    • Oil Changes and Brakes

    • Tire Tread

    • Car- Cam Academy

    • Ownership, Insurance, Maintenance and Planning Quiz

    • Enrichment Activity

  • 12

    Get Set for Behind the Wheel

    • Skills To Help You Master Your Road Test

    • Introduction to Your Behind the Wheel Lessons with Mike Pehl

    • Setting the Ground Rules

    • The Safety Checklist

    • The First Time in Gear

    • The First Road Trip

    • Fine Tune the Basics

    • Head out on the Freeway

    • Master the Country Roads

    • Keep it Moving

    • Parallel Parking and 90 Degree Backup

    • Defensive Driving

    • License Day

    • Book Smart, Street Smart

  • 13

    Practice Exam for Knowledge Test

    • Congratulations on Completing this Course. NOW WHAT?

    • Practice Exam for Knowledge Test

    • Skills To Help You Master Your Road Test

    • Certificate of Completion - Use the Invoice # given when purchased as Your ID #

    • Certificate of Completion


Driver Safety Expert

Mike Pehl

Mike Pehl is a former crash investigator who became a Driver Safety Expert to teach new drivers how to survive behind the wheel. His proven defensive driving techniques and pragmatic teaching approach have helped tens of thousands of teens become smarter, safer drivers.


In addition to full course access, you will also receive:

  • Exclusive Discount

    A discounted subscription to our Discounted Insurance Seminar Series.

  • Online Community Access

    Join like-minded parents for discussion in our Facebook closed group.

  • Group Coaching Session

    OPTIONAL: Half Hour LIVE Q & A sessions with Mike Pehl.


It was not boring!

Colleen - Homeschool Parent, Duluth, MN

I purchased and returned two Driver Ed courses before finding DriveSafeRideSafe’s curriculum. This course makes it easy for a parent to teach and keeps the teen interested. Mike’s stories and insights are practical and compelling. My son even liked the course and the enrichment activities because “it was not boring”. As parents we liked that we were teaching him how to become a safe driver.

The car cam emails that we receive are really awesome!

Angie T - Homeschool Parent, Milaca, MN

These images are imprinted on my sons brain, and he has re-enacted them with Hotwheels to tell family and friends about the video.  I believe one of the best ways to really understand something to the point that it becomes a part of you is to teach it.  His Hotwheel demonstrations bring the level of understanding up for sure.  I know that these short video segments will have a lasting impression on his driving attitude and skills.  Thank-you for sharing these videos as well!! A sincerely, very satisfied and thankful customer! Blessings on your endeavors!!

I've told many a parent you don't invest 16 years into your child to have it wiped out by a wrong decision

Mary Madden (Range Driver Training)

The 3 DVD's are so hand-in-hand for putting safer teen drivers on the road. I am really pleased to add them to our curriculum and offer them to parents. They also are great for developing a parent-instructor-student working relationship. We've always tried to stress how important it is that we all work together to put the safest teen driver possible on the road.  I've told many a parent you don't invest 16 years into your child to have it wiped out by a wrong decision - 1 second decision your teen made BTW.  You need to work with them before,  during and after the licensing process.  Mike reinforces that message and validates what I've been saying for 37 years.

Was very helpful!

Rosa – San Diego, CA

I needed help with my driver test and the book helped me learn what I needed about the roads and signs and laws and then the DVD gave me step by step instructions on how to start in a parking lot and work my way up to driving on the freeways safely.

Easy to understand and very practical.

Vicki D (Driver Ed Instructor)

I like how the steps and ideas to help parents and students are easy to understand and very practical. Doing these steps and practices will make teen drivers and experienced drivers even more Roadworthy.


Diana J (Tulsa, Ok.)

An EXCELLENT Course! I especially approve of the common sense, step-by-step instructions presented in such a calm manner!! I highly recommend for parents who are planning to teach their teens to drive.

Our son worked hard and enjoyed “learning from Mike”.

Jean H. – Homeschool Parent- St. Paul, MN.

Our son is homeschooled because he has a hard time with traditional learning. We were worried about him passing his driver test, but then we found Mike Pehl’s DriveSafeRideSafe Course. Our son worked hard and enjoyed “learning from Mike”. He passed his test the first time with 100%. We were so proud and so thankful to have this curriculum. Thanks to the DriveSafeRideSafe folks!

Knowing how to drive is not enough when it comes to teaching someone else!

Julie S (Mother of 3 accident free teens)

Very valuable information!  This video gave me a real sense of security and plan of action when getting in the car with my new driver.  I learned several things about driving for myself,  as well.  Knowing how to drive is not enough when it comes to teaching someone else!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    After enrolling, you have 90 days access to this course - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course package content?

    All sales are final. No refunds for this course package will be given. However, we would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us immediately at [email protected].

Questions about the behind the wheel driving instructions?

All students that finish the Online Driver Ed course are eligible to receive a Blue Card from DriveSafeRideSafe.com.

Mike Pehl (Alexandria area) and Clint Pehl (Mound area) are both available to teach behind the wheel driving lessons.

If these locations are not easily accessible to you we suggest you check out the Minnesota DVS list of qualified behind the wheel teachers below.

We cannot personally recommend the instructors on this list but we can suggest that you ask friends and family if they were happy with an instructor they used if they were a Christian based Driver Ed facility.

If you have questions feel free to email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 765-281-2942.We are here to help.