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Why We Dislike Navigation Systems Well everyone’s using them… Use turn-by-turn navigation while driving?  Millions of American drivers do, often when making short trips or on routes they are familiar with just for the traffic updates or an estimated arrival time. Remember when the only GPS-aided navigation systems available were the size of a cell …

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5 Steps to Being a Courteous Driver Be courteous and safe During behind the wheel and private driving lessons, we aim to reinforce with new drivers the importance of being courteous to other motorists, and ultimately how this impacts the safety of you, your passengers and others.  Everyone’s heard of road rage incidents, and most, …

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What Footwear to Wear While Driving Constant reminders Behind the wheel and other in-car lesson students are reminded regularly about the importance of wearing the appropriate footwear whenever they are driving.   While there are no laws governing this in Virginia, it’s highly recommended that drivers: Do not drive in sandals or flip flops; Avoid …

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In-Car Parent/Teen Observation Program – Ideal for Busy Parents Get properly prepared Is your teenager preparing for their driver’s license? Do you, as a parent, feel concerned about the amount of driving practice they’re receiving with you and whether or not they are learning safe driving skills? If yours is a busy schedule that prevents …

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Parents: 3 Things You Should Ask Before Your Teenager Drives Away Understandably concerned During a recent conversation with parents of a new teenage driver, the subject of concerns about what their son would be doing now that they have their driver’s license came up.  The mom had worries, and rightly so, what their 17-year old …

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The Best Bumper Sticker We’ve Seen in a While It’s what we preach That blinky thing you see is a turn signal.  Yes, that’s what was printed on the sticker.  Catchy, for sure!  Our primary goal is to teach safe driving skills to our students, to help make them safer, smarter drivers.   One of …

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Keeping Your Ride in Top Shape Preventive maintenance During our New Driver Vehicle Orientation class, as well as Driver’s Ed, the importance of vehicle maintenance is reviewed in detail. Keeping your ride in tip top shape is not only key to its health, preventing expensive repairs and embarrassing breakdowns, but also for safety of you …

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Concerns of New Drivers What are your fears or anxieties? The vast majority of students we work with for in-car instruction, whether it be with Behind the Wheel or Private Lessons, fear most interstate highway driving. This continues to amaze us from a numbers standpoint since the overwhelming majority of vehicle crashes in Virginia occur …

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Driving to School This Year? No More Asking for Rides! If you’ve recently completed Behind the Wheel and have earned your license, congrats!  We know what you’re thinking, we’ve all been there before. No longer will you be stuck riding the bus or hitching rides with friends or family. Now you have a sense of …

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Learn to Drive Away From Your Worries Virginia Driver’s Education Course taught by the best 2020 Driving School offers driving classes all year long! Growing up naturally teaches us many things, but earning the right to drive is not something that can happen without hard work and dedication.  On top of that, having the proper …

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Driver Improvement Classes: Not Just a Bad Thing During the introduction phase of a recent driver improvement class, a middle-aged student provided an answer as to why he was attending that caught many of the others in the room off guard.  His response, “I’m here not because I received a ticket, but I’m here to …

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Understanding Virginia’s Graduated Licensing Program Virginia follows what is known as a graduated driver’s licensing program, in which teen drivers under 18 first earn a learner’s permit, then after a 9-month waiting period, become eligible for earning their license.  We receive a lot of inquiries as to how this process works and what steps parents …

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Car Infotainment Systems…A Blessing or a Curse? Over the past decade, the technological advances in modern automobiles has been astounding.  Cars today are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, telematics, built-in touch screen displays, navigation, wireless hotspots, collision avoidance, backup cameras, backup sensors, blind spot indicators, active cruise control and the list goes on and on.  But …

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Driving: Is Your Teen Ready? We ask a simple question every time a parent is asking to sign their teenage son or daughter up for behind the wheel:  “On a scale of one to five, how would you rate their ability to drive?”  Often, the answer is two or three.  Rarely does someone answer five, …

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Winter Driving Safety: Proper Vehicle Maintenance As the weather turns colder and winter sets in, the importance of proper vehicle maintenance for your safety and that of others is often overlooked.  Car manufacturers provide recommendations for preventive maintenance on certain schedules that should be followed, based on your driving habits and conditions. Most automotive repair …

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Holiday Shopping? Let’s Stay Safe! The 2017 holiday season is upon us, and the time for gift shopping has arrived.  Despite an ever increasing number of Americans doing their holiday shopping online, the bulk of shopping remains with brick and mortar physical stores.  With the hustle and bustle of trying to check everything for everyone …

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Which Option is the Best for You? We get the question all the time. What are the benefits of completing either Driver Improvement or Driver’s Ed online vs. in a classroom setting? Aside from the obvious price differences, each method of completing your instruction has its own pros and cons. First, the Pros of Online …

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Learning to drive has never been easier. Nor more convenient. Obtaining a driver’s license, refreshing your knowledge or working towards earning positive points, we believe in delivering an exceptional learning experience. At 2020 Driving School, our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge and instruction, helping to keep you and …

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