|By Drew Hendricks||
|May 26, 2014 12:57 PM EDT||
While playing games like Grand Theft Auto and Mario Kart aren't going to count for required driving courses, the simple answer is yes: You can learn to drive online. Technology is making life simpler in a number of ways, from cloud storage to WordPress helping just about anyone build their own website. Learning to drive online is a natural extension, and is even encouraged by the DMV. However, it's all about choosing the right online driving school and having devices that complement your unique needs.
Taking a driving course online might be the only option for some people, such as those in rural areas or who want a more affordable approach. Most states require those who are getting a brand new license to undergo some type of drive education class, and choosing an online option is easiest and most affordable for many. In addition to learning to drive online, you can also take a driver improvement course or "refresher courses" to keep your driving skills in check.
Choosing the right course for you
If you're being required to take a driving course, check with your state requirements for a list of approved online courses. If there are a number of options, make sure to choose a course that offers regular course interaction and a positive environment for learning and studying. A self-pace method means you decide your progress, and the more visual stimulation you get the better. Just like any other online course, it's the freedom to take classes whenever and wherever that's most appealing, but you need the right personality to make it work.
Only those who are driven and with good time management skills are a good fit for online courses. Whether you're taking defensive driving supplement course or a teen driver's ed course, this isn't any "easier" than an in-class session. Plus, you need updated technology that can support such an environment. If you need to purchase a new iPad, tablet or laptop to make it work, you might be better off taking a traditional course.
Getting a sneak peek
Start by checking out your state's approved online driving courses, or contact your local DMV for more information. However, don't blindly choose a course by selecting the first one you find. Research how it works and get reviews and testimonials. If possible, talk with someone who's already taken the course for a true perspective on its effectiveness. There's going to be a better match for you and your style, so don't settle for good enough.
Some online courses may offer the option of having a virtual car (in which case you'll have to buy or rent that equipment). That can increase the costs, but it's worth it for many people who are unsure about their driving skills. When you're behind a virtual wheel, you feel like you're (literally) more in the driver's seat and it can prepare you for what's in store. Just make sure you get an approved wheel, and not one made for gaming, so that you don't stumble into any nasty surprises down the road.
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