Welcome to the ADTSEA 3.0 Driver Education Online Training Course

Welcome to the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education (ADTSEA) Online Driver Education Training Course. This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge necessary to operate an automobile.  It is an introduction to the highway transportation system with emphasis on risk perception and management in the decision-making process. 



Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people age 16 and 17.  A significant percentage of young drivers are involved in traffic crashes, and they are twice as likely as adult drivers to be involved in a fatal crash. Sixteen-year old drivers have crash rates that are about three times greater than 17-year old drivers, five times greater than 18-year old drivers, and approximately twice the rate of 85-year old drivers.
A teens’ risk of being in a car crash is at a lifetime high during their first 12 to 24 months of driving. Research indicates that immaturity and inexperience are primary factors contributing to deadly crashes by young drivers.  In recent years, educational trends have advanced to rely on technology to break down the walls of the traditional “brick and mortar” classrooms and schools. Driver education is no exception. To combat decreasing budgets and increasing demands to properly educate our nation’s teens in proper driving education, many states are rapidly adopting or gravitating toward the online delivery.




Importance of Safe Driving

Almost all activities people engage in have some level of risk. Operating a motor vehicle is a risky activity and drivers must do all they can to reduce the risk. Drivers must accept the responsibilities associated with operating a motor vehicle safely. Having a driver's license is a privilege, not a right. The golden rule of driving is to treat others the way you would want to be treated. You should obey traffic laws, drive responsibly, and avoid taking unnecessary risks.


Course Format


The ADTSEA Driver Education 3.0 Curriculum is designed for 45 hours of classroom content.  The course contains 13 units, each unit has been designed with content, videos, reading assignments, activities, worksheets, and unit tests.   The amount of time it will take to complete the online training will depend on how long you need to review and complete a unit's content, videos and specific assignments.

You will be asked to complete online worksheets and learning activities. Worksheets will be auto graded and added to your total points. Learning Activities will not be added to your total points, but you must complete the activity to proceed to the next section.


How soon can I start an Online driver education?

Immediately--Is the short answer for this question for our course!   Drivers under the age of 18 are usually required to complete some type of driver education or training course.  The age at which this is required varies due to the age limits set by the individual state. Normally this is dictated by the minimum age at which the state allows for permits or licenses.


Do I need to complete an approved driver education course to get my learner’s permit??

In most cases, the answer to this question is YES! Because of Graduated License, most all states required type of additional training. Check with you state to find an approved school.