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Virtual Reality

Benefit from using a fully-immersive virtual reality driving simulator before getting behind-the-wheel.

Allow your student to practice in an environment where it is safe to fail. Our virtual reality training program exposes our students to complex driving situations without actually driving a car.

Your student will experience multiple scenarios that introduce traffic, weather, road conditions, and in-car distractions. We can also move the students from a passenger car to a light-duty pick-up truck.

Virtual reality driving simulations can increase situational awareness, coordination, and muscle memory. Students also tend to learn very well using this technology. Retention rates up to 70% better than traditional methods have been proven in academic studies. 

We can test a driver's skillsets BEFORE they ever sit behind-the-wheel. The data from performance tracking is a good predictor of how a driver will react in the real world.

Leading the Way in Driver Ed

Columbia River Driver Education is the only school authorized by the state of Oregon to use advanced technology as a substitution for the six hours of required in-car observation. Our program consists of 10 hours (four hours of virtual reality training and six hours of self-paced online study). Instead of spending hours in the car watching other students drive, your student is fully engaged in virtual reality driving simulations. 

  • Basic Teen Zoom + VR package - under 18 and unlicensed

    This package is taught in conjunction with traditional classroom training and is for those students who prefer learning over Zoom. It includes online self-study, virtual reality and 10 hours of behind the wheel training. Classes will meet over Zoom instead of in-person.

  • Basic Teen Hybrid package - under 18 and unlicensed

    This package combines evening Zoom classes during the school week with Saturday in person training. There will be two 1 hour Zoom sessions in the evening and a 3 hour in person seeion on Saturday. Students in this program receive Virtual reality training (up to 3 hours) and 10 hours of in car behind the wheel training. 

  • Basic Adult Hybrid package - over 18 or licensed

    This package combines evening Zoom classes during the school week with Saturday in person training. There will be two 1 hour Zoom sessions in the evening and a 3 hour in person seeion on Saturday. Students in this program receive Virtual reality training (up to 3 hours) and 10 hours of in car behind the wheel training. 

  • Basic Teen Package + VR - Under 18 & Unlicensed

    This package is designed for students in high school, are at least 15 years old, and have a learner's permit.

    • 45 hours of classroom training
    • 4 hours of virtual reality training
    • 6 hours of self-paced online study
    • 10.5 hours of behind-the-wheel training
    • Online grade book access
    • Parent/student orientation
    • Textbook
    Secure your spot with a deposit today. The balance must be paid in full prior to the end of the course.

Classroom

Saint Helens

Oct 18
6:00pm
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This is a placeholder for our October 2021 program. We know that we will have an afterschool program in Saint Helens. We are hoping to have classes Mon/Wed from 3 to 5:30 PM. Due to ongoing renovation at the High School we are not sure yet where the classes will be or the exact dates, but we expect to have the details ironed out soon. We intend to limit class size to 20 students. Drives and VR time will be in addition to normal classroom time. We do drives and VR Monday thru Saturday.

Virtural Reality Driving Similulator Screenshot