The training sequence generally proceeds along the following lines:

  • Basic Vehicle Control

  • ​Urban Driving

  • ​Open Road

  • ​Freeway

  • Parking

​Training begins in a quite neighborhood where the driver learns Basic Vehicle Control. This consists of the following:

  • Steering Techniques

  • ​Operating Brake/Gas/Signal Controls

  • Right Turns

  • Left Turns

  • U-Turns

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Once the student has gained control of the vehicle we drive into progressively more difficult traffic situations.  It is very important to be able to read the entire driving environment.

Some additional concepts covered during instruction: 

  • Following Distance

  • Space Cushion

  • Blind Spot

  • Decisive Moment

  • Scanning 

  • 4/3/2 Way Stop Signs

  • Merging and Lane Changes

  • Crosswalk Signal

  • Pedestrians and Bicyclists

  • Aggressive/Impaired Drivers

  • School and Construction Zones

  • Emergency Vehicles

  • Move Over Law

  • Stupid Motorist Law

  • Dust Storms

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Sonoran Driving School's mission is to teach lifelong Defensive Driving Skills. Having the ability to drive safely and minimize the risks is not difficult. However, it does require a solid knowledge and understanding of the laws governing the roadways as well an awareness of the inherent risks present in the driving environment. As a professional driving school we are committed to providing you with a high quality instructional experience. It's known that driving practices are both attitudinal and habitual in nature. Therefore, it is important to understand and learn the correct skills and attitudes necessary to become a Defensive Driver. Additionally, it's recognized that knowledge and understanding alone are not sufficient to make one a competent driver.  Many years of experience driving in a wide variety of conditions and roadways is necessary in order to become a safe and confident driver.