Sonoran Driving School

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.

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The training sequence generally proceeds along the following lines:

  • Basic Vehicle Control

  • ​Urban Driving

  • ​Open Road

  • ​Freeway Access Road

  • Freeway (Optional)

  • MVD no longer requires 3-Point or Parallel Parking. It's now a reversing procedure requirement and part of the Road Skills Evaluation.

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

  • ​Operating: Brake/Gas/Signal Controls

  • Steering Techniques

  • Right Turns

  • Left Turns

  • U-Turns

  • Stopping the Car (Safe and Legal)

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

Additional concepts covered during instruction: 

  • Following Distance

  • Space Cushion

  • Blind Spots

  • Decisive Moment

  • Scanning 

  • Stop Signs/Yield Signs/Warning 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

  • ​Driving on the LEFT side of the roadway