North Central Florida Safety Council
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
We promote safety and health by providing programs, resource services and educational materials to prevent or reduce both the personal and economic loss.

Hands On Driving Program

Behind the Wheel Driving is for anyone that needs actual driving experience. Our course is suitable for first time drivers, mature drivers, and road test preparation. We can personalize the program to meet your requirements.

The first few hours of driving instruction are the most difficult. At the North Central Florida Safety Council, safety is our number one priority. We are dedicated to providing training to help students be the best drivers they can be. All instructors are State Certified.

North Central Florida Safety Council Hands On Driving Program offers options to help you meet your driving needs.

  1. Students will receive Eight hours of hands-on instruction with the 4 drive package.
  2. This is a one-on-one program: There will be only one student in the car with the instructor for Behind the Wheel instruction.
  3. The instructor will evaluate the student driver’s abilities before driving on the road and in actual traffic conditions. None of the instruction is simulated.
  4. Students receive a certificate from the Safety Council upon completion of Eight hours of instruction. The certificate can be used as proof of professional training.
  5. Students are allowed to use the NCFSC car for the DMV driving test upon instructor approval. Students must go online and make an appointment with the DMV and then coordinate that lesson/appointment with the NCFSC.

 We provide:

  • ·         Experienced, Professional State of Florida-approved Instructors
  • ·         Behind-the-Wheel Instruction w/ Dual-Controlled Brake
  • ·         Pre-Instruction and Evaluation
  • ·         In-Traffic Driving Instruction



Hands on Driving Fees





Includes: (4) 2 hour sessions = 8 hrs total



Includes: (1) 2 hour session

* Each additional drive after 4 lessons is $100.00. 
* Non-refundable payment required at the time of registration.
* Students must give at least 24 hours' notice to reschedule a lesson or pay a rescheduling fee of $25.




NCFSC and instructors are licensed and certified by the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
Drive sessions are 2 hours
The Student must carry their permit/drivers license at all times while driving.
The program will provide the student with fundamental driving skills. Students will obtain experience driving in rural and urban settings.
We recommend the 4 drive package to
prepare for the DHSMV road test.
The 2 drive package is designed for an experienced driver to gain more confidence in their driving skills.
To utilize the safety council car for DHSMV road tests the driver must have instructor approval and
minimum of 4 drive package.
Below is a partial list of topics and driving skills that will be practiced during the 8-hour package:
Topics & Driving Skills
 Basic Skills - Maneuvers
 Proper Techniques Lane Changes, Passing, Merging Into Traffic
 Good Judgment - Risk Management
 Responsible Driving Habits
 Defensive Driving Techniques
 Avoiding Internal/External Distractions
 How To Handle Emergencies
 “Under The Hood” - Oil, Window Cleaner, Wipers, Brake Fluid, Coolant, Power Steer-ing Fluid, Tire Pressure
 How To Steer Properly
 Blind Spots—Crash Avoidance
 Using Mirrors
 Stop Signs
 Turns - Curves
 Backing
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who will be teaching the Behind the Wheel
A certified State of Florida approved instructor teaches the course. Each instructor has been through various levels of driver’s education instructor train-ing.
What kind of vehicle will the student drive?
The student will drive a vehicle approved by the State of Florida. The vehicle is equipped with dual control brakes for the safety of both the instructor and student.
What is the length of each session?
Each Behind the Wheel instruction session is 2 hours.
Is there a prerequisite?
The student will need to have obtained a learner’s permit.
Am I going to need insurance?
The Safety Council provides all necessary insurance for the student driver, the instructor, and the vehicle.
How will I get to the lesson?
Students are responsible for their own transportation to the Safety Council. *Limited pick-up/drop-off available, call for more information.
Will I take the State of Florida Driver’s Road Exam in this program?
No. Students must make an appointment at the local DHSMV to arrange for a road test. Council car is available for test use for a lesson fee with an instructor.
Will I receive an Insurance Discount?
Parents and adult students should check with their insurance agent to determine if this course qualifies them for a discount.