What you need to know about driving school in Cincinnati
Cincinnati is known as the “driving school capital of the world” for its plethora of online driving school offerings.
However, for some, the real reason behind the city’s thriving online driving schools is not driving, but rather learning.
“If you want to learn a skill, you need an education,” says Stephanie P. Anderson, executive director of the Ohio Association of Driver Education (OADEE).
“You need a program.
You need a teacher.”
Anderson is currently working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to establish a pilot program that will be implemented in Cincinnati this fall.
Under the pilot program, students will take online driving classes that can be accessed by anyone in the state who has a valid driver’s license.
The curriculum will focus on classroom instruction and skills in both driver and passenger safety, as well as vehicle handling.
“The curriculum that we’re developing is going to have a lot of emphasis on driver and learner learning,” Anderson says.
The goal of the pilot is to bring more people into the online driving program, she says.
The program will be open to students who are from Cincinnati, the greater Cincinnati area, or have a valid Ohio driver’s record.
It will be available to students of all ages, with an emphasis on safety education.
Purdue’s driver education program, Purdue’s Driver Education program, has been in existence since 2003.
In the first four years, the school has provided over 200,000 students with the driver education course.
The school’s online course has over 200 students enrolled.
Anderson hopes to see the program grow into a statewide program.
The program is currently open to all students in Ohio who have a current driver’s or learner’s license and who are enrolled in a public, state-certified driving school.
The Ohio Association for Driver Education hopes to have an application process up and running by the end of the year.
Anderson says that, as a first step, the Ohio association is looking at creating a list of schools in the city that offer driver education courses.
That list will be used to target schools that have been approved by the state.
“We’ll be looking at what schools in a given city have the best experience with the pilot,” Anderson said.
“I think we’ll probably target a lot more schools than that.”
Purdue will be targeting a few specific programs.
The association is also looking at expanding the program to include those that have students who have not taken driving lessons before, Anderson says, and those who have received multiple driver education classes in the last four years.
The driver education programs offered by Purdue and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are also being reviewed.
The association is currently preparing to present a formal application to the Ohio Board of Education, and it hopes to finalize the application in the fall.
For the pilot, the association is hoping to expand the program into the city as well.
“I think there’s going to be a lot going on in the first six months,” Anderson adds.