Practice Sessions

Learning to drive can be like playing sports, video games or a musical instrument — you have to practice to get better.

Delaware law requires you to complete 50 hours of supervised practice driving with your parents. AAA suggests you complete at least 100 hours.

  • Start with the basics. Sit in the car, learn where everything is and what everything does. Take a look at the owner’s manual, too.
  • Talk to your parents about what to expect, so you can avoid misunderstandings or arguments on the road when you are learning to drive.
  • Start your practice with simple driving in an open parking lot or a quiet neighborhood street. As you get better at controlling the vehicle, try more challenging roadways.
  • Practice in a variety of conditions.
    • Highways
    • City streets
    • Rainy weather
    • Nighttime
    • Heavy traffic