Bill Kennedy, Driving Educator

Bill Kennedy, Driving Educator

Defensive Driving Section

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Kennedy Topeka Driving School

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KENNEDY TOPEKA

DRIVING SCHOOL

The professional school in Topeka maintaining a standard of excellence since 1994 - teens and adults.

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POLICIES, PROCEDURES & EXPECTATIONS

Course Eligibility
Any person 14 years or older.

Course Length
The length of time that each student needs will depend upon their flexibility to schedule the driving sessions.

Academic Schedule
Each classroom session will be scheduled for a total of eight (8) hours. There will be a limited enrollment. The classes are offered January through December of each year. Required - Some medical questions related to driving.

Academic Expectations
The academic expectations consist of each student passing the written post-test with a score of 90% or above. The questions on the post-test will come from materials presented during the academic eight hour classroom session.

Academic Classroom Curriculum

  1. Written pre-test

  2. Defensive driving philosophies

  3. Signs, signals and markings

  4. Other rules and regulations

  5. City and residential driving
    a. Maneuvers and procedures

  6. Night driving

  7. Adverse driving conditions

  8. Highway and freeway driving

  9. Special driving situations

  10. Alcohol and driving

  11. Written post-test
    a. Test covering material included in classroom curriculum (2-10 above)

Behind-the-Wheel Expectations
The times for the behind-the-wheel driving sessions will be agreed upon between the teacher and the student. The teaching will be one-on-one and the student will be picked up at their home and returned to their home or any destination of their choice (within the city limits of Topeka). The driving (behind-the-wheel) course will consist of six 60-minute periods. The driving lessons will be scheduled at the student's convenience. The student will be expected to successfully pass the behind-the-wheel driving competencies to the teacher's satisfaction.

Behind-the-Wheel Curriculum
Lesson 1: Light Residential Driving

Competencies:

Pre-driving procedure
Steering, signaling, mirrors
Centering, speed control
Defensive driving strategies

Lesson 2: City Traffic (right turns)

Competencies:

Right turns at red lights
Following distance rules
Centering (4-lane street)
Defensive driving strategies

Lesson 3: City Traffic (one way)

Competencies:

Turns onto the nearest correct lane
Lane changing procedures
Right turn signal procedure
Defensive driving strategies

Lesson 4: City Traffic (left turns/parking)

Competencies:

Left turns (solid/green/arrow)
Parking (angle, perpendicular)
Backing (right/left/straight)
Defensive driving strategies

Lesson 5: Highway Driving

Competencies:

Getting on/off
Passing procedures
Centering and speed control
Defensive driving strategies

Lesson 6: Reviews and Repetition

Refund Policy
If a student makes a partial payment or payment in full either before or during any instruction (classroom or behind-the-wheel), the refund will be as follows:

  1. If a student is not able to attend any portion of the eight hours of classroom instruction or any portion of the six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, 33% (1/3) of the total course cost will be kept as a non-refundable enrollment fee and 66% (2/3) of the total course cost will be refunded.

  2. If the student attends any portion of the eight hours of classroom instruction and cannot continue to complete the course, 66% (2/3) of the total course cost will be kept as tuition and 33% (1/3) of the total course cost will be refunded.

  3. If the student attends the eight hours of classroom instruction and any portion of the six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and cannot continue to complete the course, no refund will be given and total payment for the course tuition will be required.