During the behind-the-wheel portion of your driving lessons, you will learn a variety of skills. If there are areas that you would like to work on, we can focus on those specific skills to help you feel more comfortable. The number of behind-the-wheel lessons you may require will depend on your experience and how quickly you can learn the technical skills needed to become a safe and a confident driver.

Example Behind-The-Wheel Driving Lessons

At Cindy Cohen School Of Driving, we customize each lesson to fit the individual student’s experience and needs. Below, we have created an example of what you may cover in four lessons of behind-the-wheel training.

1st Lesson: Vehicle Controls
  • Horn
  • Turn signals
  • Hazard lights (4-way flashers)
  • Low- and high-beam headlights
  • Parking lights
  • Parking brake (emergency hand brake)
  • Defrost
  • Windshield wipers/washers
  • Brakes and gas control
  • Wheel control and the hand-over-hand technique
2nd Lesson: Controlling The Vehicle
  • Fundamentals of parallel parking
  • How to control the vehicle in a small, confined area.
3rd Lesson: City/Highway Driving
  • Learning to drive in the city and on the highway.
    Proper use of the mirrors, yielding, lane changes, merging, etc.

*Different routes are used for highway lessons depending on the traffic in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

4th Lesson: Mock Test

This is a practice test at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Penn Hills, Allison Park, Bridgeville, or New Kensington.

There will be an extra charge for testing at any of these sites: Washington, Chippewa, or Butler.

To use our company cars for the exam, the student needs to be approved by one of our instructors.