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The National Capital Chapter operates two types of driving schools: Highway Safety Schools and Drivers' Schools. While the methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools differ, they share a common goal: to give you the opportunity to develop and improve your skills as a driver and to strengthen your knowledge of your car's abilities, so that you will be prepared for any situation you may encounter on the highway. more…

Highway Safety Schools

These unique driving schools are designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of car control and driving mechanics. All of the activities at these schools are directly applicable to everyday driving. You'll coax your car to do things you never thought it (or you) could do, and, at the end of the day, you'll be much more "in tune" with your car and how it behaves under braking and hard cornering. You'll also be a much better driver. more…

Introduction to Drivers' Schools

The primary goal of these schools is to develop and hone your car-control skills. It is not to drive fast, although speed will come with improving skills. We seek to produce not necessarily the fastest, but the most proficient drivers possible. more…

Skidpad Instruction

While you will learn driving mechanics (i.e., how to brake, corner, and accelerate effectively and precisely) on the track, your skidpad sessions allow us to teach car control (i.e., how to correct for loss of adhesion between your car's tires and the pavement). The goal of our drivers' schools is to produce highly skilled drivers, and the skidpad is crucial to our ability to impart car control skills to our students in a safe and effective manner. To ensure maximal use of the limited time we have, we have established a specific skidpad curriculum with dedicated instructors. We view skidpad training as an ongoing part of our students' education, one at which students can never become "too good." more…

About Our Instructors

Our instructors come from two basic driving backgrounds: accomplished drivers' school students, and successful amateur (e.g., SCCA) racers. Regardless of their backgrounds, our instructors conform to a uniformly high standard of competence, professionalism, and enthusiasm for teaching. more…


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