$141 for Three One-Hour Driving Lessons and Drivers' Vision Screening at AAA Driving Academy ($238 value)

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Students practice safe driving skills with three one-hour lessons and a vision screening test

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointments required and subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be age 15+ with driver's permit. New Clients Only. All services must be redeemed by same customer within 3 weeks of first visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $141 for Three One-Hour Driving Lessons and Drivers’ Vision Screening ($238 value)

Driver’s Ed Cars: Two Brakes are Better Than One

Most likely, your driving lessons will take place in a special car with a brake on the instructor’s side. Check out Groupon’s overview of this necessary twin.

When learning to ride a bike, kids rely on a parent’s hand gripping their seat. When learning to fly, pilots know that clouds will be there to cushion their fall. Likewise, when learning to drive, new students have a safeguard of their own: an extra brake pedal—sometimes even another steering wheel—on the passenger side, known as a dual-control system. This extra set of controls is a vital failsafe when students find themselves in tricky situations on the road, so many states require it in behind-the-wheel driver’s education classes. Few manufacturers actually produce these special vehicles, but almost any regular car can transform into one with the installation of a simple pulley system, in which the passenger-side pedals are bolted into the floor and connected to the driver’s side via a steel cable threaded through the center console.

While it’s not entirely clear who originally invented the dual-control system—or when—its evolution can be seen in a series of 20th-century patents. The dual-steering mechanism allowed an instructor to operate the clutch, brake, and accelerator in any required manner while teaching a novice to drive. Later came an adjustable, portable version that could be removed and installed in nearly any car, which was a valuable innovation in the 1950s, when cars finally began to take on new shapes, sizes, and personalities.

Customer Reviews

Very good instructor and easy to schedule for lessons.
Thereza L. · January 28, 2016
Great job! My son really learned a lot from the instructor!
Char F. · September 4, 2015
Answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable leaving my son with him. My son learned a lot and will definitely recommend to others
Heather E. · June 26, 2017

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