Deluxe Edition of Minnesota In-Home Driver Ed Curriculum


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  • Did you know that 50% of teens crash in the first six months of driving a car?
  • Did you know that 77% of all crashes are caused by driver error?

My name is Mike Pehl and I have been a Crash Investigator and Minnesota Driver Safety Expert for more than 25 years.  I was so concerned about these national statistics that I made it my mission to figure out a way to reduce the crash rates for all teen drivers.

My work as a Crash Investigator showed me that most crashes didn’t have to happen.It helped me understand a lot about the patterns of how car crashes happen. It inspired me to think of ways to help drivers learn how to intuitively prevent a crash from happening.

That is why my Deluxe Driver Ed 30-hour Classroom curriculum offers the most comprehensive and effective course that was specifically developed for Minnesota homeschool students  by a Minnesotan and approved by the state of Minnesota. 

This course includes-

  • A video series that enables me, Mike Pehl to help train your teen every step of the way
  • A behind the wheel training video series that provides parents with the tools to teach the 12 best practice driving methods to their teen.
  • A Salvage Yard video series that will take you and your teen on a virtual field trip to a salvage yard where Mike dissects and reconstructs 16 different crashed cars.
  • Enrichment activities that help your teen develop their critical thinking skills
  • Reading materials that will give your teen solid ground rules every beginning driver needs
  • 10 quizzes and 2 final practice exams to prepare your teen to pass their permit test on the first try
  • This course will give you and your teen the tools needed for your teen to drive safely and you to sleep soundly.

Are you interested in taking control of how well your son or daughter prepares for driving on today’s roads?

If so, then this Deluxe Edition offers the most comprehensive and effective In-Home Driver Ed Curriculum approved by the state of Minnesota. This course offers fresh material based on my  unique perspective as a Veteran Crash Investigator and Driver Safety Expert.

If you want to ensure that your teen is armed with the best defensive driver training and critical aptitude skills the Deluxe Edition is the course for you.

The Deluxe Edition includes all the state required lessons and so much more! The Deluxe Edition offers an additional 125 minutes of one on one driving instruction from Veteran Crash Investigator and Driver Safety Expert, Mike Pehl. Mike’s unique perspective and compelling storytelling is woven throughout the course and is specifically designed to help your teen understand the importance of always using their best practice driving skills.

The Deluxe Edition also offers engaging insights from Mike as he takes your teen on a virtual tour of a Salvage Yard as well.  In this portion of the course, Mike will dissect 16 different crashed cars. These video segments will help your teen better understand the “anatomy of a car crash”, which in turn will teach them how to become better defensive drivers.


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  • Parent Guidebook – This 100 page book is divided into ten chapters. In each chapter you will find an introduction from Mike that will help you understand how teach each lesson like a pro and help your student enjoy a well-rounded driver education. There is also a detailed outline for each chapter that mirrors how Mike teaches the course in his own classroom. The guidebook includes a variety of critical thinking questions and enrichment activities that will build your teen’s confidence and defensive driving skills. We give you all the answers to the 10 worksheets. 10 quizzes and two practice final exams to make it easy for you to correct your teens work and see how they are progressing throughout the course. Click for sample pages.
  • Student Workbook – This 96 page student workbook is divided into 10 chapters. Each chapter includes a combination of reading assignments, discussions with parents, enrichment activities, videos, 10 quizzes, two practice final exams and Mike Pehls’ words of wisdom at the front of each chapter that will keep your teen stay engaged in the process and help them get a well-rounded driver education experience. Click for sample pages.
  • Our Classroom Video Series –  Includes a total of 79 short lessons from Mike Pehl for driver education students. The lessons are grouped together to match the ten chapters in our PTDE driver education course material. To preview the table of contents brochure for this video series please click here.
  • Roadworthy “A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Teens to Drive” – This video includes 12 essential behind the wheel lessons taught by Veteran Crash Investigator, Mike Pehl. Mike uses his unique perspective and no-nonsense teaching style to walk parents and newly permitted teens through the behind the wheel practice process.  These lessons provide practical advice and easy to follow demonstrations that will help teens drive safely and parents to sleep soundly. Click here to view PDF file with detailed chapter descriptions. 
  • Scenes from a Salvage Yard –  In this video Mike Pehl examines 16 different wrecked cars during a field trip to a salvage yard. His authentic on-the-scene analysis includes startling information which will stimulate meaningful discussions with your teen about the importance of understanding how to develop skills to avoid a car crash. Few driver education materials include the strategies discussed and demonstrated in such details as the DVD. Click here to view the PDF with chapters.
  • We have recently updated our curriculum and created an onlline customized video series for each of the 10 Chapters for the convenience of our students. Each of the Chapters has a compilation of video clips organized in conjunction with each of the lessons throughout the program. When you purchase our Deluxe Edition you will receive an email with a passcode that will allow you to access this new asset.
  • Triple AAA Book – How to Drive – This 400 page illustrated book includes much more background information about driving safety than the driver’s ed manuals for most states. Written in clear, concise language for beginning drivers, this book emphasizes the information and processes needed to maneuver safely and communicate effectively with other drivers on the road.
  • Minnesota Driver Manual – We offer the printed version of the Minnesota Driver Manual. This manual provides a summary of state laws, rules and techniques to follow in order to drive safely and legally in Minnesota.

This item also includes FREE SHIPPING on all the printed materials we will send you.


Minnesota law approves home school parents to teach the classroom portion of driver education to students under the age of 18 when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home school, within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes 120A.22 and 120A.24, the student is working toward a home-school diploma and the student is using driver training classroom materials approved by the commissioner of Public Safety.

To provide the classroom portion of driver education, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your son or daughter must be at least 14 years of age.
  2. You must comply with the Minnesota rules governing classroom instruction. Attached are a summary of these rules and a list of pre-approved textbooks and other resources that you may use. If you wish to use classroom materials other than those on the list, you must contact this office for approval.
  3. When your child has completed the required 30 hours of classroom instruction, you may go to our website and complete the Home School Driver’s Education Affidavit, print the completed affidavit, and mail or fax it to the Office of Driver Education. The affidavit may be found at
  1. Upon receipt of your completed affidavit, this office will send a proof-of-classroom completion document to you. You must present this document to the behind-the-wheel instruction provider to obtain a Certificate of Enrollment (blue card) for your student. Bring the blue card, along with a primary and a secondary form of identification, when you go to the state examining station for the knowledge test. Your child must be at least 15 years of age to take the knowledge test. Please refer to the Minnesota Driver’s Manual for acceptable forms of identification. After your child has passed the knowledge test, he or she may apply for an instruction permit.
  2. In order to take the road test your child must:
    1. Be at least 16 years old and have his or her original instruction permit or plastic instruction permit in possession.
    2. Have completed driver’s education and have the white course completion card.
    3. Have held an instruction permit for at least six months with no convictions for moving violations or alcohol/controlled substance violations.
    4. Present a supervised driving log verifying that they have driven under the supervision of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age, for not less than 50 hours, at least 15 of which were at night; or if a parent/guardian completes the parent class and submits a certificate of completion to the driver exam staff at the time of the road test, 40 hours, 15 of which were at night.
    5. The parent, court appointed guardian, county appointed foster parent or director of the transitional living program in which the child resides must approve the driver’s license application.


2 reviews for Deluxe Edition of Minnesota In-Home Driver Ed Curriculum

  1. Diane (daughter)

    Thank you so much. We are so pleased with the program. We’ve been telling everyone we know about the great job you do and the passion you contribute while doing it. It is amazing to see the difference we notice in driving habits from our younger driver — she is so much more attentive both when driving and riding then our other children who were not a part of your program. Wish we would have known about you sooner…

  2. Colleen- Homeschool Parent, Duluth, MN

    I purchased and returned two Driver Ed courses before finding DriveSafeRideSafe’s curriculum. This course makes it easy for a parent to teach and keeps the teen interested. Mike’s stories and insights are practical and compelling. My son even liked the course and the enrichment activities because “it was not boring”. As parents we liked that we were teaching him how to become a safe driver.

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