Learn the fundamentals of vehicle operation and the rules of the road in a safe and fun environment. Complete all Wisconsin certified driver education courses online or in a traditional classroom setting. Then take your behind-the-wheel instruction at one of our convenient locations.
At 1st Rate Driving School LLC, you will receive:
Stay at least 200 feet behind a working snowplow. Make sure that you can see the plow's mirrors to ensure the driver is able to see you. If you must pass, be careful. Snowplows often create a cloud of snow that can obscure vision. Remember that road conditions in front of the plow will likely be worse.
Before traveling, call 511 or go online (511wi.gov) to check on road conditions and possible incidents. Consider downloading the 511 Wisconsin smartphone app.
-Tell someone where you are going and your expected arrival time. Be sure your cell phone is charged in case of an emergency.
-Clear all snow and ice from your vehicle's windows, front and rear lights, roof and hood.
-Allow plenty of following distance.
-Most traffic crashes in winter are caused by drivers going too fast for conditions. Drivers are required to slow down when roads are slick or visibility is reduced.
-Don't be over-confident if you operate a four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicle. They still require a considerable distance to stop on slick roadways.
-Remember that bridge decks/overpasses can be especially slippery, even when adjacent pavements are in good travel condition.
-Sudden braking or steering can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Use brakes early and carefully. With anti-lock-brakes (ABS), use firm, steady pressure and gently steer. Never use cruise control in wintry weather.
-Turn on your low-beam headlights so that you can be seen and you can see what is ahead!
-During major winter storms, postpone or cancel your trip.
OCONTO FALLS - Classes meet Monday through Friday, 6-8 pm Room 121
COLEMAN - Classes are held during the school days at the high school. Dates and times are subject to change to accommodate school activities.
WAUSAUKEE - Classes will be held after school at the high school.
PULASKI - Classes Monday thru Friday, 4-6 pm
SURING - Classes are held Monday through Friday, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Will require a minimum of 8 students in order to hold class. - Times are subject to change
GILLETT - Classes meet Monday through Friday from 6-8 pm at Gillett High School
Help keep our law enforcement officers, emergency responders, and other roadway workers safe. The law states that you must slow down and change lanes in order to provide a safe amount of space when a vehicle is stopped on the side of a road with its lights flashing. Learn more about the WisDOT Move Over Law.