hand over hand steering

Moving Steering and Stopping The Vehicle

Goal: Teach your teen to consistently start, stop, and turn smoothly with full vehicle control.


Location: A large, level, mostly empty area. Everyone in the vehicle must be properly buckled up. Before starting, coach your teen to always signal and check mirrors and blind spots before changing the speed, position, or direction of the car.


Remind them when needed. Have your teen drive around the perimeter of the lot several times at a slow speed.


Have them stop and start frequently, practicing smooth hand-to-hand steering, braking, and accelerating.


Pick several targets in the large, level, empty practice area, and have your teen drive to them at specific speeds.

For example, “Drive to the stop sign at 15 mph.”


Focus on steady speed and smooth starts and stops. Once your teen is braking smoothly, practice “hard, smooth stops” at slightly higher speeds (approximately 25–30 mph).


Hint: Curling toes back just before braking results in smoother stops. It eases the pressure on the brake.


• Ease off the accelerator or use the brake to reduce speed before entering a curve; use gentle acceleration to overcome inertia and pull the vehicle out of the curve.


• Use smooth, continuous steering wheel movements when approaching a turn and when returning (sliding) the wheel through the hands until the vehicle is in the proper post-turn position.


• Coach your teen to pick a target near the center of the intended travel path. This target can be used as a visual aid to aim at while steering through turns.

Lesson two – turning techniques

Nevada Drive Academy of Las Vegas
Henderson Driving School 

Behind The Wheel Driving Lessons for Teens & Adults near you

Online Nevada Drivers Ed and Nevada Traffic School

Mon-Fri 7am - 10:00pm  |  Sat-Sun 7am - 6pm
8275 S Eastern Ave STE 200-117, Henderson, NV 89123 Office Visits by Appt
Las Vegas Nevada DMV Driving School License # PRDS00046024































Nevada Drive Academy Driving school covers all surrounding areas of Clark County Las Vegas Metro:
Henderson Greenvalley Summerlin Spring Valley Boulder City Southern Highlands North Las Vegas Anthem Sunrise Manor

Paradise Centennial Las Vegas Eastside Northwest Southeast Sunrise The Lakes University District Las Vegas Westside

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Yelp Social Icon
Las vegas driving school