Ohio Adult Driver Education for First-Time Drivers

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Welcome to 2Cool Traffic School, your most trusted and FUN traffic school provider! We are pioneers of e-learning in the online traffic school community. This means that we know exactly what students want and how they learn best. That’s why we offer a fully narrated and fun Ohio 4 Hour Abbreviated Adult Driver Training course. You don’t have to read a thing unless you want to. Otherwise, our animated guide, SAM, will read it all to you. Our course keeps you engaged because we include videos and activities throughout the whole thing. We want you to have an enjoyable learning experience with us. Keep reading below to find out more about our awesome course and about the state requirements.

Interactive & Fun

Our course is fully narrated and features a variety of activities and videos that keep you entertained while you learn. We don't make you read pages and pages of boring content like other course providers!

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Our course is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Course registration is simple and straightforward, and you'll get your certificate mailed to you after the course at no additional charge!
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"Great! I love the virtual reality slides and the guy talking makes it interesting rather than me reading a lot of information."

~ Miesha T, Happy Student

We are the ONLY Online Traffic School that shows you our product BEFORE you buy. 

The Best Value for Ohio Adult Driver Education.

If you need to take the Ohio Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course before you take your Ohio Drivers License exam again don’t just look for the cheapest price.  You need to pass that exam to get your license.  The cheapest course is the cheapest for a reason.  The difference in price in this industry is only a few dollars.  Fortunately you’ve found the best courses available.

Until 2Cool Traffic School entered the market all online driving courses were was just pages of boring text.  We pioneered e-learning in the industry and are setting the standard.  We were the first to offer fully narrated courses just like a class lecture.  There is a reason schools and colleges have lecture as part of their curriculum.  Most of us learn better from hearing because we visualize it in the way that makes sense to us.   You understand the topic better and if you understand it better you actually learn it and retain it.  So when you take the test again you know the material.


Ohio Abbreviated Driving CourseIf you choose to wait until you are 18 to take the Ohio Drivers Test so that you don’t have to take the Drivers Education Course but then fail the maneuverability or part of the road test you are required to take the Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course before you can retake the test.  This is to ensure that you gain the proper knowledge and driving skills to not only pass the test but be a good driver.


There are some basic requirements to this course.  A 4-hour class that gives you a lot of basic information and knowledge.

Then there is actual driving time.  You need to practice your driving skills.  There are a couple ways to do that where you can hire a professional instructor where the cost can make it prohibitive for some people (around $200 - $400) or you can find a friend or family member 21 years of age or older that can spend some time with you while you practice your driving.


  • You must take a 4 hour class. You can take our online course, or there are in-person courses with a licensed instructor

Persons studying for their Ohio Adult Driver education course. At Too Cool Traffic School we’ve developed the best online course available.  Our course is the only one that is 100% narrated.  This makes it easier to understand and helps you remember it better.  If you prefer, the content is available to read.  Other online courses are just long pages of text that you must read.

The Course is 4 hours long.  You must spend 4 hours in this course.  There is no way to get around that.  That is why it is called a 4-hour course.  However, with the Too Cool Traffic School course you do not need to take all the 4 hours all at once.  Also, if you need to take a break when you come back the course will pick up right where you left off so you won’t lose your place. Our course has each lesson timed so that you spend exactly the time you need.  Just sit back and listen and absorb the information.

Here are some of our great perks:

  • Fully narrated with an animated guide
  • Fun activities & videos
  • Stop & start as needed
    90% students are instantly validated.
    Other providers make you wait to take the course.
  • Take the course around your schedule
  • Engaging & keeps your attention
  • Don't need to take it all at once
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Drive time

You are required to practice your driving skills.  You must have either:

  • 4 hours with a professional driving instructor


  • Spend 24 hours driving with a licensed driver 21 or older. (Cannot spend more than 4 hours each day)

New Ohio driverYou will need to practice the driving and maneuverability portion of the course.  Keep in mind that there are costs involved in this as well.  At the very least someone will need to pay for the gas.  How much this costs depends on the vehicle you are driving (gas mileage), the cost of gas at that time and where and how you are driving.  You can expect it to cost between $100 - $150 in gas.

The driving part would include things like:

  • Stop and start
  • Turn around and back up
  • Perform turns
  • Use vehicle turn signals
  • Drive in the correct lane
  • Maintain a safe following distance

Then there is the maneuverability part of the test is a little trickier without a professional driving instructor.  You will need to find an area in a parking lot or other open area where you can set cones or some other type of marker in a box where you practice maneuvering.

You need to set up a box that is 9’ X 20’ box and safely maneuver both backing up and driving forward without knocking over any markers.  You also need to stop with the bumper even with the markers.  You need to be able to do this without hitting any cones and be able to drive away without hitting any.

Course Topic Descriptions

Section 1: Basic Control Tasks

Don’t be intimidated by all of the different dashboard lights in a car. We’re here to break each of them down and teach you what they mean. We’ll also teach you the basic control tasks that are in a car with an automatic transmission. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare yourself for your drive, including mirror settings and seat belt operations. This section is very visual in that we include a lot of activities and videos so that you can capture the entire picture of driving in a car and performing maneuvers that you’ll be doing on your driving test, such as turning, parking, passing, three-point turns, and more!


Section 2: Traffic Control Devices & Laws

Have you ever wondered how in the world there are millions of people driving that understand traffic signs with little to no words on it? It would be impossible to have full sentences on road signs to tell people what to do. That’s why there are many variations of signs with certain shapes and colors. We’re here to teach you what each one of these signs means. They tell you what you can and can’t do, and if you can’t follow these rules then you’re in for a bad driving experience. Don’t worry, it’s super easy. Once you’re finished with this chapter, you’ll be a traffic sign expert! You’ll also learn different scenarios of right-of-way situations, school bus stop laws, railroad crossings and more. 


Section 3: Perception & Driving Strategies for Different Environments

Does the thought of driving make you nervous or anxious? We can hopefully eliminate a lot of that in this section! We cover what is called the SIPDE system, which helps you understand how to manage your visibility, time and space on the road. This is especially helpful when you see an erratic driver on the road alongside you. It’s also helpful when you’re driving through different environments, such as urban or rural areas and expressways. We’ll also teach you how to treat vulnerable road users who don’t have a vehicle (hint: be extra careful) and we’ll teach you proper etiquette when a cop stops you.


Section 4: Operating in Adverse Conditions

We understand there’s bad weather conditions in Ohio like snow, heavy winds and rain. They’re also unexpected. It’s important to note that you should never drive in bad weather conditions. Whatever you have going on can certainly wait. However, we do know that people drive regardless and sometimes they can’t help it if they’re already on the road. That’s why it’s vital that you have the skills and knowledge to operate a vehicle in adverse conditions. We’ll give you tips on how to handle driving in heavy fog and other conditions that reduce your visibility to drive safely.


Section 5: Driver Fitness

We won’t tell you how to do jumping jacks in your car, but we will teach you how your physical health and mental health impact your ability to drive safely. Have you ever heard of highway hypnosis? It’s a real thing! And you’ll learn it in this section. You’ll also learn how drugs and alcohol lead to impaired driving and what you can do in peer pressured situations. We’ll also teach you how certain emotions from conversation can lead to mental distractions on the road. There are many things in your everyday life that have a big impact on your driving behavior. It’s good to be aware now so that you can prevent them from influencing the way you drive.


Section 6: Owning & Maintaining a Car

It’s a big responsibility to own and maintain a car. Perhaps even bigger than getting a dog! But freedom comes with a price, and for car owners, that price entails a lot that you should be ready for. In this last section, we’ll see the different things that you need to maintain, such as registration renewals, car insurance, tire rotations, oil checks and more. If you don’t have your own car yet, then you can use our helpful tips when you’re ready to buy or lease a car. We just want you to know the different responsibilities that come with getting a car. If you don’t follow the rules, then you can risk traffic violations, hefty fines and license suspension.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What happens if you fail the Ohio driving test? If you’re 18 years old or older and you failed a portion of the driving test, then you have to take the 4 hour Ohio abbreviated driver training course as well as some behind-the-wheel training.
  2. How many times can you fail the driving test in Ohio? You can fail four times, then you will have to wait six months before you can retake the driving test. However, you will not have to keep retaking the 4 hour driving class.
  3. Who is required to take Ohio abbreviated drivers ed? Adults 18 years and older who failed at least one of the portions of the driving test must take the 4 hour abbreviated drivers ed course.
  4. How long is driver training in Ohio for adults who failed the driving test? The driver training course is designed to be at least four hours. This is the state requirement for ALL online traffic schools in Ohio. Please note: Course time can vary based on the students’ learning speed and how often they start/stop the course.
  5. How much is the 4 hour driving class in Ohio? We’ve recently lowered our price from $74.99 to $68.99 and this includes FREE USPS shipping with a tracking number.
  6. What do I do after the abbreviated driving course online in Ohio? You will need to wait for the certificate of completion in the mail. While you wait, we suggest completing the behind-the-wheel practice portion. After you receive your certificate, you can take it with you to the BMV and retake the driving test.
  7. Does anyone offer the 4 hour online driving course in Ohio for free? Unfortunately, no. We have yet to see any online traffic school provider who is approved by the Ohio BMV that offers the 4 hour online abbreviated course for free.

Information for New Adult Drivers in Ohio

Ohio Adult Driver Education
Starting July 1, 2017 anyone 18 years or older who has never held a driver's license and fails their first attempt at the their road test must complete a 4-hour Abbreviated Adult Training Course, as well as some behind-the-wheel training.

Learn more about the State Requirements

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The online Ohio adult driver education course is designed to help prepare new adult drivers for success by providing them with a short driver's ed class that covers various state laws, defensive driving skills, and more!

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