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Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc. (SODE) is dedicated to teaching a lifetime of safe driving skills designed to help you accomplish your driving goals, including obtaining a license. SODE is fully licensed by the State of Oregon and meets all insurance requirements. SODE is the only Driver Education program in Southern Oregon certified by the DMV and the Transportation Safety Division of ODOT.
What sets SODE apart is that we offer 16 years of driver training experience with high school students and adults during which we developed state of the art training techniques and skills development. Financial assistance is available so every student can have this experience. We are committed to providing students the necessary skills for a lifetime of driving.
The founder of SODE is Robert T. Jones. He and his family are residents of Medford, Oregon. Mr. Jones has been a certified public school teacher for 20 years. He is employed by the Medford School District.
Medford Chief of Police - Randy Schoen (retired 2011)
"I would highly recommended your class to any parent looking to give their son or daughter a great foundation as a new Oregon Driver. You did a great Job with our son and I learned some new things as well. Enrolling our son, Ian, into a driver's education course was a no brainer and a great investment to help him in his development in becoming a good driver. During our practice drives I had Ian tell me what he was doing with the car and why. I was impressed as he described; turning points, lane positioning, steering control, following and stopping distances, driving laws, searching and scanning, speed control and etc. Driving is one of the most important responsibilities a teenager could have. As a police officer for over 30 years I have personally witnessed the tragedies involving poor decision making involving young and inexperienced drivers. Statistically we know disproportionately how many serious and/or fatal accidents our teenagers will be involved in every year. Every teenage driver should be required to take a State Certified Driver's Education Course."
Oregon State Certified Public School Teacher - Lynn Faust
"It was money well spent for the safety of our child and others on the road. We didn't feel our son was quite ready to get his license with just the minimal amount of hours driving required by the State, so we decided to give him a headstart with Southern Oregon Driver Education. We immediately saw an improvement while driving with him. He became more confident. After taking the course, he had no problem taking his written test and driving test."
Oral Surgeon - Dr. James Savage
"I would highly recommend the Southern Oregon Driver Education program and will recommend it to my friends. This comprehensive program prepares young drivers for all the situations they may soon be facing and is taught by an instructor with many years of experience in the field. The course is a great bargain when I consider the peace of mind I have knowing that my daughter has been proprerly instructed by a professional. I definitely intend to enroll my younger children as they reach driving age."
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Through this driver education program beginning drivers will gain the knowledge and skills to have the power to control their driving environment.