The agency is responsible for providing technical assistance to driver education instructors and school administrators in schools throughout the state and for approving driver education programs in all of the state's high schools. Each driver education program must provide a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of in-vehicle instruction and six hours of in-vehicle observation. Classroom instruction must include the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, motor vehicle liability insurance and motor vehicle financial responsibility.
This memo from Commissioner Vilaseca addresses immediate and
upcoming changes to the driver education program. The agency no
longer employs a driver education consultant and the Vermont
Higher Education Collaborative (VTHEC) is now the administrator
for driver education pre-service, continuing education and
Program Approval for Driver
& Traffic Safety Programs
A representative of the school must complete this from and submit
it to the Office of Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Vermont
Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641 at least five working days before the
start of any program. Only one completed form should be
submitted for each school. The completed form should reflect the
school's entire driver education program.