Maryland Online Driver Education

Learn the rules of the road with DriverEdToGo. We make earning your license EASY!

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


Maryland Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Welcome to Maryland’s most popular education course for drivers – This driver education course is found entirely online and has everything a driver may need in order to earn a DMV leaner’s permit.

  • Take the entire course in several settings
  • Certificate issued the day of completion
  • Course is read aloud by audio narration
  • Technical and customer support available round-the-clock
  • Qualify for lesser insurance rates
  • Satisfaction is guaranteed

Procedures for Maryland Online Drivers Education Licensing

Congrats on beginning the process of applying for Maryland’s leaner’s permit or the state’s first driver’s license. The state has a Graduated Driver’s License Program for teenage drivers. There are several things someone should bear in mind to ensure that the application for a driving license takes place as smoothly as possible. Below is the process.

Maryland Instructional Permit and Learner’s License

When applying for a learner’s permit, the minimum age required is 15 years and nine months. The applicant will have to set an appointment with the local MVA (Maryland Vehicle Administration) and bring with them the following:

  • A complete learner’s permit certification of school attendance for those who are under 16.
  • A permit application co-signed by a parent or guardian for those under 18.
  • Proof of residence and a valid identification.

The applicant must pass the required tests at his or her local Maryland MVA.

Congratulations for those who survived as they have just earned their first learner’s permit. They should however remember that with a Maryland leaner’s permit, they can only practice driving with a licensed driver holding a valid license for not less than 3 years. Validity of the learner’s permit is 2 years. When driving with the learner’s permit, one should bear in mind that using a cell phone is prohibited and violating this law results in a license suspension. Anyone who has had the learner permit for a period of nine months is ready for the Maryland Graduated Licensed Program’s next step.

Provisional Driver’s License

To apply for a Maryland’s Provisional Driver’s license, an individual needs to ensure that they follow a number of state requirements prior to heading down to the local MVA.

  • Hold a Maryland learner’s permit in good standing for not less than 9 months
  • Have a guardian or parent fill a Practice Skills Log
  • Practice not less than 60 hours of supervised driving
  • Practice 10 of the 60 hours at night
  • Complete a driver training course approved by the state
  • Be not older than 16 years and 6 months.

Anyone who has satisfied the above requirements can head down to the nearest Maryland MVA where they will take a road exam. Congrats for those who pass as they will earn a provisional driver’s license. However, they will still be required to drive with a number of restrictions until they have been in possession of the provisional driver’s license in good standing for 18 months. They will then be eligible for their unrestricted driver’s license as soon as they turn 18.

Restrictions and Penalties for Teen Driver License

There are a number of restrictions that a driver needs to bear in mind in regard to his or her provisional driver’s license:

  • No carrying passengers who are under 18 for 5 months, unless with proper driving supervision. An exception to this is when the passengers are family members.
  • No driving between midnight and 5am unless commuting to and from the workplace, a volunteer program, an activity sanctioned by the school or an athletic event in which the driver is participating in.

Congrats to a driver who drives for 180 days without an accident as he or she can now be issued with a full license.

Auto Insurance and Responsibility

Once someone gets their Maryland driver’s license, they may seem good to drive. However, any car registered in the state should be covered with liability insurance. Minimum coverage includes:

  • $20,000 for bodily harm per person
  • $40,000 for bodily harm per accident
  • $25,000 for damage to property

Anyone found driving without the mandatory liability insurance, a learner’s permit, or intermediate driver’s license can be fined and his or her license suspended. As a new driver in Maryland, it is important to learn the state’s cell phone, drunk driving and text-massaging laws. For one, the state has a zero tolerance law, thus anyone having a blood alcohol content of.02 and is under 18 will face fines as well as a suspension of their driver’s license.

Further DUI convictions will lead to an increased jail time, fines, community services, and a license suspension or even revocation. Maryland currently forbids teenage drivers holding an instruction license, learner’s license, or a provisional license from using a cell phone when driving.

For further information concerning Maryland online drivers ed, a person should feel free to visit the Maryland Vehicle Association site where he or she will find the full list.

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