Hatch's Drivers Training is a family owned and operated driving academy that has been teaching teens to be safe, cautious, and responsible drivers since 1990. We provide a state approved driver education class with State Certified Instructors. Classes fill up quickly, so sign up today.

Hatch's Driving School

Meridian, Idaho 83646


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Idaho Drivers Education Course

Hatch's Driving School driver program is approved by the state of Idaho. During our drivers education course, students will complete 42 hours of driver education. This includes 30 hours of state approved online instruction, 6 hours of observation, and 6 hours of behind the wheel driving. We are partnered with DriversEd.com who provides the online courses.

Benefits of Learning to Drive a Stick Shift

Learning to use a stick shift vehicle takes more time and effort. However, the benefits outnumber the negatives. For instance, manual transmissions are generally cheaper to maintain, get better gas mileage, and don't deteriorate as quickly as their automatic counterparts. Because of the need to shift gears, drivers are better able to listen when their vehicle needs to shift and are generally required to keep one hand on the stick at all times. These prevents your hands from being idle and discourages the driver from taking risks like eating, drinking, or using their phone.