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The Safest Approach to Drivers Training

Apex offers an improved alternative to traditional drivers education at our Jacksonville, Florida Center.         The innovative Apex Virtual Vehicle© provides a safe, hands-on learning environment, allowing our students to develop crash avoidance skills. We give them the driving skills and confidence they need to face the road!


The instruction is personalized for each student and integrates the family, allowing us to facilitate a complete training plan and correct unsafe practices if necessary. Additionally, our programs are designed for students in all stages of the learning to drive process; pre-permit, permit, and newly licensed.

We provide invaluable training and guidance for families who:

  • Want to help their student become a responsible, safe driver
  • Are concerned traditional drivers education will not be a good fit
  • Have a student driver struggling or reluctant to practice drive
  • Have a licensed driver who is not confident or comfortable driving


Apex Virtual Vehicle Training

Apex built the nation’s first Virtual Vehicle to improve driving skill and prevent crashes! To achieve this, drivers must control high tech vehicles while sharing congested roads with an increasing number of dangerous, irresponsible drivers. There have been significant changes for drivers over the past 60 years but NO improvement with how they’re trained. Learn more…


Driving the AVV allows students to practice dynamic and potentially dangerous scenarios in a controlled environment. The AVV is the perfect combination of safe, solo driving with expert coaching, and private sessions allow us to customize the training for each student.


Students progress in their Apex C.A.R. skills of Control, Anticipation, and Road Craft in a wide variety of roads, driving environments, emergencies, and conditions including night, fog, rain, and snow as well as other drivers’s mistakes.


With our AVV training new drivers have an opportunity to pause and analyze situations, raising their awareness and skills, then drive it again to integrate the feedback. Unlike on-the-road driving, the student can think and process the information in a low-stress environment, increasing their ability to learn and improve.


At Apex, we help students develop the mindset and advanced skills needed to drive responsibly and prevent crashes. This requires expert instruction and deliberate practice that exceeds the minimal skill needed to drive around the block and pass a state test.


This hands-on training works! Student drivers who trained in a driving simulator, similar to the Apex Virtual Vehicle, reduced their crash rates by 67% compared to the general teen driver population.


Parent Workshop

Is helping your son or daughter successfully navigate the transition from a passenger to a SAFE driver important to you? 


If yes, register for our Parent Workshop and learn how to:

  • Spark your student’s Motivation to drive and Mindset to be responsible and safe
  • Maximize learning and Minimize stress during the 50-hours of required practice driving
  • Address both over-confidence and under-confidence
  • Help your student develop Advanced Skills and Crash Avoidance Techniques
  • Create a “License Ready” checklist
  • Gain Peace of Mind!   


Today, parents face several new challenges from students with less pre-driving knowledge, experience and motivation to roadways, traffic patterns and other drivers which make “practice” daunting for both students and parents.

This innovative workshop connects parents with Apex Founder, Trish Johnson’s expertise and guidance.  She’s successfully coached thousands of families, here’s what a First Coast parent recently said about working with Trish:


“For reasons we could not understand our daughter was never comfortable with driving. Even after taking the Driver’s Ed course, she was completely paralyzed with fear. After working with Trish at Apex, we are proud to have a happy, licensed, confident and safe driver!” 


Registration fee is $49 and includes; 2-Hour Workshop, Materials, Resources, and Post-workshop assistance.


Seats are limited so Call / Text NOW at 904.891.3646 to Register or receive more information. 



Extra Mile — Online Driving Tutorials

Our online tutorials offer more than three hours of professional, advanced driver training presented in short videos for quick and easy viewing. They also include practice driving tips for parents. Learn more…




Contact Us

  •   Apex Resource Center
         7235 Bonneval Road
         Suite 411
         Jacksonville, FL 32256
  •   (904) 891-3646

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