It’s a tale as old as time. No, not Beauty & the Beast! We’re talking about the other age-old tale: old school versus new school. Today, we’re looking at Aceable (Hi! That’s us!!) versus iDriveSafely driving school.
iDriveSafely offers both defensive driving courses and drivers ed, the latter which they offer through DriversEd.com, which we also reviewed in a previous post.
Of course, since iDriveSafely has been in business, a lot more drivers ed companies have come onto the scene, although it’s been a while since someone came out with new content. Enter ACEABLE! We’re considered the “new kid on the block,” because not only are we relatively new to the industry, but because our content is fresh and tries to subvert the stereotype that drivers ed has to be boring. Also, we have a robot.
However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options when it comes to choosing an online drivers ed course. In fact, there are a ton of schools out there. It’s just a matter of knowing which one to pick. We know that it can be hard and confusing to find a drivers ed course that you like. To make sure you’re informed, we’re going to do a comparison breakdown of everything Aceable has to offer vs. what you’d get as an iDriveSafely student.
Aceable offers online drivers ed courses in Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, with more states coming soon. Each course is state-approved, and teen courses are DMV-approved for earning a learner’s permit. Each teen course comes with six free months of Allstate® Roadside Assistance.
Additionally, Aceable’s courses can be completed on your smartphone or computer, so you can take your course with you and complete it at your own pace. When you think you’re ready for the test, you can take Aceable’s free DMV practice tests.
Content-wise, Aceable prides itself on having content that’s anything but boring. Our course is loaded with gamified quizzes, video, and voiceover to suit any learning style. We even incorporate augmented reality into our course to help you know exactly what to expect in your vehicle. Our reviewers love how much more engaging our course is over the standard drivers ed courses you see elsewhere.
iDriveSafely offers parent-taught drivers ed and adult drivers ed, in addition to instructor-led drivers ed, which they offer through DriversEd.com (to see our review of the DriversEd.com course, click here). iDriveSafely's courses are state and DMV-approved, and 100% online, which means that you can access it at any times. Access on your computer, phone or tablet, and take your drivers ed wherever you need to be.
iDriveSafely also offers a library of instructional resources as well as live customer support.
As far as online drivers ed courses go, iDriveSafely is not a bad bet at all. However, online reviewers have mentioned that some parts of the course seem outdated since the course is over 20+ years old.
Aceable is fairly inexpensive compared to the other options out there, making it one of the best values around. Here’s a breakdown of teen and adult drivers ed courses in Texas:
Price: $100 (normally $134)
What it comes with:
- Receive six free months of Allstate® Roadside Assistance
- Free test prep
- The official DPS written exam
- Fast certificate delivery
- Customer support available 7 days a week
- Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Web
Price: $36 (normally $48)
What it comes with:
- Six-hour course – the shortest allowed by Texas law
- Official written exam included in our app – skip the DPS!
- Certificate of completion emailed within 2 hours
- Available on iPhone, Android, and Web anytime
iDriveSafely is fairly inexpensive compared to the other options out there, making it one of the best values around. Here’s a breakdown of teen and adult drivers ed courses in Texas:
Teen Drivers Ed
Price: $70 (normally 90)
What it comes with:
- Official test included
- Free permit license certificate—electronic delivery
- Complimentary 30-minute Personal Coaching session
- Safe driving app—1 month free Mentor for Families
Adult Drivers Ed
Price: $36 (normally $74.95)
What it comes with:
- The shortest course allowed by law
- DPS written exam included
- Free 30-minute Personal Coaching Session
- Customer service available seven days a week
Aceable is rated 9.6 out of 10 on Trustpilot from over 18,000 reviewers.
Not to toot our own horn, but our Acers love Aceable for its fun content, personable customer service team, and quick response time.
“Excellent course and very interesting. Loved the videos and how Ace would joke throughout it. It was very educating but fun at the same time.” – Dominique
“Aceable made it so easy for me to get my Drivers Ed certificate. With memes, silly-jokes, and straight-forward videos, I can’t see how anyone won’t be able to Ace this test.” – Maria
“I thought this course would be a drag and would become very boring throughout the chapters, but it was very interactive as well as funny as it was targeted to our age and what we would enjoy. I really enjoyed it and it prepared me very well for my knowledge test!” – Allisson
iDriveSafely is rated 9.4 out of 10 on Trustpilot from over 9,500 reviewers. Here's what reviewers have to say about iDriveSafely.
"I enjoyed my experience with the online course. The course was very informative because of the quizzes that were given after each section which allowed the user to see if they understood what was presented prior to the quizzes. This format allows the user to better monitor their learning experience and also where they need to go back and do some more review." - Patrick
"Easy to use I was able to work at my own pace and if I had to put it down I was able to catch up." - Theresa
"It was easy to follow. The animations, albeit dated was fun to watch and interpret. Hopefully, in the future they will use fresher characters. The information was solid! The review after each chapter was excellent." - Jamal
The verdict: If you’re looking for fresh content and an entertaining way to get drivers ed done, we can’t help but push you towards Aceable. Our content is fresh, frequently updated, and geared toward making learning fun and memorable. We promise you won’t be bored.
Also, did we mention we have a robot?