FAQ

 

Q: What is the cost of the program?
A:  Please look at the program you are interested in.  Each program is priced differently, and the pricing information should be near the bottom of the program description page for the program you are considering.

Q: If we sign up for a class, when will the student start driving?
A: If the student is enrolled in one of our beginning driver programs and has a permit, we are usually able to start within 5 to 10 days after they begin the program. If they do not have a permit, we will need to wait until they obtain one before we schedule any driving with them.

For individual lessons, once you are enrolled and your deposit has been paid, it is usually about 5-10 days between scheduling and your first drive.

faq'sQ: How long does the course take?
A: For the Beginning Driver Education program, it typically takes 4 to 6 weeks, but everyone learns and progresses at different rates, and it could certainly be longer, especially if the students is unable to get good practice time between our driving sessions.

Q: Will my child drive with other students or individually?
A: All of our driving is done in private one-on-one lessons.  A parent or guardian is welcome to ride along as a back-seat observer anytime you would like.

Q: How many hours of class time and driving time does my child have to have have to do?
A: For the Beginning Driver Education program, each student must complete 8 hours of class time and 6 hours of driving time. A student cannot finish early or opt out of any portion of this time since it is prescribed and regulated by the state.

Q: When do classes start?
A: Please check the home page in the bottom right corner.

Q: What type of cars will we drive for my lessons?
A: We drive Toyota Corolla’s and Toyota Camry’s.

Q: I already have a car and would like to use it for my lessons – Is that OK?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot do that. Our cars are equipped with dual controls for everyone’s safety. Additionally, we are required to carry a very specific types of insurance to do driver education. Your policy would not provide the required coverage.

Q: Do you drive on the highway and in town?
A: Our lessons are structured so as to develop and build on a skill-set, progressing through a defined curriculum as the student’s driving skills improve. We usually start in neighborhoods, progress into heavier traffic and city driving, then ultimately highway and interstate driving.

Q: How many lessons of driving are there total?
A: The key factor is the time we drive. In our beginning programs, we always drive a full 6 clock-hours with each student. This may be done over 4, 5 or 6 driving sessions, depending on factors such as: Student availability, experience level when the students begins, how quickly a student learns and picks up on the skills we teach, and how much practice the student is able to get between our lessons.

Q: We don’t have a valid permit, can you get one for us?
A: Yes, we can assist you in getting your permit, but you will still have to pass a written and vision test just like you would at the DMV. We usually administer permit tests at the second class session.  If your permit is expired and there is an extended time before the class sessions you intend to take begins, you may want to consider taking the test for or renewing your permit at the DMV. This way you can continue doing your practice driving with a parent or another qualified driver.