Q: WHAT AGES DO YOU TEACH TO DRIVE?
A: Students must be at least 15 years of age to attend classes (the State of Tennessee mandates that in order for us to be able to give them the road test they MUST be at least 15 when they start the class, and at least 15.5 years of age when they take the test). We also teach older teens, and many of our students are in their 20’s, 30’s 40’s and more! Our oldest student so far was 82!!
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO SEND MY TEEN FOR CLASSES AND BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS?
A: We would rather get your new driver early in their learning process, rather than later! PLEASE don’t wait until they are almost 16 and try to rush them through the classes and behind the wheel lessons. If you wait until they’ve had their permit and have been driving for nearly one year, they likely will have developed bad habits that will need to be broken…and new habits formed. That is very difficult to accomplish even with our trained staff.
Having them attend soon after turning 15 gives you and us a full year to turn them into safe, confident and courteous drivers.
Q: CAN YOU GIVE THE PERMIT AND ROAD TESTS?
A: As of January 15th, 2018 we can no longer give the written test for the learners permit!! The state notified every driving school in the state in late December and informed us that they were no longer going to allow the third party schools to administer the permit test!
We will still be able to give the road test (the skills test) to students that have completed the 30 hours of class at least 6 hours behind the wheel. The state has also changed a rule on this…we can’t give the test until the person taking the test is at least 15.5 years of age, and they must have held a learners permit for at least 180 days.
Q: CAN A 15 YEAR OLD TAKE THE ROAD TEST FOR THEIR LICENSE?
A: Yes, as long as they are at least 15.5 years old AND have held a permit for at least 180 days when they take the test. They will NOT be able to get their license any sooner, but upon passing the test, and turning 16, they can use the certificate from us to get their license (they also have to have had their permit for at least six months)
Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A PARTICULAR CLASS?
A: It’s a simple process…fill out and submit the enrollment form on this website, and use the “buy now” button on the home page to make a secure $50.00 deposit. The enrollment form asks for the starting date of the class…that let’s us know what class you are enrolling in. If a class is sold out, it will show clearly on the calendar that it is not available!
Q: CAN A STUDENT TAKE THE CLASS AT ONE CAMPUS AND COMPLETE THE BEHIND THE WHEEL AT THE OTHER?
A. We prefer that students complete the program in the same location they start. However, we can make an exception to that policy if we know in advance that you’ll want to do that. But, once you start behind the wheel lessons in a location, you MUST complete them in that location.
Q: DOES THE CLASS PRICE INCLUDE THE CLASS, TESTING AND BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS?
A: Yes, our beginning driver program includes thirty hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind the wheel instruction, and the road test if needed. There is no reduction in the tuition if the test is not needed.
Q: HOW DO WE SCHEDULE THE BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS, AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THEM?
A: We use a system that is nearly foolproof. YOU send an e-mail giving us days and times that the student is available for a lesson. We respond with an available lesson time and ask you to confirm the date and time. When you confirm the appointment, the lesson is set!!
How long the behind the wheel lessons take to complete varies with each student. We allow you up to one year from the end of the classroom instruction to complete the lessons (if you don’t complete them within that time, a fee for each lesson will be imposed). It’s best to spread the lessons out over a few weeks or months.
For 12 years, prior to COVID, we prided ourselves on being able to schedule behind the wheel lesson with 7 to 10 days advance requests. We got very, very far behind during the 8 or so weeks that we were not allowed to give lessons. We were getting nearly out of the hole until last year went we had a COVID outbreak run through our school. That put us back in a deep hole! We have recently hired, trained, and tested 4 new teachers and have bought three new training vehicles. Sadly we are now booking lessons two, three and more weeks in advance. We ask for you patience when booking and encourage you to keep the next paragraph in mind when planning class and behind the wheel time.
It’s NOT a good idea to send your teen to class and then wait months before start their behind the wheel lessons. It’s NOT a good plan to wait until just before they turn 16 and then try to book three lessons in a short time. Please don’t do that!
We are usually giving behind the wheel lessons seven days a week. Often weekends and school breaks fill up quickly…plan ahead!!