Q: WHAT AGES DO YOU TEACH TO DRIVE?
A: We’ve had students as young as 14 and as old as 82! Most of our students range from 15 – 18 years of age, but we have many adults in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s that come to us for driving instruction.
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: Yes, we are part of the Cooperative Driver Testing Program with the State of Tennessee. However, students MUST complete the classroom session before the permit test can be given, and they MUST complete the six hours of behind the wheel lesson before the road test can be given.
Q: CAN YOU GIVE THE PERMIT TEST TO 14 YEAR OLDS IF THEY COMPLETE THE CLASS?
A: No…a person must be at least 15 years old when the test is administered.
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 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: That isn’t possible due to state paperwork and auditing procedures. If a student takes the class in Blount County the behind the wheel lessons will start and end at that location. If a student takes the class in Knoxville the behind the wheel lessons will start and end at that location. Keep in mind that are both locations the routes will include the same type of gradually more challenging situations to bring the student along as their skill and confidence become greater.
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 both the permit and road tests if needed. There is no reduction in the tuition if the tests are 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.
With eight instructors and eight cars in our fleet, it’s always easy to schedule a lesson a week or two ahead. Try to give us a much notice as possible to the times that work best for you.
It’s NOT a good idea to send your teen to class and then not have them take any behind the wheel lessons. Then call one week before they are turning 16 and ask to get all his lessons completed!
We are usually giving behind the wheel lessons seven days a week. Often weekends and school breaks fill up quickly…plan ahead!!