Driver's Education

What to Look for in a Driver's Education Program

You may want to consider the following when shopping around for a driver's education program. Remember, take your time and shop smart. This is one of the most important investments you may ever make!

Interview the driving school owner or manager

  • Ask the owner how long the school has been in operation.
  • Ask for a statement of school policies & procedures. It should include: classroom hours and curriculum, in-car instruction and skills to be taught, how to book in-car hours, payment policies, refund policies, and cancellation policies.
  • Ask the owner or instructor what the classroom student to teacher ratio is for the particular class you will be attending.
  • Ask for references from people who have attended the school.

Visit the school

  • Did you notice the RMV issued license posted in a visible place?
  • Are all the licenses and instructor certifications up-to-date?
  • Is the classroom clean with up-to-date facilities, equipment, and textbooks?
  • What condition are the vehicles in? Are they clean? Do they have ABS brakes? The RMV recommends that the vehicles are no older than 5-10 years old or have low mileage.

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