Behind The Wheel
All students must have an instruction permit before they participate in the driving phase. To receive and instruction permit, your student must pass the vision screening and a written test. These tests will be given at the DMV. The cost of the instruction permit is $20.00. This goes to the Secretary of State. The school charges $50.00 to offset the cost of leasing the car. This is usually paid at registration.
Students with and instruction permit are allowed to practice driving only with and instructor, a parent, a legal guardian or a responsible adult (21 years or older) approved by you. The person they are driving with must have a valid license, must be sitting beside the student driver, and they must have at least one year of driving experience. They will receive up to six hours of driving and six hours observation with an instructor.
As a parent/guardian you are required to see that your child receives a minimum of fifty hours of behind the wheel training, of which ten hours are at night. Hours with the instructor do not count. By working together we hopefully can develop a beginning driver with good driving skills and proper attitudes.
The application form to get the permit along with the rules of the road book and Parent-Teen workbook will be handed out by the driver’s education instructor.