What are your standard operating procedures for new drivers?
FAQ's and step by step instructions to make the most challenging of Driver's Education in 2023, as simple and educational possible.
1. At what age can my child begin taking driver's education?
Students may begin their Drivers Education classes either in person or on our Zoom platform At the age of 15 and 5 months.
2. When can my new driver obtain their temporary learner's permit?
You may obtain your learners permit and begin driving with a parent Or legal guardian at the age of 15 and 6 months.
3. When can my new driver begin to drive with a driving instructor, who's vehicle and insurance are used and is there any fee to the family if a crash does occur?
Student drivers are required to hold their temporary permit for a minimum of 6 months (180 days) before they are allowed to sit for the in road driving test. However, according to a law put in place on May 01, 2022, the new student driver must be complete with their in class/distance learning or self paced program and obtain a passing score on the written test at the end of their last lesson. Once the student has obtained the learner's permit and has completed the new law requirements, they may begin to schedule their behind the wheel training with our school. There is a 20.00 gas fee to be paid in any 1 (only one) behind the wheel lesson and is given to the driving instructor, typically at the students first lesson. All driving lessons are completed with a very well trained Driving Instructor Trainer and has exceeded the minimum requirements from the state until we feel the instructor is suitable as a driving instructor. If I would not put my own child in a car with an individual who I feel may not be up to my standards, then they are not licensed as instructors for this company until they meet or exceed my expectation. Unlike many other schools in the fine print- we DO NOT charge the student or their family for the use of a vehicle, insurance and in a rare crash circumstanc, we would never make the family or the child pay the driving school for these actions. We provide a Licensed Instructor, driving a labeled Drivers Education vehicle, equipped with a secondary auxiliary brake on the Instructor side of the vehicle. The insurance for driver training meets and exceeds the state minimum amount and under no circumstanc would we ever request payment for any damage to one of our vehicles or our instructors. If, in a rare case a student is issued a citation during a driving lesson, Ari Klarfeld, the owner, will do whatever he can, using his own legal counsel to reduce a court appearance or conviction in order to have the best interest of the family and the student in mind, at all times. Please understand that during the course of Driving, whether a new driver or a seasoned one, crashes may occur (again, rare) but student are taught what to do in the case of these types of situations.
How do I pay?
Most people pay their package cost online when registering. If you choose to pay by card online, there is a credit card service fee associated with your purchase. You may also pay on the first day of class with cash or check.
How long does it take to complete the program?
It varies for each person. It's possible to finish the classes and behind-the-wheel in as little as four weeks. It could take as long as a few months, depending on circumstances such as when you're available and how busy we are.
Do I need a temporary license to start driver ed?
No. If you are 15 years and 5 months old you may start the driver education portion of our program. Once you are old enough to take the temps test and obtain your temporary license and you have completed at least 2 hours of driver education then you may be scheduled for the in-car portion of our program. Anyone wanting to schedule their in cars needs to have a valid temporary license.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds. We will provide you with everything that you need and work with you. Once you pay the tuition, you are a registered student with our school. If you need assistance, please contact us directly. We schedule the driving lessons for you so that you don't have to worry about navigating through all of that. We go above and beyond for each of our students. We will never say that you will pass the driving test on the first try but will really go out of our way to take care of your needs first.
When can I start the behind-the-wheel lessons?
When you have completed the entire 24 hour course
Do I need to have my own car insurance for behind-the-wheel?
No. When you are in one of our driving school vehicles, you are covered under our business insurance.
Can I request a specific driving instructor?
Maybe! Some of our instructors only work in certain parts of town, or on certain days of the week. But if there's someone you'd like to drive with, let us know and we will try to schedule you with that person.
Will you pick me up?
Our school tries to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. Our drivers can pick you up at school, home, sports, and even the mall if you would like. We do ask that you give us enough notice in advance of the lesson to see if a different location is possible or not. We will make every attempt to work with your schedules and let you know at that time if it will not work.
What if I need to cancel my driving lesson?
We understand life can get in the way of scheduled plans, we just ask that you call or text 24 hours in advance if you are canceling your lesson. If you fail to let us know more than 24 hours in advance, a $50 cancelation fee will be applied to your account and until paid no more lessons will be scheduled or held. Again, if it is because of a health related matter, we may just ask for a doctors note explaining that you are safe to return to driving class.
What happens if I fail the test?
If you fail one or more portions of the road test, you have to wait seven days to try again if you are under 18. You have four chances to receive your license per temporary permit. You can schedule a driving lesson prior to your test to review your skills. If you fail the test and you would like to take the test again with our vehicle, you will have to pay the fee again.
How long do I have to hold my temporary license before I can test?
You must hold your temporary license for 6 months before you are eligible to take the road test. This rule only applies to students under the age of 18.
How do I schedule a road test?
The easiest way to schedule a test is to visit the website https://services.dps.ohio.gov/BMVOnlineServices and click on the "Schedule a driving test". This will guide you through the process step by step.
How old do I need to be to take the online class?
In the state of Ohio, a student driver who is 15 years and 5 months old may begin the Online Driver Training Course. Teenage students may take the online course until the day before their 18th birthday.
What do I do after I complete the online course?
If you are taking an online version of driver training, at a self paced online course program, you will receive a certificate from their company once you complete the entire online course. There is no certificate of enrollment, you are then able to begin your 8 hours of behind the wheel driver training. Call us to schedule your sessions.