FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We offer home pick-up in some areas. We do our best, but cannot guarantee it will be available for every student in each class.
All of our cars are American made vehicles.
The Segment 1 driver's education program consists of 24 hours in the classroom (twelve two-hour sessions), 6 hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction and 4 hours of observation time. The Segment 2 program consists of 6 hours in the classroom (three two-hour classroom sessions) focusing on defensive driving/traffic safety.
Students are permitted to enroll in a Segment 1 program at the age of 14 years and 8 months.
The student will be eligible to secure a Level 1 Learner's License upon successful completion of a Segment 1 driver's education program and having reached the age of 14 years and 9 months.
The student must have a Level l Learner's License which has been held for at least three months (90 days). The student must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of driving (including 2 hours at night) with a licensed parent or legal guardian (or parent designee).
After the Level 1 Learner's License has been issued, a licensed parent/legal guardian must drive with their son/daughter for a minimum of six months (180 days). Within that six-month period, a parent/legal guardian is expected to provide a minimum of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience. Ten of the 50 hours must be nighttime driving. NOTE: When issued the Level 1 Learner's License at any Secretary of State branch office, the student will receive a copy of the booklet, Road Skills Test Study Guide. The guide gives a detailed description of the road test–including a Student Driving Experience Log (on the last pages) where the student should keep a record of their driving experience. On the day of the road test, the signature of a parent/legal guardian will be required, documenting that the student has driven a minimum of 50 hours (ten of which have been nighttime driving).
All new driver's license applicants are required to take a driving skills test. After a Level 1 License has been held for a minimum of six months (180 days), the student becomes eligible to take a road test. (The student must have a Certificate of Completion from Segment 2 in order to be road tested. There is no minimum holding period for the Certificate of Completion from Segment 2.) To schedule a road skills test in Michigan, a third-party tester must be contacted. All Secretary of State branch offices provide a "courtesy" list of Detroit Metro Third-Party Testers. To assist you in your search for a road tester, refer to "Scheduling A Driving Skills Test" in the Driving Skills Test Study Guide. On the internet, use www.michigan.gov/sos to access the list of approved Detroit Metro Third-Party Road Testers (listed by county)
No, once you turn 18 you are not legally eligble to participate in a Teen Driver's Education course. You may apply for a temporary instruction permit through the Secretary of State and then your third party road test. If you feel you need driving help please see our Adult Driving Tab.
No, we do not offer road tests. Road test facilities in your area can be found HERE, in the yellow pages, or on the slip given to you the last day of Segment 2.
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