Finding a Driving Instructor

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated February 21, 2009)

Receiving exceptional driver's education is a goal that just about everyone wants to be able to fulfill. Unfortunately, this does not happen for everyone. The reason for this is pretty simple if you stop and think about the fact that not everyone is the same. Not everyone learns the same way, or even at the same speed. While this is a difficulty that many feel that they can work around in other subjects, state criteria typically mandate that driving is taught within very specific parameters. Now, because the state is the one that sets up the regulatory agencies, and the tests, that determine who gets to drive and who does not, then you might want to consider going to them for the information about who to seek as a driving instructor.

This is not to say that they are the only resource for you to utilize while you are looking around. They are, however, the best place to begin your search. By simply going to any Department of Motor Vehicle's website, you can typically find a link that says "Driver Education". Clicking on that tab is going often times provide you with a list of licensed instructors to go to. You are going to want to utilize a licensed driving instructor, or driving school simply because they are the ones that are most familiar with what you can expect on the state test.

After you have obtained a list, contact the instructor or school. Prior to going over to the school, you should call them up and interview them. Yes, I said interview, because they are the ones who are going to be competing for your patronage, so they are in effect interviewing for your employment. Some of the questions that you should ask are listed below.

  • What's the cost?
  • How much time do you spend in the class room?
  • How much time do you spend on the road?
  • Do you provide insurance for the vehicle, or do you have to provide your own?
  • Does the state accept their school as certifiable proof of completing driver's education?
  • What is the success rate of their students?

Keep in mind, the above are only some of the questions that you can, or should ask. After you have conducted a telephone interview, go and see them in person. These are the people that are going to be teaching you how to drive, as such it may be beneficial to be able to get along with them. It may not be true for everyone, but I have typically found that it works that way with me. If I can get along well with someone, I can learn better from them.

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Lee Wyatt

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