Drivers Education Classes
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36 Hour AAA Driver Education Program – ONLY $374.00***
We use the AAA “How-to-Drive” Program* and Driver Improvement Basics supplemented with any relevant materials.
It has also been reported that the State of Tennessee ranks 8th in Teenager Driver Fatalities!
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, 1 out of every 5 Male 16-year olds and 1 out of every 10 Female 16-year olds will have an accident during their first year of driving!The 36 Hour Driver Education Program qualifies the student for an Insurance Discount if your Carrier offers a discount for Driver Education. All Insurance Carriers do not give this discount. Call your provider to ask. Please be advised that most Insurance Providers that do offer this discount DO require the FULL 36-Hour Driver Education Program for a student to qualify.
BEFORE you hand over the keys …
Are you CONFIDENT that your new driver has the knowledge and experience to make the RIGHT decisions behind the wheel? Read our Philosophy on Teen Drivers to see if we are the right fit for you and your teen driver.
EXPERIENCE (a minimum of 50 hours behind-the-wheel practice), and TRAINING (a Certified 36 Hour Driver Education Program) play a major role in assuring that a driver’s eyes will look in the right places at the right time. And a knowledge of safe and defensive driving skills will help a driver to make the correct responses when a driving situation does occur!
Classes are held 3 times a month at:
Drive-Rite Driving School
218 S. Peters Rd. Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37923
30 Hours Classroom
Students must sign up for Start date but attend at their convenience until classroom requirements are met.
Classroom consists of Instruction using Interactive Videos/DVD’s, AAA “How to Drive” Textbook and testing over textbook materials. Students move at their own speed. Special needs students welcome. If your student has special needs or challenges in learning please contact us in advance to discuss how to best ensure success for your student.
Private instruction available for special needs students and must be arranged in advance. (Additional fees may apply, Contact for more details)
**Drive-Rite is certified by the Tennessee Department of Safety as CDTP third party testers to give Students the Permit/Knowledge Test. Students must complete classroom Driver Education Classroom requirements prior. Students have 24 weeks (6 months) from when they start to complete this course, if they intend to participate in the CDTP testing. Students who take the Permit/Knowledge Test with us and DO NOT pass it will NOT be able to take the Skills/Driving Test with us. Students do not need their permit to start Driver Education Class. Students may start class prior to 15th birthday but can not actually take the Permit Test until student turns 15. 1010 Form (Certificate of Compulsory School Attendance) is not required to take Driver Education or to take the Permit Test at DRDS but the form is required to go to the testing center and get their Permit once the test is passed.
6 Hours Driving (3 – 2 Hour Sessions)
Students are called for their driving lessons in the same order that they finish the classroom requirements. All students receive PRIVATE driving lessons. The Driving Instructor will call Parent(s) to set up driving appointments directly. Lessons are given Mon – Sat. and during the school year we pick students up directly from schools and return them home after the lesson. Student is picked-up and returned for driving lessons providing that the student lives in the Greater Knox or Blount Count area(s). Outside of Blount/Knox County, students meet their Instructor at Drive-Rite Driving School or a pre-determined meeting location. The goal of all lessons is to help the student become a safe driver and improve their skills accordingly. The students’ progression will depend directly on the amount of practice that each student has had with their parents prior to driving with their Drive-Rite Driving Instructor. Each student is at a different place on their driving “learning curve” and driving lessons will be adjusted accordingly with a goal of being safe and Road Test ready in mind.
**Drive-Rite Driving School Driving Instructors are certified by the Tennessee Department of Safety as CDTP third party testers to give Driver Education students the Road/Skills Test at the end of their last driving session, IF the student is ready to take and pass it. Students have 24 weeks (6 months) from when they start to complete this course, if they intend to participate in the CDTP testing. Passing the Road/Skills testing depends again, solely on the amount of practice and experience the student has previously done with his/her parents. Students can NOT gain enough experience to be safe drivers with ONLY the 6 hours of driving that is included with the Driver Education Program! The Dept. of Safety recommends at least 50 hrs of practice prior to taking the road test and that responsibility lies with the parent(s).
Any parent who needs extra help can pay for extra driving lessons for any student. Contact the office for more info.
The 36 Hour Driver Education Program qualifies the student for an Insurance Discount if your Carrier offers a discount for Driver Education. All Insurance Carriers do not give this discount. Call your provider to ask. Please be advised that most Insurance Providers that do offer this discount DO require the FULL 36-Hour Driver Education Program for a student to qualify.
**State knowledge (permit) test or State Skills (Road) Test can ONLY be given to students who are enrolled and complete the 36 hour Driver Education Program.
***Due to the small number of students starting a new class Driver Education fees are non-refundable