Kids grow up quickly. One minute you are changing their diapers, and the next, they are 16 and begging for driver's education and their licenses. If this is where your teen is at right now, you might be surprised to learn that there are more options now for learning how to drive than there were when you were the same age. The following three options, listed from least expensive to most expensive, are the most common.
Driving Instruction and Driver Training Courses at School
If your local high school is fortunate enough to have a couple of teachers certified by the state to teach driver training courses, then your teen can pay a fee to take the course while in school. There will be a regular classroom part, which is often scheduled during the first or second half of the school year (during the school day). The actual on-the-road driving instruction happens after school or on the weekends, but it will be up to your student to sign up for these lessons and show up for them.
Driver's Education Through Retail Store Chains
It sounds weird, but there are retail store chains that offer driver's education. Most of the classroom stuff is taught and learned while your teen practices driving. Sometimes there is a separate classroom part that starts or ends the session and lasts only about a half hour. It depends on the retail store chain and how it presents its courses. The cost is more expensive than the lessons through the school, but it's less expensive than private tutorials.
Private Tutorials for Driver's Education and Training
This option grew out of the demand for adults who did not have a license but also did not want to ride around or drive with a couple of teenagers in the backseat. To meet the demand, instructors who were certified to teach driver's education and give driving lessons opened their own stand-alone businesses. Now, both teens and adults have the option of learning how to drive this way.
Your teen could receive these private lessons, scheduled for any day or hour of the week, and the instructors usually pick the students up in the driving education car. The cost is pretty significant, however, given that the price covers the private insurance on the driver education vehicle and the fact that your student is not fully licensed to drive yet. The cost you pay for private lessons is often split two or three ways when your student goes through the high school program or the retail store chain class.
Contact a driving school like Morgan School Of Driving Inc to learn more about your options.