FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DRIVERS EDUCATION


Q: WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO TAKE DRIVERS EDUCATION?

A: Your child can take Segment I as early as 14 yrs / 8 mos – provided they attain that age by the first start of the first class. Your child must be 14 yrs / 9 months in order to receive their white driving permit. Students must complete 24 hours of classroom and 6 hours of behind the wheel training. Classroom hours are not considered part of the drive schedule-which during the school year will be done between the hours of 2:30-6:30 M-F and flexible hours on Saturday and Sundays.

Once your child has been on the learners permit for a minimum of 90 days and has completed 30 hours of drive time, they can return to take Segment II - Your son/daughter must be on the learners permit for a minimum of 180 days as required by the State. YOUR SON/DAUGHTER IS WELCOME TO TAKE SEGMENT 2 WITH US EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY HAVE TAKEN SEGMENT I FROM ANOTHER DRIVING SCHOOL.


Q: WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE WILL MY CHILD BE DRIVING AND IS IT SAFE?

A: Around Town Driving School uses a 2012 CHRYSLER 200 and a 2007 Ford Taurus. You can be assured your child is in one of the safest vehicles on the road. We do not promote the concept of a “sports car” to excite your son/daughter. We believe in safety behind the wheel at all times. Our cars are meticulously maintained with monthly service checks on tires, brakes, alignments, oil changes, etc.

Q: DO YOU PICK UP OR DROP OFF STUDENTS AT HOME/SCHOOL?

A: During school hours, we typically will pick up the student from either the old or East high school for their drive time at 2:30. Student’s will almost always drive themselves home at the end of their drive time, however circumstances with traffic, location and time could require students to be picked up at the driving school. When there is a need or special request, Around Town Driving School, will always go the extra mile to try and help out the parent/student with transportation.

Q: WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS EXTRA DRIVING TIME?

A: Not all students learn to drive after 6 hours of required drive time. In the event your child needs additional driving time, Around Town will provide an additional hour of driving at NO COST to the parent (this offer is only valid for students participating in Segment I with Around Town DS AND within 30 days of Segment I completion). If more than 1 hour is needed, our fee is only $35.00 for a one hour drive session – compared to $50 an hour charged by other driver education providers. We also provide adult ( 18 and older) drivers education as well, please call our office for cost and available drive schedule. (Adults must have a valid permit issued by the SOS)

Q: HOW MANY DRIVERS DO YOU USE?

A: We have 2 driving instructors and our instructors are certified by the SOS and have clean, impeccable driving records. We have taught Segment I & II to over 5000 students, all who live in and around the South Lyon Community School district. As mentioned, we live in South Lyon, our kids and family are graduates of South Lyon High School and all the needs of the driving school, i.e. gas, school supplies, pizza, car maintenance, advertising are done through our local SL businesses.

In addition, Around Town Driving School contributes an estimated 3% of our revenue to support school sponsored events, i.e. football boosters, basketball boosters, baseball boosters, swim/dive team and the drama club for South Lyon High and/or South Lyon East -

Around Town Driving School appreciates your visit to this web site and we hope that we have answered all of your questions….if you need additional information, please call us at 248-437-4833 OR my cell 248-667-6559 and we will be happy to discuss how our program will be the best for your child.

With warmest regards-

Steve Kimler
Owner/Provider