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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this traffic school certified by the State of Florida?
Yes, Driving School of Tallahassee is Florida State approved and certified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). All our behind-the-wheel instruction and online and classroom traffic school courses are FLHSMV Authorized.
What do I need to take driving lessons?
All you need is a valid permit or driver’s license from any state or country.
What is the difference between a Learner's License and a Drivers License?
A learner’s permit allows you the opportunity to gain driving skills with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old; and that person must ride in the front passenger seat. After holding a Learner’s License for at least one year without receiving any traffic violations, you can get your Driver’s License, also known as a Class E License. A Class E license is a non-restricted license available to those over the age of 16 that pass the written, vision and driving skills tests. A driver under the age of 18 cannot qualify for a Class E license unless they have held a learner’s permit for at least 12 months.
For details on requirements for a learner’s permit, visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/teendriv.htm
Is the company car available for my road test?
Absolutely, if you’ve taken at least one lesson with us. The car has select availablility for DMV testing, call our office for more details.
Will I get feedback from the instructor on my child's progress?
Absolutely! For new drivers, our instructors follow a 184-point checklist of anything and everything your child may need to know before getting on the road for the first time.
Can I choose which instructor to schedule my lesson with?
Yes, if you have a specific instructor that you prefer, please let us know. Some prefer to stay with a specific instructor for all of their lessons. We will accommodate to any preferences you may have.
What if I already have my license and just need a refresher course?
All lessons can be tailored to meet your needs.
Do you issue a certificate when my child has completed a lesson?
Yes, we give all student drivers a certificate after 3 lessons. It is possible for us to issue a certificate sooner, per your request.
Will you pick my child up from school or home for their lesson?
Yes, we do offer pick-up and/or drop-off within a 10 mile radius of our office.
Will I be eligible for a discount on my insurance for taking driving lessons?
Most insurance companies do offer a discount for completing driving lessons.
What kind of insurance discount courses do you offer?
It depends on your insurance provider. Many companies will offer a discount on your policy for completing a Driver Improvement Course.
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Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the population. However, they account for 30% of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries.