Welcome To Driving Schools in Virginia
Frequently Asked Questions about Driving Schools in Virginia
Q: How old do I have to be to enroll in driving schools in Manassas?
A: You have to be at least 15 1/2 years old to engage in driving lessons at one of our driving schools in Virginia.
Q: Do I need to have a learner’s permit before I start class?
A: No you don’t need to already have a leaner’s permit before you start. You will have to complete 36 hours of classroom instruction regarding the rules of the road and other information essential to driving in Virginia. Then you can write the written test and if you are successful you will obtain this permit. You must have it though, in order to start the direct driving instruction where you are behind the wheel.
Q: What requirements are there from the Virginia DMV for driving schools in Fairfax?
A: The Virginia DMV requires that we submit the various forms required for obtaining a license directly to them. We also have to keep copies on file in case the DMV has any questions. The type of driver training you receive from us will determine the type of paperwork that needs to be filed on your behalf.
Q: Why would I need to attend a driving school if I already have a driver’s license?
A: There are many reasons why one would attend a driving school. Such a program is called driver improvement and is endorsed by the DMV and insurance providers. Older drivers can take such a course every two years and receive five points on their driving record. They also qualify for reduced rates on auto insurance. Drivers who have been found guilty of being at fault in an accident that resulted in injuries or death are sent to driving school by the court as are those who have accumulated a lot of negative points on their records for traffic violations.
Defensive Driving Lessons Taught In Driver Education Classes
The main reason to enroll in driver education classes at one of our driving schools in Virginia is to learn how to drive defensively. Defensive driving means that you are careful on the road and are always aware of what is happening around you. It is the goal of the instructors at driving schools in Manassas to make sure that you have all the instruction necessary for you to be a responsible driver once you graduate from our program.
The safety measures that are stressed in driving schools in Fairfax include issues regarding:
- Speed is one of the major causes of traffic accidents. Most of the drivers who are guilty of speeding have not been taught by professional driving instructors. We teach students how to follow the speed limit at all times.
- You learn that you keep your eyes on the road at all times. Quite often this is hard to do when you have passengers in the vehicle with you. Through the classes you take at our driving schools you learn how to reduce distractions so that you can devote your full attention to being a careful driver.
- Staying in good health is another fact that is stressed in driver education classes. Students learn how fatigue can affect your driving ability and that when they feel tired they should stop and rest.
- Signs and speed limits are posted for a reason. Students are taught that they must be obeyed at all times.
Since not all drivers do take a defensive driving course, there will undoubtedly be some drivers who are very aggressive. Part of the education you receive in driving school deals with how to handle such drivers when you encounter them.