Here are some of the questions we are asked most frequently. Plus maybe a few questions that people SHOULD be asking, but usually don’t! Many of these questions are related to driver’s license requirements.
If you need a night lesson, give us a call. Our office hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, but we are often out teaching and unable to answer the phone!
We prefer to teach in our cars both because we’re very familiar with them, and because they have the instructor brake, and we know we are properly insured. We CAN teach in a student’s vehicle, but we very rarely do it. If we do, it is normally AFTER the student has their full driver’s license. At that point, we’re riding along with the student less as a “state certified driving instructor” and more as a “personal driving coach” to help them find comfort driving their own car.
If you are 18 or older: Same as above, only you are not required to have your Learner’s License for 12 months.
Must be 15 or older
Must prove identity
Must have taken a Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course (can be taken online)
Must pass a Road Rules & Road Signs Exam (can be taken online if you are under 18)
Must pass a vision and hearing test
Must have parental consent if under 18
Driving any other vehicle, you really need to consult with your insurance agent before taking action on procuring a license. Some insurance companies do not consider a driver with a Learner’s Permit to be a “rated driver”. Most DO consider any fully licensed driver, or in some cases, even just a teenager of lawful driving age living in the household, to be a “rated driver”. The insurance rates for teen drivers can, unfortunately, be very high.
Florida Driver’s Handbook (English)
Florida Driver’s Handbook (Spanish)