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- Published on 07 August 2012
Frequently Asked Questions
Common Parent / Student Questions
Can someone 18 or over take Teen Segment 1 or 2 Driver Education Classes? No, once you turn 18 you are not legally eligble to participate in a Teen Drivers Education course. You may apply for a temporary instruction permit through the Secretary of State and then your third party road test. If you feel you need driving help please see our Adult Driving Tab here.
Please Note that A&A Driving School is not a third-party road tester;
WE DO NOT GIVE ROAD TESTS
Road test facilties in your area can be found HERE, in the yellowpages, and on the slip given to you the last day of Segment 2!
Do you offer Truck, Bus, or Competitive Driving Instruction?
No we do not offer any of those services. Please check online for other local service providers.
Do you accept Work First, MRS, or similar programs?
Yes we are registered and participate in those programs. Please call our main number to find out more information and to register. MRS SITE
Do you offer home pickup?
We offer home pickup in some areas. We do our best, but can not guarantee it will be available for every student in each class.
Do you offer discounts for multiple students?
Yes, we offer a $20 discount (total) if you have two students from the same home in the same teen Segment 1 class.
What kind of vehicles do you use?
We use all american made cars.
Are the times listed for class all classroom time?
Yes, the state requires 24 hours of classroom time for teen drivers education. The required 6 hours of driving time (4 observation and 6 behind the wheel) is scheduled in class, based on your schedule and the instructors.
Michigan law requires both a Segment 1 and Segment 2 driver education program for students under the age of eighteen. What are the instructional time requirements for the Segment 1 and Segment 2 programs? The Segment 1 driver education program consists of 24 hours in the classroom (twelve two-hour sessions), 6 hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction and 4 hours of observation time. The Segment 2 program consists of 6 hours in the classroom (three two-hour classroom sessions) focusing on defensive driving/traffic safety.
At what age may students enroll in a Segment 1 driver education program?
Students are permitted to enroll in a Segment 1 program at the age of 14 years and 8 months.
When is a student eligible to secure a Level 1 Learner’s License?
The student will be eligible to secure a Level 1 Learner’s License upon successful completion of a Segment 1 driver education program and having reached the age of 14 years and 9 months.
When may a student enroll in a Segment 2 driver education program?
The student must have a Level1 Learner’s License which has been held for at least three months (90 days). The student must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of driving (including 2 hours at night) with a licensed parent or legal guardian (or parent designee).
Are parents required to provide additional on-the-street driving experience?
After the Level 1 Learner’s License has been issued, a licensed parent/legal guardian must drive with their son/daughter for a minimum of 6 months (180 days). Within that six-month period, a parent/legal guardian is expected to provide a minimum of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience. Ten of the fifty hours shall be night time driving. NOTE: When issued the Level 1 Learner’s License at any Secretary of State branch office, the student will receive a copy of the booklet, Road Skills Test Study Guide. The guide gives a detailed description of the road test--including a Student Driving Experience Log (on the last pages) where the student should keep a record of their driving experience. On the day of the road test, the signature of a parent/legal guardian will be required--documenting that the student has driven a minimum of 50 hours (ten of which have been night time driving).
Who is required to take a road test?
All new driver license applicants are required to take a driving skills test. After a Level 1 License has been held for a minimum of six months (180 days), the student becomes eligible to take a road test. (The student must have a Certificate of Completion from Segment 2 in order to be road tested. There is no minimum holding period for the Certificate of Completion from Segment 2.) To schedule a road skills test in Michigan, a third party tester must be contacted. Independent testing agencies are listed in the Yellow Pages under the heading, “Driver License Road Testing--Certified.” All Secretary of State branch offices provide a “courtesy” list of Detroit Metro Third Party Testers. To assist you in your search for a road tester, refer to “Scheduling A Driving Skills Test” in the Driving Skills Test Study Guide.