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New Driver Training

Why should I take a Driver Education course?

Under Joshua’s Law (Senate Bill 226) the course is required for all 16-year-old drivers to obtain a Class D license. The State of Georgia strongly encourages all new drivers, not just teen drivers, to obtain high-quality driver training, such as is offered at TLDS. Under Georgia Law, an approved driver education course could entitle you to a 10% insurance premium reduction for 3 years for drivers under age 25. The parent of a minor taking an approved driver education course is eligible for a $150 tax credit from the State. (Please consult with your tax advisor.) Students successfully completing the TLDS driver education program develop the confidence, critical skills, and decision-making ability that are essential to safe operation of a motor vehicle.
For complete information about Joshua’s Law, go to Joshua’s Law Explained on the Georgia Department of Drivers Services Website.

 

General Information

Please use the calendar on the right side of this page to check our schedule of classes, and to register for the choice that fits your schedule best.  (On-line registration is for the class portion only; behind the wheel driving is scheduled through the office by calling 678-494-2200).

  • Classes are offered during the school holiday breaks and during the summer and run for four days. (Typically Monday – Thursday, but on some select breaks, they are Saturday – Tuesday).   Please check the calendar for the upcoming class schedules. Seating is limited and we encourage you to reserve your first choice soon so you can be sure to have a seat in your preferred class. Please call the school at 678.494.2200, during the hours of 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm for more information or if you have questions.
  • Our behind-the-wheel training encompasses in-town driving, highway driving, residential driving, rural and urban road driving, and a great deal of parallel parking, “quick stop”, and “back-and-park” practice.  Each of these elements is important and will be tested by the State during road testing. Behind-The-Wheel-Training is accomplished on an individually scheduled basis and may be conducted during day, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours. Students should contact us at the school to schedule individual behind-the-wheel training. Students must have a valid learners permit before scheduling a behind the wheel training session.

 

Standard Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel Program

$485.00

(Fulfills all “Joshua’s Law” requirements)

30 hours classroom instruction – Professional educator, licensed by State of Georgia, nationally recognized curriculum.

6 hour behind-the-wheel training – State inspected training vehicle, broken into 3-two hour training sessions after the classroom portion is complete. The sessions are scheduled after the classroom portion is complete. Parent or students should contact us at the school to schedule individual behind-the-wheel training. Students must have a valid learners permit before scheduling a behind the wheel training session.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve a student’s classroom seat, with the balance due on or before the first class day.

Advanced Program

 $700.00

(above plus more behind-the-wheel time)

30 hours classroom instruction – Professional educator, licensed by State of Georgia, nationally recognized curriculum.

10 hour behind-the-wheel training – State inspected training vehicle, broken into 5-two hour training sessions after the classroom portion is complete. This is for the student that needs additional experience behind the wheel. Includes extra highway driving, heavy city driving, heavy traffic driving and additional urban driving. Students must have a valid learners permit before scheduling a behind the wheel training session.

Classroom Training Only  

$250.00

30 hours classroom instruction – as described above in the Standard Program.  A 50% deposit is required to reserve a student’s classroom seat, with the balance due on or before the first class day.

Behind-the-Wheel Only 

$360.00

6 hours of individual hands-on training in our State inspected vehicle, as described above in the Standard Program. Often used by students who have taken on-line classes and now need behind-the-wheel training. Students must have a valid learners permit before scheduling a behind the wheel training session.

Adult Driver Training

$60.00/hr

Customized training for non-teens and those who don’t need the full Standard Program. This is often comprised of 4-10 hours of behind the wheel training in our State inspected training vehicle. Assessments are given during initial session, and recommendations for a program are made at that time. Students must have a valid learners permit before scheduling a behind the wheel training session.

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