Drivers Education in Los Angeles

Drivers Ed Los Angeles

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there are over 20 million licensed drivers in the state of California. They were licensed and authorized to drive by the state because they met a certain level of driving standard during their written test and behind-the-wheel test. Driver’s education, also popularly known as Driver’s Ed, is necessary to pass the state's driving license test.

For those who are under the age of 18, the state has authorized many public and private schools to offer driver’s ed classes. Their curriculum is regulated by the federal government. In addition, professional schools, exclusively giving driving education lessons to those who need them the most (teenagers), have also sprung up. They are authorized and licensed by the DMV. They may be more expensive than public and private schools, but offer equally good quality education. Since they are so many, the following tips may help parents select the best school for their kids:

  • The driving school must be licensed and authorized to provide driver’s education courses. The school's status can be checked on the DMV website.
  • The driving school's instructor must also be authorized to provide driving education. His/her status can be checked by calling the DMV.
  • To check the school's reputation, the local office of the Better Business Bureau could be checked with to see if any complaints have been filed against the school by past students and parents.
  • The instructor's behavior with the driver must be courteous and professional. Any inappropriate behavior should be reported as early as possible.

Recently, driver’s ed programs have started to be offered online. The state of California accepts an applicant's online education credentials given that they meet certain requirements. In addition to online driver’s ed courses, the DMV's website itself is a great source of information. For example, the Parent-Teen Training Guide, California Driver Handbook, and How to Prepare for Your Driving Test are available online and free of cost.
At the end of a successful driver’s ed program, your child may be able to successfully pass a learner's permit or driver's license test.

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