Drivers Training In Los Angeles

Driving Schools in Los Angeles

At any given time there are millions of vehicles on Los Angeles' roads. To make driving a safe experience for all, the state of California requires that potential drivers go through the rigors of safe driving techniques taught in driver’s education courses at various schools. The driving schools in Los Angeles may be run by public and private schools as well as private-professional schools. While the federal government (Department of Education) regulates the curriculum of the first two, the last type of school is approved and licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Those under 18 years of age who are planning on becoming a driver in Los Angeles must enroll themselves in one of the following three courses:

  • 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel training
  • 25 hours of classroom instruction (excluding meal and other breaks) or internet training program or home study
  • 50 hours of supervised driving practice, including 10 hours of driving during darkness 

Residents of Los Angeles have a huge variety of driving schools to choose from. Therefore, it may be hard to select the best school. However, the following tips should help you select and get the most benefit from a driving school in Los Angeles:

  • The driving school must be licensed and authorized to provide the abovementioned courses. The school's status can be checked on the DMV's 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 can be contacted to see if any complaints have been filed against the school by students and their parents.
  • If the student is not happy with his/her instructor, inform the school and request for a different instructor.
  • Have a clear understanding of all the charges and keep all the receipts and other related documents.

The instructor must keep a safe distance from the student under all circumstances except during an emergency. Students who believe that their instructor is behaving inappropriately should file a complaint with the school at the earliest.

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