Do I need to have a permit to take drivers ed?
No, but you do have to be at least 15 years old.
Do I need to have a permit to drive with an instructor?
You do not need a permit to drive with Master Driving School. We are able to drive students starting at the age of 15. However, you must have permit to drive with someone at home. We recommend everyone get a permit at 15 1/2 after completing the classroom portion of driver’s ed.
Do I have to finish all my driving to get my permit?
No, you only have to finish the 2 days of class. Driving will be scheduled at the students and instructors’ convenience. We usually start with the oldest student in the class and work to the youngest.
When do I do the 6 hours driving time?
After you complete the classroom time, the driving instruction is within the next 30 days.
What kind of car do you use for the driving instruction?
We use Chevy Malibus and Nissan Sentras. Our cars are equipped with automatic transmissions, dual brake systems, additional rear-view mirrors on the instructor’s side, and Student Driver signs to warn the public (just kidding…).
Are your instructors state certified?
Yes, we have 4 instructors with many years of combined experience. Our instructors are teachers and coaches in Lawton Public Schools. All of our employees receive background checks as well as continued service training to keep up with the ever-changing world of driving.
Do I have to schedule the drive test with the DPS?
You can schedule your drive test with the DPS or we provide it for an additional $40 fee. Details will be provided during classroom instruction.
Do I get an insurance reduction for taking driver’s education?
Most companies do honor driver’s education programs if they are state certified. Please check with your insurance company for verification. Also check with your insurance company and ask them if they have a new driver program for additional discounts.
What’s the process to get my permit?
We’ll prepare you for your permit test in the classroom, and we encourage you to obtain your permit after the class is over. Once the permit is secured, it’s required that you wait at least six months before you’re able to test for your license (unless you’re over 18 – in that case, you’ll only need to wait a month). The longer you wait to get your permit, the longer it will take to get your license. A parent or guardian must be present when you get your permit if you’re under 18.
Do I need to practice driving on my own time in addition to my drive time with Master Driving School?
Yes, just like piano lessons, you must take lessons and practice on your own. If you do not practice, you will not learn the skills necessary to master the tasks. We recommend you practice as much as possible on your own time while you are taking lessons with us. We recommend having basic experience of making turns and use of signal before driving with the instructor. This basic knowledge will enhance the students driving experience with the instructor.
How do I schedule my driving times?
When the instructor is ready to set your driving time he will call to set up your driving time at your convenience.
When can I take the written test?
You may take the written test at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to obtain a learner’s permit at the age of 15 1/2 if you are attending a driver education course.
How quickly can I finish?
The finish time depends upon when you’re driving times and class times are completed. The class times are scheduled outside public school hours, drive time will be scheduled as soon as possible, and as this varies with times of week, the weather, your time schedule, school schedule, and other factors, we cannot determine when you will be finished. But, we will work with you to help you make this happen as soon as possible.
I am in school everyday so how can I take the course and do the drive times?
All of our classes and drive times are scheduled around public school hours. During the school year we have weekend and/or evening classroom sessions. During the summer and fall, winter, and spring breaks we will schedule daytime classes. This schedule goes for drive times as well. We are open year-round!
Do you offer gift certificates for your programs?
Yes, we do. You will receive a colorful certificate with the student’s name and program of choice. Call today!