How to pick a Driving School in Las Vegas-Henderson

DRIVING SCHOOLS in Henderson- Las Vegas Nevada.

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Teaching your teen to drive is NOT EASY. Parents and teens have complex relationships and learning to drive certainly adds stress to all parties.

It takes a lot of patience to teach a new driver the rules of the road.  In Nevada, the graduated licensing requirement. is 40 hours of daytime practice and 10 hours of evening driving, all recorded in the Nevada DMV log-book, which is signed by the parent and turned-in to the examiner at the time of the driver’s license test.

FINDING THE RIGHT DRIVING SCHOOL FOR YOU.

PART 1.  BEFORE YOU HIRE A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

The top three things to ask when making contact.

Asking for the business license and owner information is a great start. DMV does fingerprint and verify background information for felonies, on an annual basis.
Check in Yelp and Facebook can also give you insight into the company.

Does the school pick-up and deliver to your door? This gives you the opportunity to meet where the instructor, see the vehicle and discuss areas of concern and practice homework.

How does the school charge? Are you required to purchase multiple lessons at once.

Part 2.  PARALLEL PARKING TEST

After the lesson, ask your teen where the instruction took place? Did the driving consist of parking lot circles or only single lane, straight roads?

Driving instructor Thierry Brest of Las Vegas NV Driving School website suggests; “Every instruction period should include a variety of roadways, speeds, and driving experiences including construction zones and parallel parking,” he continues, “Being comfortable and confident behind the wheel requires practice and repetition in all types of real road time situations. ”

Did the instructor explain errors and corrections clearly?

Understanding what you did wrong and why, is as important to correcting the problem as appreciating the logic of vehicle control in all types of road conditions.

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PART 3.  HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE READY TO TAKE THE LICENSE TEST?

Does the school instructor recognize driver’s license test readiness? Will they provide a vehicle for the driving exam? What is their record for students passing the test on the first exam?

As parents help their student drivers keep the required driving log, many find the variety of road markings, lights and signage to be disconcerting when trying to explain safe procedures. Discuss your concerns with the school and have a frank discussion with your teen driver about the experience.

The State of Nevada also requires every new driver under the age of 18 complete 30 hours of Driver’s Education. Once completed with an 80% correct rate, a certificate is issued and must accompany the Driver’s Logbook, along with a birth certificate when attempting to take the Driver’s License test.

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Sarah Lee Marks is MyCarlady. She has over 25+ years of experience.
She writes about cars, and is a staunch consumer advocate on car related subjects.  She teaches Driver’s Education, Auto Safety and Car Care to teens and adults.
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