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How to obtain a Michigan's Driver's License

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Segment 1 Expectations

Segment 1 requires 24 hours of classroom instruction. 6 hours of drive time. 4 hours of behind-the-wheel observation in a training vehicle. Student must pass the 80 question state exam with a minimum passing score of 70%

After completion of this course, the student will apply for their Graduated Drivers License 1 (GDL 1) from the Secretary of state. Once obtained, the student must accumulate 30 hours of drive time with their driving coach or parent (28 hours of day time. 2 hours of night time) to qualify for Segment 2.

Students will be allowed 3 attempts to take the state exam during the current class session. If the student does not successfully pass by the 3rd attempt, the student must retake the course, at cost.

Segment 2 Expectations

The criteria for enrollment is to have a valid Graduated Drivers License 1. Completed and recorded 30 hours of drive time using a driving log. 90 days from the issuance date recorded on your GDL. 

Segment 2 is a 3-day course. 6 hours of class time. There is no driving requirement for this course. The student must attend ALL 3 days. The student must pass a 20 question state exam.

Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) consists of three licensing levels:

Level 1 License - a supervised learner's license issued to teen drivers at least 14 years 9 months old.

Level 2 License - an intermediate license that limits passengers and the unsupervised nighttime driving for teen drivers at least 16 years old.

Level 3 License - a full-privilege driver license issued to teen drivers at least 17 years old after they have successfully completed all the previous instructional and driving requirements.

Road Testing Requirements

What happens if I miss a class session or a scheduled drive?

State of Michigan has strict requirements for the completion of Segment 1. Students must attend all 12 class sessions. If a student misses a class, that class must be recovered. The driving school will assess a $25 rescheduling fee for EACH missed class. 3 or more absences, the student will be dropped and will be REQUIRED to take the class again, AT COST! Please note: the certificate of completion will be withheld until the student meets the requirement for Segment 1 completion. 

If a student misses their scheduled behind-the-wheel training, there will be a $25 fee to reschedule each missed drive. The certificate of completion will be withheld until the student driver has met the requirements for Segment 1.  The student must complete at least 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training before taking the state exam. According to the state o Michigan guidelines for Driver Education, if the student has not acquired at least 4 hours of drive time by exam day, the student WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to sit for the state exam!

SEGMENT 2 - If a student misses a day of class, the student must pay the cost to retake the course again. NO EXCEPTIONS!

If the student is not present at the start of class, this will be counted as an absence!

PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make certain that your personal schedule permits you to complete this program without conflict. The driving school does not have the flexibility to adjust the class and/or drive schedule to accommodate your personal schedule.  FEES: $25 each missed class session. $25 each missed behind-the-wheel training.

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