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KC’s Driving School: How it Works


GETTING STARTED
Parents should understand that during class the entire process of completing driver’s education is explained thoroughly to the students. We cover subjects such as; laws, and rules, forms and documents, behind the wheel scheduling and completion, etc. Students are told exactly how to complete our program. If you have questions, ask them, usually they will have the answer. Never hesitate to give us a call or email though.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE 30 HOURS OF CLASSROOM?      
Class Format: The class is lecture based. We use a PowerPoint presentation that uses multimedia for maximum impact. There is very little writing on the part of the student. Each day we usually watch a short video.

DAY 1 - We complete all the enrollment documents together as a group. We go over the entire process outlined in this form. Students are explained all the rules and how things work.
DAYS 2 & 3 - The first several days are spent preparing for the written tests required to obtain the permit. We also talk about the need for participation in the Organ Donor Program. We take the written test after day 3.
DAYS 4-14 - We cover in great detail all the things student will need to know to become safe drivers. Topics include; Highway Transportation System, Signs, Signals and Pavement Markings, Right of Ways, Vehicle Instruments, Controls and Devices, Basic Driving, Vehicle Maneuvers, Natural Laws and Driving, Sharing The Road, IPDE, City Driving, Intersections, Adverse Driving Conditions, Alcohol and Drugs and Driving, Rural Driving, Freeway Driving, Road Trips, Defensive Driving, Car Crashes, Buying a Car, Vehicle Maintenance, Insurance and several other topics.
DAY 15 - We usually take an oral or variety test, eat something yummy and do some activities.

Absences: If a student misses a day of class they will have to make up that session in a future class. They can still get their permit and do BTW’s, the simply need to complete their class makeup prior to getting their license. If a student misses day five for example, they will need to come to a day five of a future class. Visit our website and with a calendar look at our upcoming classes choose any day five and simply show up. No need to call or schedule the make up.

TO GET YOUR INSTRUCTION PERMIT (TEMPS)
  1. Enroll in driver's education.
  2. Pay any balance you owe (all fees are due on or prior to the first day of class).
  3. Pass the written test. We will take the test together as a group.
  4. Get your "Permit Application MV3001" signed by a KC's instructor.
    • The student's are instructed in class on how to get the formed signed. 
  5. Take the temps application along with your original birth certificate and social security card and parent to the DMV. Don't bring a photo-copy of your birth certificate. If you don't have your social security card, bring the number and another form of identification (school ID).

GET YOUR PROBATIONARY LICENSE – (The first solo license issued)
  1. Complete driver education. All classroom hours and BTW lessons.
    • - if you miss a day of class you must make up the session in a future class. Missing a day does NOT affect the student’s ability to get their permit, only they must complete their class make up prior to taking their road test.
  2. Have their permit for 6 months OR MORE.
  3. Accumulate at least 30 hours of driving experience (10 hours must be at night).
  4. Pass the road test
  5. Your State Certificate of Completion will be digitally inputted to the DMV computer after you complete your 6th BTW lesson.

BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS: Soon after the student obtains their instruction permit they will begin the behind the wheel lessons. There are six lessons two hours long each. They drive one hour and observe another student the second hour. Most students do their lessons about 3 weeks apart. However, it is up to students to schedule their appointments. Students need to make sure that they complete their BTW’s in time for them to get their license. Students should have AT LEAST one lesson for each month that they have had their permit (6 lessons / 6 months). Students can only schedule one lesson at a time. Realize that there are times when openings for BTW’s may be 3 or 4 weeks out. Students can complete all of their behind the wheel lessons ASAP if they wish, though not less than 3 weeks from start to finish and a maximum of two lessons per week (according to state law). These lessons are designed to work in conjunction with the 30 hours driving practice that students are to receive with their parents (10 of the 30 hours must be at night).

SCHEDULING AND RESCHEDULING BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS: Scheduling BTW's is done after the first day of class here at our website.

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