How old does my son or daughter need to be to start taking your class?
Students must be at least 15 years old to start taking drivers education.
How old does my son or daughter need to be to obtain their learners permit?
Students must be 15.5 years old to obtain their learners permit.
When will my son or daughter obtain their Instruction Permit?
During the first four days of class we will prepare your son or daughter for their state permit test. We are a state licensed facility to administer the permit test right in our classroom. That means your son or daughter will not have to take the permit test at the DMV but only go to the DMV to pick up the actual permit card. On the fifth day of class we will administer the state permit test. Once your son or daughter passes the permit test we will fill out and write down the test score on DMV Form 3001. If your son or daughter has reached the age of 15.5 years at this point, you can then go to the DMV to pick up their instruction permit. In most cases, (as long as your son or daughter is 15.5 years old) they will have their instruction permit by the sixth day of class. If your son or daughter is not yet 15.5 years old at the time of the permit test, they will then wait until they turn 15.5 years old and we will issue a signed 3001 form at that point.
What happens if my son or daughter takes and finishes the classroom portion before they are 15.5 years old? When will my son or daughter obtain their instruction permit in this circumstance?
When a student that has not reached 15.5 years old takes our course they will still take the state permit test along with the students that are already over 15.5. We will keep their test scores and once they reach 15.5 years of age we will then sign their 3001 form so you will be able to go to the DMV to obtain their instruction permit.
What exactly is this DMV 3001 Form I keep hearing about?
The 3001 Form is a multi-use DMV form that is used for any and all driver licensing in the State of Wisconsin. In the case of teen drivers, we use the form to record the test scores of the state permit test and you will in turn take this form with you when you go to the DMV with your son or daughter to pick up their instruction permit. We will give your son or daughter a blank 3001 form and also fill it out during class. As a side note, you will be expected to sign this form in the presence of a DMV employee when you go to the DMV to obtain your son or daughters instruction permit.
What documents do I need to bring to the DMV to pick up my son or daughter’s instruction permit after they pass the permit test?
When you go to the DMV to obtain your son or daughters State Instruction Permit, you must bring your signed 3001 form (that we give your son or daughter in class), a certified copy of your son or daughters birth certificate, their social security card, and any ID with your son or daughters signature such as library card or school ID card with signature.
Do I need to make an appointment with the DMV to obtain the instruction permit?
No, you can just walk in to any DMV Service Station with the above mentioned paperwork to obtain your son or daughters instruction permit.
Does my son or daughter need their Instruction Permit to begin their behind the wheel lessons with you?
Yes, your son or daughter must have their instruction permit in order to begin their behind the wheel lessons.
Are there any hidden fees in your pricing?
Absolutely not. After your son or daughter passes their state instruction permit test (which is administered by us in our classroom), you will have to pay the DMV $35.00 when you pick up your son or daughters instruction permit. The only other way you would have to pay us more money would be if you want your son or daughter to take additional behind the wheel lessons (at $35.00 an hour) or if you “No-Show” us or reschedule a behind the wheel lesson with less than a 24 hour notice. When this happens we will charge you $30.00.
Does your program for $249 include classroom and behind the wheel instruction?
Yes it does. The $249 program which is called the “6-6-30” program consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction, and 6 hours of behind the wheel observation.
What if my son or daughter needs more than the 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction that you provide for $249?
If your son or daughter needs more than 6 hours of instruction, then at your discretion you can decide to take more lessons. Each additional 1 hour lesson costs $35.00. On average, 70% of our students are ready for their state road tests with 6 hours of instruction.
What factors determine whether or not my son or daughter might need additional behind the wheel lessons?
The average driver going from their first time behind the wheel of a car to being ready for their state road test needs about 30-60 hours of driving along with 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction from a qualified instructor. Learning to drive a car is tremendously similar to learning to play a musical instrument. If you take a violin lesson once a week and then don’t practice the violin between each one of your weekly lessons then your next violin lesson is like relearning everything from the previous lesson and you will never progress to the next stage of instruction. The same is true for learning to drive a car. If your son or daughter takes a behind the wheel lesson with us once a week and then they don’t drive with you between the lessons then your son or daughter will not progress in the next lesson. Usually students who require additional lessons just aren’t driving enough with their parents between lessons.
When my son or daughter starts their behind the wheel lessons, do I have to drop them off and pick them up at your office?
No, we will pick up and drop off your son or daughter from either your home or directly from whichever high school they attend at your designation.
How long do behind the wheel lessons take?
Each behind the wheel lesson lasts about two hours. Your son or daughter will drive for an hour and observe another student drive for an hour.
Are you licensed to do business?
Yes, we are licensed and bonded with the state of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Our documentation is displayed at our classroom at 4344 S 27th Street in Milwaukee WI 53221.
Why are we so affordable?
Oftentimes, when people hear that we charge only $249.00 for our teen driver program they ask, “What’s The Catch?”. They’re surprised because all of the other driving schools in the area charge almost twice the price for the same program. We’re able to offer our program at such an affordable rate because we keep our operating expenses low. We don’t accept credit cards (we take cash or check only) and we have only one classroom as opposed to multiple locations. We don’t spend a lot of money on advertising but rather concentrate on giving you the best possible service and let our hundreds of satisfied customers go and spread the word about what great experiences they’ve had at Safety First Driving School.