Q: At what age can I start driver’s ed?
A: At age 15 and 9 months you can begin the classroom portion of a MA driver’s education program. At age 16 you can get your Learner’s Permit and begin the driving and observation portion of your training.
Q. Do I have to pay $795 to get started?
A. No, we have an affordable payment plan; a non-refundable $195 deposit will secure you a seat in our classroom. $300 will be due on the first night of class, another $300 dollars will be due before you can schedule your driving.
Q. Do I need a permit to start the Driver’s Education classroom portion of the training?
A. No, it is not necessary to have a permit to take our classroom. As a matter of fact, our classroom will prepare you for your permit test. Once you receive your permit you must have it with you to participate in the driving lesson and observation portion of the training. You must be 15.9 to be eligible for the classroom portion of the training.
Q. What do I do if I miss some of my classroom training?
A. You must make up what ever module that was conducted during the class that you missed. Example, if you miss Module 7, you must make up Module 7. At South Shore Driving Academy, we have many day, evening and weekend classes at both locations. We will help you find the fastest and most convenient way to get your class completed.
Q. What is your cancellation policy for my on road driving lessons?
A. All appointments must be canceled no less than 24 hours in advance. Any cancellations made less than a 24 hour notice, will result in a $60 cancellation fee per hour of scheduled hour of driving, no exceptions. You can completely avoid this by fee by canceling your appointment in advance of the 24 hour window.
Q. When can I start my driving lessons with South Shore Driving Academy?
A. You qualify when; you have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s Permit, your total balance has been paid and a parent or legal guardian has attended the mandatory 2 hour “Parent Class.” You must hold your Learner’s Permit for 6 months, your driver education experience will fit within this time frame in order to qualify for the State License exam.
Q. Where and when can I attend a Parent Class?
A. You can attend any one of our Parent Classes held at our Hanson or Weymouth location as soon as your child becomes a student of South Shore Driving Academy.
The parent class must be attended prior to the child scheduling their driving lesson, this helps us work together as a mentor ship for the student’s in car driving lesson. We also would like to familiarize the family member with our program and discuss who their child will be driving with.
The class is free to all of our clients. Click here for the current Parent Class Schedule. When you find the location and time that best suites your schedule, please call the office to reserve your seat: Hanson Office (781) 294-8876/Weymouth Office: (781) 331-4000.
Q. How do I schedule my driving lessons?
A. You are allowed to have 3 scheduled driving lessons at all time.
Call the office: Hanson Office: (781) 294-8876/ Weymouth Office:(781) 331-4000 and we will get you started. Once you have completed a lesson just call the office and we will schedule you another one. Five hours of at-home driving practice are required prior to your first lesson with us.
Q: Can I change driving schools and complete my training with South Shore Driving Academy?
A: Yes, you can. You will need a letter from your former trainer stating what portions of the training you have completed with them. Give us a call and we can help you complete the process.
Q. When can I get my license?
A. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have been issued a Driver’s Education Completion Certificate, held a Massachusetts Driver’s Permit for 6 months and be at least 16 1/2 years old.
Q: How do I schedule my license test?
A: If you would like to use South Shore Driving Academy’s Road Test Sponsorship Services, you need to fill out an application: 2018 Road Test Application and submit payment of $175 (non refundable) to the office and we will schedule it for you. Our fee does not include the RMV fees ($85) which you are required to pay to the RMV prior to scheduling your license exam regardless if you use a driving school to sponsor you or not.
Click here to pay fee: Online RMV $85 License Fee Option
Using our service has no influence on if you pass or fail the exam, that is responsibility is always up to the student who is testing. If you will be using your own vehicle then you will schedule your own license exam with the RMV, call 857-368-8010, option #2 when prompted and follow the rest of the prompts to schedule your road test and to pay the RMV fees.