Comprehensive and Hands-On Driving
Instruction in Jacksonville, FL, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, FL, Duval County, FL, St. Johns County, FL; and Clay County, FL, Baker County, FL.
First Step: Obtain a Learner's Permit
- Present a signed Parental Consent Form.
- Present proof of identity.
- Complete the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course (TLSAE) available online.
- Pass the Vision Test 20/40 or better corrected or uncorrected.
- Pass the Hearing Test.
- Pass the State exam given by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It consists of 50 questions, and each test taker is required to answer 40 questions or more correctly.
- Pick up a Florida Driver’s License Handbook here.
- Receive a Learner’s License allowing you to drive with a licensed driver. You will be required to drive 50 hours before you will be able to be tested for your Class E License.
Rookie Driver Course
During the course, students will receive comprehensive instruction and guidance on various driving behaviors. The lessons will cover the following:
- Getting oriented to the dashboard, including understanding warning lights, hand signals, and car rules
- We will also cover blind spots and how to start the engine and prepare the car for driving.
- Building confidence behind the wheel, helping students develop a comfortable and secure driving experience
- Practicing the three-point turn, an essential maneuver for navigating tight spaces
- Learning head-in parking and curb-side parking techniques
- Gaining experience in driving on interstates, which is a crucial skill for highway driving
- Mastering the skills required for backing out of driveways and merging into traffic smoothly
- Developing the ability to center the car in the roadway, ensuring safe positioning within the lane
- Perfecting left and right turns, focusing on proper positioning, maintaining a suitable speed, and steering control
- Covering braking techniques, including quick stops and acceleration control
- Understanding the required stopping distances for signals and maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
- Applying the 4-second rule, a technique to determine a safe following distance
- Enhancing mirror usage skills, teaching the importance of effectively utilizing side and rear-view mirrors
- Acquiring knowledge about traffic signs, lane markings, directions, and speed limits
- Practicing lane changing and passing maneuvers, teaching students how to navigate these situations safely
Please let us know if you have further questions or want to schedule the Rookie Course.
We will pick you up, administer the road test, complete the required state paperwork, and submit your results to the local office. However, you will still need to visit the local office to have your photo taken and to pick up your license.
It is important to note that you cannot have any moving violations within the past year to be eligible for the Operator Exam. For more information on the specific requirements set by the state, please visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.
The price for the Operator Exam, using ABLE DRIVING CENTER autos, is $145.00. Please let us know if you have further questions or want to schedule the Operator Exam.