Frequently Asked Questions

Flexible Schedules:

    By offering classes on weeknights, weekends, and during school breaks, students can easily fit our program into their busy lives. Other schools require students to adhere to a rigid schedule that may not meet their needs. Plus we offer Behind-the-Wheel lessons seven days per week!

Convenience:

    Students can take classes at any of our locations, and they can make up missed classes at any time and place. Other schools have limited class options and rigid make-up policies. Also, unlike at other programs, you'll never have to wait very long to schedule a driving lesson with us.

Private Instruction:

    All of our behind-the-wheel lessons are private, one-on-one with a highly trained driving instructor. Other schools drive with two or more students in a vehicle to "observe" other students. We believe our students' time is best spent practicing with the undivided attention of their instructor.

Experience:

    All of our instructors have years of professional driving and teaching experience. Other schools have more limited experience, expertise, and resources. DriveSafe offers a variety of programs with prices that are very competitive.

In Colorado, teenagers can receive their learner's permit on their 15th birthday if they have completed a 30-hour classroom course and passed their written permit test. For that reason, many teens choose to start their driver's education classes well in advance of their 15th birthday. Under Colorado State law students can begin their drivers education at 14-1/2, and they can take their permit test when they are 14 years and 11 months of age.
Teens have to keep their permit for a minimum of 12 months (or until their 18th birthday). During that time, they'll need to complete 6 hours of driving lessons with a certified school and log 50 hours of supervised driving time with a parent or guardian (including at least ten at night). Once these requirements have been met, your child can test for his or her license. Those who receive their permit on their 15th birthday are eligible to receive their license on their 16th birthday.
Yes, all of our Comprehensive options include the permit test at no extra cost. Students are eligible to take it after they have completed all their classes (and are 14 years and 11 months of age).
The program is divided into 8 classes, each of which conveys very important information. Class 8 must be taken as the final session. Other than that, it is fine to take the classes in any order that is convenient. Given that this is such an important step toward adulthood, we ask all our students to arrive to class on time, pay attention and maintain good behavior throughout the program.
All Behind-the-Wheel instruction and license tests are done in our cars which are equipped with dual brakes and mirrors to give the instructor control of the vehicle, if necessary. Defensive Skills Day takes place primarily in the family vehicle, except for the skidding exercise, which takes place in DriveSafe vehicles.
As a courtesy to our drivers and other students who may have been available for that time slot, we charge a $35 fee when students cancel their driving lesson with less than 24 hours notice or if they simply fail to show up.
Most students find testing with DriveSafe to be faster and friendlier than testing at the DMV. By creating a less stressful environment, we are able to help students perform much better on their test.

    1. Eight Pathways, Driver Handbook, Sample Test

    2. You are the Driver, Signs, Signals, and Roadway Markings

    3. Basic Car Control, Making Safe Driving Decisions

    4. Natural Laws of Car Control, Basic Car Maneuvers

    5. Negotiating Intersections, Sharing the Road

    6. Driving in Urban Areas, Rural Areas, and Expressways

    7. Driving in Adverse Conditions, Handling Emergencies

    8. Effects and Conditions of Risk Taking/Alcohol, Other Drugs and Driving

    9. Responsibilities of Owning and Maintaining your Vehicle

    10. Review, Driving Quiz, and Final Exam