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Louisville Hours & Location

1132 W Dillon Rd., Unit 3
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: 303-721-8881
Phone lines are open Monday through Thursday until 7 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 5 pm.
Monday 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday Unstaffed; Lessons Available
Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:00pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:30pm
Saturday Unstaffed; Lessons Available
Sunday Unstaffed; Lessons Available

What to Expect on Colorado Driver's License Test

The Colorado driver license test, and test route, is set forth by the state. The state driving test evaluates over 100 items that measure your skill and knowledge of legal and safe driving practices. The drive test covers practical driving skills and abilities and is designed to ensure individuals understand how to drive motor vehicles safely. 

If you take a reputable drivers ed course or practice with a skilled supervisor, your instructor should do a good job preparing you for what the state driving test will involve. Don’t be afraid to ask your driving instructor to clarify anything before your test begins. 

The skills measured on the drive test will be an assessment of all three of the following categories: 

Perceptual: 

The ability to perceive characteristics of the many highway traffic environments in a way that permits the safe operation of motor vehicles, e.g. judging gaps or identifying hazards. 

Motor:

The ability to manipulate controls in order to maneuver the vehicle, e.g. ability to rotate the steering wheel in relation to the motion of the vehicle and intended path when turning a corner. 

Attentional:

The ability to focus and shift attention, e.g. to monitor traffic ahead and the side in a merge.
Your drive test score will be based on how well you perform the following maneuvers: 

    • Left and right turns 

    • Stopping at intersections  

    • Through intersections 

    • Lane changes in traffic 

    • General driving behavior 

    • Merging into and leaving traffic

Additionally, these specific maneuvers are graded factors associated with the drive test performance requirements:

Lane selection, Lane management, Use of Turn Signals, Speed Control, Stopping, Acceleration, Searching/Scanning, General Driving Behavior: Steering, braking, acceleration, searching, lane usage, and obeying all traffic laws, signs and signals.

To learn more about Colorado drive test performance requirements, view page 1-2 of the Colorado Driver Handbook.

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AFTER YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST 

When students conclude their drive tests, our driving instructors provide valuable feedback on areas of improvement to help them on their mission to become licensed drivers. Whether a student passes or fails, we do everything we can to make his/her time with us a positive learning experience that encourages smart and safe decisions behind the wheel. 

What Is Required Before I Take My Driver License Test?

Teens Ages 16 - 16 ½ 

  • Hold a Valid Colorado Instruction Permit for at least 12 months

  • Complete Drive Time Log Sheets (DR 2324) with 50 hours of driving time (at least 10 hours at night). 

    • The log must be signed by a parent or legal guardian

    • The log sheet must show both final grand totals of driving and night driving time.

  • You must successfully complete 6 Hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) training requirement.

  • Then, you can schedule a driving test with an approved driving school

Teens Ages 16 ½ - 18 

  • Hold a Valid Colorado Instruction Permit for at least 12 months

  • Complete Drive Time Log Sheets (DR 2324) with 50 hours of driving time (at least 10 hours at night). 

    • The log must be signed by a parent, or legal guardian 

    • The log sheet must show both final grand totals of driving and night driving time.

  • Then, you can schedule a driving test with a state approved driving school

To view the full list of drivers’ license requirements based on your age view the DMV policies here

Colorado Permit Test

How to Obtain
a Colorado Instruction Permit

Meet Your Age Groups' Education Requirement

If you’re between 15 and 15 1/2 years old:

You’ll need to complete a 30-hour driver education course before taking the written test to receive your permit. 

If you’re between 15 1/2 and 16 years old

You can either take a 30-hour driver education course, OR you are eligible to take a 4-hour expanded driver awareness program before taking your permit test.

Once you’ve been issued your permit, it will be valid for 3 years, but you’ll need to hold it for 1 full year or until your 18th birthday before you can take your driver license test.

Take Your Colorado Permit Test

You can take your permit test at any one of our DriveSafe locations for ease and flexibility

Pass Your Permit Test

Score 80% or higher to successfully pass your written knowledge test

View the full list of what to bring to the DMV office here

  • The official Drivers License Test includes more than 100 evaluation points.

  • All drive tests take place in DriveSafe vehicles.

  • All tests, pass or fail, include personalized feedback on areas of improvement.

  • Fast, friendly and stress free testing.

  • Payment must be received in advance to schedule a drivers license test appointment.

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Drivers License Test

During the drivers license test, students will be evaluated on over 100 items that measure their ability to safely operate a vehicle and follow Colorado driving laws. All tests take place with a state-certified driving instructor in a DriveSafe vehicle (unless interlock devices are required).

One-Hour Drivers License Course

Students who sign up for our one-hour drivers license course will receive an hour-long driving lesson with a state-certified driving instructor prior to taking the official road test. The driving lesson is taught by an instructor who knows exactly what items the drivers license test covers, and being able to ask lingering questions and receive feedback from an expert can help students feel more prepared and confident.

Two-Hour Drivers License Course

Students who opt for our two-hour drivers license course will receive a two-hour driving lesson before taking the road test. This extended driving lesson is taught by a highly experienced, friendly driving instructor, and the encouraging feedback students will receive can help them fine-tune the skills they need to pass. 

DriveSafe Vehicle Provided

Our drivers license tests are conveniently conducted in DriveSafe vehicles (unless the individual taking the test needs to use an interlock device). We ensure that all of our vehicles are equipped with important safety features, so parents and students alike can feel comforted knowing that our high safety standards allow the testing experience to be as safe as possible.

Personalized Feedback Provided After Each Drivers License Test

As the leading drivers license school in Colorado, DriveSafe sees the value of education in every moment. Because of this, all students receive valuable feedback after the drivers license test is complete, regardless of how they performed. Our feedback is always personalized and encouraging, as it is our hope that our students leave us feeling both more confident and more competent behind the wheel.

Short Notice Availability

We understand that our students and their families lead busy lives, which is why we aim to make scheduling the drivers license test as convenient as possible. We offer flexible weekday and weekend appointments to ensure that we can work with our students’ schedules. Additionally, we can often accommodate those looking for short-notice availability. Many students have been eagerly awaiting earning their drivers licenses for quite some time, and we do everything we can to expedite the fulfillment of this exciting milestone by making it fast and easy to book an appointment at one of our drivers license school locations.

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