Trying to decide on a driving school?
This site was assembled to organize information about Stark County's
Driver's Education schools in a central location to help students and parents make
informed decisions about selecting a driver training facility.
Questions to ask driving schools
- Class Schedule:
Find out if the class schedule times and days will meet with your scheduling needs. Ask about makeup classes.
- Driving Schedule: Ask when driving lessons are scheduled. How long after completing classes will the student be able to drive? How many students are in the car at a time? What are the cancellation and makeup procedures and are there fees involved? Be aware that your child must be able to complete their driver's education training in a 6 month time period and driving schools are required to be able to complete the training within 6 months from the beginning of training.
- Fees and quality:
Be cost conscious and quality conscious. Driver training and obtaining a driver's license has lifelong benefits and potential consequences. Shop for the highest quality training that you can afford.
- Additional services provided: Some schools offer additional services such as the use of the school vehicle for the driving test. Ask about additional services offered and fees involved. Are additional maneuverability practice services offered?
- References: Check with friends and relatives for recommendations. Ask for a list of previous students to call as references. Check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if any previous customers filed complaints against the school. Ask BBB if the school ranks in good standing.