DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE

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Maryland Students Only

The DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE is the Maryland required course that all beginning drivers must complete. All new drivers who want to obtain a Driver's License in the State of Maryland need this course.

The DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE consists of two parts:

1. CLASSROOM - There are 30 hours of classroom instruction. Classroom topics include basic driving techniques, defensive driving, rules of the road, alcohol and driving, various driving environments. To pass the classroom part of the driver education course, the student must attend all 30 hours of class; participate in class activities and, score a minimum of 80 on each test/final exam.

2. BEHIND THE WHEEL - There are 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. In-car skills include basic maneuvers (including parallel parking), defensive driving techniques, and road driving in a variety of environments. To pass the behind the wheel part of Driver's Education the student needs to complete all six hours and pass the performance criteria for each lesson. Once the student has completed both the classroom and the behind the wheel parts, Easy Method Driving School will process and transmit all information to the MVA(Maryland students only)

Q: How old do I have to be to take driver education in Maryland?

15 years old.

Q: Do I need to have a learner's permit to take driver education in Maryland?

As of October 1, 2008, MVA Regulations allow students who do not yet possess a Learner's Permit to complete the 30 hours of in-class instruction, but require students to have a Maryland Learner's Permit to participate in the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

Q: How old should my student be to start the State Driver Education Program, and what is the best way to progress through the training?

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and EMDS recommend that students start Driver Education at age 15, progress through the 30 hours of in-class instruction to prepare for the MVA Learner's Permit Exam which a student can take at 15 years and 9 months; and then complete the behind-the-wheel portion of the training after the Learner's Permit is obtained. It is best to stretch the training over a period of time to give each student the opportunity to absorb both the in-class and behind-the-wheel material.

Q: What if I miss a class?

Students are permitted under MVA guidelines to miss 12 hours of class without having to re take the entire course. All missed classes must be made up in a reasonable length of time.

Q: How old do I have to be to get a learner's permit in Maryland?

You have to be 15 years and 9 months old. You do not have to have taken Driver Education to get a learner's permit. You must study the Maryland Driver Handbook and take a test at a full service MVA location.


Q: What is the Graduated Licensing Program?

The program requires novice drivers to gain more driving experience with a supervising driver and gradually move up through the licensing process until full license status is achieved. Under the graduated licensing system, non-commercial license applicants, who have never held a driver's license, must progress through three licensing levels:

Level 1 = Learner's permit (15 years and 9 months)
Level 2 = Provisional license (After Driver Education)
Level 3 = Full license

Washington D.C Students Only

No Classroom or behind the wheel is required. Only a D.C. Learners permit is required to start lessons. To obtain a learning permit please contact the Washington D.C. DMV at 202-727-5000. Then contact EMDS to start your behind the wheel lessons. 202-536-5152 OR Email us at EThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Virginia Students Only

Under 19 Must complete 36 hours classroom and behind the wheel. Currently EMDS is offering classroom and behind the Wheel this includes the driving test for the Virginia license. Call us at  540-446-5741.

Over 19 students must have a learners permit to start lessons. No set number of classroom or behind the wheel is required. EMDS recommends at least 9 hours for new students.

Easy Method Driving School is Maryland's oldest and largest driving school. We are a recognized leader in driver education. We are dedicated to teaching people how to drive. EMDS strives to create an atmosphere that addresses individual needs and encourages the development of a safe, confident driver. Easy Method Driving School is your one-stop shopping place for driver training.

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