Pretty much everyone detests driving school. Some people even consider waiting until they’re 18, so they can skip right to the test. Now, it won’t be so easy to get out of classes.
Starting July 1, if fail the driving test, you’ll have to take an abbreviated adult driver training course. The rule applies to first-time applicants who are 18 years or older.
You won’t be able to take another test until you go through the training. Get out those cones and get practicing. Teens already have to take courses and get in 8 hours of instruction before taking their test.
There are a few options when it comes to taking the abbreviated adult driver training course:
- A 4-hour class followed by 4 hours of training behind the wheel with an instructor
- A 4-hour class followed by 24 hours behind the wheel with a licensed driver who’s 21 or older
- A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 4 hours of training with an instructor
- A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver who’s 21 or older
If you choose an option that includes 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver, then you won’t be able to do more than 4 hours of driving in one day. You’ll also have to fill out a 24-Hour Affidavit and bring it with you when you go in for your second driving test.
Good luck. After all, Allstate did say we suck at driving. Maybe those classes will do us some good.
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