If you have a teen of legal age to apply for a driver’s license, you should enroll them in GoSwerve. We’re a state-approved driving school serving learners in Washington, Florida, and California. Our school offers comprehensive programs for teens and flexible, customizable adult lessons. Joining our teen driving school can help your child master the skills needed to become a better, safer driver. Here are some things your need must do to take driving school:
1. Meet the Legal Age Requirement
The legal age for taking a teen driving school varies from state to state. In Washington State, teens must be at least 14 to take driver’s ed and sit for their license exam. You can register your teen for Traffic Safety Education (TSE) as early as 14. In Ohio, the age limit is 15 years and six months. Florida restricts the teen driver bracket to between 15 and 18. If your teenage child is ready for driving school, look up statutory requirements or speak to our support representative.
We don’t have a minimum age requirement but accept teens from 15. At this age, teens can quickly master driving skills and prepare for their driver’s license exam. Teens who enroll at 15 also have enough time to practice before they receive their driving license. Each state has a minimum age requirement for getting a driver’s license. GoSwerve offers digital driving resources, so your child can start learning remotely as early as possible.
2. Apply for a Learner’s Permit
Teens looking to apply for a driver’s license can take driving lessons as early as 14 to 16. Driving lessons/courses involve practicing, which requires an instruction permit. You must hold a valid instruction permit for the duration of your course and maintain a clean record. At GoSwerve, we provide a certificate of enrollment to teens under 15½. We’ll also request your signature granting permission to the teen to begin our driving curriculum.
A learner’s permit allows your teen to drive on the state’s roads, practicing as a learner. The car you use for practice must indicate that you’re a learner. You must also carry the permit whenever you’re driving. Teens must hold an instruction permit for at least six months, within which they should avoid traffic violations. Avoid alcohol and drug offenses and other violations that may hurt your prospects of getting a license.
3. Research Driving School Curriculum
A basic understanding of the driving laws and training requirements can prepare your teen on what to expect. Each state has unique laws covering driving and practice requirements for teens. The information is easily available online, so you can look up state requirements. GoSwerve also has transparent terms and is ready to provide a copy of all requirements and guidelines. The goal is to give your teen an understanding of the local traffic law.
Teens who memorize local laws and requirements may find it easy to apply them in practice. Your teen should review all DMV requirements and determine what to do and avoid when trying to get a license. Many states require all learners (teens and adults) to pass the sight and hearing tests to get a license. You should also consider what the driving school requires to determine if the institution suits your need and teen.
4. Get Mentally Prepared for Driving Lessons
If your teen has no background behind the wheel, attending a driving school may present various challenges. You should help them mentally prepare for driving school and expected experiences. Learning how to drive can be fun and challenging. Your teenager may feel anxious, especially if they don’t know what to anticipate. Early discussions about the training, what it involves, the number of hours, and practice may help calm the nerves.
You should set some ground rules and let your teen familiarize themselves with your car. Teach them to start the engine, complete primary care, and read the dashboard gauges. Familiarity with the car’s interior, operational features (mirrors, wipers, seat adjusters), and emergency and hazard kits may help boost confidence. Your teen also needs to be motivated and eager to start learning, so make sure they’re in the right state of mind.
Leading Teen Driving School in WA, FL, & CA
Some driving schools need proof of identity, but your teen doesn’t need to be a resident of a given state to learn how to drive. They can get training in Washington and apply for a license in Florida. Make sure your teen maintains evidence of their out-of-state training during the online pre-application process. You should also enroll them in a reputable teen driving school. Learning from a state-approved driving school is the best approach.
At GoSwerve Driving School, we offer driver’s ed to teens and adults looking for a WA, CA, or FL driver’s license. Our curriculum spans everything you need to become a skillful driver and obtain a valid state license. We also have custom lessons structured around your needs. You can enroll your teen for the comprehensive course if they’re new to driving. We also have short refreshers to help teens with a driving background prepare for the driver’s license exam.