J.R.'s Driving School

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Q: Do I have to take the Driver Ed class?
A: In both MA & RI you must take the Driver Ed class if you are under the age of 18 before you can obtain your Learners Permit.

Q: If I am in RI can I take the Driver Ed course in MA?
A: A Rhode Island drivers permit can be issued to any Rhode Island resident who is 16 but less than 18 years of age, and has completed the 33 ½ hour driver education course certified by the Community College of Rhode Island.

Q:  How old do I have to be to attend the driver ed classes?
A: RI students must be 15 and 10 months old and MA students must be 15 and 9 months old before they can attend Driver Ed classes.

Q: What do I need to bring as proof of age?
A: You will be required to bring the following items to the first day of class: proof of identity and age (birth certificate, state issued
identification card, baptismal certificate, passport, resident alien card, etc.) (MA also bring copy of the SS #)

Q: How soon can I get the classes completed?
A: The classes are held on a 2 week revolving schedule. If you attend all the classes you can complete Drivers Ed in 2 weeks.  We hold 1 week classes during school breaks and summer vacations. (If you miss a class you will have to wait for the class to cycle around again before you can get a certificate of completion).


Q:   What days/times are the classes held?
A: Mon, Wed, & Thurs from 5-9:15 PM   Sat 8 AM -12:15 PM (1 week classes are held Monday to Friday from 8 am -3:30 pm). * During the summer courses students will have 2-15 minute breaks and a half hour lunch. During evening/Saturday classes students will have one 15 minute break per class
Q: What is the cost of the Driver's Ed course?
A: Our normal rate is $175.00 but call us to see if we have any promotions going on when you are ready to enroll. 


When can I get my permit?
A: In both MA & RI you have to be 16 to get your permit. In MA you can get your permit BEFORE attending the Driver Ed classes. In RI you have to attend the Driver Ed class BEFORE you can get your permit.

Q: Do I have to take on road classes?
A: In MA it is Mandatory for persons under the age of 18 to have 12 hours of on road instruction and 6 hours of observation with a licensed Driver Training school. ** Parents also have to complete a 2 hour parent class if they have not done so within 5 years of the student currently enrolling in Driver Ed courses.  In R you must have held the Limited Instructional Permit for at least 6 months and not been convicted of a motor vehicle violation during that period. You must also present an affidavit signed by a parent or guardian stating that you have completed a minimum of 50 hours of driving experience with a supervising driver with 10 of those hours at night. This form must be notarized and submitted the day of your road test.

Q: How long do I have to wait to get my license after I have completed the requirements in each state?
A: In both states you must have held your permit for 6 months before you can take your Road Test exam. In RI when you apply for your permit they will assign you a Road Test date for 6 months from the time you acquired your permit. In MA we are allowed to make the appointment for the next available date when you have had your permit for 6 months and completed the mandatory requirements.

Q: When can I drive my friends in the car with me?
A:  MA students are NOT allowed to have anyone under the age of 18 in the car (immediate family excluded) for the first 6 months after obtaining their license unless an adult over the age of 21 is with them. RI..During the first twelve (12) months of a limited provisional license no more than one (1) passenger younger than twenty-one (21) years of age is allowed in the vehicle. Immediate family and household members are
exempt from this rule.

Q: What are the time restrictions for persons under age 18 for being on the road?
A: RI anyone under the age of 18 can not be on the road between the hours of 1 am and 5 am. MA between the hours of 12:30 am and 5 am. (unless they are working for a emergency responding organization and have a note from the supervisor stating so).





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