If you are 21 years or older, getting a driver’s license is about more than learning to drive a car. At CAS Driving School, our goal is to help every person we teach to be a safe and competent driver. We understand there’s no shortage of worry (and stress) for adults learning to drive for the first time. That’s why at CAS Driving School graduating safe, responsible and competent drivers is our number one priority.
In order to begin driving instruction with CAS Driving School, you must have a valid learner’s permit. All of our instruction is conducted behind the wheel in the District of Columbia.
If your teen is between 16 and 20 years old (or you are), we focus our driving instruction on the following:
If you are 21 years or older, the following are the steps to becoming a licensed driver in DC.
1. You must obtain a learner’s permit before getting a DC driver’s license if you do not hold a valid license from another jurisdiction. DC residents are eligible to apply for a learner’s permit upon passing the eye test and knowledge exam (Learner’s Permit Test), which tests knowledge of traffic laws, road signs and driving safety rules. It determines whether you are prepared to operate a vehicle in accordance with DC law. (If you are 70 years or older you must have your physician complete the certification on the driver’s license application and pass the eye test.) A valid learner’s permit is required for driving instruction at CAS Driving School. A learner’s permit is valid for one year for US citizens and may vary for non-US citizens (according to the US immigration expiration date).
2. Once your skill level reaches a point where you can safely drive a car, you are ready to take the road test. Passing the road test is required to qualify for a DC driver’s license.
For more information about becoming a licensed driver in DC, visit the DC DMV website at www.dmv.dc.gov.
Adult drivers are occasionally required to take additional classroom and/or behind-the-wheel driving instruction. Further, adults will sometimes receive special financial benefits from receiving driving instruction. If any of these special circumstances below apply to you, please call or email us to see how we can help.
Sometimes your insurance provider will offer you a discount if you complete driving lessons. As a fully licensed driving school, we can help you meet these requirements and provide the valid documentation to the insurance company.
If you are court-ordered to complete driving lessons due to an accident, traffic violation, or other cause reducing the points on your license, you can contact us to fulfill your requirements. In some cases, this will reduce ticket charges and help you earn back points on your license. James Keller Driving School is fully licensed and able to help you meet your classroom or behind-the-wheel training requirements.
Depending on local and state laws or mandates from the Department of Motor Vehicles, seniors may be required to retake the knowledge and road test after a number of years. If you are required to repeat these exams, please contact us for training and instruction. We will be happy to show you the patience and respect you deserve, while also sharing the latest techniques in defense driving and changes to driving laws.