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In Washington, DC, in order to take behind-the-wheel driving lessons you should be16 1/2 years old or older.
DDS will provide 12 hours of classroom instruction and will prepare students for their knowledge test. Then, after obtaining their learner’s permits, students will receive 4 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction.
Road Test Car Usage
The road test examines the ability of a student driver to safely operate a motor vehicle, proper use of traffic signals, parallel parking, traffic management and several other driving skills. The test requires use of a car. DDS Driving offers additional preparation and vehicle usage for the DC Road Test.
Behind the Wheel Driving
Behind-the-wheel driving instruction is an exercise which consists of one or more sessions of driving. During this exercise, the student driver will be driving around with an instructor by his/her side. The student will be taught how to read and apply traffic signals, traffic management, and urban traffic congestion management and stress driving. This session also includes: