1) What age can you start private lessons?
A) The new driver must be at least 14 1/2 and possess a learners license.
2) When can a new schedule a private lesson?
A) Contact us at 406-552-5950 to check availability.
3) What is the fee and when is it due?
A) The current fee is $300 (subject to change) and must be paid in full before the course begins. As the course draws near, we set an exact due date. Please call or email for the exact date.
4) How many hours do I need to practice with my son or daughter?
A) The state requires that parents practice with their new driver for a minimum of 50 hours. However, this life skill is so dangerous I recommend 100 hours or more.
6) Can my son or daughter practice drive without a learner's license?
A) State law says new drivers must have a learner's license and the parent must be in the passenger seat next to the new driver.
7) Can my son or daughter drive in another state with his/her learner's license?
A) Yes. Make sure you are sitting in the seat beside your son/daughter. It would not hurt to call that state to verify.
8) Will my insurance company cover an accident?
A) You will need to call your insurance agent to verify.
9) Can I cancel my son/daughters license if they are not behaving responsibly behind the wheel?
A) Yes - A parent has complete control of their son/daughter's driver's license. Once they turn 18 years of age the parent can no longer cancel their license.
10) My son/daughter lost their learners license. How can we get another one?
A) You will need to go to the DMV and bring the following items: $10, son/daughter's birth certificate and social security card.
11) We have completed our 50 hours of driving practice. When can we go to the DMV and pick up their restricted license?
A) All new drivers under the age of 18 must hold a permit to drive (learners license or instruction permit) for 6 months before they are eligible for a driver's license. Please make an appointment at: www.doj.mt.gov/driving
12) Will the DMV look at the 50 hour practice log?
13) How can I help my new driver learn to drive?
A) Driving is a complex task that is not natural. It will take years/100 of hours to become a safe driver. Early on, find safe areas that are not heavily traveled (parking lots, dirt roads, fields). When the class begins, try to mirror what I am teaching. For example: our first drive is in the parking lot. This means that you should also be driving in parking lots with them. Then just following what we are doing and soon your new driver will become confident and so will you.