The minimum age to get a learner’s permit and to enroll in any driver education course is 15 years of age and you must have the learner’s permit for at least 6 months prior to receiving your license.

A learner’s permit can be obtained by going to the DLD (Driver’s License Division) and passing a written exam of 50 questions with an 80% score. You may take it twice your first time there. Here are two websites that will help you.  Http:// and  Please call or text me if you need help passing the written test.

Online class:  I’m currently putting together my own online class but for now students that live in the Alpine School District can go to the website: ($45).  If you are out of high school or don’t live in the Alpine boundaries, call or text me, and I will help you with other options.

If you are 19 years old, drivers education is no longer required but you have to hold the learner’s permit for 3 months or take a Driver’s Education course, including 6 hours of driving with me.

The online lessons can be done in as little as a few days if necessary, and the advantage is that you can do them from your home at your own convenience.  There are 12 lessons and I can help you with these lessons if needed.  However, you will need to go to your high school and take a final comprehensive test that you will need to score at least 80% on when you are finished.  Ask the secretary or counselor for more details.  You will need to give them 48 hours to grade and record your score with the DLD.

The cost of doing the required 6 hours of road driving with me is $290.  This includes me coming and picking you up and dropping you off if necessary. I accept cash, checks, venmo or credit cards.  My venmo is Dave or Lisa McConnell@davesdriversed and you should see a family picture or you’re not at the right placeThere is a $10 fee for credit cards.  Please make checks payable to Dave’s Driving School.

The driving portion can be done in as little as 4 days.  You will need to plan on driving with me 4 different times at 1.5 hrs. each time. My schedule is very flexible, and I will work your driving around your schedule.  6:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. if necessary.

Please click on the registration form and print it out ahead of time if possible.  Otherwise, I have some in my car that you can fill out.  I will collect the money the first time you drive unless you make other arrangements with me.  Please bring your learner’s permit with you when you drive.

No “range driving” (parking lot driving) is necessary because I give you twice as much road time as the high schools which is much more valuable.

Please check to make sure your learner’s permit is valid.  They are only good for one year but are easy to renew by going back to the DLD with one of your parents and positive ID.  You will also need to drive 34 hours with your parents and 10 of those need to be at night.

See the tab, 9 steps for more details.

Please call the DLD (801-816-2607) before going there to get your license to make sure everything has been completed and signed off.  Give the DLD the 9 digit learner permit number, and they will verify this information and save you a wasted trip.  If you believe you have finished all the requirements and the DLD disagrees, please contact me immediately.

As of Jan. 1, 2016, the DLD is requiring a 40 question quiz that is offered online by going to their website, and clicking on Traffic Safety and Trends. This is an open book quiz and can be taken as many times as necessary until you get 100%.  You will get the same questions each time, and they give you the answers to the ones you miss.  This test is included in the online course.

Please call or text me if you need any additional help.

Dave McConnell:  801.602.6065

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