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Dave’s Driving School offers practical road driving with personal instruction for $350* and it’s well worth it. Ask anyone.

The Basics

If you are 15-18 years old and in high school, you are required to drive six hours ($350*) with an instructor and complete the homestudy course ($100*). We will provide the homestudy course on the first drive and most students finish in a few days. After you complete the six hours of driving and the homestudy course, you need to take a road exam given by a separate company (we can refer you) and they charge around $60. No school can test their own students. After you pass the road exam, THEN you will be able to go to the DLD and obtain your license.

Everyone is required to complete the DLD Traffic Safety & Trends. You will have to create an account that is linked to your learner’s permit number. Here is the website. https://secure.utah.gov/account/login.html

Dave will not allow you to take the road exam until he is sure of your skills and abilities – so don’t stress!

If you are not in high school, have anxiety, or another circumstance, private driving lessons are available for $100/hour.

If you are over 19, you do not have to take a driver’s ed course, however, you will need to hold the permit for 90 days. If you take a homestudy course, there is no waiting period. 

If you are out of state or have a license from another country, please contact the DLD because the rules may be different.

We offer a fast track program ($100) if you want to get your license in less than two weeks.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice

If you cancel a road drive and do not give the instructor at least 24 hours notice, there is a $75 fee.

If you cancel the test without giving our instructor 24 hours notice, you will be charged $25.

In both cases you will not be able to reschedule until you pay the fee.

Payment Options

We accept Venmo (Dave or Lisa McConnell @davesdriversed), cash, or checks (a $50 NSF fee applies if the check does not clear).  

Payment is due at the first drive unless you have made other arrangements.

When do you drive/test?

Drives can be scheduled daily between 6 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. We do not drive on Sunday. 

Please contact us at 801.602.6065 to schedule.

How long will it take for me to get my license?

The average time it takes to complete this course is 4 weeks.

If you are in a hurry, we can reduce that time by half with our fast track program.

Road Exam Basics

You must pass a 15-minute road exam given by the DLD (Driver License Division) or a private, 3rd party tester. Private companies cannot test their own students. We can recommend some private testers if you would like to use one. We charge $55 for tests on weekdays, $60 on Saturday, and $65 for same-day testing. Most testers do not have a waiting list, unlike the DLD. Click on the road test tab to see the requirements. Be sure to watch my instructive 8-minute video.

We’re excited to help you learn to drive safely and defensively.

Contact us at 801-602-6065 to set up your appointment!

Dave McConnell (owner)


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*All prices subject to change