Develop Safe Driving Skills with our Behind the Wheel In-Car Instruction


Behind the Wheel Requirements

Community Driving School offers Driver Education - In Car Instruction to teens who:

  • hold a valid Virginia Learner's Permit,
  • have completed the Driver Education - Classroom and can provide the school completion certificate,
  • have driven for at least 30 hours of driving with family and friends,
  • are under 18 years of age.  (18 and older - please see the Adult Behind the Wheel section below)

Driving Times

Our Behind the Wheel program consists of 7 50-minute driving periods and 7 50-minute observation periods as specified by DMV regulations. Driving schedules are based on student availability and are set for Monday through Friday during daylight hours. Saturday and Sunday driving is available on a limited basis.


Pick-up & Drop-off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off is available at select high schools, retail locations, or at our Community Driving Schools in Powhatan, Midlothian, and Goochland.


Adult Behind the Wheel

For adults, age 18 and older, behind the wheel is also offerred.  Adults must be paired with other adults and the format of 7 drives and 7 observations is the same as that offered to teen drivers.


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