Q. What penalty will I be charged if I have to cancel a lesson on short notice?
A. We understand that people sometimes have to cancel appointments on short notice through no fault of their own and we don’t think we should charge you a penalty for that. We do ask however, that you advise us of such a cancellation as soon as you become aware of it so that we don’t send an Instructor out to give you that lesson.
Q. I was involved in a terrible car accident some years ago and have been afraid to get behind the wheel of a car ever since. Is there anything that you can do to help people like me to overcome their fears of driving?
A. Absolutely! No matter what the reasons might be for a person's nervousness behind-the-wheel, the first thing that needs to be done is to restore their confidence in their ability to drive safely. We will do that for you in just one or two lessons.
Q. I am a senior citizen who has never had to learn how to drive until now. Now that I am here in Las Vegas I have learned that it is almost a necessity to learn how to drive. Have I waited too long?
A. Absolutely not! Age is never a factor that should stand in your way of becoming a safe and courteous driver. Your Instructor will also become your personal trainer who will encourage and inspire you step-by-step throughout the entire course. That's what we do here at SILVER STATE DRIVING ACADEMY.
Q. I suffer from epilepsy and my Doctor assures me that as long as I take my medication as prescribed, there is no reason why I shouldn't learn how to drive. Knowing this, will you still accept someone like me for driving lessons?
A. Absolutely yes! And thank you for being so forthright and honest with us. We both profit from this. We will sit down together for about ten or fifteen minutes and we will be frank as we ask you to enlighten us about the nuances of your particular condition, and you will teach us how to take care of you most effectively should you suffer a relapse while out on the road so that you can feel assured that you have now entrusted yourself into capable hands. From that point forward, you will be treated the same as any other student who does not suffer from your condition. With your medical condition under control, we don't feel there should be any need for differential treatment in the way we approach you as one of our students.
Q. How should my son or my daughter go about getting a Learner's Permit?
A. IMPORTANT; They must be 15 1/2 years of age or older, except in exceptional circumstances, and will have to pass a written test given at any DMV facility where the needed study material can be had free of charge. If they are under 18 years of age, they will also have to attend an accredited school to earn 30 hours of Driver Education credit, and will also have to maintain a log of their driving experience behind-the-wheel as it accrues. They must have a total of 3,000 minutes (50 hours) of driving experience behind-the-wheel, 600 minutes (10 hours) of which must be night time experience. Also, the log must be filled out in minutes, and not hours, before the DMV will accept them for a Road Test under the age of 18, and all must have had their Learner's Permit for at least six months by the time they receive an appointment for the Road Test. The driving logs can also be picked-up at any DMV facility and they are also free of charge. I strongly recommend that a Parent or Guardian read those instructions carefully, and that they understand them completely. If the log does not comply with the instructions given, the DMV will not accept your son or your daughter for a Road Test even though they may have had a longstanding appointment for the Road Test.
Q. What do you charge for a lesson?
A. A lesson consists of a minimum of 2 hours behind-the-wheel instruction at a cost of $99.00 per lesson.
Q. What methods of payment do you accept?
A. You can pay by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. Lessons can be paid for one at a time and must be paid for at the time the student is picked-up for each lesson. Or, they can be paid for in advance as a block of pre-paid lessons.
Q. Do you provide a Graduation Certificate for insurance purposes?
A. Yes, we provide a Certificate of Completion upon a student’s successful completion of a minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, or more as needed, and upon their receiving a valid Nevada State Driver License.
Q. How many lessons does it take to be properly prepared to pass the DMV Road Test?
A. That depends. If the student has had some previous experience behind-the-wheel with a parent or other adult over 21 years of age, he or she may be able to complete in as little as 3 lessons. If the student has had no experience whatsoever, or very little experience, it might be possible to complete in as little as 5 lessons. It all depends upon the student's lesson to lesson progress.
Q. I would like to take my lessons in my own car. So if I choose Sliver State Driving Academy to learn how to drive safely and courteously, must I use your car for my driving lessons?
A. No, there is no requirement for you to take lessons from any established Driving School. But if you do choose our Driving Academy to learn how to drive safely and courteously you must use our car because it is especially equipped with the required equipment to meet the safety standards that will keep you safe from harm on the road while you are a student still learning.
Q. Is it possible to use the same car as the student has been taking his or her lessons in for the DMV Road Test?
A. Yes, so long as you give us sufficient notification of when the DMV Road Test is scheduled so that we can reserve the car in advance for you. The charge will be the same as for a two-hour lesson. We will pick the student up one hour before the DMV scheduled appointment for a last-minute warm-up before the Road Test and will bring the student back home if the student does not pass the road test. We cannot provide this service when the student will be going on Standby to take the Road Test.