Please Note: If you are interested in purchasing multiple packages, the RI permit requires classroom instruction first. Please enroll in the classroom of your choice. If you already have your RI permit, you can now enroll in one of the behind the wheel instruction packages. If you are interested in both classroom and behind the wheel instruction, please note that you must enroll and pay for each service separately.
What is covered in a typical driving lesson?
Every student is different and some require a minimal number of lessons while others require more. First, your driving instructor will conduct an evaluation to determine your skill level. They work with your strengths and weaknesses, anxiety and confidence level, and collaborate with your parents to cover all the necessary skills for the DMV road test.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 24-hour notice is required for the cancelation of drive times or a $50 fee may be assessed. You must cancel your lesson by logging into your account.
When can I schedule drive times?
We place our schedule online every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month by 9 AM. Additionally, we have extra availability placed in the schedule after these dates.
How many driving lessons do I need to take?
Although there is no set number of lessons, we do offer an hourly rate and package deals. The minimum package starts with six hours to meet most automobile insurance companies requirements.
How much do I have to practice as a beginning driver?
There is no magic number of prescribed driving lessons. However, the RI-DMV does mandate a minimum of 50 hours of practice of which 10 hours are at night. NCDS does endorse this measure and also recommends as much practice as possible in as many different driving environments. The more practice the better!
How do I schedule driving lessons?
After you have registered and paid for services on our website, simply log into your account to schedule your drive times.
How old do I need to be to take driver ed?
Students must be age 15 years 10 months by the start of class.
What are the state requirements for drivers ed?
What is the refund policy?
Newport County Driving School does not offer any refunds.