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Behind the Wheel for Teens & Adults:

Adult Waiver/Behind the Wheel: NEW!


Teen Behind the Wheel for Under 18 Years of Age!

Requirement completed before behind the wheel:

  • 45 hours of behind- the- wheel with a parent/guardian (hours must include daytime, nighttime, interstate, and city)
  • 30+ hours of a Virginia approved Driver's Education Class and as of 7/1/22 students are required to complete the 90-minute teen/parent video course by the Virginia Board of Education. 
  • Held learner's permit for the required (9) nine months *Student can take behind the wheel prior to 9 months. However, the license will still be dated to become active on that 9 month date. 


In-car skills include basic maneuvers, defensive driving techniques, and road driving in a variety of environments. To pass the behind the wheel part of Driver's Education the student needs to complete all and pass the performance criteria for each lesson. Once the student has completed both the requirements above and behind the wheel, A Better Choice Driving School will process and transmit all paperwork and drivers licenses to the DMV of VA. Your student will receive a 180 day temporary drivers license. During the 180 day period, you will receive a post card from your county court on when you will need to appear at the "New License Driver's Ceremony". Your student will receive their hard copy drivers license on this day.


Price-$300.00, includes pick-up service from Mechanicsville or Chesterfield location. We do not pick students up from home.


Dates Available- E-mail with any questions you may have. We can also provide you a first availability update.

 Deposits of $100. must be made to confirm spots (Non-Refundable, but Transferable) 


What to bring on the day you start-

1. Driver's education classroom certificate (original, not a copy)

2. 90-Minute Parent/Teen Video Certificate *Required for all students who completed driver's education 7/1/2022 and after. 

3. 45 hour driving log (please print if using app)

4. Photocopy of the front side of learner's permit

5. Remaining balance owed $200.00 cash only, exact change  (No Credit Cards or Checks for Remaining Balance)

Chesterfield Location:

*** Please understand the website is not updated after every booking. Email us only with questions. If you are wanting to book, only contact us by phone, 804.869.6503. An email WILL NOT hold a spot. You must call in and pay deposit in order to book/confirm a spot. Thanks!


Chesterfield Information:

Pickup and Drop off at Manchester High School


Behind the Wheel Time Spots- School Year

Before School- 6:00-8:00am 


Behind the Wheel Time Spots- Summer Hours, Begins 06/03/24





Mechanicsville Location:

Please email us with any questions you may have. If you are wanting to book, please contact us by phone, 804.869.6503. An email WILL NOT hold a spot. You must call in and pay deposit in order to book/confirm a spot. Thanks!


Pick up/Drop off address- 9448 Chamberlayne Rd; Suite D

Mechanicsville, VA 23116


*** Summer Hours for Behind the Wheel***

Starts June 03, 2024

7:30-9:00am, 9:00-10:30am, 10:30-12:00pm, 1:00-2:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm

***Fall, Winter, Spring Hours for Behind the Wheel ***

7:00-8:30am, 8:30-10:00am, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:00-5:30pm, 5:30-7:00pm


Adult Waiver/ Behind the Wheel 18+ Over Details-

Students ages 18 and over are able to waive the 60-day learner's permit hold by completing the adult waiver program. Students are required to complete the same requirements as the under 18 students. 


1.) 36-hr VA Approved Driver's Education Classroom 

*If you are needing this, we offer an online course for $185.00

2.) 45-hrs of behind the wheel training completed 

*must include daytime, nighttime, highway, and city hours

Have more questions? Call us at 804.869.6503

**We do not teach courses CDL related!**

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