A-Z Driving Academy

A-Z Driving Academy is now conducting Online Classes.

Due to the Coronavirus, the Mass. R.M.V. is allowing driving schools to conduct online classes for the 30 hour driver education course.

For more information please call 978-866-0194 or to Register, visit our Downloads page and register online.

Teen Program Enrollment

Teen Program Enrollment

$599.00

Adult Program

For students 18 and over

$54.00 per Hour

Parent Classes

New driver education regulations require a parent or guardian to take a two-hour parent class.

Serving Tyngsborough, Pepperell, Dunstable, Dracut, Groton, Chelmsford,
Townsend, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, and surrounding areas
 

Class Schedules
Tyngsborough Classes
30 hours of Classroom Time
We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Combos:
5 - (6-Hour Classes)
10 - (3-Hour Classes)
15 - (2-Hour Classes)
Mix and Match Days, Monday through Friday

Vacation Week Classes
Monday - Friday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Driving Schedule
Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday  6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

A-Z Driving Academy, LLC., Tyngsborough, MA

Serving Tyngsborough, Pepperell, Dunstable, Dracut, Groton, Chelmsford, Townsend, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, and surrounding areas in Massachusetts.

Classes are taught in module format with a complete class requirement covering the 17 modules of instruction. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that he/she attends each classroom session or if he/she is unable to attend each session that he/she must be sure to schedule a makeup with the Academy to cover the missed modules. For example, if he/she misses a Monday of a vacation week class, he/she must make the class up on another Monday in a vacation week or a Saturday mode or 3 evening classes to cover the required curriculum. The requirement is curriculum specific not hour specific.

The training of a student driver is not only the responsibility of the driving school. For each hour that the student drives with the Academy, he/she is are required by law to spend 3 hours and 20 minutes driving and practicing with a parent or other licensed driver over 21 years of age who has had a valid license for more than 1 year in the passenger seat next to them.

Each student must complete all requirements, and a parent or guardian must attend the parent class before a Driver Education Certificate will be ordered from the Mass RMV. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

Parent 2-Hour Driver Education Class

Current driver education curriculum requires a parent or guardian to take a two-hour
driver's education class during their teenager’s driver education training, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving.

In this special two-hour course, parents will learn about the junior operator's law and their role in supporting the law; how to teach their child to drive safely; what skills their child needs to master to pass the road test; and how to identify family member driving behaviors which may negatively influence a new driver. Learn more here.

Other helpful links on the site are: MA Drivers Manual, Parent-Student-Registration-BookletA-Z Drivers Ed Rates, and our Online Registration

Introduction to Driver’s Education

  • Explain the structure of the driver’s education program and their responsibilities for successful completion.
  • List the basic driving fundamentals.
  • Define the Massachusetts license classes and restrictions.
  • Outline the procedure for obtaining a license.

Signs Signals and Road Markings

  • Recognize the common roadway signs and explain each sign’s purpose.
  • Identify how a driver must respond to different signals.
  • Explain the purpose of the roadway markings and how a safe driver adheresto the markings.

Understanding the Vehicle and Its Controls

  • Locate and label basic vehicle controls.
  • Explain the importance of communication devices and its affect on driving .
  • Create pre-driving procedure checklist.
  • Define the two types of transmissions.

Basic Driving Skills

  • Identify the initial steps a driver always takes as they prepare to drive.
  • Demonstrate effective methods of holding a steering wheel, turning the steering wheel, and steering in reverse .
  • Describe how to use the various mirrors while driving and how they assist in navigation.
  • List the steps drivers must follow when preparing to turn or change lanes.
  • Explain how to control your vehicle using acceleration, deceleration and braking.

Rules of the Road

  • Identify the different types of speed limits and how they relate to the basic speed laws.
  • Explain what rotaries and roundabouts are and describe how to drive in single lane rotaries, multiple lane rotaries and roundabouts and how to pass in these situations.
  • Define right of way and the right of way rules for all users of the road includingvehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.
  • Provide examples of how to judge time and distance and how this relates tonegotiating intersections and passing.

Different Driving Environments

  • Describe how to manage visibility, time and space in urban, rural, and highway driving.
  • List the steps to follow when changing lanes.
  • Explain how to behave when being passed and what to do when passing and being passed.
  • Identify the special situations drivers face when driving on a highway and how to enter and exit a highway.

Driving in All Weather Conditions:

  • Identify five weather conditions that affect driving.
  • Describe how to drive safely when light is low and when there is glare from the sun.
  • List the steps you should follow to manage visibility, time, and space in rain and snow.
  • Explain how to anticipate and prevent skids and hydroplaning.

Mental and Physical Effects on Driving

  • List the ways emotions affect your driving.
  • Explain the relationship between vision and ability to drive.
  • Describe how fatigue, and long term or short term illnesses affect your driving skills.
  • Identify four driving distractions and how they affect your driving ability.

The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs & Driving: PART I

  • Describe the physical effects of alcohol and drugs.
  • Explain the impact of alcohol and drugs on driving skills.
  • Identify the myths and facts of alcohol and drugs.
  • List the individual’s responsibilities regarding drinking.

The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs & Driving: PART II

  • State the Massachusetts laws related to blood alcohol level, implied consent, and ignition interlock device.
  • Explain the drunk driving penalties in Massachusetts and the consequences to driving privileges.
  • Describe what will happen when a driver is stopped for alleged driving under the influence.
  • Identify the types of drugs that affect driving ability and how they affect driving ability.

Consequences of Unsafe Driving and Poor Decision Making

  • Identify examples of bad decisions effecting driving caused by social pressures.
  • Explain what happens in a crash and the physical and emotional impact.
  • Describe how driving records, suspensions, and lifetime look back influence your operator’s insurance cost.
  • Provide examples of which type of drivers are most at risk for crashes.

Handling Emergencies and Breakdowns; Final Review

  • Identify examples of bad decisions effecting driving caused by social pressures.
  • Explain what happens in a crash and the physical and emotional impact.
  • Describe how driving records, suspensions, and lifetime look back influence your operator’s insurance cost.
  • Provide examples of which type of drivers are most at risk for crashes.