A-Z Driving Academy

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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

Business Hours are by appointment only.
Please call or send us a message to schedule an appointment.
 

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 adheres to 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 including vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.
  • Provide examples of how to judge time and distance and how this relates to negotiating intersections and passing.

Making Safe Driving Decisions

  • Define the SIPDE concept and explain how it relates to driving.
  • Define the Smith system and explain how it relates to driving .
  • Identify five safe driving habits.
  • Explain the purpose of seatbelts and discuss the consequence of not wearing a seatbelt.
  • List five behaviors of aggressive drivers and what you should do as a driver if confronted by this type of driver.

Sharing the Road

  • Identify the other users of the road and explain how to interact safely .
  • Explain the unique situations. encountered with commercial vehicles and how to drive with them safely.
  • Recognize the different school bus and 7D vehicle signals and explain how a driver must react to those signals.

How Natural Laws Effect Driving

  • Define natural laws and explain their impact on driving and a driver.
  • List the types of skids and the suggested solutions for controlling or regaining control of the vehicle.
  • Identify the stopping distance needed in various driving situations.
  • Explain how speed control and knowledge of natural laws can help avoid a collision .
  • Provide examples of the impact of collisions.

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

  • 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.

Distracted Driving

  • 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.