Driving School

Professional Driver Institute
1200C Scottsville Rd, #190
Rochester, NY 14624
585-436-2040

Professional Driver InstituteFAQ's

Since Professional Driver Institute is listed on your website, does this mean they've been approved by the New York DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses?
The list of driver training schools on our webpage is provided as a convenience to our customers only.  We CANNOT guarantee that every single school listed is fully-certified by the New York DMV.  You may want to call Professional Driver Institute directly to find out if they offer a state-certified behind-the-wheel training course.
Could I just have my mother or father teach me how to drive instead of paying money to enroll in a professional behind-the-wheel training course?
It depends on which state you live in.  There are some states which permit you to complete your hands-on driver training with a parent or guardian instead of enrolling in a professional driving school.  However many states require that new drivers take a professionally-taught behind-the-wheel training course.  We recommend that you ask your state's DMV office to find out if your parent or guardian can fill the role as your behind-the-wheel driving instructor.
Do you know if Professional Driver Institute will let me complete my driver training using an automatic-shift vehicle? I don't know anything about using a stick-shift.
Considering you're a brand new driver, you probably don't know a whole lot about driving ANY type of vehicle, be it a stick OR an automatic!  Nevertheless, if you have a preference, you probably should contact Professional Driver Institute and see if they can accommodate you before registering for their behind-the-wheel training course.
I don't live anywhere near a city. There are dirt roads and rugged terrain all around my house. How do I know if Professional Driver Institute will train me on how to drive in a remote area like where I live and not just teach me how to drive in a town-or city-type environment?
Since Professional Driver Institute is a local driver training company in your area, it's a safe bet that Professional Driver Institute will be motivated (or perhaps required) to teach its local customers how to drive on rough terrain.  If you want to make certain, however, you may want to call Professional Driver Institute to find out exactly what's included in their driver training course before you register with them.
After I turn 14, will I be eligible to get my instruction permit so I can begin to learn how to drive?
It depends on which state you live in, however most states unfortunately require you to be at least 15 (or sometimes 15 1/2) before you can be issued a instruction permit.  We suggest that you contact a local driver training school such as Professional Driver Institute or the New York DMV office to learn more about the minimum age requirement for driving in New York.
I live in Rochester New York. Does the law say I have to register for both a driver ed classroom or online course and a driver training course in order to be fully-licensed here?
Each state has its own laws in regards to licensing procedures.  However, most states do mandate that new, teen-aged drivers take both a driver training course plus either a drivers education online course or drivers education classroom course .
I have to complete a behind-the-wheel class in Rochester New York before New York will give me my driver's license. Does Professional Driver Institute offer this type of course?
Professional Driver Institute does offer the driver training course in Rochester New York that is required by the State of New York.  You will need to contact Professional Driver Institute directly for more information about the behind-the-wheel courses they offer and their class schedules.
Do I have to take drivers education to get a New York driver's license?
Drivers education requirements vary depending on which state you live in, but you should be aware that most states require new, teen-aged drivers to complete both a behind-the-wheel training course in addition to a safe driving classroom or online course.  You may wish to contact the New York DMV to find out exactly what requirements you will need to fulfill in order to obtain your first driver's license.
Do I have to take a Rochester New York behind-the-wheel training course in order to get a driver's license?
Yes.  All drivers in New York must successfully complete an approved behind-the-wheel training course in order to be licensed to operate a motor vehicle.  Please contact Professional Driver Institute for information on the types of behind-the-wheel training courses they offer in Rochester New York.
Can I enroll in a New York driver training course prior to having my New York learners permit?
Most states require pre-licensed drivers to hold a instruction permit before being permitted to register for a behind-the-wheel training course.  You should contact a driving school like Professional Driver Institute and ask for more information.