Driving School

A Metropolitan Driving School
827 East Parham Road Suite 2
Richmond, VA 23227

A Metropolitan Driving SchoolFAQ's

A Metropolitan Driving School's address and phone number is listed on your webpage. How can I find out if it is an approved driver training school in Virginia?
Even though we provide a list of behind-the-wheel training schools on our website, we have no way of knowing for sure as to whether or not a particular school is certified by the Virginia DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses.  We strongly suggest that you contact A Metropolitan Driving School directly or check with the Virginia DMV to find out for sure if A Metropolitan Driving School is a licensed school.
Could I just have my mother or father teach me how to drive instead of paying money to take a professional driver training course?
It depends on which state you live in.  There are some states which allow you to do your hands-on driver training with a parent or guardian instead of attending a professional driving school.  However many states require that first-time drivers take a professionally-taught driver training course.  We recommend that you check with your state's DMV office to find out if your parent or guardian can fill the role as your behind-the-wheel driving instructor.
What happens if I don't know how to operate a stick-shift vehicle? Will A Metropolitan Driving School allow me to do my driver training with an automatic-shift vehicle?
Considering you're a brand new driver, you probably don't know much about driving any type of vehicle--stick-shift or automatic-shift!  However, if you prefer to complete your behind-the-wheel training using an automatic-shift vehicle, you should contact A Metropolitan Driving School and inform them before you register for their behind-the-wheel training course.  That way you will know for certain if they will accommodate you.
I live in a rural area, that has a lot of dirt roads and rugged terrain. Will A Metropolitan Driving School teach me how to drive in BOTH city AND rural environments?
If you live in a rural area, chances are very good that a local driver training school like A Metropolitan Driving School will want you to be trained in driving specific to the local area's terrain.
Can I apply for my Virginia instruction permit once I turn 14?
Most likely, no.  Most states have set the youngest age to obtain a learner's permit at 15 or 15½.  You may want to contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a licensed driving instruction school like A Metropolitan Driving School to learn more about the minimum age requirement in Virginia.
Is taking a drivers education course in a classroom or online sufficient in Richmond Virginia or do I also have to successfully complete a driver training class with a professional driving instructor?
It depends on what the Virginia's laws require, but many states do mandate that new, young drivers to successfully complete a behind-the-wheel training class with a professional driving instructor as well as a drivers education classroom or online course.
If I need to register for a Richmond Virginia behind-the-wheel training program, can A Metropolitan Driving School help?
Yes.  A Metropolitan Driving School offers behind-the-wheel training courses in Richmond Virginia.  For more information about the type of driver training A Metropolitan Driving School offers and the training schedule, you should contact them directly.
Exactly what type of driver education do I need in Richmond Virginia before I can get my Virginia driver's license?
The prerequisites for getting a driver's licenses vary from state to state, however most states now require teen-agers who are looking to get their first driver's license to register for a safe driving classroom course as well as a driver training course.  We suggest that you contact a local driver training company such as A Metropolitan Driving School and ask if they offer a Virginia-approved  behind-the-wheel training course which would satisfy Virginia's driver's education requirements.
Is there a law in Virginia that says I have to take behind-the-wheel training in order to get my driver's license?
Yes.  State law in Virginia requires that all teen-agers take an approved behind-the-wheel training course before receiving a Virginia driver's license.
Can I register for a Virginia-approved driver training course even if I don't have my Virginia learners permit yet?
Most likely, no.  Most states have laws that require a pre-licensed driver to have obtained a Virginia learners permit before registering in a Virginia behind-the-wheel training course.  It would be best for you to contact a driving school such as A Metropolitan Driving School and ask for more information.