Driving School

Friendly Driving School
1127 Gaskins Rd
Richmond, VA 23238

Friendly Driving SchoolFAQ's

Are all the driving schools listed on your website fully-certified by the Virginia DMV to offer driver training courses in Virginia?
The driving school directory on our website is for your convenience only, and we cannot absolutely guarantee that every driving school listed is currently licensed to offer behind-the-wheel training courses in Virginia.  We suggest you contact the Virginia DMV to make sure a particular driving school is licensed before you sign up to take their driver training course.
Could I just have my mother or father teach me how to drive instead of paying money to enroll in a professional driver training course?
It depends on which state you live in.  There are some states which allow you to do your behind-the-wheel 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 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.
What happens if I don't know how to drive a manual-shift vehicle? Will Friendly Driving School allow me to do my behind-the-wheel training with an automatic-shift car?
Considering you're a brand new driver, you probably don't know much about operating any type of automobile--manual-shift or automatic-shift!  However, if you prefer to complete your driver training using an automatic-shift vehicle, you should contact Friendly Driving School and inform them before you sign up to take their driver training course.  That way you will know for certain if they will accommodate you.
I live in a very rural area, where there are mountains and a lot of dirt roads. Do you know if Friendly Driving School teaches students how to drive in rural areas like where I live instead of just driving on smooth, paved roads in urban areas?
Since you live in a remote area, a local driving school such as Friendly Driving School will tailor your behind-the-wheel training to handle the conditions in your area.  
I'm turning 14 in a few weeks. Can I get a instruction permit to drive in Virginia after my 14th birthday?
Most likely, no.  Most states (though not all) have laws which require that you be at least 15 or 15 1/2 before to be eligible to apply for a learner's permit.  Nevertheless, you may wish to contact the Virginia DMV office or a Virginia-certified driving school such as Friendly Driving School to find out for certain what the minimum driving age is in your local area.
I live in Richmond Virginia. Does the law say I have to successfully complete 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 require that new, teen-aged drivers register for both a behind-the-wheel training course plus either a drivers education online course or drivers education classroom course .
I have to register for a driver training class in Richmond Virginia before Virginia will give me my driver's license. Does Friendly Driving School offer this type of course?
Friendly Driving School does offer the behind-the-wheel training course in Richmond Virginia that is required by the State of Virginia.  You will need to contact Friendly Driving School directly for more information about the driver courses they offer and their class schedules.
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 complete a drivers education classroom course as well as a driver training course.  We suggest that you contact a local driver training company such as Friendly Driving School and ask if they offer a Virginia-approved  driver training course which would meet Virginia's driver's education requirements.
What are the laws in Virginia concerning driver training courses? Do I have to take one to get my driver's license?
Yes, you do.  Virginia law states that new drivers enroll in an approved driver training course as a prerequisite to obtaining their first driver's license. 
Is it possible to register for a Virginia-certified behind-the-wheel training course before I obtain my Virginia learners permit?
It depends on what the specific laws are in Virginia, however most states require first-time drivers to receive a learners permit before signing up for a driver training course.  We recommend you contact a driving school such as Friendly Driving School to obtain more information.