Driving School

Howard's Driving School
315 Madison St.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Howard's Driving SchoolFAQ's

Howard's Driving School's address and phone number is listed on your webpage. How can I find out if it is a licensed behind the wheel training school in Illinois?
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 licensed by the Illinois DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses.  We strongly suggest that you contact Howard's Driving School directly or check with the Illinois DMV to find out for sure if Howard's Driving School is a licensed school.
Is it true that my mom or dad can be my driving instructor when I do my driver training instead of a professional driver training school instructor like the ones they have at Howard's Driving School?
It depends on what your state's laws are.  You should contact the Illinois DMV or a licensed driving school like Howard's Driving School to find out if Illinois allows behind-the-wheel training with a parent.
What if I don't know how to operate a stick-shift automobile? Does Howard's Driving School have automatic-shift vehicles that I can drive when I do my behind-the-wheel training?
If you're taking a Oak Park Illinois behind-the-wheel training class, chances are you don't know how to drive ANY vehicle yet-- manual or automatic.  However, if you prefer an automatic vehicle then you should tell Howard's Driving School that prior to signing up to take the course in order to make sure they can accommodate you. 
I live in a small mountain community, where there are a lot of small, unpaved roads. Will my driver training with Howard's Driving School include learning how to drive in rural areas? Or do they just offer training for city driving?
Most local driving schools will likely want their students to know how to drive safely in the local area.  Therefore, chances are good that the behind-the-wheel training you receive from Howard's Driving School will include handling dirt roads and mountain driving.
Now that I'm 14, will Illinois allow me to get a learner's permit to drive?
Not likely.  Most states require residents to be at least 15 or 15 1/2 years old before applying for an instruction permit.  We recommend that your contact the Illinois DMV office or a Illinois-approved driver training institute such as Howard's Driving School to learn more about the minimum driving age requirement in Illinois.
I live in Oak Park Illinois. 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 mandate 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 take a behind-the-wheel training course in Oak Park Illinois. Can I meet this requirement by enrolling in Howard's Driving School?
Yes, Howard's Driving School offers behind-the-wheel training courses in Oak Park Illinois.  You will need to contact Howard's Driving School directly to get more information on the types of courses they offer and when to sign up for a class.
Do I have to take drivers education to get a Illinois 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 sign up to take both a driver training course in addition to a drivers education classroom or online course.  You may wish to contact the Illinois DMV to find out exactly what requirements you will need to satisfy in order to obtain your first driver's license.
Is hands-on driver training required in Illinois in order to be licensed to operate a motor vehicle?
Absolutely.  All new drivers in Illinois must enroll in an approved driver training course before they can be issued a license to independently operate a motor vehicle.
Am I required to receive my learner's permit in Illinois before I am allowed to sign up to take a behind-the-wheel training course like the one Howard's Driving School gives its students?
Laws vary from state to state, however most states do require that you hold an learner's permit before you can register for a driver training course like the one that Howard's Driving School gives its students.