Driving School

Mad-Area Driving School
5902 Raymond Rd.
Madison, WI 53711

Mad-Area Driving SchoolFAQ's

Since Mad-Area Driving School appears on your website, does this mean they are approved by the Wisconsin DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses?
The list of driving 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 Wisconsin DMV.  You may want to call Mad-Area Driving School directly to find out if they offer a state-certified behind-the-wheel training course.
I heard that parents can fill the role of driving instructor in Wisconsin, so taking a Madison driver training course like the one Mad-Area Driving School offers is not necessary. Is that true?
You should contact the Wisconsin DMV or a licensed driver training school like Mad-Area Driving School and ask them.  While parent-taught driving instruction is permitted in some states, many states do NOT allow it.
What if I don't know how to operate a vehicle with a stick-shift? Does Mad-Area Driving School have an automatic-shift vehicle they'll allow me train with?
Since you're just learning how to drive, you probably don't know how to operate either a stick-shift or an automatic-shift vehicle!  However, if you have a preference as to a stick or an automatic, you probably should call Mad-Area Driving School to see if they can accommodate your request prior to your signing up to take their behind-the-wheel training course.
I live in a very remote area, where there are mountains and a lot of unpaved roads. Do you know if Mad-Area Driving School teaches students how to drive in rural areas like where I live instead of just driving on smooth, paved roads in city areas?
Since you live in a rural area, a local driving school such as Mad-Area Driving School will tailor your driver training to handle the conditions in your area.  
I'm turning 14 in a few days. Can I get a instruction permit to drive in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin DMV office or a Wisconsin-certified driving school such as Mad-Area Driving School to find out for certain what the minimum driving age is in your local area.
Do I have to take a Madison Wisconsin classroom or online drivers education course before I can register for a behind-the-wheel training course through Mad-Area Driving School?
This requirement varies from state to state but most states do mandate pre-licensed drivers to take BOTH a classroom-based driver education course (generally 30 hours in length) AND a behind-the-wheel training course.  You should ask Mad-Area Driving School if they offer one or both programs.
I'm required to take a behind-the-wheel training course in Madison Wisconsin. Do you know if Mad-Area Driving School offers driver training classes in Madison Wisconsin?
Yes, Mad-Area Driving School does offer behind-the-wheel training courses in Madison Wisconsin.  For more information about their class schedule and how/when to enroll in one of their defensive driving courses, please contact Mad-Area Driving School directly.
What are the prerequisites in Madison Wisconsin for obtaining a drivers license?
It depends on your state's laws, however in many states, teen-agers must complete both a safe driving classroom course and a behind-the-wheel training course.  Mad-Area Driving School may offer an approved behind-the-wheel training course which you could take.  Please contact Mad-Area Driving School for information regarding their available classes and how to go about signing up for them.
What are the laws in Wisconsin concerning driver training courses? Do I have to take one to get my driver's license?
Yes, you do.  Wisconsin law states that new drivers take an approved behind-the-wheel training course as a prerequisite to obtaining their first driver's license. 
Will Wisconsin allow me to register for a driver training course before I actually receive my learner's permit?
You will need to contact your state's DMV office to find out.  However, most states require that you receive your learner's permit before you enroll in a driver training course.