Driving School

Walters Driving School
797 1st Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Walters Driving SchoolFAQ's

Is Walters Driving School licensed by the Illinois DMV to offer driver training courses?
Although we include Walters Driving School in our directory of driving schools for Des Plaines Illinois, we cannot make any assurances about whether or not Walters Driving School is certified by the Illinois DMV.  You should contact Walters Driving School directly and ask them if you are thinking about registering for their Des Plaines Illinois driver training class.
I've been told that either of my parents can supervise my driver training, so I don't have to attend a Des Plaines Illinois driving school like Walters Driving School to fulfill my behind-the-wheel training requirement. Do you know if that's true or not?
You will need to contact the Illinois DMV or a state-approved driver training school like Walters Driving School to find out.  Some states do allow parent-taught driving, but many states do not.
Do you know if Walters Driving School will let me take my behind-the-wheel training using an automatic-shift vehicle? I don't know anything about using a manual-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 manual OR an automatic!  Nevertheless, if you have a preference, you probably should contact Walters Driving School and see if they can accommodate you before registering for their behind-the-wheel training course.
I live in a small mountain town, where there are a lot of small, unpaved roads. Will my behind-the-wheel training with Walters Driving School include being taught how to drive in rural areas? Or do they just offer training for urban driving?
Most local driving schools will likely want their students to be taught how to drive safely in the local area.  Therefore, chances are good that the behind-the-wheel training you receive from Walters Driving School will include handling unpaved roads and mountain driving.
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 Walters Driving School or the Illinois DMV office to learn more about the minimum age requirement for driving in Illinois.
Do you know if the laws in Illinois require new teen-aged drivers to successfully complete a behind-the-wheel training course in addition to a driver ed classroom or online course?
The laws vary from state to state, but many states do require you to take a behind-the-wheel training course with "hands-on" practice in addition to a drivers education classroom or online course.
I have to take a defensive driving course in Des Plaines Illinois. Can I meet this requirement by signing up with Walters Driving School?
Yes, Walters Driving School offers drivers education courses in Des Plaines Illinois.  You will need to contact Walters Driving School directly to get more information on the types of courses they offer and when to sign up for a class.
I live in Des Plaines Illinois. What are the requirements for me to be able to get my first Illinois driver's license?
It depends on the particular laws of Illinois, but most states require teen-aged first-time license applicants to successfully complete both a safe driving classroom course and a driver training course.  Walters Driving School may offer courses which would fulfill the behind-the-wheel training requirement, however you will need to contact them directly to find out exactly what types of courses they offer.
Is there a law in Illinois that says I have to take behind-the-wheel training in order to get my driver's license?
Yes.  State law in Illinois mandates that all teen-agers take an approved behind-the-wheel training course before receiving a Illinois driver's license.
Is it okay for me to register for a driver training class in Illinois before I receive my Illinois learners permit to drive?
Probably not.  Most states require first-time drivers to have their learners permit before they are allowed to sign up to take a driver training program.  You should contact a driving school like Walters Driving School and request more information.