Frequently Asked Questions

 

How old do I have to be to start taking driving lessons?

You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid NYS issued Learner's Permit. 

 

Do I need to take the 5-hr pre-licensing class?

Yes, everyone is required to take the 5-hr Pre-Licensing course offered at  both of our office locations, You cannot schedule and take  a road test  without receiving your completed certificate. if you are under the age of 18 and choose to take the 5 hour class instead of the drivers ed program, upon passing your road test you will not be permitted to drive at all in the 5 boros until you reach the age of 18. 

 

 

How many lessons will I need to get my license?

That varies person to person. Some students will require more attention and some less. Your driving instructor will evaluate you on your first lesson and estimate your needs.

 

Is Island Driving School an Officially licensed school?  

Yes, we are a New York State recognized, licensed and fully accredited driving school. All our instructors are NYS Licensed and Certified. 

 

Where will I drive on my first lesson?

You will drive on quiet streets to start; then if your Instructor feels you are ready, you'll gradually drive on busier roadways. We will never push you sooner than you're ready. 

 

Do all the Instructor's cars have a dual brake?  

Yes, all our late model cars are equipped with a brake pedal on the passenger side insuring safe, comfortable learning. 

 

Are your Instructors knowledgeable about the road test sites in Staten Island? 

All our Instructors have been to each of the 5 - S.I. road test sites hundreds, if not thousands of times. We have also been to each Brooklyn sites many, many times. Rest assured, you'll be in good hands.

 

Do you teach all ages?

Yes, we teach from age 16 and up. Our eldest person to date was 82 years young. Many people who have their driver's license, but haven't driven in some time, just need a refresher lesson to bring their confidence back. We're very patient with everyone behind the wheel.

What is Driver's Education?

Driver's Education is a program is designed for students who are 16 and 17 that want to obtain their license by the age of 17, we provide driving Instruction for two high schools Yeshiva of Staten Island (JCC-Manor Road and Arthur Kill Road) and Notre Dame Academy located at 134 Howard Avenue, to obtain information or to register please contact those schools directly.

 

 

STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?  

Contact us directly at 718-980-1400 -718-980-1402 or visit our office at 91 Guyon Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10306 (at the Oakwood Heights train station) or 740 Delafield Avenue 10310  Between Clove Road and Forest Avenue We'd be happy to assist you personally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us

Island Driving School-Southshore Location

91 Guyon Ave 

Staten Island,  N.Y. 10306

718-980-1400

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday -12pm-5pm

Sunday-11am-4pm

 

Located by the Oakwood Heights Train Station.

By Bus: the S57 Stops at the Oakwood Heights Train Station.

 

740 Delafield Avenue-Northshore location

Staten Island, N.Y. 10310

718-980-1402

Office Hours

Monday -10am-6pm

Tuesday-10am-6pm

Wednesday-10am-6pm

Thursday-10am-6pm

Friday-closed

Saturday-9am-3pm

Sunday- Closed

 

 

Entrance is on Clove Road

 

 

New Brighton/Port Richmond Location

 

S54 stops right in front of our office.

S48 stops corner of forest and clove.

 

 

 

Fax: 718-619-4145

 

 

You can also fill out our contact information form.

           5 HOUR PRE-LICENSING  CLASS

 

                class only     

                    $40.00

 

      

                       

740 DELAFIELD AVENUE CLASSES:

CLOVE ROAD ONE BLOCK FROM FOREST AVENUE

BUS: S54 STOPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OR S48 STOPS ON FOREST AND CLOVE.

 

EVERY TUESDAY  5PM

EVERY SATURDAY AT 10AM

SUNDAY TWICE A MONTH CHECK FOR  CALENDAR DAYS.

 

To Register click book now or call our office.

 

718-980-1402

 

$40.00 Cash Payment at class, please bring your photo ID -if you have temporary permit you must bring another form of ID with your picture on it.

 

 

 

91 GUYON AVENUE CLASSES:

BUS: S57

TRAIN: WE ARE RIGHT BY THE OAKWOOD HEIGHTS STOP.

 

EVERY SUNDAY AT 10AM

EVERY WEDNESDAY 5PM

 

To register click book now or call our office at

718-980-1400

 

$40.00 Cash Payment at class, please bring your photo ID -if you have temporary permit you must bring another form of ID with your picture on it.

 

IF YOU DO NOT PRE-REGISTER IF SEATING IS AVAILABLE WILL BE FIRST COME FROM SERVE.

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE ARRIVE A 30 MINUTES  BEFORE CLASS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION: 91 GUYON AVENUE PORT RICHMOND/FOREST AVENUE STUDENTS S 57 STOPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE, BY TRAIN: OAKWOOD HEIGHTS.

 

740 DELAFIELD AVENUE: S54 AND S48 STOPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR OFFICE.

 

 

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO RESERVE A SEAT OR  FOR YOUR CONVIENIENCE USE OUR "BOOK NOW OPTION"  WE WILL CALL YOU TO CONFIRM, PLEASE BRING YOUR PERMIT, IF YOU HAVE A TEMPORARY PLEASE BRING ANOTHER PICTURE ID.

 

LET US SCHEDULE YOUR ROAD TEST FOR YOU.

 

WE ALSO OFFER FAST ROAD TEST OPTION,CALL OR CHAT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

 

6 Hour Defensive classes are held at 91 Guyon Avenue and 740 Delafield Avenue

 

Prepay $55.00 pay at the door $60.00

bring a friend save $5.00

 

To Register call 718-980-1400 or 718-980-1402

 

Online registration click Book Now 

 

You must hold a Drivers License to take this class

Save 10% on your auto Insurance and up to 4 points on your driving record.

 

This class is also a requirement for TLC Eendorsement.

 

YOU MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAT 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME OR YOU WILL HAVE TO RESCHEDULED.

 

 WE OFFER THE CLASS ONLINE, YOU HAVE 30 DAYS TO COMPLETE, YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN PACE, WE OFFER A $10.00 DISCOUNT TYPE IN "ISLAND" IN THE PROMO CODE.

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