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If you are under the age of 18, please read the following information carefully with your parent or guardian.

Learning to maneuver the vehicle is only part of safe driving. Emphasis on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, seat belt use, and the ongoing need to interact with an ever-changing environment and conditions are aimed at reducing the number one threat to the 16 to 25 age group. Safe Wheels Driving School will provide the information to make those safe, risk-reducing decisions. It is our hope that you will accept the information as information, not just someone's opinion on how you should drive.

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Complete Drivers Education For All Ages

It is also our hope that students will learn from the mistakes of others and keep an open mind, so that they don't fall into the "it won't happen to me" trap. Parents may be a wealth of experience. It is expected that students will draw upon parents often for help and encouragement. It is also hoped that parents will take advantage of the new information which students will be able to share with them.

A serious responsibility is about to be undertaken. In order to attain as much as possible from the NH-DMV mandated classroom and behind the wheel instruction, along with in-car observation, please be aware of the following contract guidelines:

  1. The lessons contain serious and long-lasting skills, knowledge, and attitude development material; therefore, a mature desire to learn must be displayed by all students at all times. If you are not willing to accept responsibility for your actions, you do not belong in the Safe Wheels Driver Education Program.

  2. You may be dropped from the program if you:

    • Have ANY unexcused absences. Students are expected to plan their schedules and know their priorities before enrollment in driver education. Employment, sports, or other curricular activities are not valid absences. Attendance is NH-DMV mandated.

    • You miss two (2) scheduled driving times or miss more than 4 hours (2 days) of classroom instruction.

    • Create a behavior problem before, during, or following class

    • Refuse in-car lessons when available and offered

    • No refunds if you are dropped 

    • If your son/daughter cancels a driving lesson or fails to show up for a driving lesson without a valid reason, or 24 hour cancellation notice, there will be an Eighty Dollar ($80.00) forfeiture fee, which will be due by their next driving lesson. 

  3. Students who reside in the SAU-16 school district will be picked up and dropped off at home for in-car lessons. If your son/daughter needs to be dropped off at a location other than home or class, please give us a note stating where they are to be dropped off within SAU-16.

  4. Those who live outside of SAU-16 will have pick-up/drop-off locations. You will have to have your son/daughter at these locations at the agreed upon driving times. They will drive for the assigned time and then they will pick up the next student. This new student will then drive your son/daughter back to the pick-up/drop-off point, which could be as much as 30 minutes additional time.

  5. Observation hours (six in all) are a requirement by the State of NH. Many of these hours will be completed by us getting your son/daughter home or back to the pick-up/drop off location at the end of their driving hour. They will be required to finish the observation time by staying for additional hours in the driver ed car.

Students are responsible to complete all assignments.

  1. A three-ring binder will be supplied by the school, in which the student must keep all assignments, projects, handouts, tests, etc., in order. The notebooks will be checked and must be brought complete to each class.

  2. You are expected to come prepared for class:

    • To have read and studied materials

    • Bring pen or pencil

    • Be ready and willing to learn

    • Display a proper attitude

  3. Proper care of textbook, and other school property and materials is expected. A fine and forfeiture will be levied at the discretion of the instructor

  4. In order to complete and pass the course, a 75% average or better will be required.

  5. An in-car lesson will be terminated by the instructor any time a question of safety exists. Only a reasonable suspicion of alcohol or other drug influence is necessary to terminate the lesson. Non-cooperation or a display of non-preparation for a lesson may also lead to termination.

  6. In addition to the 10 hours of in-car instruction with Safe Wheels, students are required to complete 40 hours of driving with a a licensed adult over the age of 25 (10 of which must be in the dark) within the State of New Hampshire only, prior to going to the DMV to test for their license. This requirement is state mandated.

  7. Course tuition is Eight Hundred Seventy Five Dollars ($900.00).This may be paid in full or in three installments. A non-refundable deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) is required for registration. An additional Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) will be due on or by the first day of class. The balance of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) will be due by the end of the third week of class. 

  8. Positively no weapons, vandalism, harassment of any type, smoking or vaping will be permitted on or around school property or in the driver education vehicle.

  9. All classroom sessions are held at 149 Epping Rd (Rte. 27) second floor, Exeter, NH. Afternoon classes are from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, on Mon, Tues and Thurs. (Exeter HS students may take school bus #1 and be dropped off in front of the driving school for this session.) Our evening classes are from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, on Mon, Wed, and Thurs., and summer sessions are from 9:00am to 11:00am, on Mon, Tues and Thurs. Most sessions are only five weeks, some sessions might be six weeks to accommodate school vacations and holidays. all classes meet state requirements.

Once again, the Safe Wheels Driver Education Program, and these program guidelines are aimed at the best possible hope for responsible, safe drivers. Let's all do our part, now, to avoid a tragedy in the future. LET'S SHOW WE CARE!


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