|Adult Driving Programs Available
(including both Behind the Wheel and classroom)
|8- Hour Safe Driving Practices Program
(as required by the state of Connecticut for all drivers, including those
over the age of 18)
|GreenLight Driving School
1059 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
|One on One Driving Sessions
It is very important to note that GreenLight Driving School does not allow
any other students in the car while instruction is being given, regardless
of whether one student is dropping off or not. Not every student learns
at the same pace so many driving courses are designed around the
students abilities. Some remain on easier courses to begin, while others
have more challenging. By the end, students almost always end up on
the highway their last session.
Please note that the office will be closed
the week of August 2-9 for vacation.
Driving hours will continue but there are
no classes scheduled for that week.
Have a safe and wonderful summer.
Please visit often for any class changes. All
students must be registered prior to beginning
classes. Please note that during the summer I
am typically not in the office because I am on the
road. Please leave a message and I will be sure
to get back to you as soon as possible. If need
be, please feel free to text me at 203-506-3303.
Often I can get back to you while in between
students. All students must be pre-registered
prior to beginning.
A few side notes:
Please note that during the day, I am usually not in the office. Not only
do I drive with teenagers but also adults and often times am on the road.
All of the office calls are forwarded to my cell phone, so please leave a
message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, please
feel free to drop me a text at 203-506-3303. Often I can drop a quick text
back before I have time to return a call.
On May 30th, 2012 the Connecticut DMV started offering permit testing
at a new location right in Cheshire. All testing done at the location will
be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments can be made by going online
at do it online. Please contact the office for information on the new
permit testing. This is very exciting and I for one am thrilled at the new
location and strides forward the DMV is taking. Once a teenager has
received his/her permit they can start their on road training. No teenager
is allowed to drive without a permit. Teenagers do not need a permit to
begin taking classes.
8 Hour Safe Driving Program
All students attending the 8 hour safe driving practices program must
pre-register for the course in advance. No walk ins will be allowed for the
8 hour program. Should you have any questions, please feel free to
contact the school at 203-250-8406 or via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the link to the email
address on our contact page .Please note that a student enrolled in the
full program is given priority seating at the parent teen classes. Just a
reminder that only one parent and the teen need to attend class.
The teen must be present at the class. Also, class 16(The
parent/teen class) does not replace class 15. This is still part of the
drug & alcohol session. All students must attend lesson 15.
Individuals over the age of 18 who have never held a drivers license are
now required to take the 8 hour safe driving program and obtain and
adult learners permit. While not required by the state, it is encouraged
that all adults take atleast 1-2 hours of on road training. The person
must be under the instruction of a commercial driving school instructor,
secondary school instructor or a person 20 years of age or older who
has held a license, which has not been suspended, for four or more
consecutive years prior to training.
I understand that with our current economy many people feel that they
cannot afford to send their child to drivers education. GreenLight
Driving School would like to make drivers education as cost effective and
accessible for parents as possible. Please feel free to take advantage of
our payment plan option. Currently, when a student signs up for the
entire program which consists of 15 classes and 8 hours behind the
wheel, the deposit required is $325.00. In an effort to lighten the
economic burden, parents can now make weekly or monthly payments
towards the total cost of drivers education. Please contact Heather with
any questions. My goal as owner of Greenlight Driving School is to make
sure that my students receive the education they deserve, not what they
can pay for. I would rather have a student pay $5.00 a week towards the
full program than not take it at all. For your added convenience, Visa
and Mastercard are now also accepted.
Long Term Students:
Effective August 1, 2009
All new students must complete the full program of drivers education
which includes the 30 hours of classroom, 8 hours of behind the wheel
training and the 2 hour parent/teen class within one year of signing up.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Those students who take classes and driving lessons
beyond the one year period can be subject to a fee of an additional
$50.00 if prior approval has not been given. Those students enrolled in
the 8 hour safe driving practices program must be completed with the
program within 6 months.
18 and Older Adults
As of March 2013 anyone who is 18 and older who has either had a teen
permit or no permit at all needs to obtain and Adult Learners Permit. If
just obtaining a permit for the first time, those individuals need to hold
the adult permit for a minimum of 90 days prior to taking their on road
License test. If you are a teen who had held a CT learners permit in the
past and it expired you must simply reapply for the adult permit. All
adults, regardless of age, who obtain a drivers license in Connecticut for
the first time must take a mandatory 8 Hour Safe Driving Practices
course. Once the course has been completed a certificate will be given
to the individual so that they may go and take their license test. In
addition to what the DMV has made law, we would also suggest that all
adults who are going for their license take a minimum 2 hour behind the
wheel course with a licensed instructor. This is not required by the DMV
but will however allow someone obtaining a license for the first time to
have an evaluation of their driving abilities by a licensed professional.
Driving hours can be obtained by calling GreenLight Driving School
directly at 203-250-8406. The fee for the 2 hour behind the wheel course
|Flexible rotating class schedule
|Convenient Evening Classes
Classes are held 3 evenings a week for added convenience
|Why Choose GreenLight Driving
|Greenlight offers classes that work around your schedule, not the
other way around. Classes are held in the evenings after sports,
music programs and most teen jobs. Classes do not need to be
attended in order, and students may attend classes as little as once
a week or as often as 3 times a week. Each student simply needs to
complete 15 lesson numbers. Any order, any time.