Completion of a licensed Professional Driver’s Education program is required of all Class D & M license applicants under the age of 18 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To be eligible for a driver education certificate, a student must complete the following two program components:
A student must complete the full scope of driver education (both classroom instruction and motor vehicle on-road instruction) within two years from the first session in a driver education program. A student must have a valid learner’s permit and be sixteen (16) years of age before she/he may participate in motor vehicle on-road instruction.
Currently, classroom instruction covers at a minimum the following areas of study:
On-road instruction is designed to train each student
in the various controls and devices in the driver’s compartment and how
to apply their new driving knowledge to the road.
We are required by law to teach students how to start the engine, engage the gears, make left and right turns, turn the vehicle around, stop and start on hills and grades, back-up, park, and drive in traffic and on the open highway.