NEW YORK DRIVING LESSONS
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Schedule a driving lesson, select your location:
Learning how to drive is an important step towards independence and it comes with much responsibility. Epic has a strong on-the-road program based on the principles of safety and knowledge. Our instructors follow a comprehensive driving lesson curriculum adjusting each lesson based on the individual needs. Students at different skill levels are equally welcome to sign up. Our instructors have experience working with beginners, students with disabilities or experienced drivers who just need some tips to do well on their road test.
How to Book Driving Lessons
Click on "Driving Lesson Package" and select how many driving lessons you would like to book.
When you purchase your lesson package, you will receive a Welcome Email with a purchase code. In the email, click on "Schedule".
You will de directed to a scheduling system, Start by completing your student application. Students must file an online application before booking any lessons with us. If you have already completed the 5hr class or completed the application for prior lessons, you do not need to complete another one.
Also on the scheduling system, you choose the location where you want to meet the instructor and the duration of the lesson. Lessons can be 45-min long or students may book a double lesson with a duration of 90 minutes.
We recommend that students space out their driving lessons to give themselves time to practice the skills learned. In between lessons, you should practice for at least 4 hours outside of the school before your next lesson.
Experience students can choose if they want to divide their programs in 45-min or 90-min lessons. We recommend that students with little or no driving experience book 45-min lessons to ease them into driving.
RESCHEDULING a driving lesson is done through the original e-mail confirmation for the lesson. Find the email confirmation and click on “Change/Cancel Appointment” to choose a new date/time or cancel the lesson. You will not be able to change a lesson within 24-hours from the lesson time (48-hours for Monday lessons).
Driving Lesson Requirements
***Due to COVID19, masks may be required by the instructors***
Students must have a valid permit or a driver’s license.
Lessons are booked:
Mount Vernon: Lessons start and end at our driving schools. Pick up services will be available soon.
Brewster: Lessons can be booked at our driving school or as a pick up.
Astoria: Lessons can be booked at our driving school or as a pick up.
Meeting Your Driving Instructor
If you have a driving hour and the office is closed, please wait with a parent for the instructor to return at your scheduled time. If the instructor is late beyond the scheduled time, please call the school. Lessons may be booked outside office hours and instructors are booked on back-to-back lessons and will return for your appointment. If you leave, you will be charged a no-show fee. If the instructor is late, you will receive credit for the time you missed on the day of the lesson if the calendar allows or in a future lesson.
Driving Lesson Curriculum
Hour 01: Residential Driving: Pre-drive/entry check, vehicle controls, hand positions, reverse
Hour 02: Residential Driving: Basic driving skills, distance mgmt, visual lead, checking behind, turning maneuvers
Hour 03: Residential & County Roads: Lane changes, intersections, right of way, speed control
Hour 04: City Driving: Turning around, reverse parking (left/right), forward parking
Hour 05: City Driving: Parking (reverse, forward, parallel), three-point turn
Hour 06: Highway Driving: Highway (if student is ready), heavy traffic
Hour 07: Review: Focus on student’s areas of difficulty
Hour 08: DMV Road Test Preparation
Please discuss with your instructor in the beginning of your lessons if you have any specific skill you would like to focus on. The curriculum is adjusted based on the student's skill level. The school will communicate with families when students are unable to attain the skills taught during the lesson.
If a student driver cannot make it to a driving lesson, arrives 15+min late, do not have a valid permit/license, a no-show fee is accessed to cover instructor’s time.
Epic Driving School follow DMV and BOE recommendations to cancel driving lessons due to weather conditions. We typically do not cancel lessons based on rain or if it snows lightly.
If an instructor becomes unavailable due to medial or personal issues, we will seek to find a substitute instructor. In rare cases where that is not possible, the school will contact students to inform and reschedule.