Drive Right Academy FAQs
We are moving to a new location on March 1st, 2018.
7725 E Redfield Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
We don't use expensive simulators to teach student drivers. We have students driving in the normal conditions they will drive when they drive on their own. Experience in actual conditions train and prepare new drivers for the reality of driving in the valley.
Our Trainers take students driving in traffic like round abouts, freeways, 1 way streets, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, reversable lanes, and rush hour traffic.
We drive with one student at a time, no sharing or watching another student drive.
Customers Using Discounts, Coupons, Gift Certificates
Drive Right Academy occassionally will offer discounts and promotions through various methods such as Groupon, Money Mailer, Yelp, Etc.
If you purchase a program through one of these offers, you must contact us via telephone or email prior to attempting to sign up on the website. Once you have done this and attended the classroom, you will be issued a user name and a password that will allow you entry into the website.
Those of you who have received a gift certificate, please follow the above directions also.
What Do I Have to Bring To Class?
Please bring a photo i.d. card along with a copy of same. Also, please bring your ORIGINAL Birth Certificate and a copy of it.
Why? The State requires these two forms of identification and we have to retain the copies for three years.
It is suggested that Students bring a drink and a snack to class. Food and drink is permited and it is strongly encouraged that something be brought along.
Other than these items, you just need to bring a positive attitude, we will provide the rest!
What Can't I Bring To Class?
Cell Phones! We strongly discourage any Student from bringing a cell phone to class. It will not be allowed in the classroom!
We suggest that a cell phone be left with a parent or other family member, at home, or in the car. If you have to have your cell phone with you, it will be turned off and placed outside the classroom during instruction.
Note: Drive Right Academy LLC does not assume responsibility of any cell phones at any time.
Will Drive Right Academy issue a Student his/her permit?
No, permits cannot be issued by Drive Right Academy or any driving school in the State of Arizona.
If a representative from a driving school says that they will issue a drivers permit, they are incorrect! Please be aware.
What we do is prepare our students to take an MVD permit test. Our practice tests are more in depth and difficult than those given by MVD.
We have had a very good success rate with our students taking their state permit tests.
How Do I Schedule My Drive Sessions?
You may schedule your first drive session AFTER you have attended a Drive Right Academy Class and AFTER you obtain your driver's permit from ADOT MVD.
When scheduling your drive sessions, a couple of reminders: Drives can only be scheduled 48 hours from the day your are attempting to schedule (i.e. Schedule at least 2 Days from the time you get into the website)
This is due to the fact that Trainers receive drive schedules 24 hours ahead of time and there is no room for short notice drives.
For subsequent drives, the Trainer will advise an amount of "practice" time to the Student, this is the time for the Student to dirve prior to a next drive session. Example: "Can I drive again next week?" "No, you should get somewhere between 30 and 40 hours of practice time before you schedule your next drive, on anverage this will be in about 5 to 8 weeks."
Are All Drive Right Academy Trainers Really Law Enforcement Officers?
Yes, All of Our Trainers are current or former Arizona Law Enforcement Officers.
The founders of this company have over 75 years of Law Enforcement experience in Arizona and we feel that this is of great benefit to our clients. We know Arizona Traffic Laws, have issued tickets and investigated collisions, and we know what gets drivers in trouble.
We take great pride and have the up most integrity in our course of instruction.
How Does This Training Affect My Insurance?
In MOST cases, completion of a program containing both classroom and practice training will get you a discount from your insurance provider. This has to be a complete training program, not just a driving portion.
Please contact your insurance agent for additional information as each company is different with there structure.
What forms of payment are accepted, and when am I billed?
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Debit Cards are also accepted. Your credit card will be charged when your registration is completed.
Cash, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, and Personal Bank Checks are welcomed.
Will I be charged sales tax?
No, the State of Arizona does not charge sales tax on training or education programs.
How do I know my credit card number will be safe?
We take every precaution to ensure that your personal data, including credit card information, is as secure as it can be. Our site utilizes Secure Socket Layer technology on all pages where personal information is requested. This encryption technology prevents anyone from using your personal data if intercepted. For the highest level of safety, your credit card information is not stored after the transaction is complete.
What happens if I need to cancel my student's registration?
All deposit payments to our school are nonrefundable, however they can be applied to another course if desired. If a situation arises in which you need to cancel your student's registration, please call our office and speak to a staff member for more information.
Drive Schedule Disclaimer
Please Note: All Drive Right Academy Trainers will make effort to arrive as scheduled for a drive session. However, if a Trainer is late due to traffic conditions, collisions, weather conditions, or road closures, the drive session will not be altered more than 15 minutes. A drive session may be cancelled by a Trainer due to weather, traffic, or roadway conditions. This session will then be re-scheduled by Drive Right Academy, LLC Office Staff at the most earliest and convenient setting. At no time will any scheduled drive session be altered by a client, parent, or responsible party without authorization by Drive Right Academy, LLC Administrative Staff.