Driving schools?

sideview car mirrorCarl asks:

I wonder if anyone has any good experiences to share with Albany / Troy area driving schools. Because the do-it-yourself model is not working with my daughter.

We've always thought having your parent teach you how to drive is maybe not the best idea. There's just so much... baggage. (Red light! You don't have to use that tone with me. Brake! I am braking!!)

So, a suggestion here could really smooth the road. Please share!

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We used drivers ed classes, and they were great! http://www.nd-bg.org/drivers-education. The classes were open to the public, reasonable priced, took place Sat/Sun mornings Sept-Jan. Both sons passed on the first try, and the stress level on the myself & my husband was lowered considerably.

After miserably failing my first 3 road tests (at age 16 mind you), I finally broke down and took classes from the Right Way Driving Center. They worked with me until they felt I was competent and safe. I passed the road test with flying colors. I highly recommend them. They are patient, kind, honest, skilled and convenient. The tips they gave me I'm still using 14 years later.

I highly recommend Right Way Driving Center in Albany. If Ron still works there, ask for him. I was a weird case - an adult learner with a little case of the "nervous nellies." Thanks to Ron and Right Way, I finally got my license at the ripe old age of 22.

I took one 1-hour lesson with Bell's Driving school. Then when I was ready for my road test, they picked me up at school in their car, did another 1-hour lesson and brought me to the testing site. When I was all done and a licensed driver, they brought me back to school.

My daughter just got her license last year. I couldn't do it (teach her) without coming too close to a nervous breakdown. "Learn to Drive School, Inc" (in Albany) was wonderful.

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