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!

photo: Naimi Grondin (Flickr user Naimi&virg)

Comments

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Hey, look, it's a new in-between places place: Waterford. + M. asked about... (more)

Parking spot dog park

We took a few minutes Friday afternoon to check out some of the displays for Park(ing) Day in Albany (as mentioned), an event that temporarily... (more)

Night of the Walking Red in "Ginger City, USA"

The League of Extraordinary Red Heads will once again stage its Night of the Walking Red October 1 at Brown's Brewing Co. in Troy. Organizer... (more)

Suggestions for dealing with lead abatement?

Sandra emails: We just bought a house, and discovered that there is very badly chipping lead paint on a couple of radiators in our house.... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

The last weekend of summer has officially arrived, though, let's be honest, we're already in cider donut and sweater mode. This weekend, as we straddle... (more)

Recent Comments

... I was impressed w/ All Day She Plays and actually bought a dress - during lunch - in Albany. Haven't walked out of my office building during lunch and bought a dress since I lived in NYC.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from BS

A good painter?

...has 15 comments, most recently from Michelle

Night of the Walking Red in "Ginger City, USA"

...has 1 comment, most recently from Wen Gross

Parking spot dog park

...has 2 comments, most recently from julie

The latest One Monument Square plan evolves

...has 10 comments, most recently from J. Welf