Do I need a permit before I can take lessons?

Students can take classroom training at any time – in fact, the classroom training is a great way to prepare your student for the driver’s permit exam (written test). Students will need to have a permit or a driver’s license before scheduling behind-the-wheel lessons.

I’m an adult who’s never had a driver’s license… can Paducah Driving School help me?

Absolutely!! Our New Driver’s Training Program, as well as a la carte lessons and classroom training, are geared toward anyone who needs to learn to drive. Give Dane a call and he can customize your program based on your situation.

What type of cars does Paducah Driving School use?

All lessons are given in the Paducah Driving School training vehicle. Our cars are all late model compact cars outfitted with a dual braking system. Paducah Driving School vehicles are regularly inspected by the Kentucky State Police.

Are Paducah Driving School Instructors certified?

Yes. All of our instructors are licensed by the Kentucky State Police. All of our instructors have completed a thorough background check conducted by the Kentucky State Police. They have undergone testing, a physical exam, and a vision exam prior to receiving their license to instruct.

Are Paducah Driving School instructors trained to work with nervous drivers?

Yes. Our instructors are committed to teaching our students in the most positive and supportive manner possible. We treat each student with respect, recognizing that each student has a unique learning style and background.

Does the student need insurance to take driving lessons?

No. Paducah Driving School‘s insurance covers the student driver while taking lessons.

What do I need to bring with me to my lesson?

For behind-the-wheel training, students must have their learner’s permit (or driver’s license) and must wear eyeglasses or contact lenses if corrective lenses are required on their permit or license. Students are also discouraged from wearing flip flops, high heels, or heavy boots.

Can I take lessons if I don’t live in McCracken County?

Yes. We can either meet you at our Paducah Driving School office or at a public location, such as a shopping center, somewhere within our service area.

Are all Paducah Driving School lessons one-on-one individual instruction?

Classroom instruction will have up to 8 total students. In-car instruction may have one other student in the vehicle, which allows both students equal time driving and observing. Private driving lessons are offered, which is one-on-one individual instruction.

Are driving lessons are given during inclement weather?

Lessons are conducted rain or shine. However, we will reschedule your lesson if the instructor deems the roads to be unsafe due to conditions such as snow, ice, or extreme thunderstorms.

Can I receive a discount on my insurance if I take lessons with Paducah Driving School?

Yes, in most cases. We issue students a Certificate of Completion on their last lesson. Most insurance companies offer discounts for students who have completed the 10-Hour New Driver’s Program training with¬†Paducah Driving School. Check with your insurance company to see if they have any specific requirements. In our experience, the price savings of the insurance discount far outweighs the cost of driving school.

Does Paducah Driving Schoolprovide student pick up and drop off?

Yes, in most cases, we can pick students up at home, school, or work. Pick-Ups/Drop Offs must be prearranged. An additional fee may apply.

How long must I have my permit before I can take my road test?

You must have had your permit for at least 6 months if you are under 21, and for 1 month if you obtained your permit when you were 21 or older. You can find a link to check your eligibility date on our resources page.

What happens if I have to cancel or reschedule my lesson?

Please call the Paducah Driving School office as soon as you know that you need to reschedule or cancel a lesson. We require a minimum of 48-hour notice for cancellations. A $75 a cancellation fee may be charged for last-minute cancellations.