FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Permits

How old must I be to get a learner's permit?


You must be at least 15.5 years of age.




Am I required to take a driver education course prior to getting a learner's permit?


Anyone 15.5 yrs – 17.5 yrs of age must take (and pass) a driver education course in order to take the written permit test. Here's a helpful link to Primo's Online Driver Ed Course.




Do I need to have a permit to take driving lessons?


Everyone (that includes you) driving on public roads in CA must have a valid learner's permit or driver's license with them. Here's a helpful link for students over 18 yrs of age Here's a helpful link for students 15.5-17.5 yrs old.





Driving Lessons

Do I need to have a permit to take driving lessons?


Everyone (that includes you) driving on public roads in CA must have a valid learner's permit or driver's license with them. Here's a helpful link for students over 18 yrs of age Here's a helpful link for students 15.5-17.5 yrs old.




How long are the driving lessons?


Lessons are 2 hours. This allows you time to learn and practice skills in various areas of Los Angeles.




Can you teach people with ADD/ADHD or other learning disorders?


Yes! We have helped many people learn to drive with ADD/ADHD along with people on the Autism Spectrum, Aspergers, Processing disorders, etc… If students are taking medication, then they must take their medication for their driving sessions.




Can you teach me in my personal vehicle?


Insurance policies and safety concerns require us to teach in vehicles which have been approved/inspected by the DMV as "instruction" vehicles. In other-words, all lessons must be taught in company-owned Primomobiles and Westwoodmobiles.




May I have another person (parent/friend/spouse/etc…) ride-along as an observer during my lessons?


Yes! As long as the observer is not a distraction (back-seat driver).




Do you teach manual transmission/stick-shift?


We do!





Driver's Test

May I use your car for the DMV Drive Test?


Yes! We offer a very popular DMV Drive Test Service which takes all the hassle and confusion out of the test.





Other

I'm over 18 years of age, and just moved to Los Angeles from______. I failed the DMV Road Test and need some pointers. Can you help me?


Absolutely. Our instructors will provide a driving analysis to make sure that you are driving safely and within the law. They will also conduct a "mock drive test" so that you will know what to expect from the DMV examiner.




I got my license years ago and have not driven in a very long time. Do I need a permit before taking the DMV Road Test?


If your license is still valid (not expired), you need not take the DMV Road Test. If your license has expired, then you'll need to get a CA learner's permit first. It is a great idea to take some "brush up" lessons with one of our expert instructors.




I just got my license and I'm 16 yrs old. May I drive my sibling or friends to school?


New drivers under 18 yrs of age are on a provisional driver license for the 1st year (or until they reach 18 yrs of age). They may not drive anyone under 20 yrs of age at any time during the provisional period unless there is a licensed driver aged 25 or older in the vehicle. There are exception though. Read about them HERE.





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