What Are the Requirements for Adult Abbreviated Courses?

Passing your driver's test isn't always easy. In fact, some surveys have shown that upwards of 40% of drivers fail their written driving exam. Some of the most common myths surrounding your driver's test include the idea that good drivers will automatically pass their exam. However, that isn't always true, and if you fail the test, an adult abbreviated course might actually be required to retake your test. In today's blog post, Bick's Driving School examines some of the requirements of adult abbreviated courses.

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Who Can Take an Adult Abbreviated Course?

Adult abbreviated courses are for anybody over the age of 18 who has failed one or both parts of their driver's test. In fact, in the state of Ohio, an adult abbreviated course or a four-hour driving course is required for anybody who waited to take their exam until they were at least 18 years old and failed a portion of that exam. So, if you are in that category, you may be mandated by the state to take an abbreviated driver's course.

What Is Required in the Course Itself?

At Bick's Driving School, anybody who takes an adult abbreviated course will take a course that consists of at least one of the following:

  • Four hours in the classroom and 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
  • Four hours of online coursework and 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
  • Four hours in the classroom and at least four hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor.
  • Four hours of online coursework and at least four hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor.

Drivers who decide to do their behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver instead of a licensed instructor are not allowed to complete more than four hours of driving in one day.

What You Can Expect

Each lesson is 1-2 hours long. During these lessons, the instructor will evaluate your driving skills and determine what the appropriate coursework plan is for you. They will also determine the amount of time that you need to be ready for your test. These classes can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. However, class times and driving times may vary.

Contact Bick's Driving School for More Information

If you are over 18 years old and have failed one or both parts of your driver's test, you might be required to take an adult abbreviated course. For more information on the courses available at Bick's Driving School, give us a call at (513) 251-7111 or contact us online today.

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