Yes, Buckle In Driving Academy is licensed by the State of Michigan. All instructors are also licensed by the State of Michigan and complete over 180 hours of training.
Segment 1 students need to make sure they have the following:
1. Original Birth Certificate
2. Segment 1 Contract
Segment 2 students need to make sure they have the following:
1. Level 1 License (must have been issued for 90 days)
2. Driving Log (minimum of 30 hours and 2 must be at night)
3. Segment 2 Contract
We will hold an informational parent meeting on the first day of class.
The office will reach out to you within a week prior to class starting to schedule the drive and observation times. All drives will be completed within six weeks from the first day of class
Buckle In does allow a student to make up a maximum of two missed classes. These classes will need to be made up in another Segment 1 class. If your child misses more than two days of class, they MUST complete the classroom portion of Segment 1 over again.
There will be no charge for the make up class or days. Your student MUST make these days up before getting their certificate.
Based on the weather conditions when classes or drives are scheduled will determine if they are cancelled. The instructor will notify you within 2 hours of classes or drives if they are canceled.
We require a $100 deposit. If you need to cancel, the deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another class. The balance will be due seven days prior to class starting.
We use a range of vehicles so kids can have different experiences with different vehicles. These range from midsize cars to crew cab pick ups. All vehicles are late model 5 star safety rated with a dual brake pedal giving instructors complete control.
State documents verifying your age will work also such as State ID card, or a Passport
You will need (6) 1-hour drives on separate days. You will also need (4) 1-hour observations in the car. There will usually be two students in the car at a time. So when scheduling your drives it is good to set a two hour block up so they can drive and then do their observation. NO cell phones are allowed while in the car at any time.
Yes, you must first obtain a Temporary Instruction Permit from the SOS office. You will also need to fill out the adult contract.
Please let us know when registering for the class and we will assist them in any way we can.