Our Class Process

Buckle In Driving Academy, West Michigan’s best drivers training school, will thoroughly prepare you or your teen driver to complete all of Michigan’s drivers training requirements successfully, from classroom to on-the-road driving experience.

Segment 1

  • NIn order for your teen to be eligible for Driver Education, he or she must be a minimum age of 14 years and 8 months
  • NSuccessfully complete Segment 1
  • NComplete 4 hours on the road, 2 hours on the range and 4 hours observation
  • NPass the written exam that consists of 80 multiple choice questions which each student must pass with a 70% or better
  • NUpon completion of Segment I, the student will receive a certificate to obtain a Level I License (Learner's Permit) from the Secretary of State. This allows them to drive with a parent or guardian in the car
  • NThe Level I License requires that they complete 50 hours of driving including 10 hours that must be at night of supervised driving with a parent or designated licensed adult 21 years or older who has had their license for 5 plus years
  • NStudents must have their level 1 for a minimum of 90 days before the first day of starting Segment II. During the 90-day period, they must complete a minimum of 30 hours which 2 must be at night of the required 50 hours of the behind the wheel driving

Segment 2

  • NStudents must have their level 1 for a minimum of 90 days before the first day of starting Segment II. During the 90-day period, they must complete a minimum of 30 hours which 2 must be at night of the required 50 hours of the behind the wheel driving
  • NSegment 2 includes 6 hours of classroom time and students must pass the State written test.
  • NStudents must successfully pass Segment 2
  • NAfter completing Segment 2 Driving a minimum of 50 hours including 10 at night having your level 1 for 6 months of driving with no crashes/violations for 90 days, students can take their Road Test with a State-Certified Road Test examiner
  • NOnce you pass the skills test the test examiner will update it with the SOS. You must be 16 years old and have successfully completed all steps to receive your level 2. You must make sure it is updated in the SOS site before driving alone on the road.
  • NAs a new driver, you can only drive unsupervised between the hours of 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. with only one friend in the car unless you are going to and from a school or work event. If you must drive outside of these hours due to employment or school events, the proof is required
  • NWhile on a level 2 license, any driving outside of 10 p.m. curfew requires supervision with a parent or person age 21 or older with a valid driver's license. After you have held the Level 2 License for 6 months and you are 17, the Secretary of State will automatically update you to the Level 3 License, which has full privilege
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  • 5 star review  As a parent, I really appreciate the opportunity to be part of the ride along. The instructor was informative and patient. My daughter is noticing signs and asking questions about... read more

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    February 5, 2022

    5 star review  I wish we would have been able to use Buckle In Driving Academy for all of my children!! They are very professional and great at communicating after each drive to... read more

    thumb Amber Shull
    November 30, 2021
  • 5 star review  Super impressed with the instructors and the entire program. The best by far in the surrounding area. Worth every mile driven to get there and very convenient being... read more

    thumb T Crawford
    March 20, 2022

    5 star review  Buckle-In far exceeded my expectations of a drivers ed experience. Our first experience with Buckle-in was for our second driving child. His older brother was jealous that he didn’t... read more

    thumb Sara Bimmi
    February 5, 2022
  • 5 star review  Great feedback and info on all their drives. This is our first kid through drivers training and we knew nothing but the instructors guide you through the whole process. Going... read more

    thumb Becki Deater
    February 21, 2022

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