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3535 N. California Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
800-482-6593

Balda Driving School FAQ's

Balda Driving School's contact information is listed on your webpage. How can I find out if it is a licensed driver training school in Illinois?
Even though we provide a list of driver training schools on our website, we have no way of knowing for sure as to whether or not a particular school is certified by the Illinois DMV to offer behind-the-wheel training courses.  We strongly suggest that you contact Balda Driving School directly or check with the Illinois DMV to find out for sure if Balda Driving School is a licensed school.
Will the Illinois DMV allow my parents to supervise my driving practice instead of requiring me to take a behind-the-wheel training course at a state-approved driving school?
Possibly.  Some states will allow your parents to supervise your driving practice as a substitute to taking a behind-the-wheel driving course with a professional driving instructor.  You will need to contact the Illinois DMV to find out if your driver training may be done by your parents in Illinois.
What if I don't know how to drive a manual-shift automobile? Does Balda Driving School have automatic-shift vehicles that I can drive when I do my driver training?
If you're taking a Peoria Illinois behind-the-wheel training class, chances are you don't know how to drive ANY vehicle yet-- stick or automatic.  However, if you prefer an automatic vehicle then you should tell Balda Driving School that prior to enrolling in the course in order to make sure they can accommodate you. 
What happens to those of us who live in a non-urban area? Will Balda Driving School include instruction on how to drive on dirt roads, mountain roads, and other rugged?
If you live in a rural location, there is a high probability that a local driver training school like Balda Driving School will either want--or even be required--to tailor their instruction towards driving safely in your particular locale.
Can I get my Illinois instruction permit once I turn 14?
Most likely, no.  Most states have set the minimum age to obtain an instruction permit at 15 or 15½.  You may want to contact the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a licensed driving instruction school like Balda Driving School to learn more about the minimum age requirement in Illinois.
I live in Peoria Illinois. Does the law say I have to successfully complete both a driver ed classroom or online course and a behind-the-wheel training course in order to be fully-licensed here?
Each state has its own laws in regards to licensing procedures.  However, most states do require that new, teen-aged drivers register for both a driver training course plus either a drivers education online course or drivers education classroom course .
Does Balda Driving School provide a hands-on driver training course like the one that is required by the State of Illinois? I need to complete one in order to obtain my driver license.
Balda Driving School offers behind-the-wheel training courses which are approved by the Illinois DMV.  You may want to contact Balda Driving School directly for more information about their courses and how to go about registering for one.
What are the prerequisites in Peoria Illinois for getting a drivers license?
It depends on your state's laws, however in many states, teen-agers must complete both a safe driving classroom course and a driver training course.  Balda Driving School may offer an approved behind-the-wheel training course which you could take.  Please contact Balda Driving School for information regarding their available classes and how to go about signing up for them.
Am I required to take a Peoria Illinois behind-the-wheel training course?
All drivers in Illinois must take a driver training course.  You should contact Balda Driving School to learn more about the courses they offer.
Can I enroll in a Illinois-licensed driver training course even if I don't have my Illinois instruction permit yet?
Most likely, no.  Most states have laws that mandate a pre-licensed driver to have obtained a Illinois instruction permit before registering in a Illinois driver training course.  It would be best for you to contact a driving school such as Balda Driving School and ask for more information.