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1757 3rd Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904
800-482-6593

Rochester Driving School FAQ's

Is Rochester Driving School licensed by the Minnesota DMV to offer driver training courses?
Although we include Rochester Driving School in our directory of driving schools for Rochester Minnesota, we cannot make any assurances about whether or not Rochester Driving School is certified by the Minnesota DMV.  You should contact Rochester Driving School directly and ask them if you are thinking about signing up to take their Rochester Minnesota driver training class.
Could I just have my mother or father give me my behind-the-wheel training instead of paying money to enroll in a professional driver training course?
It depends on which state you live in.  There are some states which permit you to complete your behind-the-wheel training with a parent or guardian instead of enrolling in a professional driving school.  However many states require that new drivers take a professionally-taught behind-the-wheel training course.  We recommend that you ask your state's DMV office to find out if your parent or guardian can fill the role as your behind-the-wheel driving instructor.
I don't know how to drive using a manual-shift. Will Rochester Driving School have an automatic-shift car available that I can use for my behind-the-wheel training?
Since you're enrolling in a Rochester Minnesota driver training class, chances are good that you don't know how to drive either a manual-shift OR an automatic!  However, you should let Rochester Driving School know what your preference is before registering for their behind-the-wheel class.  That way you'll know for sure they will accommodate you.
I live out in the middle of nowhere. There are rural and mountain roads everywhere. Will Rochester Driving School teach me how to drive in BOTH rural AND city areas?
If you live in a rural or mountain town, chances are that a local driving school like Rochester Driving School will include behind-the-wheel driver training specifically tailored to that terrain. 
Are 14-year-olds allowed to apply for a learner's permit in Minnesota?
Although a few states allow teen-agers to begin practicing how to drive at 14, most states have set the minimum age for which to receive a learner's permit at either 15 or 15½.  You will need to contact the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a licensed driving school like Rochester Driving School to find out what the minimum age for driving is in Minnesota. 
I live in Rochester Minnesota. Does the law say I have to successfully complete both a drivers education classroom or online course and a driver 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 take both a behind-the-wheel training course plus either a drivers education online course or drivers education classroom course .
I am looking to register for a Rochester Minnesota behind-the-wheel training course. Can Rochester Driving School assist me with this?
Yes.  Drivers education courses are available in Rochester Minnesota through Rochester Driving School.  Please contact Rochester Driving School directly with questions regarding their schedule of classes and registration information.
I live in Rochester Minnesota. What requirements must I meet to be able to get my first Minnesota driver's license?
It depends on the particular laws of Minnesota, but most states require teen-aged first-time license applicants to successfully complete both a drivers education classroom course and a driver training course.  Rochester Driving School may offer courses which would fulfill the behind-the-wheel training requirement, however you will need to contact them directly to find out exactly what types of courses they offer.
What are the laws in Minnesota concerning driver training courses? Do I have to take one to get my driver's license?
Yes, you do.  Minnesota law states that new drivers enroll in an approved driver training course as a prerequisite to obtaining their first driver's license. 
Is it okay for me to register for a driver training class in Minnesota before I receive my Minnesota learners permit to drive?
Probably not.  Most states require first-time drivers to have their learners permit before they are allowed to register for a driver training program.  You should contact a driving instruction company like Rochester Driving School and request more information.