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Frequently Asked Questions
Who has to take a driver education course?

A driver education course is required for those students under the age of seventeen (17) who have a permit and are interested in obtaining restricted driver’s licenses, which will allow students to drive alone during daylight hours.

What is the minimum age for a Driver’s License?

Fifteen (15) years old for daytime restricted license, having held the Learner’s Permit for at least 180 days, Arrive Alive Driving Academy Certification and 40 hours parent supervised driving, 10 of which must be after dark.

What is the minimum age for a Learner’s Permit?

Fifteen (15) years of age.

When does a Learner’s Permit expire?

One (1) year after issue.

Who must be in the front seat beside a driver with a Learner’s Permit?

Licensed driver at least 21 years old with at least 1-year experience from 6 am to midnight, after midnight, must be a parent or guardian.

How much is your course?

Our teen/new driver education course consisting of the classroom instruction and six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction is $349.00. The Road test is $50.00 and includes the use of the drivers ed car.

What about tax?

While other driving schools may charge a tax on services rendered, Arrive Alive Driving Academy does not.

What information is covered in your teen driver education course?

Emergency situations, defensive driving, sign recognition, driving in inclement weather, distracted driving, use of drugs and/or alcohol while driving, etc.

How long does your course last?

The time it takes to complete our program depends largely on the student's availability and readiness.

What if I feel that I’m not ready for the road test after taking your course?

If you've paid attention and practiced what we've taught you, you should have no issue.  

Is the course done all in one day?

No, (1) class date on Saturday and then two behind the wheel training sessions that are three hours each and will be scheduled around your schedule.

Where are classes held?

Marion Class
Quality Inn Motel Conference Room
 2393 East Highway 76 
Mullins, SC 29574 

Florence Class
Dancin' on Main in Lake City (Back Building)
414 West Main Street
 Lake City, SC 29560

North Myrtle Beach Class 
Boulineau’s IGA (Conference room upstairs)
212 Sea Mountain Highway 
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

For driving lessons, how many people are in the car at a time?

For driving lessons, we do not allow ride-alongs. Only one student and one instructor will be in the car at a time. We feel that this lessens possible distractions for the students, and allows them to concentrate on the task at hand.

How do I get an insurance discount?

An insurance discount certificate is awarded to student after successful completion of our classroom and driving session.

How much will an insurance discount save me per year?

The insurance discount certificate could potentially save you hundreds of dollars per year, dependent on your age and which insurance company you are insured through. Arrive Alive Driving Academy cannot guarantee an amount of money that you will save. Questions regarding discounts and savings should be directed to your insurance company.

What age groups do you teach?

Only ages 14 1/2 to 19 years of age.

Do you teach adults?


What certifications do you give to prove that students took your driver education course?

We offer students a PDLA form for Department of Motor Vehicle use, and an insurance discount certificate for insurance company use. Both certifications prove that the student did complete our driver education course.

Do you guarantee that a driver’s license will be secured?

No driving school can guarantee that a driver’s license will be secured. Whether a driver’s license is secured depends completely on the student and the time the student took to practice the maneuvers that he/she was taught.