Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a permit to start learning how to drive?
Although we can start helping you with our Permit Prep Class before you get your permit, you may not drive until you have a valid NY State Permit.
Can I get my permit at Image Driving School ?
No, only NYS D.M.V. office can issue permits, but we do help you get the permit with our Permit Prep Class.
At what age can you get a permit?
In New York, you can get a junior permit at 16, but there are restrictions in the 5 boroughs. Also, with a junior permit you can’t get a road test until you have your permit for six months, and your parent or guardian must complete a 50 Hour Certification Form.
Do I have to pay in full if I choose a package?
No, we have the easiest pay plan in New York. Just pay a $80 deposit on the package, and you can “Pay As U Go”. We will keep you up do date when and how much you must pay as you take your lesson and services with us.
What forms of payments do you accept?
We will accept all of the following forms of payment-Cash/Money Order/Visa/MasterCard & Personal Check (at least 5 days prior to any lesson or Road Test)
How can I sign up?
You can either contact us by phone, come in to our office, or complete the contact Us form on our web site, so that we will contact you and set up the package and set up you lessons.
Does Image Driving School offer at home pick-up service for lessons?
Yes, we do pick-up and drop-off, as long as your location is within our pick up area. Contact us for details.
How long is the 5-hr Class Certificate valid for?
The 5-hr Class Certificate is valid for only one (1) year. It cannot be automatically renewed, you must re-take the complete class in order to obtain a valid certificate.
How long is the Defensive Driving Course Certificate valid for?
The Defensive Driving Course Certificate is valid for 3 years for the 10% insurance discount. BUT, the class can be re-taken after 18 months for D.M.V. purposes if you get into point trouble.
How long does it take to get a Road Test date?
If you are taking your road test in Brooklyn, it can take from 6 to 8 weeks to get a date scheduled. Other sites in the metropolitan area may be slightly sooner, it may only be a couple of days sooner depending on the road test site you choose.
Do you go to Road Test Sites other than the ones in Brooklyn?
Yes, we technically go to just about every road test site in New York, but the rate for each specific site varies depending on the distance the site is from our school.
Can I practice driving in the Road Test Site?
No, the NY DMV states that your permit in INVALID at the Road Test area, and no one is allowed to practice in the area. (that’s cheating!)
What time do you give in-car lessons?
We currently offer lessons starting as early as 7:00 am, and ending at 7:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays. We also do lessons from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays.
Can I use my own car for driving lessons?
No, for your safety (and ours) we can only use our dual control vehicles for lessons.
Do you have female instructors?
Yes, we currently have female instructors available to teach you if you have a preference.
Print This Coupon Using Print Button Located at Bottom of the Page
Gift Certificates Available
Ever thought of giving someone the gift of that lasts a lifetime?
At Image Driving School, we have gift certificates available to give someone the perfect gift for:
• Christmas/Religious Holidays • Birthdays
• Fathers/Mothers Day • Graduations
Or just a gift to give someone that little extra “push” to finally get the courage and confidence they need to get behind the wheel and finally get their license.
We will give you a certificate to give that special someone, and they can come in and start driving anytime they are ready.
Gift Certificates are valid for full one year after purchase.