SVDS provides INDIVIDUAL ADULT INSTRUCTION to those with Vermont learner’s permits who didn’t learn to drive as 15-year-olds or need to refresh their skills. Clients can include folks whose licenses expired or were revoked, grew up in the city and now need a car for country living, lack the confidence or calm of a spouse, parent, or friend to accompany them on the road, or want a quick tutorial on the Vermont turnaround before taking the DMV road test.

Dave has spent some time at the Dummerston DMV, and he has watched more than one road test fall apart as prospective licensees back out of their parking spots without looking over their shoulders and botch parallel parking in the lower lot moments later. He’s got a failsafe system for a maneuver that can really get a road test off to a good start, giving confidence to both driver and examiner.

Each lesson is two hours. Given the cost of instruction, it’s always helpful for students to have an encouraging adult (friend or family member) willing to let them practice driving.

Costs: $70 per hour payable after each drive. An additional $150 allows Dave’s students when ready to use the SVDS Driver Ed car to take the DMV road test in Dummerston. He will pick you up and get you where you’re going after the road test. Dave is usually available except during the summer. Package deals are available in five-lesson (10 hours) prepaid blocks for $575 to reduce the cost; total instruction hours needed to pass the road test vary.

To schedule a driving lesson: E-mail Dave at newfaner@yahoo.com or call SVDS at 802 423-5595.