How much is your course?

The Teen/Beginning Driver Program, consisting of 8 hours of classroom and 6 hours of driving instruction on the road, is $360 total ($90 classroom and $270driving). The 4 Point Reduction Program consist of 8 hours classroom is $100.00 For a complete list of services and fees. There is a $50.00 missed appointment fee if not cancelled within 24 hours in adavance. click here.

What is the advantage to taking the full-course rather than individual hourly instruction?

For licensed drivers 15-24 yrs of age, completing a state-certified driving school can reduce your insurance premiums up to 10 percent by presenting a copy of the course completion certificate to your insurance company. Therefore, the full course would in most cases eventually pay for itself in reduced premiums for younger drivers. Check with your insurance company for reduction details.

Do you offer free pick-up and drop-off for students?

Yes, for the driving sessions (not the classroom session), as long as it is in the local area (Lexington County). In fact, we will drop-off at other locations if it is convenient, such as swim practice, dance, cheerleading, etc. This does require parental consent and advance notice.

How old must I be to attend your course?

You can attend our classroom session as a 14-year-old as long as you are within 3 months of your 15th birthday. However, you cannot start driving lessons until you are 15.

Do I have to have my permit to attend your course?

No, not for the classroom, however we do recommend that you obtain your permit prior to in-car lessons.

When do you have classes?

We usually hold Beginning Driver classes every Saturday and on some school holidays, and 4 Point Reduction classes once or twice a month. We occasionally schedule evening classes on weekdays. For our current class schedule click here. If you have any special needs just call us and ask.

Are the beginning drivers and 4 point reduction students in the same class, or are they separate classes?

Unlike most driving schools, our Beginning/Teen Driver class is held separately from the 4 Point Reduction class. Only new drivers are in the Beginning/Teen Driver class.

What must I do to get scheduled for a class?

Simply call us and schedule a date or fill out the registration page on this website.

Can I just show up for a class that I know is scheduled?

You can, but you risk the possibility of the class being full. If you show up unscheduled and we are full, we will ask you to reschedule.

What if I need to cancel my class date?

We understand that emergencies happen. We simply ask that you call the day before if possible so we can fill the vacancy and reschedule you for another date.

What are the hours of the classroom portion?

Beginning Driver classes begin at 8:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM. We will take a short break for lunch. For Beginning Driver classes we will provide free sodas and lunch. You may also bring your own bag lunch if you wish. A refrigerator and microwave are provided.

Do I need to bring anything for class?

You need to bring a form of ID (Beginner Permit, Drivers License, school ID, etc). If you are under 18 you also must have a parent or legal guardian to sign the required paperwork. This is taken care of immediately upon arrival, so the parent will be free to leave.

Are there any classroom rules I need to know about?

We want you to have an enjoyable time. Other than expecting your full attention and discipline, you must turn off or set to vibrate cell phones. Tobacco, alcohol, vaping products, Juuls, etc are not permitted. Use of profanity is not allowed.  If there are any disciplinary problems, a student may be asked to leave and not receive credit for the course.

Once we complete the classroom, when do we start driving?

We can begin scheduling driving sessions as soon as you are comfortable after the classroom session. We will work with you to accomodate your needs. You will be required to contact your asigned instructor by phone call or preferred text.

How many students are in the car during the driving sessions?

Many driving schools allow one student to pick up the next student that they have scheduled. At Lexington Driving Academy it is our firm policy that there will never be more than one student in the car at a time.

How are the driving sessions scheduled?

Driving sessions are scheduled based on the needs and the experience of the student and our schedule. Some students benefit from shorter sessions with time in between while others may be able to complete the program in several days.

What if I forget about a driving session or have to cancel?

If you need to cancel, please give us at least a day's notice. If less than 24 hours notice is given or if the student does not make a scheduled appointment, a $50 cancelation fee may be charged before any further sessions are scheduled. This is a part of the contract you sign at registration.

Can a parent or friend ride in the back seat during the driving lesson?

No. We need the student's full attention and do not want the distraction of someone in the backseat talking to the student. We do not allow the radio to be on during the lesson nor do we allow students to use a cell phone while driving. At no time will there be more than one student in the car.

Are students insured while riding in your cars?

Yes. South Carolina requires that all commercial driving schools carry a insurance on the vehicle , instructor, and student while driving. Our insurance exceeds the amounts required by law.

Once I have completed the course, am I guaranteed to pass my road test with the highway department?

South Carolina law does not allow driving schools to make that guarantee. We will do the best job possible with your student, but driving is like everything else-some people pick it up quicker than others. When the student has completed her/his training, we will advise you on whether or not we think the student is ready for their test, and, if not, what they need to work on.

Can we use your car to take our road test in?

 Lexington Driving Academy is certified by the SC DMV to administer the driving test if your instructor states that you are ready for your test. The fee is $50.00 for current students, and $100.00 for walk in license exam. Be advised that the SC DMV does reserve the right to randomly retest individuals that have been given the test by a third party examiner.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (803) 808-2926 or email us at We are dedicated to providing quality instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Our instructors work well with teens and adults alike.

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