About Alpine Driving School, Inc.
Alpine maintains good, clean vehicles that are comfortable and safe to drive and equipped with the state-required safety devices. We have state certified instructors who teach the course and provide behind-the-wheel instructions in an organized manner. Students get special one-on-one teaching opportunity for one hour with the driving instructor each time they drive. What a great educational advantage!
Our school is conveniently located across the street from Southfield High School tennis court at 24768 Lahser Road, Suite 300 south of 10 Mile Road.
We don't use a driving range to teach our students. Students learn best when they get on-the-road driving time. Our training prepares them for real world traffic in an organized method, building up to major highways.
Our classroom hours are (3:45-5:45 p.m.). We are members of the Michigan Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (MDTSEA). We constantly update our programs materials to keep our teaching fresh and exciting.
In order for your teen to be eligible for Driver Education, he or she must be a minimum age of 14 years and 8 months to register and be ready to complete 24 hours of classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel and 4 hours observation time. The written exam consists of 80 multiple choice questions which each student must pass with a 70% or better.
Upon completion of Segment I, the student will receive a certificate to obtain a Level I License from the Secretary of State. The Level I License requires that they complete 50 hours of supervised driving with a parent or designated licensed adult 21 years or older. Students must drive a minimum of 90 days between receiving there learners permit (level I drivers license) and enrollment into Segment II. During the 90 day period they must complete a minimum of 30 hours of the required 50 hours of the behind the wheel driving.
After completing the minimum of 6 months of driving and no crash/violation for 90 days, students (age 16) can take their Road Test with a State-Certified Road Test examiner. Driver road test services are provided only through a privatized third party testing program. This program utilizes a statewide network of public and private organizations certified by the department to conduct the road skills tests. A list of locations for the Road Test can be obtained at your Secretary of State Office.
Students who successfully complete their road skills test will be issued a skills test certificate. This certificate is not a license. You must submit your skills test certificate to the Secretary of State Branch Office to receive your Level 2 License. As a new driver, you can only drive unsupervised between the hours of 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. with only one friend in the car unless you are going to and from a school event. If you must drive outside of these hours due to employment or school event, proof is required.
While on a level 2 license, any driving outside of 10 p.m. curfew requires supervision with a parent or person age 21 or older with a valid driver's license. After you have held the Level 2 License for 6 months and you are 17, the Secretary of State will automatically mail to you the Level 3 License, which has full privilege.
All Alpine vehicles are fully insured and certified with dual brakes. Our cars are equipped with safety belts and flagged with bright yellow signage that identifies each vehicle as a student driver's car to alert other drivers.
Southfield, MI 48033