Department Chair- Lynette Bayer
Why should you take driver education at Plainfield North?
Myth: If you take driver education at a private facility, you will get your license sooner.
Fact: The state of Illinois requires a 9 month waiting period from the day the permit is issued at either site.
Myth: If you take driver education at a private facility, you will get more practice time.
Fact: You will get 6 hours of Behind the Wheel time taking driver education at PNHS. The state then requires 50 hours of BTW with a parent/guardian.
Myth: Private facilities have teachers who are more experienced at teaching driving.
Fact: Private facilities hire teachers who do not teach driver education on a regular basis and are often not even certified teachers. At PNHS our teachers teach either driver education classroom or behind the wheel year round. Many of our teachers also drive extra before/after school, on school breaks, and during the summer. We also provide motorcycle safety and train safety.
Myth: The cost of attending driver education at a private facility is the same as at PNHS.
Fact: The cost of attending driver education at a private facility is more expensive than at PNHS. PNHS cost is $300 and a $20 permit fee.
Other possible benefits: No extra trips to the DMV, less driving and scheduling time for driving school (it is all right here at the school you are already at), Information delivered over a longer period of time and in more depth- hopefully developing a more experienced driver.
The real question to ask is:
Why wouldn’t you take driver education at PNHS?
If you have questions, contact someone in the Physical Education/Driver Education office.