Sign-Up Info and Scheduling
Easy Step-by-Step Process...
1. (Remember all students need to be 15 to drive with Ultrasafe) Review the driving schedule below and find 6 drives that it will work for you. Be sure to look at the drive lengths and locations. If you have additional questions please scroll down to Extra Information to see if your question is answered. If not, please email or text us.
2. If the drive days, times, and locations work for you - please text us what you are interested in and we will confirm they are available (usually they are available). A typical text we receive would be "9th-11th 4:30, 12th 5, 13th 5:30, 14th 1:30" - or something similar, it doesn't need to be a long text. If the drives are available we will schedule a 1 hour parent meeting.
Parent Meeting Info: Parent meetings are usually after 4:30 weekdays and on Saturdays. Students must come to the parent meeting. This is where you generally pay unless other arrangements are made.
3. After confirmation please go to the DMV. Please read "When do we go to the DMV?" below. You can actually go to the DMV anytime but it is best to go after we have confirmed the schedule will work.
February and March Drive Schedule -
please review all the information on this page
What to do: Please look at your schedule and find days that will work with your schedule. Be sure to look at the Drive Locations and Time Lengths below. You might have a partner which will extend the the drive lengths. It is best to schedule a parent meeting at least 5 days before the first drive and the first drive should be about 2 weeks out from the time you initially contacted us so that you have plenty of time to go to the DMV, double check your schedule, have the parent meeting, and start the online course.
Drive Days & Times
Starting March 9th...
Drives are Monday through Friday starting between 4:30 and 6; and Saturdays starting between 8:30 and 10; and also starting
between 1 and 2:30. Please choose 6 days and start times. Accommodations can usually be made to fit your schedule.
No teen driving March 21st - March 29th. Adult practice drives are available.
Please look at the locations and drive lengths to see if someone will be able to drop off and pick up your student. The last drive contains a parent observation drive.
Have you been to the DMV? If not, please go as soon as possible. required documents for the dmv
Drive Locations and Time Lengths
Drive 1.......1 Hour & 45 minutes. Starts/ends at Stevens Henager College off Overland and Cole Rd.
2.5 hours with a partner. You should plan on having a partner when making your driving schedule. map
Drive 2.......1 Hour & 45 minutes. Starts/ends at Stevens Henager College off Overland and Cole Rd.
2.5 hours with a partner. map
Drive 3.......1 Hour & 45 minutes. Starts/ends at Borah High School off Curtis and Cassia. 2.5 hours with a partner. map
Drive 4.......2 Hours. Starts/ends at Summit Dental Group off Shoreline and American Blvd. 3 hours with a partner. map
Drive 5.......2 hours. Start/ends at Mt. View High School off Overland and Millenium. 4 hours with a partner. map
Drive 6.......2 Hours. Starts at Stevens Henager College off Overland and Cole Rd., and ends at Lowes off
Overland & Cole Rd. map
Important Info for 6th drive...
Includes 45 minute parent observation drive.
If with a partner - both students are in the car for 3 hours, then one student exits the car and the other drives for 30 minutes with a parent, then the other student does their parent drive. Please allocate 4 - 4.5 hours total for the last drive if there is a partner for your student.
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Want night-time driving? CLICK HERE for extra training at night.
Driving Course Info (the online classroom course is discussed below)
Students do 6 drives. They start and end at specific locations. We normally drive Monday thru Friday after 4:30 and finish before 9:30. We also drive Saturdays in the mornings and sometimes in the early afternoon. We do not drive on Sundays. Accommodations can usually be made if you need help with scheduling. Drives start at specific locations listed below, but occasionally students can drive themselves home.
Why are the drives so long?
Each drive contains in-car classroom lessons. It is best to teach many advanced concepts and techniques while in the vehicle. For example Drive #5 contains 20-25 minutes of freeway information before entering the freeway. Students usually do 6.5 - 7 hours of actual driving in our course. ALL other driving schools only do the required 6 hours.
Online Course Info
When you have scheduled and paid for the drives we will refer you to IODE which will send you an invite to enroll. The IODE online course is included in the teen driving course you choose.
An online classroom course, either Idaho Online Driver Education (IODE) or Driversed.com, is required if you are under 17. 17 and over students can also take an online course to become a safer driver and help pass the DMV written test - but it is not required. Both online courses take approximately 25 hours to complete and both can be done at the student's convenience. Whichever course is chosen, students can only receive their permit if the driving portion and online portion are completed. Although it is encouraged, the driving portion and online portion do not have to be completed at the same time - each can be completed independently.
Common Questions We Receive
What is the online course and when can we start it?
UltraSafe only provides the driving portion of the course. It is required that you take a 30 hour class course. Permits are earned when both the online and driving portions are completed. You can choose Driversed.com or Idaho Online Driver Education (IODE). Please see the link below to determine which online course you wish to take. We recommend IODE.
You can start Driversed.com any time - but you must go to the DMV first. To use IODE, you must pay for the course and then we will refer you to Instructor Brian Johns of IODE and he will enroll your student. IODE only enrolls students who have decided on a driving school - it is not required to go to the DMV (but you have to in order to drive). If you are not sure which school you want or when you will be able to drive, then it might be best to use Driversed.com. You can finish the online course anytime - the driving portion is not connected with the online portion. However, students drive much better if they have finished or almost finished an online course closer to their driving times.
When do we go to the DMV?
As soon as possible. If you are not sure which driving school you will choose, please tell the DMV the school district your student is enrolled in. Permits can be forwarded so don't worry about where it was sent - just remember where it was sent. Required Documents for the DMV
When can we pay and how?
After you have agreed upon a driving schedule, you can pay a deposit amount, via PayPal, of up to $100 for no charge. You do not need a PayPal account. If you wish to pay more there is an additional 3.5% fee based on the amount you wish to pay. You can only pay the deposit or full amount within 1 month of the first drive. Most parents choose to pay at the parent meeting with cash or check. The deposit may not be refundable if you decide not to do the agreed upon driving schedule. The $100 deposit will be refunded if we cancel or change the drives.
I want to sign up my student for driving in a month or two...how do I do this and what can I start doing now?
You can message or text us the time frame in which you'd like to drive up to 2 months prior. Please keep in mind the further out the scheduling the more likely there can be adjustments. We will make a tentative drive schedule. Although the drive schedule will only be confirmed when you pay, please do not worry about other students taking your driving days. You can only begin paying for the drives within 1 month of the first drive (See "When can we pay and how?" above)
You can always go to the DMV as soon as possible. Please tell the DMV Ultra Safe driving if you feel confident you will choose Ultra Safe. If your not sure, just tell them your student's school district. It is easy for a school district to forward a permit to a private driving school. If you want your student to start and finish the online course before the driving portion, you will need to choose Driversed.com. Driversed.com requires the permit number so it is important to go to the DMV as soon as possible. If you want your student to complete the online course within a week or two of the first drive - you will choose IODE. IODE is cheaper & better but can only be started after you sign up with Ultra Safe.
When are the Drives?
Please see "How to Schedule Drives" above.
How many drives are there?
6 drives for most students in our basic teen program. Your teen might be able to do 5 drives instead of 6. It will depend on their experience driving motorized vehicles with steering wheels. UTV's (side-by-sides) are getting more and more popular with many young people driving them long before driver training. Golf carts, riding lawn mowers, and tractors also may qualify your student to do only 5 drives. The first drive is almost exclusively in a parking lot to get your student accustomed to the car and learn basic vehicle maneuvering. If you feel this is not necessary than we can skip that drive and do 5 drives total - but, if you choose 5 drives and your student needs an extra drive to pass the driving portion, the cost is $40 for the extra drive. Our Beginners Teen program and Enhanced program will add extra drives for extra safety for a discounted rate.