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Buckle In
Driving Academy

Segment 1 & Segment 2

Looking for behind the wheel or private driving lessons?


Why Us


We offer a very unique classroom setting for the best learning experience. Our base curriculum is provided by the State of Michigan. One of the reasons we differ from other driving schools is the additional items we offer such as hands-on learning that includes a virtual reality simulator so your child can see how distractions such as texting and driving can affect their ability to drive.

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  • 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
  • Successfully complete Segment 1
  • Complete 24 hours of classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 4 hours observation time
  • Pass the written exam that 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 (Learner's Permit) from the Secretary of State. This allows them to drive with a parent or guardian in the car
  • 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 their Level I Driver's License (Learner's Permit) 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
  • Students must then successfully pass Segment 2
  • Segment 2 includes 6 hours of classroom and then must pass the State written test
  • 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
  • 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 events, the 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


In light of the developments regarding COVID-19, we'd like to first say that our thoughts are with those affected by the virus. The well-being and safety of our staff, students and communities are our top priority. As we closely monitor the evolving impact, we are implementing ongoing measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, and students while maintaining the highest level of service. Its our goal to keep students and our teaching staff as safe as possible.

Times are challenging and we ask for your patience. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Have any questions? Call us at    616-855-6555