Driver’s Training for Grand Rapids and Lakeshore

Getting Your Michigan Driver’s License Is Harder Now Than When You Got Yours

I can hardly believe it, but I just signed up my fourth child for driver’s training. Besides being hit hard by the reality that this girl of mine is growing up, I groan inwardly because I am no newbie at this. I know exactly what lies ahead for me and her these next couple of years.

Driver’s training is pretty different than when us parents learned to drive, and the reality of it is: there is a LOT more responsibility put on us than our parents had.

It is all good, though, because our kids really do need our expertise, opinions, and coaching to become good, safe drivers. At least that’s what I keep telling myself during the months of my teens driving me around accruing practice hours while I hold my breath and try to not gasp out loud (hint: that makes them nervous).

Not only have there been changes to the age, curriculum, and licensing requirements (click here for Teen Driver’s Education basics in Michigan), but with most public schools no longer offering driver’s training, your options for where you enroll your teen have changed, too.

We’ve put together a list of driver’s training programs in the area to help you sort through your options for you and your teen as you tackle this milestone. Take some deep breaths. If you thought potty training was a tough ride, you’ll really need to buckle up for driver’s training.

Driving Schools Around Grand Rapids

All Star Driver Education |  Locations: Allendale, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Fruitport, Hopkins, Kenowa Hills, Lowell, Northview, Muskegon, Rockford, Sparta, Wyoming 

Byron Center Public Schools | The student must either reside in the Byron Center School District or be a student at Byron Center Middle School or Byron Center High School.

Century Driving | Locations: Allegan, Allendale, Byron Center, Caledonia, Coopersville, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Fennville, Fremont, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Hesperia, Holland, Hopkins, Hudsonville, Jenison, Lowell, Martin, Middleville, Newaygo, Rockford, Saugatuck, Spring Lake, Wayland, Wyoming, Zeeland

Georgetown Driving School | Hudsonville

Jungle Survival Driving School |  Ada, Dorr, Wyoming

Keys Driving School | Grand Haven

Life Drivers Training |  Caledonia, Cutlerville, Hastings

Macatawa Driving School | Holland, Jenison, Zeeland 

Main Street Driving School | Grand Rapids

Navigator Driving Academy | Howard City, Rockford, Wyoming 

No Excuse Driving School | Greenville, Lakeview 

Official Driving School | Grand Rapids, Grandville 

Prestige Driving School | Locations: Fennville, Hamilton, Saugatuck, Zeeland 

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Snowflakes fall from the sky on a cold February morning. Fresh tracks leave behind animal clues. Young students learn in a classroom of towering trees and whirling wind with curious deer wandering past.

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