With Ultra Safe 17 and 18 year old students are required to take our 7-Drive basic driving portion. This is the same course 14.5 - 16 year olds must take. If you already have a permit (you've taken the DMV written test), you will not need to take the online course. The cost is $375 if you already have a permit.
18 year olds can only drive solo, with another 18+ year old, or with a family member. Please let us know if you are 17 or 18 years old.
Overview of 17+ driver education in Idaho...
17 and over students are not required to take driver training. When you are 17 you can go to the DMV and take the written test. If you pass, you will get an Instruction Permit. The Instruction Permit allows the student to practice driving in any vehicle with the supervision of a licensed adult driver. This also includes a driver training vehicle with a licensed instructor. Since you have passed the DMV written test, you will not need to take the online course. When you feel you are ready to take the Skills Test (driving test), you will schedule a test with a southwest Idaho skills tester. Students who do not take driver training are at least twice as likely to get into a wreck or break the law.
If you are 17 or over and wish to take the entire driver training program including the online course, you may go through the same DMV process as the 14.5 year olds. In this process you will not take the DMV written test. Instead you will be issued a Supervised Instruction Permit. This permit allows you to only practice in a driver training vehicle. The permit is mailed to the driver training school (the Instruction Permit as noted above is given to you at the DMV). The driving school can only give students the permit, no matter what age they are, when both the online classroom and driving portions are passed and completed. What this means is if you pass and complete the driving portion but do not wish to finish the online classroom portion - you will not receive the permit. If this happens you will go through the process outlined in the first paragraph.