Behind the Wheel Driving Instruction

First Time DriverOur hands-on, behind-the-wheel driving program(s) teaches new and beginner drivers Basic Driving Techniques to Advanced Driving Techniques. My Florida Training and Testing Center‘s driving instructors are DHSMV Certified Driving Instructors, but are also experienced Bay County Public Safety Professionals such as Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Service Personnel, and High School Educators, who are licensed and certified in Advanced Driving Techniques, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and instructing others. Together with our advanced driver training and professional experience, our students will learn to drive a motor vehicle safely, responsibly & defensively. Our program exceeds the high school driver education curriculum. Your Safety is our Priority!

Our ProgramsWe offer a variety of behind-the-wheel driving programs, designed for teens to senior citizens. My Florida Training and Testing Center is a Member of Stay Alive… Just Drive! Stay Alive… Just Drive! is a traffic crash prevention, awareness, and education program aimed at curbing distracted driving and promoting safe driving. Together MFTTC and SAJD strive to promote highway safety and encourage safe driving free of distractions, to arrive alive. Find out how you can become a member. Our traffic courses teach the effects of alcohol impairment first hand with Fatal Vision goggles. Fatal Vision goggles are specially designed and manufactured pair of goggles that simulate the visual impairment caused by alcohol or other drugs. The wearer experiences a loss of equilibrium, which is one of the effects of intoxication. Both the wearer and those observing are convinced that such impairment makes activities with known risks, such as driving vehicles, very dangerous. When people directly experience impairment, the lesson sticks!

Lesson Packages

Green Package Details

This package is designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who have never been licensed. This package covers all the requirements to obtain a Florida Driver License. This package includes:

4.0 Hrs – First Time Driver Course (required by Florida Law)

1.5 Hrs- Learner Prep Exam Course

The student will be prepared to take the written examination at a driver’s license office with the knowledge and understanding of the Florida State Handbook to successfully pass the actual examination on the first try. YES, on the FIRST TRY! This prep course reviews and administers a practice written examination similar to the actual DMV examination.

10.0 Hrs- Behind-the-Wheel Practice

Includes five, two-hour drives with one-on-one instruction (we don’t have other students in the car waiting to drive). The first lesson is conducted in a parking lot with cones practicing angle parking, shuffle steering, braking, and formal introduction to how a motor vehicle operates. Then the student is introduced to residential driving and are also being evaluated on their proper use and understanding of Florida’s road rules and road laws. Each lesson becomes more intense as we introduce more challenging and stressful situations involved with the everyday dangers of driving. They will be exposed to city driving, residential, and urban settings. This introduces driving basics and evaluates the student’s current proficiently. The third lesson will include a short video on texting while driving as we feel that this is an important subject to cover with new drivers as this is becoming more of a problem on Florida’s roadways. The fourth lesson introduces lane changing, merging, u-turns and traveling speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. The fifth lesson includes a practice driving test, overcoming any deficiencies that may have occurred and also provides practice on various types of paved roads and intersections. This program provides the student with the necessary skills to be a safe, defensive, and responsible driver.

3.0 Hrs- Road Test Preparation Course

This includes actual practice driving tests exactly as required at the DHMSV, the scheduling of your actual Road Test at the DHSMV, and utilizing our commercial driving vehicle for practical examination. After reviewing and practicing the examination, the student driver will be prepared to confidently and successfully pass the Road Test examination and earn their driver license on their first attempt.

Certificate of Driver Program Completion (Good for discount with most insurance companies)

Pick-up/Drop-off

For behind-the-wheel driving students, MFTTC will pick-up and/or drop-off students anywhere in our coverage area – for example from your school or place of work for a low fee.

Yellow Package Details

This package is designed for individuals who already possess a Learners Drivers License or those who are already licensed and are looking to improve their driving skills. (A discount will apply to the package price for those who do not need to take the Road Test Preparatory Course). This package covers basic driving instruction while reviewing road rules and road laws. This package includes:

10.0 Hrs- Behind-the-Wheel Practice:

includes five, two-hour drives with one-on-one instruction (we don’t have other students in the car waiting to drive). The first lesson is conducted in a parking lot with cones practicing angle parking, proper steering, braking, and formal introduction to how a motor vehicle operates. Then the student is introduced to residential driving and are also being evaluated on their proper use and understanding of Florida’s road rules and road laws. Each lesson becomes more intense as we introduce more challenging and stressful situations involved with the everyday dangers of driving. They will be exposed to city driving, residential, and urban settings. This introduces driving basics and evaluates the student’s current proficiently. The third lesson will include a short video on texting while driving as we feel that this is an important subject to cover with new drivers as this is becoming more of a problem on Florida’s roadways. The fifth lesson includes a practice driving test, overcoming any deficiencies that may have occurred, and also provides practice on various types of paved roads and intersections. This program provides the student with the necessary skills to be a safe, defensive, and responsible driver.

3.0 Hrs- Road Test Preparation Course

This includes three actual practice driving tests exactly as required at the DHMSV, the scheduling of your actual Road Test at the DHSMV, and utilizing our commercial driving vehicle for practical examination. After reviewing and practicing the examination, the student driver will be prepared to confidentially and successfully pass the Road test examination and earn their driver license on their first attempt.

Certificate of Driver Program Completion (Good for discount with most insurance companies)

Pick-up/Drop-off:

For behind-the-wheel driving students, MFTTC will pick-up and/or drop-off students anywhere in our coverage area – for example from your school or place of work for a low fee.

Red Package Details

This package is designed for individuals 15 years of age who are preparing to apply for their learner’s license. This package covers all the requirements to obtain a Florida Learner’s License. This package includes:

4.0 Hrs – First Time Driver Course (required by Florida Law)

1.5 Hrs- Learner Prep Exam Course

The student will be prepared to take the written examination at a drivers’ license office with the knowledge and understanding of the Florida State Handbook to successfully pass the actual examination on the first try. YES, on the FIRST TRY! This prep course reviews and administers a practice written examination similar to the actual DMV examination.

10.0 Hrs- Behind-the-Wheel Practice:

Includes five, two hour (2 hr) driving lessons with one-on-one instruction (We don’t have other students in the car waiting to drive). The first lesson is conducted in a parking lot with cones practicing angle parking, proper steering, braking, and formal introduction to how a motor vehicle operates. Then the student is introduced to residential driving and are also being evaluated on their proper use and understanding of Florida’s road rules and road laws. Each lesson becomes more intense as we introduce more challenging and stressful situations involved with the everyday dangers of driving. They will be exposed to city driving, residential, and urban settings. This introduces driving basics and evaluates the student’s current proficiently. The third lesson will include a short video on texting while driving as we feel that this is an important subject to cover with new drivers as this is becoming more of a problem on Florida’s roadways. The fifth lesson includes a practice driving test, overcoming any deficiencies that may have occurred and also provides practice on various types of paved roads and intersections. This program provides the student with the necessary skills to be a safe, defensive, and responsible driver.

Certificate of Driver Program Completion (Good for discount with most insurance companies)

Individual Driving Lessons

We offer a variety of one-on-one adult driving lesson programs. We understand that there are many reasons why adults seek out professional driving instruction. They may include lifestyle changes such as that due to job change, foreigners who need to learn how to operate in the United States and learn each state’s road rules and laws, and then there are those who have not tried driving in the past and for unforeseen reasons must learn to drive. MFTTC has a lot of experience working with adults of all ages and nationalities, and we are prepared to deliver the best instruction with all the specific needs.

Cost

• 90 minute Driving Lesson: $95.00
• 60 minute Driving Lesson: $65.00
• 45 minute Driving Lesson: $50.00

Driving Exam Preparation Lesson Package (when purchased separately): 3hr/$150

License examinations are primarily intended to “screen out” bad drivers and license only those who have demonstrated the necessary level of ability, skill, and knowledge to obtain a license and operate a motor vehicle by themselves. If a trainee has acquired this ability, our exam preparatory lesson package is designed to prepare the trainee for the DHSMV Road Test examination. This lesson includes practicing each individual’s driving skill required for DHSMV Road Test, and utilizing our vehicle for the road test examination at the DHSMV on exam day.

The Florida Driving Test

We review and have you perform the actual road test several times to prepare for your actual road test. We schedule your exam, and you take it in our licensed and approved commercial motor vehicle on test day without any anxiety. The following maneuvers you will have to perform in Florida driving test:

Turn About. Turn you car around in a 30 to 40 foot space. This is historically known as a three point turn.

Shifting Gears. If your car is manual shift you must be able to shift smoothly.

Parking. Park you car in a straight in parking spot. You should be centered in the parking spot. No more parallel parking test.

Stop Quickly. Driving at 20 MPH, you are expected to make a quick and safe stop when the tester tells you to stop.

Backing Up. You will be asked to backup for 50 feet at a slow speed. You should turn your head and look to the rear not use the rear view mirror.

Stop Signs. You will be expected to come to a complete stop and use your turn signals to indicate if you are turning. Then you are expected to proceed into the intersection only when it is safe.

Signal and Turn. Get into the correct lane and signal that you are turning for 100 feet before you turn.

Stay in the Correct Lane. Drive in the right lane except on a one-way street. Only change lanes if it is safe.

Pick-up/Drop-off:

MFTTC will pick-up and/or drop-off students within five miles of our office for a $10.00 each way fee; 5-10 miles is a $15.00 each way fee and 11 miles up to 25 miles is $25.00 each way, for example: from your school or place of work. Pick up/drop off is available for behind-the-wheel driving students. Pick up from Bay High School, Mosely High School and Rutherford High School is discounted to $5.00. NOTE: We do not travel outside of Bay County lines.*Also NOTE: Anyone paying online/using a credit card or PayPal will incur a 3.5% processing fee. To avoid this fee, please visit our office and select another payment option.

Traffic School

4-Hour Basic Driver Improvement Course

(Ticket Class & TCAC)

$35.00 – Classroom – Check calendar for dates/times.
$35.00 – Online/Also available on DVD for just $45.00
$60.00 – Private Session (you pick the time/day of week)

4-Hour First Time Driver Course

$35.00 – Classroom calendar
$35 – Online (Course Only)
$25.00 Take a Pre-Test-Pass the first time!
$20 – DMV Test Only

8-Hour Intermediate Driver Improvement Course (DWLSR)

$75.00 – Classroom – Check calendar for dates/times or call 850-769-1010, for an appointment.
$100.00 – Classroom/Private (you pick the day/time of week)

12-Hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course (ADI) – for Point Suspension
$125.00- Classroom -Check calendar
$135.00- Online Price
$150.00 – Private Session (you pick the time/day of week) call 850-769-1010, for an appointment.

DHSMV Learners License Prep Exam Course

Our DHSMV Learners License Exam Prep Course is designed for those who have never been licensed and are trying to obtain a Florida drivers license.

Our DHSMV Learners’ License Exam Prep Course Instructors are public safety professionals and active/former driver’s license examiners who are extremely knowledgeable with driver’s license laws. They will review the DHSMV handbook and explain drivers license laws in terms that you will be able to understand and apply on exam day and while operating a motor vehicle.

Our DHSMV Learners Exam Prep Course consists of questions similar to those found on the DHSMV Road Rules Test and Road Signs Test. Some of these questions may or may not appear on your DHSMV exam, but they are taken directly out of the recommended study guide, the DHSMV Handbook, which is what makes up the DHSMV examination.

Reports indicated that some states had over 40,000 failures last year on the drivers license exam. Don’t spend hours trying to interpret the DHSMV manual and take a chance on having to retake the test several times. The DHSMV charges $20.00 for every time you fail the test. Our DHSMV Learners License Exam Prep Course is a 90 minute course and cost just $45.00. Pass the FIRST TIME and know how to interpret and apply your laws when operating a motor vehicle!

To date, our success rate is 100%! Every student has successfully passed their exam after completing our prep course. We are excited about that, but what is more rewarding is knowing that we are giving you the knowledge to understand and apply these drivers license laws which will make you a safe and responsible driver.

Take the DHSMV written examination with confidence and PASS the First time!

3 in 3 Crash Course

My Florida Training and Testing Center is an approved DHSMV school and offers this course.

Three Crashes in Three Years Law:

Effective January 1, 2010, section 322.0261(1)(c) requires that if you were convicted of, or plead nolo contendre to, your third traffic offense that caused a crash within 36 months, you must complete a department approved driver improvement course that includes behind-the-wheel training and an assessment of your driving ability.

The department notifies you of this requirement based on a qualifying third at-fault crash occurring on or after January 1, 2010.

The notification directs you to complete the course within 90 days to avoid driver license cancellation.

What you must do to avoid driver license cancellation:

Complete 12 hours of the 3-in-3 Crash Course or an approved advanced driver improvement course (ADI).

Receive 4-hours of behind-the-wheel training from My Florida Training and Testing Center.

Pass the extended road test with a DL examiner at the Division of Drivers License office.

Insurance Discount Course (Senior Driver Improvement)

The insurance discount class is to help drivers over the age of 55 within the state of Florida maintain their safe and defensive driving skills, obtain auto insurance discounts, understand their abilities and learn techniques to compensate for changes.

This course is six (6) hours and can be taken online or in a live classroom. Please check our course calendar for next available class or call 850-769-1010, to make an appointment.

This course may also be court-ordered for seniors as a Defensive Driver Training Course. Per Florida Statute 627.0652, individuals who have completed the course will be eligible for a Mandatory Insurance Discount, which will be valid for three (3) years.

My Florida Training and Testing Center

For drivers of all ages and abilities!

DRIVERS WHO LACK THE ABILITY TO DRIVE SAFELY MUST ACQUIRE THE ABILITY BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO DRIVE!

My Florida Training and Testing Center

Why choose our Training Center?

Our Director of Training served over ten years with the Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles Department with the Division of Drivers License, administering road test, written test and issuing drivers licenses. She is extremely knowledgeable with all driver licenses laws and ensures all instructors are practicing with the same standards, Excellence! Our Center is licensed and approved as a Commercial Driving School, through DHSMV, License #4019.

What makes our Instructors more qualified?

We are not just “Certified” by DHSMV by passing a thirty two (32) hour course, our instructors are also Certified Public Safety Professionals (Police, Firefighters and EMS). We are licensed and certified in ADVANCED Defensive Driving techniques and are Certified Emergency Vehicle Operators.

How do we protect our student drivers?

Our vehicle(s) are FULLY Insured and licensed by the State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicle, and are registered as Commercial Driving Vehicles. They are clearly marked to indicate to other motorist, that a student driver is operating the vehicle. They are also dual control operated by the student and the instructor.

What makes our Training Center different from most?

We care about our student drivers and how they learn. We will NEVER take a student to the DHSMV for a road test unless we feel they are truly prepared to independently operate a motor vehicle safely and responsibly.

What makes MY FLORIDA TRAINING CENTER the best?

Because our students and parents tell us so! We are here to serve and provide the best customer service and deliver the utmost driver training program. By way of statistics, currently our success rate is 99% when our student drivers are tested by practical exam at the DHSMV office for a road test and 100% on the written (learners) examination.

LET US STEER YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
NOTE: Before selecting a driving school and instructor, please confirm their DHSMV Commercial License Number and their Instructor Certification Number. You may also want to consider their education and experience in this field prior to selecting a school/instructor. Florida State requirements must be met such as : Properly Insured vehicle utilized and dual control requirements. If the individual cannot present three licenses issued by the State of Florida DHSMV such as: School, Instructor, and a vehicle certificate, they may be operating illegally.

DO NOT BE A VICTIM TO UNLICENSED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR SCAMS.

Below is a list of our lesson packages. To avoid a scheduling delay, you may elect to purchase online, then contact us for immediate scheduling.

My Florida Training and Testing Center offers a variety of courses to include Florida Online Traffic School, Ticket Classes, Live Traffic Classes, TCAC / Traffic Collision Avoidance Course, First Time Driver Class,3N3, and Florida Learners Permit Examination. We also offer Court ordered classes such as Advanced Driving Improvement (ADI / 12 hour / HTO). Ask about our individual/private sessions 850-769-1010

In the Privacy of your own home, Take Your DMV Written Examination for just $20.00 Online.