Help / F.A.Q.
Where is Global Driving School located?
Our office is located at 8447 Yermo Way, Sacramento, CA 95828.

What happens if my permit is lost, stolen or damaged?
If your driving instruction permit is lost, stolen or damaged, you may apply for a duplicate by doing the following:
  • Complete a Driver License and/or Identification Card application (DL 44) form.
  • If you are under 18, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign the application form.
  • Visit a DMV office to apply for your duplicate permit.
How does the insurance work?
You must show that your vehicle is properly insured before the driving test begins (or it will be postponed) by providing one of the following:
  • A document with the liability insurance policy or surety bond number.
  • An Assigned Risk insurance card with the name of the assigned insurance company, file number, and current coverage dates.
  • Current insurance binder or copy of an insurance policy signed or countersigned by an insurance company representative.
  • Rental car contract if the driver is listed on the contract as the insured.
  • DMV-issued certificate of self-insurance or acknowledgment of cash deposit.
  • Written confirmation from the insurer that the person is insured.
What type of car is acceptable for my road test?
The vehicle you use for your driving test must be safe to drive. Before the test, the examiner checks for:
  • two license plates. The rear plate must show current registration.
  • both front and back turn signal lights and working brake lights.
  • a working horn designed for the vehicle.
  • tires with no bald spots.
  • adequate brake pressure (you will be asked to step on the brake pedal to see if it works properly).
  • a driver’s side window that rolls down.
  • a windshield that allows a full unobstructed field of vision.
  • two rear view mirrors (one must be on the outside, to the driver’s left).
  • driver and front passenger doors that open from both the inside and outside.
  • a secured glove compartment door that won't fly open during the test.
  • a passenger seat permanently attached to the vehicle.
  • working safety belts, if the vehicle was manufactured with safety belts.
  • working emergency/parking brake.
Who takes a drive test?
You will be required to take a driving test if you have:
  • never been licensed in any state or you hold a foreign country license.
  • a vision-related problem.
  • a limited term license.
  • a physical condition (except corrective lenses) and DMV imposes a restriction, or if you are currently restricted and you request that the restriction be removed.
  • an out-of-state junior, provisional, or probationary license.
  • been licensed out-of-state but do not have the license to surrender.
Preparing for your drive test?
  • Get enough practice. Some drivers need more practice than others. Minors must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training (ten hours of required night driving) before going to DMV for a driving test. When you practice, pretend you are taking a driving test. Ask your accompanying driver to point out your mistakes, calmly. Ask questions about a particular driving situation that confused you during a practice session. Correct your mistakes. When you practice the next time, pay particular attention to the problems you experienced the time before.
  • Practice all the driving maneuvers listed in the Safe Driving checklist below. The DMV examiner is there to make sure can handle your vehicle in regular traffic situations, not to trick you. During your driving test, the examiner will note how you obey the rules of the road and traffic signs and/or signals. He/she will note other areas in which you need improvement, if any.
Safe driving checklist. Practice these tips:
  • Steer smoothly at all times.
  • Accelerate smoothly. Don't race the engine or make it stall.
  • Stop the vehicle gently. Start braking well ahead of where you must stop to avoid sudden “jerks.” Know where to stop. Be aware of crosswalks. If your view is blocked at a crosswalk, move forward carefully and look both ways at the intersection.
  • Be sure your vehicle is in the correct gear. Don't grind the gears. Don't coast to a stop.
  • Always obey the posted speed limits. If needed, reduce your speed to adjust for existing weather, road, and other traffic conditions. Remember to turn on your lights if you need to use your windshield wipers in poor weather conditions.
  • Follow at a safe distance. Use the three-second rule. Increase your following distance in bad weather or poor visibility.
  • Know what the traffic signals mean and obey them at all times.
  • Always use the proper lane. Turn from the correct lane into the correct lane.
  • Signal for all lane changes and turns.
  • Always look for potential hazards (scan). Check your mirrors frequently. Always look over the proper shoulder before making lane changes or pulling away from the curb.
  • Drive defensively. Anticipate another driver’s errors.
Fees & Policies
  • Course Completion. Student have 180 days (6 months) to complete the course (driving and make up classes). After 180 days the contract is expired. You may reinstate your contract for a one time reinstatement fee of $40.00 plus difference in hourly rate change.
Additional Fees:
  • $50.00 for missed in-car lessons or cancellations within 24 hour notice.
  • $20.00 for letter of verification aka: transfer letter.
  • $15.00 for returned checks.
  • $20.00 for issuance of duplicate certificate.
  • $40.00 fee to reinstate an expired contract.
Refund Policy:
  1. If tuition is collected in advance of entrance and the student does not enter school, terminates enrollment, or withdraws, the school may retain up to $50 as administrative expenses.
  2. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases:
  • When an enrollee is not accepted by the school.
  • If the course of instruction is cancelled by the school.
  • If the student's enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or misrepresentation of the school.
Rules of Operation
  • The school does not guarantee the student a driver's license.
  • The school reserves the right to reschedule a lesson or to make available to the student an alternate instructor or car in the event of inclement weather, unavailability of the instructor, or any other factor beyond the school's control.
  • The school is prohibited from issuing a certificate of completion if the student has not met all of the requirements for course completion.
  • Driving School of California maintains business vehicle insurance as required by the Vehicle Code, Division 5, Chapter 1, Section 11105.5 and uninsured or underinsured coverage.
Canceling Drive Times
Need to cancel/change a drive time. What should I do?

When you schedule a driving lesson, you are reserving a car and an Instructor. If you need to cancel or change a lesson you must call 24 hours in advance during business hours. No email or voice mails are accepted.

Students who fail to cancel their drives will assume a missed lesson fee of $50.00. Loss of permit, sports, work or illness is not an excuse for a missed lesson.

Our goal is not to charge our students, but there are several reasons why this policy exists:

  • Every student receives 3 driving lessons. Missing one means they have used a lesson but sill need to be driven.
  • You have reserved a car and an instructor for a specific time. When a student fails to arrive for a lesson, it is similar to missing your flight on a plane. The plane must go on without you.
NOTE: Loss of permit, illness, sports and work schedules are not an excuse for missing a lesson.

Driving Test Scoring Criteria.

Defensive Driving w/Global Driving School.

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