Driving Lessons

You need to have a valid New York State learners Permit.

Driving lessons are given 7 days a week.

If your student is flexible in their schedule and can go during the day, normally we can schedule a student within the week. If the student needs after school or weekends, please allow at least 1 week. Call us for the most accurate schedule, many times we have cancellations.

If you would like to pre-pay Bell’s Driving School accepts all major credit cards. Or you can pay the driver in cash. We are sorry but we do not accept personal checks.

A new student usually takes anywhere from 3-6 lessons. However you can take as many or as few as you would like.

We pick up at home in many locations.

Please enter your zip code to see if you are in our pickup area.

*Travel Time maybe charged for home pickup outside our pickup locations. Please contact our office for more information.

Road Test

Yes. The service that we offer includes:

  • We can schedule the road test for you
  • On the day of the test we give you an one hour lesson on our vehicle
  • You will then use our car for the road test
  • The charge for this service is $115.00

Road tests generally schedule about 10-12 weeks in advance.

You will need to have your five hour certificate (MV-278) or Certificate of Completion from Driver Education (MV-285) in hand.

If you are under the age of 18:

  • 1. Your Five Hour Course Certificate (MV-278 original only) or MV-285 (Certificate of Completion from Driver Education – original only). Be sure to detach the bottom quarter of the MV-285 and retain for your insurance company.
  • 2. Your Picture Permit (not Temporary)
  • 3. Your MV-262 – 50 hours of Certified Driving

If you are over 18:

  • 1. Your Five Hour Course Certificate (MV-278 original only)
  • 2. Your Picture Permit (not Temporary)

That depends upon where you live. We suggest taking the road test at the closest location to you, The main sites that we take students to are:

  • 1. Troy
  • 2. Ballston Spa
  • 3. Albany
  • 4. Schenectady
  • 5. Glens Falls

Although we do not guarantee that our students will pass the State Road Test, we do our best to prepare you for first time success. In fact, over 90% of our students pass the test the first time.

Yes. In fact you are eligible to take the test several times if needed. Re-tests cannot be taken the same day. When you received your Class D, DJ, E, M or MJ permit, the fee that you paid included 2 road tests. If you were unsuccessful in passing the road test in 2 attempts, you will need to pay an additional $10 to Department of Motor Vehicles for 2 more attempts before you can schedule a road test.

Also due to the fact that our Road Test fee is based on a flat fee you will be required to pay Bell’s Driving School the fee each time you take the test.

Our Services Include

  • Private driving instruction is offered 7 days a week to easily accommodate your schedule.
  • Driver Education Contractor – with many area high schools and colleges.
  • 5 Hour Pre-Licensing and Defensive Driving Courses are offered at various locations in the Capital District
  • Knowledgeable and friendly office staff prepared to assist you in choosing the right services for your needs

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