The State of Idaho requires that all student drivers be at least 14 ½ years of age before enrolling in driver's training. During driver's training, the student must spend a predetermined amount of time observing, driving, and in lecture to obtain a learning permit by which they can further obtain a driver license. This requirement is six hours behind the wheel, six hours in the car observing another student drive, and 30 hours of classroom instruction. Classroom size shall not exceed 36 students, and because of federal regulations no more than three students shall be in the vehicle at any one time.
During the Driver's Training Course offered by I Stay on Pavement Driving Academy L.L.C. (hereafter referred to as I.S.P. Driving Academy) the student can only drive with the instructor, Pete Bowes. If the student should be caught driving with any other person – including an instructor from another school – the student's training permit will be suspended and that student may have to wait until he/she is 17 years of age to apply for a driver's license.
The State of Idaho requires that a student must have a grade of 80% or higher in three aspects to pass the course: attitude, behind the wheel driving, and written exams. If a student should present with a deficiency in any aspect, I.S.P. Driving Academy is willing to work with said student on an individual basis to overcome it if at all possible.
After the student has completed the Driver's Training Course with I.S.P. Driving Academy (or any other Certified Driving School) the student must drive for six months and log 50 hours of driving – ten of which are to be at night. The student cannot apply for a driver's license prior to the six month practice driving period, irregardless of the number of hours logged driving.
Further questions should be directed to the Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles and/or the Driver's License Bureau.
I Stay on Pavement Driving Academy L.L.C. (herein referred to as I.S.P. Driving Academy) offers a six week course for $380. A deposit of $50 is required to hold a spot in an upcoming class. The balance of $330 is due on or before the first day of class. To ensure a spot in an upcoming class, a registration form must be completed and mailed to I.S.P. Driving Academy (see Registration link above) along with the $50 deposit. Prior to mailing your form and deposit, please check with the instructor, Pete Bowes, about spot availability since courses fill up rapidly.
The first day of class is Parent's Night where an overview of the course is presented and parents have an opportunity to meet Instructor Pete Bowes and ask questions. Then Mr. Bowes will go over the rules of the course. The most important rule is to show up for the student's chosen drive times.
Prior to the first day of class, enrolled students must obtain a driving permit from the Driver's License Bureau at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Students will not be allowed to attend lecture or drive without this permit. The permit is transferred to the instructor directly from the Department of Motor Vehicles and retained until the student completes the course. To apply for the permit the student will need to bring the following items to the Driver's License Bureau:
A natural parent or Legal Guardian (not a stepparent) State Certified Birth Certificate Photo Identification (student body card, school year book, church registry) Glasses or Contact Lenses if needed to pass distance eye exam Verification of Compliance (VOC) from current school Social Security Card Name of Drivers' Training School: I.S.P. Driving Academy, Pete Bowes
A printable version of this list of requirements is available by clicking here. The cost of the permit is generally $13.50 and it expires one year from the date of issue.
Further questions or concerns should be addressed to Pete Bowes at:
Thank you for considering I.S.P. Driving Academy for your student's driving education. We look forward to seeing you in an upcoming class!
The required six-week course at I Stay on Pavement Driving Academy L.L.C. (herein referred to as I.S.P. Driving Academy) meets for lecture twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 pm (please see the Location link for details).
In general, drive times will be after school Monday through Friday; and weekend mornings as needed while standard academics are in session. During the summer, the drive times will be flexible. A sign up sheet for drive times will be handed out on the first day of class. All students will be picked up and dropped off at the Post Falls High School for their scheduled drive times.
Up coming classes are as follows:
February 5, 2018
Future dates to be announced
I.S.P. Driving Academy reserves the right to change the class starting date due to inclement weather, unforeseen circumstances, and/or class size.
Additionally, it may be necessary to change a few students' drive times due to work related delays. The instructor, Pete Bowes, is still serving as a Police Officer and occasionally his work may delay his arrival at the High School for scheduled drive times. If this should happen, the effected students will be contacted as soon as reasonably possible and their drive times rescheduled.
I.S.P. Driving Academy will make a reasonable effort to accommodate student athletes, however missing lecture could result in failure of the course. Before committing to a course date, please review the Course Requirements.
The required six-week course at I Stay on Pavement Driving Academy L.L.C. (herein referred to as I.S.P. Driving Academy) costs $380. Payment for services will be $50 down at enrollment; and the balance due before beginning the course. The balance of $330 can be paid on the first day of class which is also Parent's Night. The student cannot start classes until all fees are paid. In the case of returned checks, the training permit will not be issued until the check clears or an alternative form of payment is made. Returned checks are subject to an additional $20 fee. Courses at I.S.P. Driving Academy fill up fast, therefore it is advised that you call 777-8861 to check for space availability prior to submitting a deposit.
Acceptable methods of payment are personal check, cash, and credit card. Personal checks can be mailed to the following address along with the Registration Form:
I.S.P. Driving Academy 3046 East Seltice Way Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Credit cards can be used through PayPal. When paying through PayPal, please email I.S.P. Driving Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the student's name, the name of the person making the payment, and the preferred course start date. An email confirmation will be sent after this information is received. A Registration Form will also need to be mailed to I.S.P. Driving Academy, or brought to the first day of class. Please select from the following links:
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The cost of enrollment is subject to change without notice due to the rising cost of fuel. Early registration and a $50 deposit can lock in your price at the current rate for a later class.