• SC State requirement for 15-16 year olds
  • Open to Beginners of all ages
  • Introduction to DriveTechUSA's Expert Driving System
  • Introduction to DriveTechUSA's 25 Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Road Test Preparation
  • 10-15% Insurance Discount until age 25
  • Licensed by South Carolina since 1954
  • Bonded

State Minimum

The state required course includes six hours of in- car training. This six hour suggested minimum dates back to the 1930's when traffic was very light and the complications of our modern highway systems didn't exist.

However, even in this short course, Lord Ashley does a great job of teaching vehicle control skills to prepare students for their driving test and introducing them to the skills and attitudes needed to drive defensively. Many of our students do well with this course.

Preferred Level

This popular course upgrade offers the opportunity for the student to start to develop the necessary habits needed to continue to use the material they learned in the State Minimum Course. Using our technique of Continuous Correct Practice, students are reminded of the necessary effort and commitment needed to develop the necessary skills and attitudes to remain-collision free. This course has the minimum behind-the-wheel time recommended by the American Driver Training and Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)

Preferred Plus Level

This course is much appreciated by those who want to excel as safe drivers as well as those who are a little apprehensive about driving because it continues the safe habit building process. Students choose this training to develop advanced observation and decision making skills much beyond that of the average driver. This course has the minimum behind-the-wheel time recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)