Behind-the-wheel experience in a dual-controlled automobile is provided during the course. Driver Education develops knowledge, habits, and skills related to learning to stop and start, shift, steer, make right and left turns, drive in traffic, complete turnabouts, and to park. Development of attitudes basic to accepting civic responsibility in traffic and to the safe operation of the automobile are stressed. For those students who do not receive simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of the dual-controlled automobile use for three to six hours of driving. For those students who received simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of one to three hours.
The Driver Education Department would like to inform parents of recent changes implemented by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Drivers’ License Division.
Visit the ALEA Website then click on "Learner License (age 15) and the same for "Driver Learner Licence (age 16 and older) for the required documents.
A student wanting to take the learner's license exam must provide these documents:
Most school offices have copies of the Student Enrollment Form; forms may also be picked up at the ALEA Drivers' License Division office but will have to be completed by the student's school of enrollment. A student must ALSO pass the eye exam before a learner's license will be issued. The cost of the exam remains $5.00, but the cost of the learner's license has increased to $36.25
The location of the ALEA Drivers' License Division in Mobile County is:
3400 Demetropolis Rd, Mobile, AL 36695. PH: 251-660-2330
Visit the ALEA Website then select Driver License Locations Map for hours of operation and other important information.