Right Turn FAQs

What programs or classes do you offer?

 Driver Education Course  

$350.00   Available for Ages 15 & over (preferably 15 and 5 months)

  • Includes 10 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of one on one behind the wheel instruction. Behind the wheel sessions will be divided in three 2 hour sessions.

  • Includes the MVAPC (Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course). Students will receive a MVAPC Certificate after completing the classroom instruction. Most insurance companies offer a discount for obtaining this Certificate.

Defensive Driving Course 

$50.00 (Cash Only)                                                                

  • 6 hours of classroom instruction

  • Students will receive a Defensive Driving Certificate after completing the classroom instruction. Most insurance companies offer a discount for obtaining this Certificate.

Private Driving Lessons

$40.00/hour - Students enrolled in Right Turn Driving School Driver Education Program

$60.00/hour - Students NOT enrolled in Right Turn Driving School Driver Education Program

Use of Right Turn Driving School Vehicle to Test at Local DMV 

Right Turn Driving School vehicle availability for testing purposes at local DMV starts with a base rate of $100.00 for a minimum of two hours. Any additional hours associated with the same test time will be at a rate of $40.00 per hour.

How old do I have to be to enroll in the driver education class?

To enroll in driver education the student must be at least 15 years old (preferably 15 and 5 months).

How do I sign up for the driver education course or private lessons?

You may sign up online or by calling our office at (918) 232-1152.

What do I need to sign up for the driver education course?

You will need to have a State Issued Birth Certificate.  If you need to obtain a copy, please visit: https://www.ok.gov/health/Birth_and_Death_Certificates/Birth_Certificates/#Application

Do I need to have a permit to enroll in the driver education course?

No, you do not need to have a permit to enroll in the course. However, the student must be at least 15 years old to enroll.

Do I need to have a permit for behind the wheel instruction?

If you are enrolled in the driver education program, you do not need to have a permit to drive with Right Turn Driving School's certified instructors. However, you will need a permit to practice driving with anyone else OR if you are not enrolled in the driver education program and are only enrolling in private lessons.

When are the fees due?

The non refundable $50.00 deposit fee is due when registering for the course. The remainder of the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to scheduling behind the wheel sessions. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover). Insufficient check fees are $35.00

If any other fees are incurred once behind the wheel sessions have started, those fees must be paid before the last behind the wheel session can be scheduled.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! You may purchase gift certificates for our Driver Education Course, Defensive Driving Course or for Private Drives. When celebrating birthdays, holidays, graduations, milestones or for any other occasions, give a gift they will use for life.

How long do I have to complete the driver education course?

From the first date of classroom instruction, the student will have one calendar year to complete the course. If the course is not completed before the one year deadline, there will be a $50.00 fee to re-enroll in the course.

When will I get my Certificate of Completion?

The student will receive the Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Certificate once they have completed the 10 hours of classroom instruction. The student will receive the Driver Education Course Certificate of Completion once all 10 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel sessions have been completed and all fees have been paid.

If enrolling in Defensive Driving only: The student will receive the Certficate upon completion of the 6 hours of classroom instruction.

Uh-Oh! I lost my Certificate or it was destroyed. What do I do?

Replacement of lost or damaged Certificates of Completion may be purchased for a fee of $10.00.

Who are the instructors?

All of the Right Turn Driving School Instructors are State Certified, undergo a rigorous training program and have a complete background check for your safety and security. We require our instructors to stay up to date on current and ever changing traffic and safety laws and attend various seminars and educational meetings througout the year.

Will I pass my written and driving test if I take driver education?

NO guarantees can or will be made that a student will pass the written or driving portion of the State of Oklahoma permit and/or driving test.

What documents do I take with me to get my permit? (Information from DMV.org)

When you are 15 1/2 years old, you can apply for a learner's permit at your local DPS office as long as you either: Have completed a driver's education course OR Are enrolled in Driver's Ed and are currently receiving instruction.

You'll need to pass the written permit test, a vision exam, and provide the DPS with:

  • Proof of:  Primary ID (e.g. state-certified birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization).
  • Secondary ID (health insurance card, Oklahoma employer photo ID, Affidavit of Parent  Authorization (Form DPS 300 PA.)
  • Social Security number (SSN).
  • Enrollment or completion of an approved Driver's Ed course.
  • School letter verifying your enrollment in or attendance at school and that the student has passed the 8th grade reading proficiency test.
  • Parent or Legal Guardian must be present with you at the DPS office as well.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.dmv.org/ok-oklahoma/teen-drivers.php

http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/apply/dl_permit.html

DPS Testing Locations:

http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/default.htm

What documents will I need if I am homeschooled?

Please visit the DPS site for the Homeschool Affidavit at:

http://www.dps.state.ok.us/forms/home_schooling_statement.pdf

For more information you may also visit the OCHEC (Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation)

https://www.ochec.com/Categories.aspx?Id=Drivers_License

What if I still need to take my 8th grade reading test?

Sylvan Learning Center in Owasso administers the 8th grade reading proficiency test. You will need to call (918) 274-0700 to schedule an appointment. They charge a fee for taking the test. You may also call your local school's councilor's office to schedule a time to take the test as well.

How long am I required to have a learner’s permit?

If the student is under the age of 18, they are required to hold their permit for 6 months with no tickets or wrecks.

Do I need to have special insurance to drive with my permit?

No, you will not need any special insurance to drive with your permit. However, the vehicle you are practicing in must have current auto insurance.

Will driver education lower my insurance rates?

Most insurance companies offer discounts as long as the driver education program is state certified. Once you complete the Right Turn Driving School Driver Education program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Certificate to take to your insurance company. You may wish to verify available discounts with your agent.

What are other ways to lower my insurance?

Driver Education Program, Defensive Driving, Steer Clear Program (provided through various insurance companies), Good Grade Discount (B average or better), Remain Ticket Free, Higher Deductible the Lower Your Premium. Check with your insurance company for more information.

How do behind the wheel drives work?

If you are enrolled in the Right Turn Driving School Driver Education Program, you will be required to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel training, which will be divided in three 2 hour sessions. The sessions will begin after the 10 hours of classroom instruction have been completed.  Behind the wheel sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. We do our best to accommodate each student's personal schedules. Sessions may be scheduled through the student portal online or by calling (918) 232-1152.

Where is pick up and drop off for behind the wheel sessions?

Typically, we begin each behind the wheel session in an open parking lot (normally at Owasso Mid-High School, depending on location of student) AND drop off at the same location. However, home drop offs may be scheduled dependint upon the student's driving capabilites and parent/guardian request. 

Tell me about the vehicles that will be used for behind the wheel instruction?

Our one-on-one private instruction takes place in newer models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is a safe and environmentally friendly vehicle. Each vehicle is equipped with a passenger side brake and review mirror. Dash cams with audio are installed in the vehicle as well.

What locations will be used to practice driving during the behind the wheel sessions?

We typically begin each drive in an open parking lot to ensure the student starts with the rudimentary basics of handling the vehicle before driving on the roadways. Then, based on each student's progress and comfort level, our behind the wheel drives include: Rural, Residential, Business and Shopping Traffic Areas, Highways and Ramps, Busy Intersections, Downtown Tulsa, Traffic Circle, Airport and a variety of different types of Parking and more.

What happens if there is bad weather when my behind the wheel session is scheduled?

If there is inclement weather, our instructors will determine whether the conditions would be safe enough for behind the wheel sessions. We will inform the student ASAP if there will be any changes to their scheduled session and will allow the student to re-schedule the drive for a later time.

What if I am sick or am unable to make it to a scheduled behind the wheel session?

Once behind the wheel sessions are scheduled, any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson. If proper notification (by phone or online through the student/parent portal) is not given before the 24 hours, there will be a cancellation/no show fee of $40.00.  **This fee would then need to be paid before the student will be allowed to schedule their final behind the wheel session.

What are my parent/guardian responsibilities to complete the driving course?

Even though you take driving lessons with us, you must also practice on your own. Once you have your permit, we recommend you practice as much as possible on your own time with a licensed driver 21 years old or older who has had their license for at least 2 years.

Parents/Guardians will need to log the student's practice hours, which need to include 50 hours of practice driving (10 of the hours must be night time driving). Please complete the Parent Affidavit of Driver Training Form which can be downloaded here: http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/pub/apa.pdf

What are the requirements to get my driver’s license in Oklahoma?

In order to obtain an Intermediate License (Restriction G), the student must do the following: 

  • Be at least 16 years old       
  • Have had a permit for 6 months with no accidents or tickets
  • Have driven 50 hours with a permit (10 hours at night) Parent Affidavit of Driver Training Form can be downloaded here: http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/pub/apa.pdf
  • Completed a driver training program and have a Certificate of Completion
  • Pass the driving test at the Department of Public Safety

  ** Once the student obtains the Intermediate License, they can now drive by themselves and have 1 friend in the car and as many family members living in the same household in the car with them. They are not allowed to drive between the hours of 10PM and 5AM, unless it is a school, work or church related activity.

Unrestricted Class D License Information

** After a certain period of time, your driving restrictions will be lifted, and you will be eligible for a full unrestricted OK Class D driver's license. The requirements for obtaining an unrestricted Class D license vary based upon whether you completed Driver Ed:

        If you have completed Driver's Ed, you must:

  • Have held your intermediate license for at least 6 months
  • Have no traffic convictions on your driving record during this time period.

  • Once student has satisfied the 6 month restriction, student must go to a Tag Agency to have it removed.

        If you DID NOT complete Driver Ed, you must:

  • Have held your intermediate license for 1 year

  • Have no traffic convictions on your driving record during this time period

** If you are 18 years of age or older, you can apply for an unrestricted license once you pass the driving and vision exams.

What is your refund policy?

For the Driver Education Course: the $50.00 deposit is non-refunable. Once instruction has started all fees are non-refundable. Please contact the main office at (918) 232-1152, if you have any further questions.