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Choosing A Driving School

The right driving school is accredited according to state laws and will prepare you to be a safe and confident driver. Driving is a serious activity that requires adequate preparation and practice. Without the right training, a new driver is at-risk of making the wrong decisions on the road that can endanger themselves, passengersand pedestrians. So we strongly suggest you choose the driving school right for you according to a number of crucial factors.

If you have any questions about the information below, you can always call us. We’re happy to help.


By state law, driving schools must be licensed and approved to provide driving instruction. Street Smarts of Maryland is licensed by both the State of Maryland as well as by the Motor Vehicle Administration to provide driver education to all eligible residents within the State. When you compare the resumes of our instructors versus any other driving school, you’ll easily see why Street Smarts of Maryland has been rated the best driving school in the State of Maryland.

Pick-Up, Drop-Off:

Costs for pick-up and drop-off for your lesson will frequently depend on either your distance from the driving school and/or the time it takes to get to you. At Street Smarts of Maryland, we provide convenient pick-up/drop-off at home, work or school at no additional costs.

Driving Basics:

When you first start learning to drive, it can seem a little overwhelming. We know that but don’t worry – you’re in good hands! Just about everyone learns to drive at some point and most people enjoy a completely safe and enjoyable drive every single time they get behind the wheel. To get to that point of feeling comfortable, however, will take a significant amount of preparation and practice on your part.

Please email or call us if you have any questions about the information below. If you would like to schedule a session after reviewing these details, we encourage you to view our pricing to learn which package is best for you.

Success Rate:

A good driving school will have a high success rate when it comes to people passing their road test on the first or second try. You can usually just ask for this detail by phone or review a driving school’s website to learn about this.

Driving Instructor:

You want the driving instructor that is right for you. Usually this is difficult to know until after the first driving lesson, but the right driving instructor will teach you how to drive and improve your confidence behind the wheel. You should feel like you are making progress after each driving lesson.


You may be seeking driving lessons for new teen and adult drivers or more experienced senior citizen drivers. Either way, just review the driving school’s website or pick up a phone to learn about whether the driving school offers services matching exactly what you need.

These are some of the most important criteria for selecting the driving school right for you. If you would like more information, feel free to browse our website or contact us by phone or email. You can also learn more about our history and pricing here. Drive safely!