Private Driving Lessons
Our instructors provide private driving lessons to students of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a refresher, our instructors will tailor the lesson to your needs. Each lesson is 60 minutes long and covers topics such as basic road rules, defensive driving, and preparing for the road test. Highway driving is available upon request. All lessons are given in dual-controlled vehicles, and we offer home pick-up service in many areas throughout the Capital District.
Private driving instruction is offered 7 days a week to accommodate your schedule. We are also a driver education contractor with many area high schools and colleges. In addition, we offer 5-hour pre-licensing and defensive driving courses at various locations around the Capital District. Our knowledgeable and friendly office staff is always happy to help you choose the right services for your needs.
Road Test Services
The office staff at the driving school will help you understand the requirements for obtaining your New York State driver’s license, and schedule your road test through the DMV. Students taking our road test service will have a 45-minute or 60-minute lesson in one of our vehicles immediately before their test. After the lesson, they will drive directly to the road test site to take the test.
Driver education programs at Cairns’ driving school teach students the skills and knowledge they need to be responsible, safe drivers on highways. The school contracts with many local high schools and colleges to provide in-car instruction for their driver education programs. These programs provide valuable education to young drivers and help them become successful, safe motorists. Upon completion of the course, students receive a certificate that allows them to upgrade from a class DJ license to a class D license at age 17. This certificate may also reduce the cost of your insurance premium, when applicable.
Our defensive driving classes provide licensed drivers with the opportunity to reduce their insurance rates and/or remove points from their driver’s license. The course is approved by the National Safety Council and our certified instructors provide an educational and engaging experience that will help drivers stay safe on the road.