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Driver Improvement Classes

Become a better driver with instruction from Community Driving School (CDS), a DMV certified driver education school and driver improvement clinic for teenagers and adults. CDS offers the American Automobile Association’s Driver Improvement Program, entitled, “Managing Visibility, Time and Space”.  This fast paced course teaches you how to navigate the road safely and covers a wide range of current highway safety driving topics.  Drivers who are DMV directed, Court directed, or directed for insurance purposes can take this 8 hour class to meet those requirements.  Drivers who are interested in earning up to 5 Safe Driving Points can also take this class.  For our senior drivers, CDS offers the AAA program, “Safe Driving For Mature Operators”.  This driver improvement program focuses on the issues that impact this segment of the driving population.   Click on the following link for more information:

Driver Improvement Class Information

Upcoming Driver Improvement Classes


 Driver Education for New Drivers

Community Driving School (CDS) provides students with a comprehensive driving course that teaches new drivers how to adopt safe driving habits, learn the highway traffic laws, and get valuable insights from CDS instructors who share their driving experience with their students.  With school budgets continually trimming costs in driver education, CDS offers the alternative to teach your teen the proper way to drive with the Virginia DOE accredited curriculum consisting of 30 hours of live Classroom instruction and 14 hours of Behind-the-Wheel/In-Car instruction.  Click these links for additional information:

Driver Education Classroom Instruction

Upcoming Drivers Ed Classes

Driver Education In-Car (Behind the Wheel) Instruction


 Driver Manual Course 

Community Driving School (CDS)  provides persons 19 years or older the 8 hour Driver Manual Course.  This course is taken to familiarize testing candidates with the Virginia Driver Manual.  This class is designed for those who failed the DMV Knowledge test three times and once completed re-establishes eligibility to retake the test.  Click the following link for additional information:

Driver Manual Course Information

Upcoming Driver Manual Courses


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Call our driving school at (804) 397-5550 or e-mail us
to enroll in classes that make you a safer driver.