Program Guidelines for Hampton

Please read this information carefully with your parent or guardian. You may contact Mr. Gorski by calling him at 603-778-2601, or emailing him at safewheels@comcast.net, if you have any questions.

I would like to welcome you to the Safe Wheels Driver Education Program. Success in the program centers on cooperation.

Learning to maneuver the vehicle is only part of safe driving. Emphasis on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, seat belt use, and the ongoing need to interact with an ever changing environment and conditions are aimed at reducing the number one threat to the 16 to 25 age group. Safe Wheels Driving School will provide the information to make those safe, risk-reducing decisions.

It is my hope that you will accept the information as information, not just someone's opinion on how you should drive. It is also my hope that students will learn from the mistakes of others and keep an open mind, so that they don't fall into the "it won't happen to me" trap.

Parents may be a wealth of experience. It is expected that students will draw upon parents often for help and encouragement. It is also hoped that parents will take advantage of the new information which students will be able to share with them.

A serious responsibility is about to be undertaken. In order to attain as much as possible from mandated classroom and behind the wheel instruction, along with in-car observation, please be aware of the following contract guidelines:

  1. The lessons contain serious and long lasting skills, knowledge, and attitude development material; therefore, a mature desire to learn must be displayed by all students at all times. If you are not willing to accept responsibility for your actions, you do not belong in the Safe Wheels Driver Education Program.
  2. You may be dropped from the program if you: 
    • Have ANY unexcused absences. Students are expected to plan their schedules and know their priorities before enrollment in driver education. Employment, sports, or other curricular activities are not valid absences.(Valid absences will require an email to safewheels@comcast.net from a parent or guardian).
    • You miss two (2) scheduled driving times
    • Create a behavior problem before, during, or following class
    • Refuse in-car lessons when available and offered.
    • No refunds if you are dropped
  3. If your son/daughter cancels a driving lesson there may be a Fifty Dollar ($50.00) forfeiture if notice is not given within 24 hours.
  1. In the SAU-21 school district we have pick-up points for these students.  You will have to have your son/daughter at these points at the agreed upon driving times. They will drive for the assigned time and then they will pick up the next student. This new student will then drive your son/daughter back home. This can be as much as ½ hour additional time.
  2. If your son/daughter needs to be dropped off at a location other than home (or the pick-up point) please give us a note stating where they are to be dropped off within SAU-21.
  3. Observation hours (6 in all) are a requirement of the State of NH. Many of these hours will be completed by us getting your son/daughter home or back to the pick-up/drop off point at the end of their driving hour.  Your son/daughter will be required to finish the observation time by staying for additional hours in the D.E. car.
  4. You are responsible to complete all assignments.
  5. A three-ring binder will be supplied by the school, in which the student must keep all assignments, projects, handouts, tests, etc., in order. The notebooks will be checked and must be brought complete to each class.
  6. You are expected to come prepared for class:
    • To have read and studied materials
    • Bring pen or pencil
    • Be ready and willing to learn
    • Display a proper attitude
  7. Proper care of textbook, and other school property and materials is expected. A fine and forfeiture will be levied at the discretion of the instructor.
  8. A 75% average will be necessary in order to pass the course.
  9. An in-car lesson will be terminated by the instructor any time a question of safety exists. Only a reasonable suspicion of alcohol or other drug influence is necessary to terminate the lesson. Non-cooperation or a display of non-preparation for a lesson may also lead to termination.
  10. In addition to the 10 hours of in-car instruction with Safe Wheels, students are required to complete 40 hours of driving (10 of which must be in the dark) within the State of New Hampshire only, prior to going to the DMV to test for their license.
  11. Course tuition is Six Hundred Seventy Dollars ($670.00). This may be paid in full or in three installments. A non-refundable deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) is required for registration. An additional Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) will be due on the first day of class. The balance of Two Hundred Seventy Dollars ($270.00) will be due the fourth week of class.
  1. Positively no vandalism, harassment of any type, or smoking will be permitted on or around school property or in the driver education vehicle.
  2. Classroom sessions are held at the following location: 4 High Street, Hampton, NH . Classroom hours will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:50pm – 4:55pm.  Summer program 8:55am - 11:00am.

This may be subject to change to accommodate vacations, holidays, weather, etc. Once again, the Safe Wheels Driver Education Program, and these program guidelines are aimed at the best possible hope for responsible, safe drivers. Let's all do our part, now, to avoid a tragedy in the future. LET'S SHOW WE CARE!

PLEASE NOTE: "A COPY OF EACH STUDENT'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS TO BE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM".

 

Safe Wheels Registration Form for Hampton

Safe Wheels Driving School requires written permission prior to a student's enrollment in driver education. We, the driver education staff, would also like to know of any medical/physical problems which might affect your son's/daughter's driving

After you complete and submit the registration form (see link below), you must print the registration form, sign it, and mail it within 5 days to PO Box 622, Hampton Falls, NH, along with the non-refundable deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), to confirm class enrollment (first come first serve by postmark). The total tuition (deposit included) is Six Hundred Seventy Dollars ($670.00). All payments must be paid by cash, money order, credit card or check payable to Safe Wheels Driving School.

Refund Policy: Students who drop their enrollment in the program will be entitled to a refund, less their deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and Seventy Dollars ($70.00) per each driving lesson completed.

NOTE: An email will be sent sometime during the week preceding class with additional information including directions to the classroom.

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