Behind The Wheel

How do I complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice?

You’ll need to complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a licensed driver who is 21 or older and has been licensed for at least one year. You can also meet this requirement by doing your 50 hours at a driving school too! 10 of your hours must be done at night – this includes any time after sunset and before sunrise.

The Nevada DMV has an awesome Parents Supervised Driving Guide that will guide you through what you need to learn in the car.

You’ll need to keep a written log of the dates and times that you drive and submit it to the DMV when you’re going in for your driving test.

If you like to keep things electronic, the Nevada DMV also recommends using the RoadReady app for iOS to log your driving hours. Once you’ve reached your 50 hours, print out your log from the app! Unfortunately, they do not have an Android app.

Where can I get driving lessons?

Selecting the driving school where you’ll do behind-the-wheel instruction is a huge decision, and it’s important that you do your research beforehand. We suggest doing a quick Google search, such as “driving school + your zip code or city“.

Some things you should keep in mind are:

Cost – on average, state-approved driving schools offer 1-10 hours of instruction which cost differently depending on how many lessons you need ($100-$600). Each school charges differently so do your research!

Location – How far is the driving school from where you live? How convenient is it for you to get to and from the driving school? How will you get there?

Schedule – Available instruction hours at driving schools vary and certain seasons are busier than others (such as summer). Does the class schedule work for you?

Reviews and ratings – What have other people said about the driving school you’re looking at? If the school has consistently received positive reviews and high ratings, maybe it’s a good idea to consider taking lessons there. Bad reviews from previous students may mean you should continue your search.


Can I drive alone with a permit?

No. Absolutely not! When you have your permit, you are only allowed to drive if there is a licensed adult 21 years old or older with you in the car. There aren’t any restrictions as far as curfews go since you are under the supervision of an adult.

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