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Florida Driver's License (Drug and Alcohol Course)

AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, so I'm 17 and way overdue for a Driver's License in any form.
Apparently in Florida there is a mandatory Drug and Alcohol course that I have to take. (which I can take online)
My friend did it from this website but with the magic of Google, I found this site. However, is it reputable? Are there any alternatives out there? What steps should I be taking?
Preemptive thank you. :D

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dunno. There are lots of local places that will do it. It's painless, lasts like an hour or two. It's very hard to validate these places.... but you *should* end up with a certificate/receipt at the end that you can give to the DMV.


    If you go take a class in person you get the thing when you walk out the door, no mail delay.

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  • WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I wouldn't be too afraid to use internet sites for the course. I can't remember which I used (almost 4 years ago now) but when I was in high school I never heard of one being bogus. Either of those look pretty reputable, but I'd go with the one your friend recommended, just to be safe.

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    when I was younger I had a drinking problem

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  • ascannerlightlyascannerlightly Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    i remember taking this but i don't remember it being mandatory. seems to me this was just something you could wave at the insurance company to get a new/teenage driver rate deduction. this is either some (relatively) recent change, or my poor memory.

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  • WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    scanner, I think this is mandatory. Driver's Education courses,in high school or with a "driving instructor/school" thingy, and from what I've heard, certain approved videos, are what gets you the reduced rate.

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    Senjutsu wrote: »
    when I was younger I had a drinking problem

    now I just have drinking solutions
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/weeman3
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    /Floridian here

    I know a few buddies who paid for the online versions only to have them not accepted. Call up the local DMV and see what resources they suggest. If they give you a website, go with that. Ideally, I'd suggest the comedy traffic schools. It's four hours of god-awful torture, but at least you get a physical receipt that the DMV will absolutely take.

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  • BlowfluBlowflu FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Yeah, if you can take this online and have it accepted do so. The class is boring and incredibly trivial for anyone who didn't drop out of high school.

    Also, I think the way it works in FLA is that you have to keep a learners for a year and then you'll get a license. OR you could wait a year anyways and get your license after you turn 18 (which you'll get without having the learners for a year). That's the way it worked 6 years ago when I was getting my license.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Blowflu wrote: »
    Yeah, if you can take this online and have it accepted do so. The class is boring and incredibly trivial for anyone who didn't drop out of high school.

    Also, I think the way it works in FLA is that you have to keep a learners for a year and then you'll get a license. OR you could wait a year anyways and get your license after you turn 18 (which you'll get without having the learners for a year). That's the way it worked 6 years ago when I was getting my license.

    Exactly so, you can get a learners at 15, and after a year you can drive legally with a regular (16 minimum), or you can just get the regular at 18. You cannot drive alone with a Learners Permit, and depending on how you look and your municipality, you will can pulled over and checked on it.

    If you are driving alone with a learner's, depending on how hardliner the cop is, you can loose your license until you turn 18.

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  • AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, I'm 18 in September so I should just wait it out? D:

    (Sorry for my ignorance on the subject, but i'm not terribly excited about it as you can see by my age)

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm not sure if it's still a waiting period if you turn 18 before the year-long break. Check the Florida DMV website, I'm sure it will spell it out.

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  • ascannerlightlyascannerlightly Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Waldo wrote: »
    scanner, I think this is mandatory. Driver's Education courses,in high school or with a "driving instructor/school" thingy, and from what I've heard, certain approved videos, are what gets you the reduced rate.
    doing circles around the edgewater high school parking lot in a 1996 nissan sentra with two brake pedals. good times.

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