Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

How many lessons do I have to take?

a) Early Bird Road:  For drivers at age 16 – requires a Student Learner’s Permit, a state approved six hour behind-the-wheel instruction with a licensed driving instructor, and a minimum of six months of supervised driving prior to road test. Permits must be purchased through a licensed driving school.

b) Young Adult Road:  For drivers at age 17 through 20 – requires an Examination Permit, minimum of six months of supervised driving prior to road test. Permits must be purchased at an NJMVC location. No required hours or permission by licensed driving school. Lessons are still offered and recommended.

c) Adult Road:  For drivers at age 21 and older – requires an Examination Permit, minimum of three months of supervised driving prior to road test. Permits must be purchased at an NJMVC location. No required hours or permission by licensed driving school. Lessons are still offered and recommended.

What is the minimum age to learn how to drive? And what are the requirements?

Minimum age is 16 years old. You need a Student Permit to start behind-the-wheel training. The requirements are posted on “The Process” page.

Are six hours of driving instruction enough for my child?

That’s a GREAT QUESTION!  The state of NJ has mandated that a 6 hour behind the wheel training program is the MINIMUM to be eligible to receive a learners permit for any person that is at least 16 years of age, and less than 17 years of age.

The 6 hour behind the wheel training provides a foundation for students to prepare them to begin supervised practice driving with their parent or guardian.  For many students, this is simply not enough time.

Bergen County Driving School views our relationship with you as a partnership, and we are always available to answer your questions, and provide some telephone support to help you along the journey of teaching your teenager how to safely operate their vehicle.

If they complete the 6 hours and we feel that they are not ready for you, we will discuss this with you, and you can determine if you would like to purchase some additional training.  Some parents will work with their teen for a few months, and then schedule a few hours of additional time with us to work on some difficult areas, teach them to drive in alternate types of traffic or weather conditions, etc.

Do you have cars available for my driving (road) test?

We sure do! We are a full service driving school, so call us with the details and we will tailor make a driving program for you. 

Do your cars have dual controls?

Yes. All of our vehicles have a dual brake system, allowing the instructor to stop the car if (or when) necessary.  This is required by the state of NJ.

Does Bergen County Top Driving School offer the written and vision driving exams at their office?

Yes, Bergen County Top Driving School has been issued the written and vision test endorsements by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.