Under Governor Northam's Executive Directive 7, DMV is directed to:

Minimize customer contact during driver training at Class B Virginia Driver Training Schools by:
o Waiving the two-student minimum requirement under the Virginia Driver Training Schools Regulations;
o Waiving the student-to-student observation periods during in-vehicle instruction; and
o Allowing one-on-one in-vehicle instruction

Additionally, under Executive Order 53, " All businesses shall, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities while in operation "

Thank you again for your email, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions.

Best regards,
Sean Clair

Office of the GovernorPatrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad st
Richmond VA 23219

Quality instruction, flexible schedules, and reasonable rates for Behind-The-Wheel training with a certified driver instructor for teens and adults.

Behind-the-Wheel training consists of 14 periods of instruction (7 periods of actual driving and 7 periods of observation) and is usually scheduled for 7 consecutive days. To accommodate parent and student schedules, we offer student pickup and drop off. This course is also needed to Waive the 60 days holding period for Adults.

Behind the Wheel (Seven days of instruction) - Voted #1 by Hampton Roads

BTW and 36Hours Driver Education can be taken together or separately

Behind the Wheel (By City)
Suffolk / Portsmouth / Chuchland -$225
(Pass Lakeland or Bridge Manning Road $235)
Smithfield / Windsor / Carrollton -$275
Chesapeake / Norfolk / Virginia Beach-$275
Newport News / Hampton -$275
Franklin /Ivor / Isle Wright County -$275

Adult -$300 (5 One-Hour Days)

Aldult Waiver $375

Prices are subject to change without notice
For all other areas please call 757-923-5447

Up to Three (3) students in the car during the BTW session.

Phyllis Foster Driving School instructors have completed classroom and Behind-The-Wheel training as required by the State of Virginia. Our vehicles are equipped with right side instructor brakes that are DMV inspected and approved. Instructors have been trained to control the vehicle from the passenger side in case of an emergency situation. Safety is our Number 1 concern during Behind-The-Wheel training sessions.

Behind The Wheel training will include the following:

Vehicle Knowledge: Identifying vehicle controls, reference points, operating space, proper seat and mirror settings

Rural driving: Back roads and byways in Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads (to experience curves, hills, uncontrolled intersections).

Downtown/City: Seven Cities areas driven (to experience traffic, multiple traffic lights, large intersections, pedestrian crossings, one-way streets, and no turn on red)

Interstate: Interstate 64 - (to experience getting off and on ramps, merging in traffic, lane changes, speed control)

Subdivision/business: Speed limit changes, yields, 4 way stops, pedestrian + bike traffic

Parking/turns: Perpendicular parking (forward and reverse), Angle parking, U-turns..