Driver's Education

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Michigan's Driver Education curriculum is split into two segments and is required for all teen drivers under age 18.

Segment 1 driver education is offered before the driver begins supervised driving. It requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction (must attend all days, no exceptions including school events) and a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Before beginning Segment 1, a teen must be 14 years, 8 months of age and have parent/guardian permission. (Behind-the-wheel instruction may take place outside of regular class day/time for up to 3 weeks after the last day of scheduled class.)

Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has held a valid MI Graduated Level 1 Learner's License (from MI Secretary of State) for at least three continuous months and has acquired 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours of night driving. Segment 2 requires a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction (must attend all days, no exceptions).

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Our classes are taught by Bedford Public School Teachers who are Certified State of Michigan Driver Education Instructors.

For Current Class Offerings, and to Register, visit us online at

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Michigan Road Skills Tests (Youth and Adult)

Tests are offered at various times/days each month. You may call 734-850-6036 to schedule a test for the current month only. You must have met all State of Michigan requirements and are ready to take your test to make an appointment.

Our tests are $80.00.

We have been experiencing a high volume of requests for tests. You may need to leave your name and number on our voicemail. When we have available appointments, calls are returned in the order that they were received.

Information regarding MI Driver Education or MI Road Skills tests is available at


For more information on obtaining a driver's license in the State of Michigan please visit the State of Michigan Driver's Education website.

Drive Time Log Sheet

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Weather Cancellation Policy for Driver's Education Programs:
When school is canceled due to weather, Driver's Education classroom times are also canceled Make-up classes will be scheduled and announced by the instructor in class. Drive times are at the discretion of the driver and may/may not be affected.



We are located in the Bedford Public Schools Administration Offices within Smith Road Elementary School:

1135 Smith Road,
Temperance, MI 48182

Nancy Crandell,
Phone: 734-850-6019

Brenda Whitlock,
Phone: 734-850-6035

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