Bensons Driving School FAQs
On the registeration form it ask for a permit number. Does NH have a permit number?
No, New Hampstead does not require a permit. You can skip that part and your registeration will still go through.
Are classes being held in person or onliine
We are having some online classes and some in person classes. It depends on class size and how many students we can fit 6 feet apart in each location.
How are you doing the final exam if you are having online courses?
Most locations we are splitting the classes up to fit the maximum students we can take in the classroom with students being 6 feet apart.
All the final exams are done in person.
Can we practice drive anywhere if we are with our parents?
You may only practice drive in New Hampshire.
How will I find out if a class is canceled?
If a class is canceled we will send a mass email to the class and post it on the home page of our website.
Do you offer cash discounts ?
Yes, we already factor into our tuition for cash discounts when we recieve payment by cash or check. Any payment other than cash or check will include a fee of 2.5 %.
When is final payment due?
Final payment is due on the first day of class.
If we miss a 3rd class do we have to pay for driver ed again ?
No. Benson's does not charge for a repeat of a class.
Can we miss a class ?
State law allows a student to miss up to 2 classes. A 3rd miss requires removal from the class.
When is my son/daughter be eligible for driver education ?
The student must be 15 and 9 months by the first day of class.
What is your refund policy?
The deposit of $250 is non-refundable. The deposit is used towards the cost of processing the student. If you would like to take a class at a later date the deposit may be applied to that class. After class has started any payment that has been made will not be refundable.
Behind the Wheel
Are you offereing private lessons during COVID?
We are not taking private lessons at this time because we are trying to finish up students that are in our classes.
What is the observation students are required?
Students are required per DMV law to do 6 hours of observation. This is when a the student watches another student drive.
During COVID DMV is having parents do the observation with their child and provide us with a note or a signed form that says they did observation with them.
How many hours can a student drive each week?
Per DMV law a student can only drive 2 hours each week. The first 6 drives are in 1 hour increments then after the 6th hour they can drive in 2 hours increments.
COVID guidelines are different than above.
Students can only drive with an instructor in the car. Students can only drive 1 hour each day and only 2 hours each week.
How do I do BTW?
Drive times are picked at random every Monday night for weekday classes.
During COVID we are behind on driving at this time. Most locations are about 4 weeks behind and we are taking smaller classes to try to catch up with the driving.
Students will log onto zoom to pick drive times each week if their class portion of the course has been completed to pick drive times.