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.
Can my child take class at any location?
Your child can take class at any of our locations but we will not be able to pick up at hom or school for drives. You will have to meet at the classroom the student is taking the class for drives.
What is the 40 hour log sheet and how do I get one?
The 40 hour log sheet is when student drives with a parent or anyone with a license over the age of 25 with a vailid driver's license in the front seat.
You can get a copy under resourses on our webiste or there is also an app you can download called road ready.
You will have to print the drives from the app and staple it to the DMV 40 hour log sheet for DMV.
What if my child has a IEP or 504?
We are not trained in special education but we can offer redemption work if the student starts to fail the course to bring their grade up.
We can not allow more time on test and quizzes etc.
We will need a copy of the IEP or 504 by the third class if student would like to get redemption work.
Do you have a wait list for the classes that are full?
We have a wait list for all the classes that are full online. If you would like to be on a wait list please provide a contact number and we will call if a spot opens.
Being on a wait list does not mean you will get into a class it only means that if a spot opens we will call you. If you want to register for another class we can switch you if a spot opens.
Do you have a parent night?
We do not have a parent night. Students are sent home with paperwork to be signed, syllabus and phone numbers of all the instructors.
I am over 18 will I receive a certificate at the end of my class?
If you take the course and complete 30 hours of class, 10 hours of driving, 6 hours of observation and pass the final exam, you will receive a certificate of completion.
If you do not finish all of the above you will not receive a certificate but you can still go to DMV to take their testing.
If I fail the final exam when can I reschedule taking it?
If you fail the final exam you have to wait 10 business days to retake it. You can schedule the retake right away. If you need to schedule a retake of the exam you will email email@example.com.
You can take the final exam every 10 days, there is no limit to how many times you take it.
You must pass the final and finish everything for driver's ed within 6 months from the end of your class.
If I don't complete the course on time how long do I have to finish?
If you don't complete everything needed then you only have 6 months from the end date of your class to finish.
Does the certificate of completion ever expire?
No, once the student receives their certificate of completion it nevere expires.
How do access my account online?
When students sign up for a course they have to create a username and password.
If the student forgets the username and password they can contact the office and they will give you the username and reset the password.
Are classes being held in person or online?
DMV has remove the option to have online classes. All classes will now be in person only.
Can we practice driving anywhere if we are with our parents?
You may only practice driving 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 $300 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 refunded.
Behind the Wheel
When can my child start driving with Benson's after I sign up for a class?
Students can not schedule drives with Benson's until they are physically in a class.
What area do you pick up from for drive times?
You can visit our website and it tells you the areas we pick up for driving. The list is at the bottom of our homepage.
For example Barrington picks up in Barrington and Strafford. We will pick up in Nottingham as long as there are at least 3 students from that town in the class. If you take the class in Barrington and do not live in the towns listed you will have to meet at the classroom you take the class.
How do I complete my drives/observation after the class ends?
You will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the times you are available to drive Tuesday to Monday each week. If we can fit you into the schedule with the times you send then you will receive an email to confirm the times.
What if I need to cancel my drive time?
If students need to cancel drives they must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance of the drive so there will not be a $100 fee per hour missed.
Students must contact the instructor they are scheduled to drive with.
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.
How many hours can a student drive each week?
Per DMV law states that 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.
How do I schedule BTW?
Drive times are picked at random every Monday night for weekday classes.
Weekend classes pick drive on Saturdays.
Students can not sign up online for drives. They must be chosen in class.