Behind-the-Wheel Training

With the completion of the 30 hours of classroom training, and upon meeting financial requirements toward behind-the-wheel (BTW) lessons, your teen receives the blue card to bring to the DMV and take the permit test.

Once your teen has the permit, it is most desirable that you have your teen drive no more than about two hours with you so they learn the basics of driving…use of the steering wheel, brakes, accelerator, signal lights, headlights, taillights…then immediately set up the BTW lessons which consist of three appointments, each two hours long.

Too common is that students who get many hours in prior to taking the BTW have been learning incorrect and sometimes poor driving habits, and we use up precious training time “unlearning” rather than just advancing forward. It’s amazing how many of the rules of driving have changed in the last 30 years.

Behind-the-Wheel Training consists of three 2-hour behind-the-wheel sessions with the driving instructor.  Please call or text to schedule lessons, payment will be collected at first lesson.

Call or text this number: 218-343-4119
Email with questions: denise@northernlightsde.com

What Our Clients Say:

Great experience! Ms. McDougall was flexible and would meet us where convenient for us, was very kind, knowledgeable, reliable, and had great communication skills and informed us of things our child should work on. She responded to texts for last minute questions before taking the test! She went above and beyond expectations.”

My daughter learned so much from the instructor. She was driving with the instructor in many different scenarios and traffic patterns. Northern Lights helped prepare my daughter to be an independent driver.”
>> Emily V.

My child did the behind-the-wheel portion with Northland Lights Driver Education. It was very thorough and professional. My son learned a great deal. I appreciated the time Denise took after each two hour session to discuss driving for that day. She was positive and encouraging for a young driver. I would recommend her to others.”
>> Krista Nosan