Over 18 & Adult Services

Over 18 & Adult Services


The State of Rhode Island requires that student driver’s who are 18 years or older take and pass their RI Learner’s Permit exam at the Cranston DMV. Once they’ve obtained their permit they can schedule their road test in 30 days. Therefore, students should schedule their lessons quickly and practice daily.

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Newport County Driving School Instructors will make sure the following areas are covered:

Visually searching the traffic environment (20 to 30 seconds ahead)

Choosing the correct lane position

Maintaining a safe speed

Smooth braking

Maintaining a safe following distance of two seconds

Backing the car

Judging gaps at intersections

Making turns and turnabouts

Leaving the curb/returning to the curb

Changing lanes and merging

Making passing maneuvers

Expressway entry and exit

Parallel and angle parking (optional)

Interacting with traffic in a low-risk manner

When working with the soon-to-be-new-driver, our instructors will work closely to make sure our client receives the proper information and up to date driving techniques. Our courses are tailored for all student drivers individual driving needs (i.e., timid drivers, slower learners, older learners, etc.).

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