┬áBenson Driving School is proud to partner with Ascend Leadership Academy to Provide Driver’s Education to Sanford and all surrounding areas!

Classes are open to all students 14.5 and older!

Classroom Portion: 30 Hours of In-Person Classroom Education. Topics covered will range from defensive driving and road safety, to understanding the effects driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Upon completion, students will be well-equipped to handle any situations that may arise on the road. Students will also receive study material to prepare for the Level 1 Permit Test at DMV.

Behind-the-Wheel Portion: Following the classroom portion, students will receive 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction. Starting with basic maneuvers and getting to know the vehicle, students will progressively learn all the required skills to be a safe driver. Students are taken through a variety of situations, from back roads, Interstate highways, merging, lane changes, and four-way stops to parallel and perpendicular parking, sign recognition, situational awareness, and defensive driving.


Students must be 14 1/2 years of age by the first day of class.

After registration, Benson Driving School will send an invoice to the parent/guardian email. A minimum $100 deposit must be paid upon receiving the invoice to hold the seat in class. The remaining balance will be due 14 days before the first day of class.

For more information, call Benson Driving School at (919) 802-6072