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American Defensive Driving School provides driver education services to many Illinois cities. Our driving lesson service area includes:

Chicago, Illinois

Evanston, Illinois

Skokie, Illinois

Wilmette, Illinois

Our Driver Education Services

The Basic Package (Secretary of State Requirement) - $565

This package meets the mandatory minimum  requirements set forth by the Secretary of State for teenage drivers. The package includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, (which breaks down into, fifteen (15) 2 hour classes). 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 6 hours of mandatory in-car observations (each drive lasts a total of three (3) hours, 1.5 hours of driving, 1.5 hours of observing another teen drive).

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All American Package - $640

This package includes the same classroom training as the basic package, but unlike the basic package, students choosing this option eliminate the need for observation by completing four (4) 1.5 hour and one (1) 2 hour behind the wheel drives with an instructor (Total drive time 8 hrs). 

These are not private lessons.  There may be other students in the car doing the observation portion of their package while the advanced student is driving.

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The Best Defensive Package - $740

This package includes mandatory minimum requirements, Plus all of the componets of the All- American Package PLUS an additional 4 hours of in-car instruction. (Six (6) 1.5 hr. drives and one (1) 1 hr. drive, total driving time 10 hrs.)

These are not private lessons.  There may be other students in the car doing the observation portion of their package while the advanced student is driving.

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Adult 18-20 (Secretary of State Requirement) - $100

American Defensive Driving School now offers the adult 18-20 year old six (6) hour classroom course. As of July 1st 2014, Illinois requires all 18, 19 or 20 year old's that have not completed a 30 hour course to attend this class to obtain a license. This will be a six (6) hour course offered on Saturdays. ADULTS, CALL OUR OFFICE FOR THE NEXT CLASS SESSION OR TO SIGN UP.

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Adult Private Driving Lesson (1.5 Hours) - $98

This is for adults and senior citizens looking to improve their driving skills. Private lessons consist of 1-on-1 behind the wheel instruction with a state certified instructor. At the beginning of the lesson the instructor and student will discuss what skills he/she would like to focus on. After the lesson is finished, the instructor will discuss the effectiveness of the lesson, and it will be determined if more lessons are required or desired.  student will be picked up home/work and returned home/work after the lesson.   ADULTS - PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PACKAGE OR FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Evaluation/Road Test - $215

This package includes one hour evaluation, use of our vehicle, pick-up and drop off service, and wait time at the Secretary of State's Office. Four (4) hour maximum. CALL OUR OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PACKAGE.

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About Us

Whether you are an experienced driver or looking to become a new member of the driving community, American Defensive Driving School can tailor a program to suit your needs. Learn more.


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Evanston, IL 60201
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