The state required course includes six hours of in- car training. This six hour suggested minimum dates back to the 1930's when traffic was very light and the complications of our modern highway systems didn't exist.
However, even in this short course, Hamans does a great job of teaching vehicle control skills to prepare students for their driving test and introducing them to the skills and attitudes needed to drive defensively. Many of our students do well with this course.
This popular course upgrade offers the opportunity for the student to start to develop the necessary habits needed to continue to use the material they learned in the State Minimum Course. Using our technique of Continuous Correct Practice, students are reminded of the necessary effort and commitment needed to develop the necessary skills and attitudes to remain-collision free. This course has the minimum behind-the-wheel time recommended by the American Driver Training and Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
This course is much appreciated by those who want to excel as safe drivers as well as those who are a little apprehensive about driving because it continues the safe habit building process. Students choose this training to develop advanced observation and decision making skills much beyond that of the average driver. This course has the minimum behind-the-wheel time recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Haman's New Drivers offers third-party road testing under the authority of the Tennessee DMV. Road testing is available with an evaluator from Haman's New Drivers:
These lessons are primarily for those with some driving experience who want to get better and/or learn what is expected on the road test. We will always start by checking your ability to control the vehicle. After checking your control of the vehicle, we will proceed to traffic situations as the road test is given on actual roads, not a closed course. The next thing would be to teach you what is expected on the road test and how to perform all of the maneuvers correctly.
The self-paced nature of these lessons require communication between the student and instructor so the instructor can give an accurate assessment of your skills and better predict how many more lessons will be sufficient for you to achieve your goal of getting a driver's license.
After instructor approval, first-time license applicants may be able to take the road test for an additional fee.