Massachusetts Driver Program is a complete program to get
Massachusetts Driver's License. It is an assurance program to get;
Learner's Permit, Driver's Certificate, and Driver's License. The
program consists of a complete Driver's Education Program, an
assured road test sponsor and an additional hourly lesson
objectively to obtain the Massachusetts Driver's License. The
additional hourly lesson is lesson given as needed. The assured road
test sponsor is a sponsor given till getting License. The Complete Drivers Education Program
is a normal program, which contains three
components; a Student Classroom Component, a Road Component, and a
Parent Curriculum Component.
1-DRIVER'S EDUCATION PROGRAM:
A-Student Classroom Component:
Within the student classroom component, there are thirty (30) hours
requirement to cover theoretically the specific fifteen modules. The
thirty hours classroom component is
divided into ten sessions of three hour class within the program. A
minimum of a fifteen minute break after every two continuous hours
of instruction is given within each session. The ten classes are
supposed to work on the learning objectives of those fifteen
Introduction to Drivers
Signs, Signals and Road Markings
Understanding the Vehicle and
Basic Driving Skills
Rules of the Road
Making Safe Driving Decisions
Sharing the Road
How Natural Laws Effect Driving
Different Driving Environments
Driving in All Weather
Mental and Physicals Effects on
The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs &
(Module 12 &13)
The Consequences of Unsafe
Driving and Poor Decision Making
Handling Emergencies and
Each and every Module has it own learning objective needs to be worked
on. Each and every student must be able to answer those objectives
after completion. Besides, there is a final test that each and every
student must fulfill the requirement of passing grade seventy five
percent or greater. When those objectives are made the student will
be knowledgeable on the materials which include; Massachusetts
Driver License, The Driver s License Privilege, Motor Vehicle
Safety, Rules of the Road, Defensive Driving, Special Situations,
and Vehicle Ownership. (The Learning Objectives are available in the
Road Component is eighteen (18) hours requirement, divided
into nine (9) On-Road-Driving schedules. And twelve (12) hours
requirement, divided into six (6) schedules for Learner's Permit
holder before September 1, 2007. Each schedule consists of two hours session either
two hours driving or two hours of one hour driving and one hour
observing another student driver. The Road Component can either be
started before or after the Student Classroom Component if the
student has a Learner Permit. On the road, the theories of the
classroom modules will be interpreted and make the student learn and
experience with the actuality and reality of the driving world
behind-the-wheel driving. Make students realize the obligation of a
driver being on the road driving. The experiences will gain
naturally from practice those driving skills such as;
Pre-Driving, Driving Straight
and Curve, Pull Over and Park, Pull Out and Go to the traffic, Turn
right, Turn Left, Right &
Left Turn, Backing Up, Three Point Turn, Park on Hill, Parallel
Park, Back/Start up Hill and expose to the
Different Situations and
Traffic Areas. (The On-road Driving Procedure is available at the
In-Car Instruction session).
C-Parental Curriculum Component:
The Parental Curriculum Component is two hour session. The
attendee can be either a Parent/Legal Guardian or Designee whoever
legally allowed. The Parent Curriculum is required to be completed
under the provision of the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90.
Section 8 and 540 CMR 23.06 (1) 3 in a program of Driver Education
Instruction as prescribed by the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor
Vehicles. At the session parent will work on the parent Module which
will cover the Junior
Operator Laws, Parent/Guardians Role in supporting the Laws, the
Driving Skills the young driver needs to master, The Driver's
Education Program, and Family Driving Behaviors.
2-ADDITIONAL ROAD LESSON:
Excluded from the forty (40) hours of parent
road lesson requirement, additional road lesson is lesson given after
the twelve hour driving lesson requirement of the enrolled Driver's
Education Program. The additional road lesson is not referred to the
number of lesson but the skill and the proficiency of the particular
student to pass a road test. The additional road lesson is
unlimitedly provided along the road test sponsor whenever scheduled.
Refreshing to pass a road test is a primary purpose of the
additional road lesson.
3-ASSURED ROAD TEST SPONSOR:
Assured road test sponsor is sponsor given for student till
getting a Driver's License. The road test sponsor provides the service such as;
book and rebook a road test schedule appointment (Administrative
Work), provide a ride to and from a road test place (Riding
Service), learn, practice, and review the driving skills (Driving
Skills Refreshing), have a school instructor (Sponsor), use a school
car (Vehicle Being Used) for the test.
The quite a few of described
conveniences are; an
Administrative Work, a Riding Service, a Driving Skills Refreshing,
a Sponsor, and a Vehicle Being Used.
Administrative Work is a work to book and/or rebook a road test. The
school will be an inter-mediator to the tasks between the student
and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV procedure for the test
must be accepted from all parties. To co-ordinate the work smoothly,
the requested date, time, and place for the test have to be precisely
Book a Road Test:
To book a
road test, a preferred road test date, time, and place, are collected
or given for the work. The road test schedule will be booked
according to the requested date, time, place, the school
availability time and the available slot at the Registry of Motor
Vehicles. The booked schedule will be informed and confirmed to all
parties ahead of time, about a week before the actual road test
schedule appointment. The agreed schedule appointment must be abided
to avoid charging.
Reschedule the Road
To reschedule the road test student must have a legitimate
reason such as Personal or Family Emergency.
School or work conflicting schedule is not a legitimate
reason to accept for rescheduling the test.
Cancellation of the
In case of unavoidable cancellation, a student is expected to notify
the school at least
thirty six (36) hours before the actual schedule
Base on Massachusetts Law, road test schedule
will be automatically cancelled when a public school system closed
at the location or State Emergency declared.
B- Riding Service:
Service is a pick-up and a drop-off service. A road test student
will be picked up at the residential address. The pick-up time
is vary by a number of road test student. The one student road test
will be picked up one hour, the two student road test will be one
hour and half and the three student road test will be two hours
before the actual appointment of the road test. The priority for the
pick-up will be assigned to the geographical location. The maximum
load is not greater than three. The students are also dropped off at
a residential or preferred places in town of our business location
after the road test done. The student is supposed to be ready to be
picked-up at the assigned time and expected place. When the pick-up
location will be differed from the residential address, each student
has to inform the school or the assigned instructor a head of time.
C- Driving Skills Refreshing:
refreshed driving skills are skills that student is supposed to do
to pass the road test. The driving skills will be taught, reviewed
and refreshed. Such a refresh the road test student is put either on
observing or driving since the pick-up. A refreshing will be
performed from the pick-up whether switching from driving or
observing along the way to the road test location. The driving part
of the refresh is shared half an hour between the road test
instructor, who will be assigned to assists the student, is a
sponsor. The sponsor will pick the student up at the residential or
expected address. The sponsor will assists student even to prepare
an application form as well as sponsoring the road test through the
whole process of the sponsorship.
E- Vehicle Being Used:
car, which will be assigned to an instructor to use to bring student
for the road test, is the vehicle being used. The assigned car will
be used for the riding, the refreshing, and the testing through the
whole process of the sponsorship.
The Massachusetts Drivers Program is prepared to accept
student either before or after student obtaining Learner's
Permit. The student age
under eighteen must have consent of
Parent/Legal Guardian. To enroll to the program, the student must
meet the requirement; be at least age 15 years and nine months, have
parent consent, be ready to be trained, be able to speak American
To be legible to enroll for the Massachusetts Driver Program, a student
must be at least age 15 years and nine
If a student is under age 18, he/she must obtain consent of his/her
parent or legal guardian before he/he is accepted to the class.
3- Learners Permit:
To be legible to complete the program the student must obtain a valid
Learner's Permit. The student has to make an effort to obtain a
Learner's Permit, especially while doing the classroom sessions. For
an effort to get a Learner's Permit, the Massachusetts Driver
Program Student is
allowed to join any other class or program repeatedly as
needed to pass the Written Test.
4- Medical Condition:
Student has to understand that physical and mental aptitude fit for
driving is legitimately need. Any medical condition that may block
the way for success need to be informed to avoid a non-refunded
service determination while found unable to perform the tasks at the
Student has to understand
that he/she wants to be trained; to do driving lesson, to prepare to
take road test, to be a driver who will drive independently.
Readiness and preparedness make student success for those of safety,
obtaining license and even saving money.
American English is our school official language use. Enroller, who
speaks the languages of the existing instructors of the school, is
usually accepted. Language interpreter is not allowed in the In-Car
Instruction due to the insurance coverage policy.
III-INVESTMENT and REFUND:
Investment is expected when the service is rendered. The account total
of the Massachusetts Driver Program is seven hundreds ($700)
dollars. Any charge or fee made by the Registry of Motor Vehicles is
a sole responsibility of student or student's parent.
Investment is expected when the service is rendered. The total account of
seven hundreds must be paid in full. In case of an installment
agreed, a forty percent deposit of
the total fee and pay off the rest on a full session before the
completion of the program or a bill is due. To avoid disrupting the
flow of the training activity the payment must be made before or at
the due date.
To set up On-Road driving schedule the
payment/installment and student available learning time will be
collected. It is first comes first serves basis. An invoice
will be issued to collect and confirm the payment due or paid.
At the enrollment as an account was paid in full. And if a student fails
to receive the service or withdraws prior to the service commence,
the refund policy is as the following:
A. If the service is discontinued or the enrollment is not accepted by
SIMS, all money paid will be refunded.
B. Upon receiving a written notice of cancellation within 5 business days
prior to the beginning of service, all money paid will be refunded.
C. Refund is not given if a student fails to receive the service due to
excessive absences or violates the written policy of the program of
Completion is a satisfactory completion.
It is satisfactorily completed, when the requirements of; the
Student Classroom Component, the Road Component, the Parental
Curriculum Component are done, and the tuition is paid. This policy
allows the school to submit its request for Driver's Education
Certificate only when student has satisfactorily completed the
program. It is First Comes First Serves Basis.
It means that the earliest the student could have
satisfactorily completed the components and tuition paid, the school
will submit right away a request for the certificate issuance. The
Registry of Motor Vehicles will issue and mail the certificate
directly to the individual student at the mailing address.
Schedule is set up for the conveniences of students.
It is in the evening for the classroom component, on the
availability of student time for the road component, and at the
second week of the driver education program for Parent Curriculum
The classroom schedule is normally 5:00pm to 8:300pm for regular class
and 9:00am to 3:30pm for accelerated class. The regular class, the
classroom schedule is set every two week base on the school policy.
The class is usually started on Mondays of every other week and make
through Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for two weeks.
For the accelerated class, the schedule is on the no-school-day
(public school vacation) period every week. The class will not be
started if the enrolled students show up less than three and moved
to next week or next schedule. Student will not be accept for a
certain program if the number is more than fifteen. Next classroom
schedule will be posted one after another at
and the school location. Reminding letter may be prepared to remind
those students who need to make up the missed class(s).
The On-Road schedule is normally collected from student for the
availability. A definite schedule is matched between the
availability of the student time and availability of the school
time. The definite schedule must be informed and agreed. The agreed
schedule must be abiden unless there is natural reason to cancel.
The parent class is normally 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Parent Curriculum schedule
is usually set at the second week of the driver education program.
An invitation letter is handed or mailed out within five business
days before the actual session. Attendee can be either parent, legal
guardian, or designee.
The classroom sessions of an assigned program are required to attend from
the enrolled student regularly.
The agreed schedule must be abiden unless there is logical
reason to cancel. In case of unavoidable absence, parent or student
must call to the assigned school telephone number ahead of time at
least one hour.
3- Make up:
Each and every student is expected to attend the assigned program and
class regularly. Make up class is a must if either class, the
classroom or on-road, had missed. It is of course a student
responsibility to contact the school to make up the missed class(s).
If any dispute, a current policy will always be
used. A special consideration needs to be made by the management
level when it is encountered not in the written policy.
VII-SCHOOL RESERVES ITS RIGHT:
The school reserves its rights to practice and bring into practice
the school business standard and professional driving school
The school reserves its right not to accept more students to the
particular class when the enrollment number is more than fifteen and
not to open the particular class when the enrolled students show up
is less than three.
school reserves its rights not to accept student who, seen, is not
ready for the class. The school reserves its right to drop off with
a refund of the remaining deposited fund of any student who, seen,
is not co-operating with instructor(s) or not speaking the school
officially use language. When the refund is given any obligation and
liability to the program is null. The policy may change at any time
without notice so one enrollment can not be exactly the same as the
For student, who is a Massachusetts Driver Program of
SIMS Driving School will be offered a Referral
Reward of fifteen ($15) dollars for referring a full course student
Any charge or fee made by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor
Vehicles is a student own expense and responsibility. They are;
fifteen ($15) dollars certificate fee, twenty ($20) dollars road
test fee, and forty ($40) dollars driver license issue.
(See the actual signature in the original file)
Lawyer Notification/Notary Publics
(See the actual signature in the original file)
Enforcement is the effectiveness of the policy.