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As a minimum, Connecticut requires all new teen drivers to complete an 8 Hour Safe Driving Course in order to obtain a driver’s license. From having trained over 50,000 drivers, The Next Street recommends a Full Driver’s Education Course, which includes 30 hours of classroom training and 8 hours of private behind the wheel lessons. Regardless of the driver’s ed class you want to take, our top rated, full service customer service team – the only driving school to have one in CT – is here to guide you through the entire driver's licensing process. The Next Street: The easiest road to your license.

During Covid-19, all classes are being held on Zoom. Lessons and Tests will be in person with significant health requirements.


The Next Street offers the best driver’s ed programs in CT for teens. We believe in making the licensing process easy, so here are some bullets on your options for driving school classes:

8 Hour Safe Driving Course

  • The minimum class requirement for new drivers in Connecticut.
  • All classes are currently being held remotely via Zoom.
  • The fastest driver’s education course available, can be completed in either two 4-hour sessions or four 2-hour sessions.
  • Most insurance carriers do not offer a discount for completion of this course.
  • Includes all state requirements, including the Parent Class and Drug & Alcohol Class. This course will also cover the basic rules of the road.

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Full Driver’s Education Course **OUR RECOMMENDATION**

  • The most advanced and thorough driver’s ed class available.
  • All classes are currently being held remotely via Zoom.
  • Course takes 8 weeks to finish during the school year. In the summer months, we have 2-week accelerated options.
  • Insurance discounts up to 40% until you are 25 years old. (With insurance discount, this course pays for itself in one year!)
  • This course includes all of the state requirements, including the Parent Class and Drug & Alcohol Class. This course also covers everything that a driver will encounter on the road including laws, markings, signs, maneuvers, emergency situations, highway driving and much more.
  • In addition to the classroom time, this course includes 8 Hours of Private Driving Lessons.

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Private Driving Lessons

  • Sold in 2 hour packages or as part of the Full Driver’s Education Course.
  • Lessons are completed in our dual-controlled driver's ed specific vehicles.
  • Private Driving Lessons are always one-on-one with our professional (and awesome) instruction staff
  • Lessons are available 7 days per week from 8am – 9pm.

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Price $119 $599
Benefits Minimum State Requirement Our recommendation for all new drivers
Overview Fast, Inexpensive, Introductory Thorough, Advanced, Worth It
Fulfills State Requirements
Classroom Hours 8 30
Included Behind the Wheel Lessons None 8 Hours
Insurance Discount None Up to 40% Until You Turn 25 Years Old
Completion TimeAs fast as 2 days for Teens 8 Weeks during school year, 2 weeks in summer
Teens Must Hold Permit For 180 Days 120 Days