Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long has the school been licensed by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission?

Fair Lawn Driving School has been licensed by the NJ MVC for over 55 years.

Q: Are the lessons private?

Yes, the best way to learn is with individualized instruction.

Q: Do the cars have dual-controlled brakes?

Yes, your safety while learning to drive is very important to us.

Q: How does the car insurance work during lessons?

During lessons with Fair Lawn Driving School you are covered under our policy.

Q: How do I apply for a permit for my 16 year old?

A 16 year old must be enrolled in a 6 hour program with a licensed driving school and the school will obtain the permit..

Q: Can my 16 year old start lessons if they did not take Driver Education in school?

Yes, like any 16 year old they must be enrolled in a 6 hour program with a driving school. Also they must pass the state law knowledge and vision test at NJ MVC.

Q: How do I apply for a permit for my 16 year old?

A 16 year old must be enrolled in a 6 hour program with a licensed driving school and the school will obtain the permit..

Q: Can I drop off paperwork in person?

Absolutely, we are available to assist you 6 days a week during business hours.

Q: My child has a busy schedule. Will you be able to accommodate us?

We offer lessons 7 days a week so that we can meet the needs of our students.

Q: I lost my permit. What do I do now?

A duplicate permit must be obtained in order to practice drive. A 16 year old will require the driving school that taught their 6 hours to obtain the permit for them.

Q: What type of car is acceptable for my road test?

The vehicle must have a valid: inspection sticker, registration and insurance card. There may be no obstructions or consoles that prevent the examiner from reaching the foot or parking brake. No aftermarket tinted windows or rental car are allowed and back up cameras must be covered. The vehicle must be in good safe condition and have the red decals displayed on both license plates.


I just finished my last lesson today, with instructor Bob Goble, and it was perhaps the best experience I've ever had! First of all, the front desk people were the sweetest people I've ever talked with. I was easily able to set up my lessons within a strict deadline. As ...
Valerie S.
Bob G. really came in big today. Didn't get my permit with fair lawn driving school, and had my drivers test with some test vehicle troubles and absolute last minute bob told me he could pick me up in 15 minutes to practice before the test and without the 10 ...
Doug O.
This school is a very good driving school and teaches you all the basics of driving in a very easy way. Steve Leome is a great teacher and he cant put it any easier for you. I definitely recommend coming here, so that you can learn the basics of driving.
Donean G.
Excellent! Everyone who works there is wonderful, knowledgeable and helpful. I thought I'd save a few dollars and take my son to a different school - had one lesson there and i nicely asked for my money back and came to Fair Lawn Driving School, where I should ...
Cindy R.
My daughter had a great experience. Her instructor George was very calm and knowledgable. He was able to teach her the basics while creating an enjoyable environment. I would definitely recommend this school.
Amy T.
My instructor Fred DeRisi was so amazing! Not only he's warm and nice, he's great at getting you perfectly ready for the test. I just had my road test today and passed with my first try. It was everything he told me to expect! The school is also very helpful ...
E. M.
I've never driven before I got in the car with Bob Goble, and when I first got in the car I was very nervous and did nothing right but Bob was patient and helped me through everything. Very supportive. Friendly. He did an amazing job teaching me and he's the ...
Jade A.
Took the road test service they offer...My instructor was amazing... Very calm and informative..I would definitely recommend..Very professional and on time...
Matt L.
My son Brandon just completed his 6hr mandated driving classes. Everyone at the school was extremely friendly and accommodative with scheduling. His instructor, George was absolutely awesome...calm, knowledgeable and made my son feel completely at ease. Thank you and would definitely recommend the school.
Mark S.
I would highly recommend Fair Lawn Driving School for behind the wheel training. I have used FLDS for three out of four of my children and plan to use them for my last child this fall. I tried another driving school since my one child wanted to use ...
Mary C.