DRIVER EDUCATION RESOURCES
Before you hit the road, take some time to review these driving resources. When you sign up with Triad Driving Academy, you will be more prepared than ever to learn how to drive safely.
Renee Johnson, Occupational Therapist
Offering comprehensive driving evaluations to individuals looking to obtain a Massachusetts license or those interested in determining safety and fitness to operate a motor vehicle.
Massachusetts Law About Auto Insurance
A compilation of laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on auto insurance law.
Choosing the Best Vehicle for Your Teen
Teenagers are among the riskiest drivers, but they often end up with inexpensive vehicles that don't offer adequate protection in a crash. To help families find safer vehicles that fit within their budgets, IIHS began publishing a list of recommended used vehicles for teens.
Cellcontrol Drive ID
End texting, emailing, and inappropriate phone use while driving. That's smart. DriveID™'s groundbreaking technology allows Cellcontrol™ to accurately detect who sits in the driver's seat and only disables that individual's mobile devices - leaving passengers free to talk, text, and browse.
Drive Square Driving Simulation System
Triad is now offering an advanced driving simulator system that enables a student/employee to drive in a virtual space while operating the controls of an actual vehicle. Using your own vehicle or a driving school vehicle, the participant drives onto a pair of turntables. Simulator sensors and actuators are quickly and non-invasively clipped on to the pedals and other applicable controls. A 360 degree panoramic view of the road and surrounding area is presented to the participant via virtual reality goggles. Training on a simulator is not about replacing behind-the-wheel driving hours. It is about making safer drivers through exposure to hard to replicate experiences. Great opportunity for schools to present different driving scenarios to students or fleet companies for in-service training. Contact us for more information.
The Parent's Supervised Driving Guide
A valuable resource for parents and teens to help develop sound driving skills. The Guide contains helpful information that benefits drivers of all ages. It's never too late to develop your awareness of possible dangers on the road or how you can improve your driving.
National Safety Council - Teen Safe Driving Coalitions
Learn how The Allstate Foundation has joined with the National Safety Council (NSC) to zero in on the teen driving epidemic by forming coalitions in 10 states to address the issue. The 10 coalitions have a common goal: To establish a culture of safe teen driving based on proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL).
Drive it Home
A program offering specially-created resources to help parents keep their teens safer on the roads, especially after they receive their driver's licenses. Designed by parents for parents, the unique program includes an interactive website featuring engaging videos, practice tips, and other critical resources. Parents can sign up to receive weekly practice tips and suggestions via email and are encouraged to share their own teaching techniques and experiences.
Help Shape Your Teen Into a Safe, Responsible Driver
After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It's time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared? This site can help you mold your young adult into a safe and capable driver.
RMV Useful Links
RMV Information for Parents of Student Drivers
The RMV wants to ensure students receive the full benefit of their educational experience. The RMV is changing its policy on the timing of your participation in the Parent Education class. It is expected that parents will attend a Parent Education class early in the student's education process. Beginning May 1, 2019 students will not be allowed to start onroad training and/or observations until this class has been completed. This Parent Education class only applies to students under the age of 18.
Massachusetts Identification Requirements
The RMV asks that you provide the required identification for each different type of credential you apply for even if you already have a Massachusetts ID, Liquor ID, or driver's license.
Beginning March 26, 2018, the RMV is changing the way you get and renew your driver's license and ID card. REAL ID is a Federal Security Standard for IDs that was created in 2005 as a result of increased federal security measures after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is an additional layer of security for Massachusetts driver's licenses or ID cards. Click here for more information.
Identification Documents Needed
Find out what you need, including required documents, to complete transactions either online or in person
Student Transfer Process
Each component of the Driver Education Program, 30 hours in-classroom or on-road instruction that consist of 12 hours behind the wheel and 6 hours observation, must be completed at one driving school or separately at two driving schools. Neither component may be divided between schools unless pre-approved by the RMV. Transferring partial classroom or on-road instruction hours from one school to another is prohibited unless approved by the RMV and only if the request meets the criteria for legitimate extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical emergency, relocation to another state, address change outside of driving school region or documented complaint against an instructor or a driving school).
Pay My Road Test and/or License Fees Online
Use the Online RMV Service Center to pay license and road test fees. Scroll down to the Additional Online Services section. Look for the link to Pay License And Road Test Fees.
MA RMV Practice Tests
These MA RMV practice tests are good for the permit test, driver's license test and the senior citizens' refresher test.
Free Practice Permit Test for MA
Another resource that offers a simple way to pass wour permit test or motorcycle permit test. This website also offers a spanish option.
RMV Driver's Manual
Driving manuals are a useful tool for understanding the licensing process and for studying the rules of the road. They also provide valuable information on RMV policies, changes to driving laws, and safe driving tips. We encourage you to read it thoroughly and keep it handy as a future resource.
Apply for a Passenger (Class D) Learner's Permit
To legally drive in Massachusetts, you must first apply for a learner's permit. To apply for a learner's permit, you need to decide what type of driver's permit you want - a REAL ID Massachusetts permit (valid for federal purposes) or Standard Massachusetts permit (not valid for federal purposes).
Schedule Your Own Road Test at the RMV
If Triad is not sponsoring you then use this link to access the Online RMV Service Center. Scroll down to the Addional Online Services section. Look for the link to Schedule A Road Test or call the RMV's self service center at 866-MASSRMV (866-627-7768).
Contact the RMV
RMV Contact Us and Feedback Page
RMV Online Services
A link to the services that the RMV provides online.
Class D or M Road Test Application and Checklist
Please bring this form with you on the day of your road test. The handy checklist will help make sure you have everything you need for your Road Test.
This contract will be reviewed with the students on the first day of class. We ask that parents review it as well, as it outlines Triad Driving Academy's driver education course and policies.
Parent/Student Contract Signature Sheet
Triad Driving Academy requires that this Parent/Contract signature sheet be included with all student paperwork. It lets us know that both parent and student have reviewed the Triad Parent/Student Contract which includes our policies and procedures.
Triad Registration Form
Use this form if you are not able to signup online.
Checklist For Scheduling Road Test With Triad
This is a helpful check list to be completed before scheduling a road test with Triad Driving Academy.
Triad Road Test Sponsorship Form
Complete this form to take your Road Test with Triad. Payment can be made by check sent in with the form, credit card over the phone or online at our website.