What happened to Fountain Central's Driver's Ed program?
In 1999, I began teaching Driver's Ed for Fountain Central High School. Wanting to provide the same services to all Fountain County students in 2019, I started my own business, Ten and Two Driving. Now I have the opportunity to offer the same Driver’s Ed course, with no change in price, to all students in the Fountain County area. The only true difference now is that I will own and pay for the car instead of Fountain Central.
When am I eligible for driver’s education?
Students can sign up and start driver’s ed at 15 years old.
How much does it cost?
The total cost is $385 and includes both the 30 hours of online instruction AND the state required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel driving.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made to me (Corey Smaltz) in person or mailed to 619 5th St., Covington, IN 47932. Make checks payable to Ten and Two Driving.
How and when can I get my learner’s permit?
Ten and Two Driving will issue a Certificate of Driver’s Education (CDE form) along with proof of registration in the online class after the student has enrolled and payment has been received Ten and Two. These two forms, along with additional personal information, must be taken to the BMV, where they will then provide the student with a learner’s permit.
What other documentation do I need to take to the BMV?
Along with the CDE form and proof of registration, students will need their birth certificate, social security card, and 2 pieces of mail with their name and address. Instead of 2 pieces of mail, some students have asked their school to print their current class schedule and report card from Harmony, which shows their name and address.
Click here for more specific details on the BMV’s required documents.
Do I have to take a test at the BMV?
Yes. A 50 question multiple choice test, including sign identification, is required to get a learner’s permit. I recommend having some of the online class completed before attempting this test. If a student fails the test, he or she can go back to the BMV and try again the next day. A student is allowed unlimited attempts to pass the test, but the test can only be taken one time each day. Students can take this written test on a computer or on paper. Students have said it is easier on paper, but you must request to take the test on paper.
Are there practice tests available to help me study for the permit test at the BMV?
Yes. Click here to access free practice tests for Indiana.
*Please note, the best way to prepare is by completing 30-40% of your online class prior to testing.
How are driving times scheduled?
Once a student has received a learner’s permit, he or she will be contacted (usually by phone or text) and driving days and times will be scheduled. I always work around students’ busy schedules. Driving times are available after school, Saturdays, Sundays, during school vacations, and summer break.
How long is a scheduled driving session?
Drives typically last an hour. Depending on a student’s work schedule and activities, I generally drive with a student 1 to 3 times per week.
Where will we meet to drive?
Generally, I meet students at Fountain Central or in Covington depending on where the student goes to school and lives. When a drive is scheduled after school, I will meet the student right after school or practice and have the parent pick him or her up in one hour. I try my best to accommodate students, especially those who may not have a ride. I have picked up and/or dropped off students at other, more convenient, locations, including home.
Can a student drive outside of Indiana with a learner’s permit?
Every state is different and I recommend calling the State Police in each particular state before driving. I take all of my students to Danville, Illinois, during driver’s ed. I have called the Illinois State Police and confirmed with them it is legal.
When and where can a student take the driving test?
They can take the test anytime after finishing driver’s ed. Both the 6 hours of driving and the 30 hour online class must be completed. Ten and Two Driving offers the state driving test for an additional $25. Students will be in the same car as with driver's ed and will take the test with Mr. Smaltz. Students can also take the driving test at the BMV but must wait until they are eligible for a driver’s license at 16 years and 90 days old. The BMV does not provide a car and students will have to miss part of the school day as testing appointments are only available at that time.