Pre-Licensing Course for One or Two at Himalayan Driving School (Up to 50% Off)

Jackson Heights

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In a Nutshell

Get a step closer to earning your license with DMV-mandated course in driving techniques and safety

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. All students must have a New York state issued learners permit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Two Options

  • $20 for a 5-hour pre-licensing course for one ($40 value)
  • $40 for a 5-hour pre-licensing course for two ($80 value)

Classes are held every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 4 p.m.–9 p.m.

Driver’s Ed Cars: Two Brakes are Better Than One

Most likely, your driving lessons will take place in a special car with a brake on the instructor’s side. Check out Groupon’s overview of this necessary twin.

When learning to ride a bike, kids rely on a parent’s hand gripping their seat. When learning to fly, pilots know that clouds will be there to cushion their fall. Likewise, when learning to drive, new students have a safeguard of their own: an extra brake pedal—sometimes even another steering wheel—on the passenger side, known as a dual-control system. This extra set of controls is a vital failsafe when students find themselves in tricky situations on the road, so many states require it in behind-the-wheel driver’s education classes. Few manufacturers actually produce these special vehicles, but almost any regular car can transform into one with the installation of a simple pulley system, in which the passenger-side pedals are bolted into the floor and connected to the driver’s side via a steel cable threaded through the center console.

While it’s not entirely clear who originally invented the dual-control system—or when—its evolution can be seen in a series of 20th-century patents. The dual-steering mechanism allowed an instructor to operate the clutch, brake, and accelerator in any required manner while teaching a novice to drive. Later came an adjustable, portable version that could be removed and installed in nearly any car, which was a valuable innovation in the 1950s, when cars finally began to take on new shapes, sizes, and personalities.

Customer Reviews

Very professional and pleasant. I took the 5 hour pre-licensing course. Went by quicker than I thought it would have. I recommend them. Good service and good price.
Robert A. · December 6, 2016
Had a great 5 hour class here. I recommend this school to anyone!
Yvonne R. · November 22, 2016
Friendly Short and simple
Jin L. · December 27, 2015
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    Jackson Heights

    72-26 Broadway

    Floor 4

    Jackson Heights, NY 11372


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