Adult Program

  • Night Program for Adult Students

    The teaching staff at the Traffic Safety Center welcomes you to the Adult Driver Education Course. We hope that you will gain the knowledge, experience, and skills from our course to become a successful participant in the highway transportation system.

    Your attendance at these classes is extremely important. You cannot gain the skills and experience needed to be a successful and safe driver if you aren’t here. Please be on time.

    Fall Semester

    Course Dates: August 22 - December 12, 2019
    Registration: Accepting Applications August 5, 2019

    Holidays (no classes): September 2; October 31; November 11; November 25 - 29, 2019

    Spring Semester

    Course Dates: January 23 - May 7, 2020
    Registration: Accepting Applications January 6, 2020
    Holidays (no classes): February 17; March 23 and 26, 2020


    To register for night class, call the Traffic Safety Center at 352-955-6959 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


    The course meets from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mondays and Thursdays.

    For safety reasons all adults must be dropped off and picked up outside the Traffic Safety Center, that is, outside the fenced area. If it is raining we will allow you to drive into the center and be dropped off or picked up.

    There is a $250 lab fee for the course. A $150 deposit must be made when you register for the course. The remaining $100 is due prior to the start of lab classes. Checks, money orders, or cash can be accepted. We cannot take credit cards. Please make checks payable to the School Board of Alachua County.

    The course consists of an initial classroom session, and approximately 12 range driving lessons and 12 traffic driving lessons.  You must have at least 10 traffic labs in order to be tested for your operator's license.  The staff at the Traffic Safety Center will do everything possible to prepare you for your final driving test, but we do not guarantee that you will pass. Excessive absences, as well as other factors, may prevent you from obtaining the skills needed to achieve a passing score.  Students will improve their chances of passing the test with additional practice driving outside of class.  

    Please call your instructor (955-6959) if you are going to be late or will miss a class.  Student misbehavior that causes a hazardous condition will not be tolerated.  If this occurs, you will be dismissed from the course and your course fee will not be refunded.  Using a cell phone during class is a safety concern and is not allowed. 

     Charley Wise, Supervisor 
    Traffic Safety Center
    E-mail: wisecj

    Scott Pritchett, Coordinator 
    Traffic Safety Center
    E-mail: pritchjs

    Traffic Safety Center3501 NE 12th Street
    Gainesville, FL

    Map to the center


    *All email addresses end with