When you're learning to drive, practice is key (no pun intended). It's so important, in fact, the CT DMV requires that all new drivers, regardless of age, complete a minimum of 40 hours driving practice before they can get their license. Any time spent driving with a qualified trainer can count towards this requirement, even if it's just driving to the grocery store with a parent. One of the easiest and most productive ways to rack up hours is to take a private driving lesson with The Next Street, which can be purchased and booked online.
STEP 1: LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT
To get started, go to www.thenextstreet.com and click the LOGIN button at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can go to students.thenextstreet.com and log in directly from there. You will then be prompted for your User Name and Password, which were created when you first purchased a class.
STEP 2: PURCHASE A DRIVE
The next page is your Student Portal. From here you will be able to see any upcoming appointments you have scheduled as well as purchase products and schedule drives and tests. If you already have purchased drives, or have enrolled in the Full Driver Education Program (which includes 8 hours of private driving lessons) and do not wish to purchase any more drives at this time, you can skip to Step 5. To purchase a drive, click the PURCHASE PRODUCTS link in the menu to the left.
STEP 3: SELECT A PACKAGE OR PRODUCT FROM THE LIST
Select a package or product from the list provided. For more information on the options, click the description button on the item line. When you have chosen a package or product, click the SELECT button on the right. You can add as many items to your cart as you want.
STEP 4: PURCHASE YOUR PACKAGE OR PRODUCT
After you have selected the package or product(s) you want to purchase, select a payment option to finalize the transaction and update your account.
STEP 5: CLICK SCHEDULE MY DRIVE
Return to the Student Portal home page and click SCHEDULE MY DRIVE from the menu on the left.
STEP 6: CHOOSE AN AVAILABLE APPOINTMENT
A list of available appointments in your area will be generated. Choose an appointment by clicking the select button on the left. You can also filter the results given on this page by time, day, and location. Once you have chosen an appointment, click the SCHEDULE button at the bottom to finish booking your lesson.
You're done! You can view your schedule, including any upcoming driving lessons, at any time from the MY SCHEDULE tab at the top of the Student Portal. So, what are you waiting for? Book a drive!