Getting your drivers license is a vital part of growing up. Whether you’re in your teens or are approaching 50, the freedom and independence offered by that small piece of plastic is unparalleled. Though many people never seek to obtain driving lessons beyond that initial, basic certification, there are many other classes of licenses offered by beginner driving schools across the country. The levels and what they describe vary from state to state, so we’re going to be taking a look at what other options are available in sunny Arizona.
- Classes A through C: Class A, B, and C licenses are each considered commercial drivers licenses (CDL) and are organized based on weight. Class A is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more; Class B is required to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more; and Class C is required to operate a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more occupants or hazardous materials. In Arizona, these classes must be renewed every five years.
- Classes D and G: Your average drivers license is usually considered a Class D licenses. The actual definition for D and G classes is for the operation of a single motor vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,000 pounds or less. Class G licenses indicated that the driver at least 16 years of age but less than 18.
- Class M: This class describes your ability to operate a motorcycle or moped, and can be endorsed on a valid class A, B, C, D, or G license.
As you can see, driving on America’s great and sprawling roads doesn’t end with a simple Class D license. Fortunately, driving classes for beginners are offered at all levels; not only will you learn techniques that will keep you safe (the fatality rate for drivers age 16 to 19 is four times that of drivers age 25 to 69 years), but you’ll be able to broaden your horizons and explore new career options. Whether you want to learn to drive big tractor-trailer trucks or are simply looking to burn rubber on a motorcycle, there are plenty of traffic lessons at your disposal.
Don’t wait; contact Driving Arizona for driving classes for beginners today!