In case you missed it, the first article on the driving school page was a question that asked: “Which driving school is right for me?” 

I’ve been following this question for a while, and have always been confused. 

The question, I thought, had two parts. 

First, I had the feeling that the question was meant to ask, “Which school is for you?” 

Which is to say, the question asks, “Which school does what you want?” 

That is, it asks whether a school is an appropriate fit for a person who is learning to drive. 

Second, I was concerned that the “correct” answer would be to say that the driving schools in Maryland are not right for you. 

It was clear from the first question that the answer was “no,” but in the second question I worried that the wrong answer would result in a question about the appropriate school for a learner of the skills that you want. 

So, I decided to go with the best-fit option: “For me, the driving academy in Maryland is a good choice.” 

It turns out that, despite the name, driving schools do not exist in Maryland. 

I was not surprised to find that Maryland does not have a driving school. 

However, I did find it odd that the state does not exist. 

In fact, Maryland does have a Driving School Association. 

What this means is that there are actually two types of driving schools: those in the US and those in other countries. 

There are two types in the United States. 

For instance, the US has the National Driving School in Washington DC. 

That’s the one we have to refer to as the “driving school” in the U.S. At least, that’s what it’s called. 

If you want to know what a driving academy is, you need to look at what the National Association of State Highway Patrol Officers has to say about it. 

When I asked the association’s director, Dr. Mike Dannenberg, what the Association’s mission was, he told me: “We’re the driving education association, and we’re dedicated to protecting the public from driving education that fails to provide drivers with the knowledge, skills, and safety they need to safely drive.” 

That seems like an accurate description. 

As of today, there are nearly 40,000 driving schools operating in the country. 

Many of those schools operate in the western states of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon. 

This year, there are almost 40,700 operating in those states. 

But, as of the end of 2018, the number of driving school licenses in the USA has been reduced to only 25,843. 

Now, in order to become licensed to drive, you have to complete a program, which typically lasts two to three years. 

To be able to practice your driving skills, you must complete a driving test. 

These tests take approximately 20 minutes, which is a bit of a pain for most drivers. 

A lot of people are frustrated about having to drive a lot more than they would like to because they are taking these tests for too long. 

Fortunately, a driving exam isn’t required in most states, and you can pass a driving course at any driving school you want without having to take the exam. 

You can get a driving license if you have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. 

And, as with all other types of license, you can get an expired driving license as well. 

Of course, driving is not the only skills required for a driving instructor to be licensed. 

Some states require that instructors have the skills to be certified in driving. 

One such state is Washington. 

According to its state’s Department of Licensing and Inspections website, Washington does not require driving instructors to have any particular experience. 

Yet, that is what is required to become a driving teacher. 

While the driving test and driving test training are the two elements that are required, the actual teaching is just a matter of applying the same principles that are taught in other professions. 

Once you are licensed, you are responsible for paying your taxes and the licensing fees. 

After your license expires, you will need to apply to renew your license and pay for the registration fees, which vary by state. 

Also, while you are driving, you should have your insurance cover your driving and that of your passengers. 

Unfortunately, the DMV does not make a good public service announcement on driving school certification. 

Although they did announce that the State of Maryland does not require an instructor to have driving or driving-related certification, the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles does not mention it either. 

Thus, unless you live in Maryland, it is unlikely that you will be able to get a license to drive unless you have already taken a driving class.