Drive Dat Academy
6701 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
Phone:504-533-9495 Español: 504-232-9012
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) will implement the temporary instructional permit (TIP) effective 09/04/2018. Prior to completing enrollment, the driving school must obtain a copy of the applicant's TIP and maintain a copy of the TIP and proof of the enrollment in the students file.
Upon successful completion of driver's education, the TIP must be surrendered to OMV along with proof of successful completion of the appropriate driver's education course and any other necessary documents. Go to the following link to get more information (Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles)
2019 TEEN SUMMER CLASSES NOTICE- IF YOUR TEEN WILL BE ATTENDING ONE OF THE SUMMER CLASSES MAKE SURE YOU GET THEIR TIP CARD BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. IN ORDER TO GET THE TIP CARD YOU NEED A LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL STATING THAT YOUR TEEN IS IN GOOD STANDING, AND SOME SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE OPEN TO GIVE YOU THE LETTER DURING THE SUMMER. THE SCHOOL LETTER IS ONLY GOOD FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, SO CHECK WITH YOUR SCHOOL FOR THEIR SUMMER OFFICE HOURS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 504-533-9495.
Fox 8 News did a story regarding the TIP card and interviewed our staff. The story gives you the idea behind the TIP and problems with it. Be prepared to wait in line and make sure you have the proper documentation. At the top of the page we have a lists of documentation needed to get the TIP card. Please read carefully to avoid multiple trips to the OMV
Welcome to the Graduate License Program. This class will be the first stage of your commitment in obtaining a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle.
With great power comes great responsibility!
On January 1, 1998, Louisiana implemented a graduated licensing program. It is known as the R.Y.A.N ACT (Reduce Youth Accidents Now) and was named for a fifteen year old, Ryan Lee, who lost his life in a traffic accident a few short months after being licensed. The GDL (Ryan Act) does not attempt to directly change driver behavior. This law limits a new driver's exposure to high risk situations, such as driving at night. Limitations are lifted gradually as a driver becomes more mature and gains experience by developing his or her driving skills to become a safe and responsible driver. As your instructor, I will make it my mission to prepare you in the classroom and on the road to fulfill all the requirements to obtain a driver's license and to become a safer driver.