Approved Driving School Network (ADSN)
What is ADSN? AAA Oklahoma launched the AAA Approved Driving School Network (ADSN) to help parents and others find a good driving school. The ADSN operates on the same principles as AAA’s highly-successful Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program, which inspects and approves auto repair facilities. ADSN schools have undergone a similar evaluation process in order to become approved.
Why ADSN? The sad fact is traffic crashes continue to be the number one cause of death for teens and young adults. This year, 35,000 Americans will die on our nation’s highways and byways. AAA knows that an educated driver is a safer driver, and these tragic statistics underscore the need for better driver education programs. Consumers trust AAA for a variety of automotive resources and information, and now they can add driver training to that list.
What is the ADSN selection process? Consumers who select an ADSN member school can rest easy knowing they have selected a driving school that has met high standards for driver training. The approval process is not easy; only the best are approved and keep that approval.
To become an ADSN, schools must meet the following criteria:
- Provide novice driver and/or driver improvement programs.
- Hire only instructors who are certified by the state of Oklahoma.
- Maintain a clean report from the Better Business Bureau.
- Be in good standing financially and not have any outstanding lawsuits on file with the Attorney General’s office.
- Achieve and sustain at least a 90% approval rating on customer surveys (surveys conducted by AAA).
- Use AAA’s established and well-recognized curriculum. Or, if using a different curriculum, agree to a thorough review of it by AAA Driver Training staff.
- Submit to an annual inspection of the school, equipment, curriculum and vehicles.
- Purchase and retain valid liability insurance.
- Agree to binding arbitration in the event of a dispute between a AAA member and the school.
AAA Oklahoma is currently seeking driving schools across the state to join its ADSN program. If you would like more information on the program, contact Danial Karnes at (918) 748-1074 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the current list of members of AAA Oklahoma's Approved Driving School Network:
Oklahoma Driving School
Oklahoma Driving School offers quality driver education for students seeking an Oklahoma permit or driver's license. Classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction focuses on skill-building geared toward development of safe driving practices. The school's stated number one goal is safety and real-life, on-road experience using state-certified instructors. This type of education is invaluable when learning to drive on today's crowded and dangerous roads. AAA members receive $10 off the Driver Education Course package. Call for course options and fees.
5970 E. 31st St., Mall 31 – Suite U
Tulsa, OK 74135
Merkley's Driving School
Merkley's Driving School is a state-certified driver testing facility which also administers the state driver test. It also offers a complete Driver Training Program for novice drivers. The course provides teens with the proper foundation to become a safer driver, including increased confidence, awareness of surroundings, a better understanding of personal and vehicle limitations and respect for the road. Merkley's has state-certified driving instructors, teaching teens as well as adults. The school has three locations serving the Oklahoma City metro area:
12311 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
1413 E. Ayers
Edmond, OK 73034
335 S. Mustang Rd. – Suite H
Yukon, OK 73099