New!!  There will be 2 classes starting in September.  The first class will begin on 9/14/16 and will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4 - 6 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation on 9/10/16 at   10 AM.  The second class will begin on 9/29 and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 PM.  The parent/student orientation will be held at  10 AM on 9/24/16.



New!! On Monday, August 15th, the Department of Licensing knowledge test will change from 25 to 40 questions.


New!!  This has been a busy summer.  I have neglected this website.  The next class will begin on 9/14/16 from 4-6 PM on Monday and Wednesday. On 9/10/16 there will be a parent/student orientation  at 10 AM. 

New!!!  Wayne Duvall has completed his training and passed his tests to become a driving school instructor.  We are excited to have him join our team.  He is a math teacher at Stevenson High School with a wealth of experience teaching.  Wayne will begin teaching after the 4th of July holiday.  This means that drive times will open up since we have 2 cars and will be able to double up drive times.  If you would like to schedule drive times sooner than those scheduled at the present time, please see Dan or Wayne.  However, Wayne will not be administering the Department of Licensing Testing.


New!!!  Just a reminder.  There will be a parent/student orientation this Saturday at 10 AM at the Lyle Activity Center for the Lyle class that begins on June 20th.  Please attend so you will understand what is required to complete the course.


New!!  There will be a class taught this summer at the Lyle Community Center (Old Elementary School).  The class will begin on June 20th and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 to noon with the exception of the 4th of July.  This class will complete on July 25th. The class is full at this point, but there could be some students who change plans.  If you would like to be in the class you can come to the orientation on June 18th at 10 AM at the same location as the classes are being held.  Contact Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.  As with all classes, please get your Washington ID number to Dan 10 days prior to the class start date so it can be entered into the database before going to the department of licensing to get your permit.

New!!  Washington State Department of Licensing has decided to upgrade their knowledge test to 40 questions to include marijuana laws and to support their Target Zero agenda.  It was supposed to roll out on June 13th.  However, the target date has been moved to later this summer.  They have not given a specific date.


New!!  Our June class will begin on June 9th from 6 to 8 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation on Saturday, June 4th from 10 to noon.  Make sure you contact Dan with your Washington ID number before you go the the Department of Licensing for your permit.  If you need to get the Washington ID number you can go to dol.wa.gov and fill out the required information.  When you complete you will need to get the confirmation # to Dan 10 days before the class to get the permit early.






New!!  Our May class will begin on May 16th and will be a Monday and Wednesday class from 4 to 6 PM.  The parent/student orientation will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 10 AM.  Make sure you contact Dan with your Washington ID number 10 days prior to the class start date so you can go to the Department of Licensing to get your permit.  This number needs to be entered before you go.  If not, you will need to wait for Dan to enter it which may be a long wait for you at the Department of Licensing.


New!!  Our April class begins on Tuesday, 4/19/16 from 6 to 8 PM.  The parent/student orientation is Saturday, April 16th at 10 AM.  There is still space in the class.  Come on Tuesday and call to get signed up.



We have started sign ups for the Lyle class which will begin on June 20th with the parent/student orientation on 6/18/16 at    10 AM at the Lyle Community Center.  This class will fill up quickly so call to make arrangements.  The cost is $400.  

If your student does not have a Washington ID number you can go to dol.wa.gov.  This will be the Confirmation#.  If you get this number to me 10 days prior to the start date you can go to the Department of Licensing to get a permit.  If you would like to pay ahead you can send a check to Top Gear Driving School PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at 360-975-2799.


New!!  Our next class will begin on 3/16/16.  The class will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4 - 6 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation on 3/12/16 at 10 AM. 

If your student does not have a Washington ID number you can go to dol.wa.gov.  This will be the Confirmation#.  If you get this number to me 10 days prior to the start date you can go to the Department of Licensing to get a permit.  If you would like to pay ahead you can send a check to Top Gear Driving School PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at 360-975-2799.




New!!  Our next class will begin on 2/4/16.  This will be a Tuesday and Thursday class from 6-8 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation on Saturday, January 30th at   10 AM.  If your student does not have a Washington ID number you can go to dol.wa.gov.  This will be the Confirmation#.  If you get this number to me 10 days prior to the start date you can go to the Department of Licensing to get a permit.  If you would like to pay ahead you can send a check to Top Gear Driving School PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at 360-975-2799.







New!!  We at Top Gear Driving School would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.  I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends.  For students who will be around during the holidays, I will be doing some drives.  However, there will be no classes held during the 2 week winter break.


New!!  The next class will begin on January 20th.  There will be a parent/student orientation on January 16th at 10 AM.  Classes will be held from 4 to 6 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 





New!!  Classes will resume today, 12/3/15.  We will discuss when classes will be made up during the next class.

New!!  Due to icy conditions I have decided to cancel class and drives for today.  Class will resume on Monday.  We will discuss when the make up class will be held on Monday.


New!!  Due to freezing rain in the gorge I have decided to cancel driver's ed tonight, 12/1/15.  We will discuss the make up day  Thursday during class.  Be safe and warm!!


New!!  The next class begins on 11/24/15 and will be a Tuesday and Thursday class from 6-8 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation on Saturday, 11/21/15 at 10 AM.  This class will not be held on 11/26/15, Thanksgiving.  We will not be holding classes from 12/21-18/2/16 during winter break.  However, if students would like to do some drives during this time there will be times available.


New! Our next class begins on 11/4/15 and will be a Monday and Wednesday class from 4 to 6 PM.  There will be a parent/student orientation at 10 AM on 10/31/15.  This class will end on 1/13/16 and will not be held during winter break.  We will also be off 11/11/15,Veteran's Day and 11/25/15 for Thanksgiving Holiday.  There will be drive times available during some of the holiday times.


Our next class will begin 9/14/15 and will be a Monday and Wednesday class from 4 to 6 PM.  There will be a Parent/Student Orientation Meeting on Saturday, 9/12/15 at 10 AM. Students will need to go to dol.wa.gov to get their Washington ID number so I can enter their information into the database which allows them to get their permit.  The cost of this class is $375.




 Our next class will begin on 8/11/15.  This will be a Tuesday and Thursday class from 6 to 8 PM.  The parent/student orientation will be held on August 6th at     10 AM.  Students will need to go to dol.wa.gov to get their Washington ID number so I can enter their information into the database which allows them to get their permit.  The cost of this class is $375.


The next class in Stevenson begins on 6/13/15 on Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM.  The parent/student orientation on 6/11/12 at 10 AM.


Some people have complained that my voice mail is full at times. Let me explain. I am not able to answer the phone when I am on a drive.  I try to call people back between drives.  If you can text I can get back to you sooner and my voice mail will not fill up as fast.  I am going from one thing to another from 6 AM to 9 PM so my box fills up.  Sorry for that.  If I miss your call, please call back on the hour and I can take care of your needs.  Thanks for your understanding.






 Our next class in Stevenson will begin on June 16th and will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 PM. There will be a Parent/Student Orientation on Saturday, June 13th at 10 AM. 

Make sure to also go to dol.wa.gov if the student does not have a Washington ID Card, or permit.  Get the confirmation # to me before going to the Department of Licensing so I can enter it into the database. Call Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.




We are also still enrolling for the Lyle Activity Center class which will begin on June 22nd.  This will be a Monday, Wednesday and Friday class from 10 to Noon.  Drives will be scheduled after class.  The Parent/Student Orientation will be held June 20th at 10 AM. 


Our next class will begin on May 11th.  This will be a Monday and Wednesday class from 4-6 PM.  There will be a Parent/Student Orientation on Saturday, May 9th at 10 AM.  Call Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.

 We are also still enrolling for the Lyle Activity Center class which will begin on June 22nd.  This will be a Monday, Wednesday and Friday class from 10 to Noon.  Drives will be scheduled after class.  The Parent/Student Orientation will be held June 20th at 10 AM. 



  There is still room in the April 21st class.  Please come on April 21st, or call to register.  Make sure to also go to dol.wa.gov if the student does not have a Washington ID Card, or permit.  Get the confirmation # to me before going to the Department of Licensing so I can enter it into the database. Call Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.

Our next class will begin on April 21st from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  A parent/student orientation meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 10 AM.  The class will last 7 weeks and students need to complete within 11 weeks.  There are 15 classes that students must attend.  If students miss a class it must be made up.  State law requires students to complete within the 11 weeks.





 Our next class will begin on March 11th from 4-6 PM and is a Monday-Wednesday class.  The parent/student orientation meeting will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, March 7th.  See you there.  Please call to register your student.  Also, go to dol.wa.gov to get the Confirmation # which will be their permit and driver's license number.  I will need this to enter them into the database so they can get their permit 10 days prior to the course start date.  Please plan to make arrangements for payment if you want to get the permit 10 days prior to the class start date.  Also, it is required that they have their permit for 6 months prior to getting their license.  If your student is close to 16, or beyond, it might be important to take the Department of Licensing knowledge test to start the clock running.  If you have questions, please contact me.


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 Our next class will begin on February 12th from 6-8 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  The Parent/Student Orientation Meeting will be on Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM.  For more information, please contact Dan at 360-975-2799.

Old news!

Our next class will begin on January 12th.  There will be a parent/student orientation at 10 am on January 10th.  This will be a Monday-Wednesday class from 4-6 pm.  Sign up now!!

If the weather is bad and we need to cancel a class, I will post it right here on this website. 

Our next class will begin on December 9th from 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be a Parent/Student Orientation on December 6th at 10 AM.  Please call Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.  The cost is $375.  You can send a check to PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648.  It will also be necessary to go to the Department of Licensing Website and apply for the driver's license number which they call the Confirmation #.  I will need this number in order for your student to go to the Department of Licensing and get their permit.  


Our next class will begin on October 29th from 4 to 6 PM on Monday and Wednesday.  This course will last 7 weeks.  Students must complete classroom and driving in 11 weeks.  There will be a Parent/Student orientation on Saturday, October 25th at 10 AM.  Please call Dan at 360-975-2799 for more information.

Our next class will begin on October 2 from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be a Parent/Student Orientation on September 27 at 10 AM.  For more information call Dan at 360-975-2799.

Our next class will begin on September 8 from 4-6 PM on Monday and Wednesday.  This will be a 7 week class.  There will be a Parent/Student Orientation on Saturday, September 6 at 10 AM.  For further information please contact me at 360-975.2799.

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Our next class will begin on July 28th from 10:00 am to noon Monday-Thursdays.  This will be about 4 weeks to completion.  There will be a parent/student orientation meeting July 26th at 10 am.  For further information please contact me at 360-975-2799.

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Top Gear Driving School is coming to Lyle for the Summer at the Lyle Activity Center.  Classes will begin on June 23.  There will be a parent/student orientation meeting on June 21 at 10 AM.  This class will be a Monday-Wednesday-Friday class from 10 to noon.  It will last for 5 weeks.  Drives will be scheduled before and after class, and on other days when available.

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Top Gear Driving School is now approved and authorized by the Department of Licensing to give the knowledge and driving(skills) tests.  As of December 31, 2012 the DOL in White Salmon and Goldendale will no longer give the knowledge test and the skills (driving) test.  Testing will now be done at Top Gear Driving School.  This will benefit patrons who previously had to  go to Goldendale, White Salmon or Vancouver for testing.

This service will be available not only for beginning drivers, but for anyone needing the testing. Testing will be available by appointment only until set times are discovered that will work for the community. Testing locations will not be able to take pictures, or issue a driver's license. It will be necessary to visit a Department of Licensing location  in White Salmon, Goldendale, or Vancouver.

** Very important!!!  Before you come to test, you must visit the Department of Licensing Website to get your Washington Driver's License number. 

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