Five-O Driving School

Five-O Driving School Five- O Driving School is the only teen driver's education program which uses 1st Responders for in-class and in-car instruction.

Operating as usual

This I why don’t recommend Jeep Wrangler style vehicles to teens. Imagine the top and doors off with 3 or 4 kids danglin...
04/07/2021
1 hospitalized after rollover crash involving multiple vehicles in Crystal Lake

This I why don’t recommend Jeep Wrangler style vehicles to teens. Imagine the top and doors off with 3 or 4 kids dangling their arms and legs outside the safety cage.

Police say a female driver failed to yield while turning at a light, causing a multiple-vehicle crash that left a Jeep rolled over near Crystal Lake Wednesday morning.

We’re doing something right! Teen fatalities are down 74%. Any fatality is too many, but this is an incredible improveme...
10/21/2020

We’re doing something right! Teen fatalities are down 74%. Any fatality is too many, but this is an incredible improvement!

OFFICIAL DMV ROAD TEST SITE!Five-O Teen Driving School is now an authorized Secretary of State Road Test Administration ...
07/11/2020

OFFICIAL DMV ROAD TEST SITE!
Five-O Teen Driving School is now an authorized Secretary of State Road Test Administration Site. Students 18 and under can avoid the DMV site road test and the waiting line by taking the official road test with us.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Students must have completed a 42 hour Illinois Driver Education class at any private driving school or high school program with a final grade of an A or B.
Non-Five-O students must provide proof of final grade.
Student’s permit must be valid and at least 9 months old.
Student must be between 16 and 18 years of age.
Students will drive our cars for the test.
Student must pay a $100 fee for the test and driver education car rental.
Students get one attempt. Failed students must take a second or third attempt at the DMV.
Students who have failed their DMV site road test, may take their 2nd or 3rd attempt at Five-O.
Students are subject to an audit at the DMV which is conducted randomly 3 days a month. These students must take the road test again at the DMV.
Students who fail their Five-O road test or are subject to the audit will not have their $100 fee refunded.
These tests are given on a limited basis. To check for eligibility, availability and to be placed on the appointment list, email us at [email protected]

OFFICIAL DMV ROAD TEST SITE!Five-O Teen Driving School is now an authorized Secretary of State Road Test Administration ...
07/11/2020

OFFICIAL DMV ROAD TEST SITE!
Five-O Teen Driving School is now an authorized Secretary of State Road Test Administration Site. Students 18 and under can avoid the DMV site road test and the waiting line by taking the official road test with us.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Students must have completed a 42 hour Illinois Driver Education class at any private driving school or high school program with a final grade of an A or B.
Non-Five-O students must provide proof of final grade.
Student’s permit must be valid and at least 9 months old.
Student must be between 16 and 18 years of age.
Students will drive our cars for the test.
Student must pay a $100 fee for the test and driver education car rental.
Students get one attempt. Failed students must take a second or third attempt at the DMV.
Students who have failed their DMV site road test, may take their 2nd or 3rd attempt at Five-O.
Students are subject to an audit at the DMV which is conducted randomly 3 days a month. These students must take the road test again at the DMV.
Students who fail their Five-O road test or are subject to the audit will not have their $100 fee refunded.
These tests are given on a limited basis. To check for eligibility, availability and to placed on the appointment list, email is at [email protected]

05/27/2020
Behind the wheel is delayed for awhile, but summer classes are selling out! Don’t delay if you want a virtual seat!
05/01/2020

Behind the wheel is delayed for awhile, but summer classes are selling out! Don’t delay if you want a virtual seat!

This is our new reality. Our virtual class studio!
04/07/2020

This is our new reality. Our virtual class studio!

04/05/2020

Our first virtual class was Friday with 95% attendance. I sat through the entire class and the students did geat! Next classes are today, Sunday at 9:30am and 12:00pm.

04/02/2020

Please check our website for updates on virtual classes. We’re looking at Friday to resume April’s class and we will resume the Sunday sessions on Sunday at their regular times.

03/26/2020

COVID-19 UPDATES March 24, 2020 08:00 hours.

Good morning students. Of course, there is not much new information about our re-opening date. Students from the March weekly class have three more classes to complete as well as their final exam. We will arrange for you to complete them as soon as we open. I anticipate we will resume Behind The Wheel (BTW) before classrooms. We most likely will make those appointments individually by phone. They will be single student one hour lessons. In order to make up for time lost we will have to prioritize those students with less than 2 hours of BTW needed for course completion. This may take one to three weeks depending on how much the government lets us work and how many employees we can retain and or hire. New instructor training takes a minimum of three months. We have ten instructors as of today. We are currently training two new instructors There’s no guarantee they will pass our rigorous training program or pass the State’s certification tests. We are currently producing thirty hours of classroom video recordings in the hope the DMV may allow us to use them for students who need to complete make up classes and are confined to their homes. This will take over one hundred hours to produce, edit and publish. Don’t forget students can contact us through the portal. We will be answering phones in the next few days. We look forward to see you soon!

Bill Golden (Owner)

03/21/2020

COVID-19 UPDATES March 21, 2020 03:00 hours.

Governor Pritzker has ordered the entire State of Illinois to close and specifically all non-essential commerce to cease and desist all operations. As of 5:00pm yesterday we closed both our Arlington Heights and Palatine locations at least until the tentative order date of April 8th. Due to this order we are forced to cancel the April 6th evening class. Those enrolled will be automatically placed in the May 4th class. If the public schools are still closed in May, we reserve the right to change the hours of the May class to a daytime schedule. If you are enrolled in the May 4th class and no longer wish to attend, immediately contact us in the student portal discussions link. We have a waiting list for this class and would like to notify those waiting there is an open seat. We appreciate your prompt notice if cancelling or deferring to a later class. All our staff has been laid off. Our main office is closed and unstaffed per the Governor’s order. Therefore we will not be answering telephone calls or have access to our answering machine. Students can contact us through the student portal, which we will monitor daily. Many students and parents have their instructor’s personal cell phone numbers. You may still call me or them between 10am-3pm weekdays. As all of you know, we were the only driving school answering phones from 8am to midnight 7 days a week for the last 7 years (I took a student’s call at 11:53pm on Thursday night!) and this will resume when we are allowed to restore services. Check our website for updates and stay well! Yours truly, Bill Golden (Owner)

03/19/2020
www.isbe.net

For the latest FIVE-O news please check our website. The most frequent questions are related to all "school" closures. Here is a link from ISBE as to what type of schools are closed and which are not, including public and private driving schools.
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Statewide-School-Closure-Guidance-3-18-20.pdf

03/17/2020

We continue to monitor government guidelines and suggestions. I predict the DMV will do something to accommodate our students. The DMV may have us close completely or close our classroom and keep BTW open which only has a group of 3. Of course we do what were ordered to do. As of now either scenario will cause a great deal of disruption to ALL driver education programs in Illinois. Re-scheduling students (over 120 in our programs) some who may be forced to restart the entire program regardless of their progress, our ability to retain our instructors, facilities, insurance and many other small business risks will be difficult to manage. We will do everything in our power to accommodate but we are at the mercy of state regulators, who up until now have refused to allow any mitigation for students or schools.

03/14/2020
COVID-19 Protocol — FIVE-O

FIVE-O will remain OPEN until further notice! We are regulated by a minimum of 6 government agencies, all of whom stated there’s no reason for us to close due to COVID-19 concerns. We have switched to summer hours to give the students something to do during daytime hours. As 1st Responders we’re used to working during disasters & pandemics. If any of us display symptoms, we will isolate, test and reassess. Our class and car disinfecting protocol is listed on website. Stay healthy. Wash your hands and don’t panic!
https://www.fiveodrivingschool.com/new-page-5

As of today, March 11th, 2020 The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Pandemic. Scientists at the Center for Disease Control state the risks for the general public are extremely low as a nation.

Palatine summer classes are selling out! Join Mr. Jordan for June & July classes.
04/25/2019

Palatine summer classes are selling out! Join Mr. Jordan for June & July classes.

Please welcome our newest instructors, Ahmad Abu-shalbak an EMT & Paramedic and Marla Mizock a former DMV driving test e...
04/24/2019

Please welcome our newest instructors, Ahmad Abu-shalbak an EMT & Paramedic and Marla Mizock a former DMV driving test examiner!

LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR! Arlington Heights & Palatine run from Nov. 26th to Dec. 19th. Don’t be left out in the cold!!
11/08/2018

LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR! Arlington Heights & Palatine run from Nov. 26th to Dec. 19th. Don’t be left out in the cold!!

Sunday classes have been posted for the rest of 2018. These fill up fast! No payments are due until class starts, so enr...
06/29/2018
It’s true: Hagerty survey finds millennials like to drive

Sunday classes have been posted for the rest of 2018. These fill up fast! No payments are due until class starts, so enroll now !!
https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/06/27/its-true-hagerty-survey-finds-millennials-like-to-drive/?utm_campaign=20180628&utm_content=20180628_ds_featured_dealer_with_logo_inventory&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius&zm64_id=Y29wc2FoYXVsaW5AYW9sLmNvbQ%3D%3D

“Long thought to be less interested in vehicle ownership and driving, 81 percent of millennial drivers taking part in the nationwide survey said they like, love or are passionate about driving,” according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Hagerty, the insurance and vehicle valuation company...

https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/06/27/its-true-hagerty-survey-finds-millennials-like-to-drive/?utm_campaign=2018062...
06/29/2018
It’s true: Hagerty survey finds millennials like to drive

https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/06/27/its-true-hagerty-survey-finds-millennials-like-to-drive/?utm_campaign=20180628&utm_content=20180628_ds_featured_dealer_with_logo_inventory&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius&zm64_id=Y29wc2FoYXVsaW5AYW9sLmNvbQ%3D%3D

“Long thought to be less interested in vehicle ownership and driving, 81 percent of millennial drivers taking part in the nationwide survey said they like, love or are passionate about driving,” according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Hagerty, the insurance and vehicle valuation company...

OPEN HOUSE PALATINE!!!Enroll at the event for special savings!MAY 20th 10am-2pm.
05/13/2018

OPEN HOUSE PALATINE!!!
Enroll at the event for special savings!
MAY 20th 10am-2pm.

It’s not too late to enroll in the NW ‘burbs #1 teen driving program!! Summer classes are getting full!
04/07/2018

It’s not too late to enroll in the NW ‘burbs #1 teen driving program!! Summer classes are getting full!

Five-O Driving School's cover photo
04/07/2018

Five-O Driving School's cover photo

Five- O Driving School is moving to 403 S. Arlington Heights Road on February 26th!!
02/05/2018

Five- O Driving School is moving to 403 S. Arlington Heights Road on February 26th!!

FIVE-O’s Hot Rod Squad is road ready! This vintage 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne Police Car is available for homecoming parade...
11/22/2017

FIVE-O’s Hot Rod Squad is road ready! This vintage 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne Police Car is available for homecoming parades, holiday parades, festivals, scouting events or any function where teens are actively involved. Contact me personally to make arrangements for next spring. Email:[email protected]

Photos from Five-O Driving School's post
11/10/2017

Photos from Five-O Driving School's post

SUNDAY CLASSES START NOVEMBER 12th! DON'T WAIT!!!Here's a sneak peek of our fully restored Hot Rod Squad. Once it's fini...
10/07/2017

SUNDAY CLASSES START NOVEMBER 12th! DON'T WAIT!!!
Here's a sneak peek of our fully restored Hot Rod Squad. Once it's finished, Five-O will provide free use for special events, homecoming parades and static display! Yes it will have a trailer hitch to pull your parade floats! Call Bill Golden for details.

The students said they prefer the smaller cars in the fleet. Request granted with the Chevys all replaced by Hyundais at...
09/12/2017

The students said they prefer the smaller cars in the fleet. Request granted with the Chevys all replaced by Hyundais at Palatine and Arlington Heights!

We just ordered this. Should be ready in 2057!
06/19/2017

We just ordered this. Should be ready in 2057!

There's nothing like a new sign!
04/10/2017

There's nothing like a new sign!

Tomorrow is the Grand Opening of our new and larger Palatine location. We can now meet the demand for summer classes at ...
04/03/2017

Tomorrow is the Grand Opening of our new and larger Palatine location. We can now meet the demand for summer classes at both locations!

LAST SUNDAY CLASSES FOR 2017!! Classes start April 30th & August 20th!
02/23/2017

LAST SUNDAY CLASSES FOR 2017!!
Classes start April 30th & August 20th!

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-des-plaines-fatal-crash-20170217-sto...
02/18/2017
Des Plaines crash kills 4 people — 3 from Arlington Heights family

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-des-plaines-fatal-crash-20170217-story,amp.html?client=safari

This needless tragedy which killed one of our student's parents and sister will be etched in our minds as long as we live. Unfortunately I'm not surprised at the killer's driving record. Crook County is famous for allowing maniacs to keep their license. Double, triple and in this case quadruple secret probation is granted by feel good, mushy prosecutors and judges who think these potential vehicular serial killers deserve to share the road with the rest of us. Of course because it's Crook County these judges will be re-elected. Thank you to the 15 or more police officers who did their jobs and brought this guy to the court so many times to no avail. I know your frustrated and you see no end. But you must press on.

Three members of an Arlington Heights family and a Des Plaines man were killed in a three-car crash in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, police in the northwest suburb said.

01/15/2017

*PALATINE ONLY SALE* HUGE SAVINGS ON OUR FEBRUARY 42 HOUR TOTAL TEEN SAFETY DRIVING PROGRAM! CLICK BELOW FOR $349 TUITION AT OUR NEW PALATINE LOCATION. SAVE $135 OFF OUR REGULAR TUITION! ARLINGTON HEIGHTS SEATS ARE AVAILABLE TOO! ARLINGTON HEIGHTS TUITION IS $485 OR BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND YOU ALL SAVE $25 EACH!!

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403 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
60005

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 2pm
Tuesday 11am - 2pm
Wednesday 11am - 2pm
Thursday 11am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(847) 749-1034

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