Virginia DMV and Tennessee Department of Safety-Approved Driving Classes

Driver Training, Inc. offers Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles approved driving instruction in the classroom, and behind-the-wheel, in addition to Driver Improvement classes that meet the Court and  DMV of Virginia requirements.


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You can find out the latest transportation news, Virginia laws and driver services and Court, DMV requirements.  You can also message us and find out the latest class dates and times.



– We teach more than the typical driver’s ed stuff. We teach real life situations.

– We work hard to reduce the likelihood of ever facing a fatal collision.

– We defuse over-confident drivers and simultaneously help insecure drivers gain confidence.

– We help students gain respect for the driving task.

– We increase parents’ comfort level with their student’s driving.

– We help students learn their limitations of both the vehicle and themselves.


Driving Tips

Driving Tip of the Day

Renewing Vehicle Registrations

Customers are urged to avoid renewing vehicle registration in DMV Customer service centers where a $5 service fee will be added under a new Virginia law. Here are the service options for vehicle registration renewal: Internet: Renew online, receive a $1 discount and avoid the $5 fee. Mail: Avoid the $5 fee by returning the […]

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Latest News

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  • Driver Training Inc. is a sponsor for the 28th Annual BRISTOL POKER RIDE

    Driver Training Inc., a leading Tri-cities provider of driver education and driver improvement services headquartered in Bristol, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a major and ongoing sponsorship of Girls Inc. "Annual Bristol Poker Ride". DTI along with Girls Incorporated of Bristol will continue Hal Boyd's Legacy. Boyd's Bicycle Shop and Girls […]
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  • The Importance of Wearing Eyeglasses While Driving

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  • DTI to Offer Boating Safety Certification Class and Exam

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