Cruise Toward Your License with Nova’s Adult Driver Education Course!

Nova’s one-day, six-hour Adult Driver Education class allows students between 18 and allows students between 18 and 20 to complete the Illinois Adult Driver Education requirement in a fun, efficient format. Illinois requires first-time driver’s license applicants (between 18 and 20) to complete a six-hour Adult Driver Education course if they did not take driver education through their high school or through a driving school.   Nova’s class covers the process for earning a license; the Rules of the Road; the dangers of distracted a... Read more

Nova Drives for Food in 2016–Donate Canned Food Items, and Get a Discount!

Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings, and it’s a great time to lend a helping hand to those in need. This year, Nova is partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to collect donations of canned goods for Chicago-area residents facing hunger. Nova is collecting donations at its 2036 N. Western Avenue and 5503 S. Harper Avenue locations in Chicago through November 21, 2016. Nova is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays.   As a gesture of our appreciation for those who ... Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 World Series Champions—the Chicago Cubs! #FlyTheW!

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“Fall” Into Savings When You Enroll in Nova’s Teen Program Classes!

The leaves are falling, and so are the prices for Nova Driving School’s Teen Program classes.  Starting today, you can receive $10 off any Teen Program class (classroom or behind-the-wheel) by entering the promo code “PROMO10” when you register.   In addition, Nova is offering our 6-hour Teen Program BTW package for $270 (a $20 discount) and our 8-hour Teen Program BTW package for $355 (a $20 discount).  Driving lessons will begin and conclude at Nova Driving School.   If you want to participate in Nova’s 30-hour Teen Progra... Read more

Parents Play a Key Role in Developing Safe Teen Drivers

With National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22) in our rearview mirror, Nova presents a few more tips for parents to keep teen drivers safe:   -Require your teen to wear a seat belt on every trip. This simple step can reduce your teen’s risk of dying or being badly injured in a crash by about half. -Don’t allow activities that may take your teen’s attention away from driving, such as talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, or playing with the radio.  Texting, which requires a driver to take his or her eyes off the road for seco... Read more

National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-22)

National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-22 in 2016) is an opportune time to think about ways to keep teen drivers safe during their first years behind the wheel.  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19- year olds in the United States.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,679 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes in 2014, and an estimated 123,000 teens were injured.   What can parents do to help their teens stay safe?  Below, a few tips from the Centers for Di... Read more

Go, Cubs, Go!

Best Wishes to the Chicago Cubs from Nova Driving School!       ... Read more

Adult Driver Education Helps You Get Rolling Toward a Driver’s License

If you’re between ages 18 and 20 and you didn’t take Driver Education in high school, Nova’s 6-hour Adult Driver Education (ADE) class might be for you.  Since mid-2014, Illinois has required first-time driver’s license applicants (without any prior Driver Education background) to complete a six-hour Adult Driver Education course in order to earn a license before age 21.   During Nova’s class, students learn about safe driving strategies; the Rules of the Road; the process for earning a driver’s license in Illinois; the danger... Read more

Slow and Steady Keeps You Safe Near Farm Equipment

With harvest season around the corner, motorists across Illinois will soon share rural roads with farm equipment, including tractors, combines, and farm trucks.  If you plan to drive on rural roads this fall, keep these tips in mind to ensure your safety, local farmers’ safety, and the safety of all motorists on the road (courtesy of the Kansas Highway Patrol):   Don’t assume the farmer knows you’re there. Most operators of farm equipment regularly check for vehicles behind them, however, most of their time must be spent looking ah... Read more

Blinded by the Light: Driving Safely in Glare

Glare around sunrise and prior to sunset can make it difficult for motorists to see.  To drive safely in glare, follow these tips:   -Keep your windshield clean.  A windshield that is free of dirt and haze (both inside and outside) will make it easier to see. -Carry a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle and wear them when necessary. -Signal turns sooner than you otherwise would.  If glare makes it difficult for you to see, other drivers will find it difficult to see your vehicle.  Signaling early gives them time to react. -Tap the brake... Read more