ED Magedson – Founder
Alabama Benz Driving AcademyHeadland, Alabama United States of America
I agree with Diane 100%. I went through there just before she did. There are a couple of instructors that did try to help you learn. Susie was very fair teacher. Hal was okay. Gary, the guy with the pony tail, is a smartass knowitall that thinks he is better than evryone at everything. Keith had a major attitude problem. He got really ripped when I passed my test on the FIRST try. He had gone so far as to tell anyone who would listen, that I would fail.
The yard is a pit. The trucks they used i the yard would quite possibly be put out of service. One of the trucks, the driver door would come open if you hit a bump. Granted, you are not going to use new equipment to learn yard yactics, but they should be safe.
I work for the company that sponsors most of the students. They have no real interest whether you pass or fail. They are going to get a tax break off of you. If you DO pass, they are going to make even more off of you by paying you substandard wages. I was prepay. I started out at 26 cpm. Now the prepays get 22 cpm. Why?
Back to Benz. Most students are lucky if they will get 3 40 minutes driving sessions in a week. No wonder they have a hard time passing. I know for a fact that they sent an independant student to take his Alabama test with a trailer missing a lug nut. They wouldnt even send someone out to put one on, so the guy could take his test. Phillip had to wait 2 more weeks before he could try again.
They are so cheap that there were days they could only put fuel in 1 truck to use for road students! When I was there, I never saw a logbook. They didnt have any. They never tell you squat about any of the parts, such as brake slack adjusters.
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