About Us



Requirements for our program are as follows:

  • Driver must have a valid and up-to-date Missouri Drivers Permit, which must be in possession during each driving session

  • Driver must complete online registration through Drive Scout

  • Driver must have a completed Liability Waiver Form on file


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How Our Program Works

Our standard program is six 1-hour behind-the-wheel sessions with our instructor, which is modified to meet your individual driving needs. 


Our program begins with basic skills taught in a controlled environment and moves to advanced skills which include highway and interstate driving.


We serve:

  • Teen Drivers
  • Permit Drivers
  • Parochial School Drivers
  • Home School Drivers
  • Licensed Drivers looking to freshen their skills and learn new traffic laws

We encourage new drivers to choose the 6-hour program package when registering. This option allows for better lesson continuity over choosing single sessions.



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Qualified Instructor - Bill Nelson

  • Graduate of the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University,    Evanston, IL
  • Retired Captain with the Missouri State Highway Patol
  • Director of the Driver Examination Division with the MSHP for 16 years
  • Driving Instructor with the Mercy Certified Driving Instruction Program in both Springfield and Joplin, MO
  • Member of the Driving School Association of the Americas

"Bill was the absolute best to work with on helping my son learn to drive. My son had quite a lot of anxiety going into the process, 
but with Bill's guidance and patience, he was able to gain a ton of confidence and learned some great skills/techniques. We passed the
driving test on our first try and we owe it all to Springfield Driving School. Wonderful people and a great experience - highly recommend!"

Heather Kramer

Safety is a Priority!

  • Marked car
  • Equipped with Instructor Brake and Rear View Mirror
  • Fully Insured
  • Equipped with internal and external cameras