SECTION (CONTRACT) SEVEN  

THREE-IN-THREE STATE MANDATED TRAINING​     

The most recent major edit of this section was June 1, 2021.  The most recent minor edit of this page was October 7, 2021 where the amount showing in Section 15A used to read $100 it was changed to $30, $349 was changed to $419 and $369 was changed to $430.00.  We are constantly adjusting wording to try to reduced the number of words without sacrificing clarity, changing any services, facts or figures and/or adding benefits to our Client's and/or Student-drivers.

 TABLE OF CONTENTS   

    1.  WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?                                                                     

​     2.  REGARDING THIS CONTRACT
     3.  CONFLICT RESOLUTION 
     4.  TRAINING START LOCATION
     5.  IF, AND ONLY IF, YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID/ACTIVE DRIVER LICENSE 
     6.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS AND EMAILS
     7.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN TRAINING 
     8.  ​PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION....
     9.  MEDICAL / PHYSICAL
   10.  VEHICLE USED FOR TRAINING
   11.  WHEN THE DRIVING SESSION BEGINS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO....
   12.  CLARIFICATION OF WHAT BEHIND-THE-WHEEL MEANS
   13.  FREE EMAIL REPORT
   14.  PLEASE DO NOT
   15.  FINANCES

   16.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE
   17.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE

   18.  SCHEDULING 
   19.  SIGNATURES


1.  WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?
     A.  Do not be overcome by the details. Simply follow the instructions below one at a time, relax, and everything works out perfectly.

          1. Read this Contract slowly, with understanding and carefully as you would a legal document, not a novel.  After your careful reading of this Contract, if you have questions just email jodacollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 and ask. Then do step 2 below.

          2.  If you do not have a valid/active driver license (letter) from the Dept of Highway Safety in Tallahassee do not schedule with us; we cannot legally put you behind the wheel of our vehicle.  Rather, call 850 617-2598 as near to 7am and one second any non-holiday weekday.  Ask for a temporary driver license which arrive in the form of a letter of authorization to drive.  If you ave a temporary license, when that temporary license/letter arrives in the mail or if your driver license is currently valid, do step 3 below.

          3.  If you need door-to-door service, email us at jodacollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 and provide your address. We will provide the door to door fee/quote.  After you receive your door to door fee quote, do number 4 below.

          4.  Mail a money order or cashier's check equal to $30 plus the full charge for door-to-door service, if you want door-to-door service. Mail money order or cashier's check to:
                   Joda Collins Driving Academy
                   4033 Buttonbush Drive
                   Milton, FL 32583
                        (That is our mailing address only and not our office address. Please do not show up there.)

     If you fear using the US Postal System or any reason, you can make arrangements (an appointment) with us to drop off your money order, cashier's check or cash. We have never lost any thing in the mail nor has anything sent to us been lost in the mail. Be sure to keep your proof of purchase for your money order or cashier's check so you can get reimbursed for your money order or cashier's check if it is lost in the mail.  It takes two to three weeks to get reimbursed. We will not send in your completion of your training until the full amount is paid. If your money order or cashier's check is lost in the mail and you cannot afford to pay the $30 plus the door-to-door charge (if you are using door-to-door service) to us while you wait for reimbursement for the lost money order or cashier's check, then do not use the US Postal System. Make an appointment to pay us in person.
     Or, if you are paying the $30 scheduling / reservation fee and the door-to-door charge (if you are using door-to-door service) by Visa or MasterCard credit card (no debit cards accepted) you can call or email us with your (1). Visa or MasterCard owner name, (2) credit card number, (3). expiration date and (4). three digit security code so we can charge your Credit Card $30 plus the door-to-door service charge (if you are using door-to-door service).  It must be YOUR Visa or MasterCard credit card.  No debit cards accepted.  If the card is not yours, only the owner of the card can provide the info to us plus the credit card owner must first sign or agree to this Contract as the financially responsible person. After your payment is made, then do #5 immediately below:

         5.  Then the Client, only, (as the financially responsible person) can schedule from our on line calendar found at www.jodacollins.com or by calling 850 981-3355; if you mailed the money order or cashier's check or provided to us the credit card information, you do NOT have to wait for us to contact you or receive or record your payment; you can schedule right NOW if 1 through 4 (above) are done. You do NOT have to sign or specifically approve the Contract before scheduling. Your payment is tentative approval.  You will be asked to read and sign the Contract at a later date.

      B. Confirmation:  If you do not get an email from us on the day prior to your scheduled appointment between 12:01am (one minute after midnight) and 8pm that confirms your appointment, there is a problem with your appointment. Call us of email us to get clarification.

         Questions? Just ask email (jodacollins@aol.com) or by phone (850 981-3355).


2.  REGARDING THIS CONTRACT

I hope you are an exception to the norm because most three-in-three drivers to date, have been

irresponsible when it comes to reading this Contract carefully.   Not knowing the content of this Contract causes a lot of otherwise avoidable difficulties.


3. CONFLICT RESOLUTION 
    A.  If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let us know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else and give us a chance to resolve your concern.  So far, with one exception, we have been able to resolve 95% of all concerns of every person who gave us a chance to do so.   The best way to be sure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully, only sign it if you agree and only agree if you are mature enough to honor this Contract with a mature attitude if you fail to meet your obligations.  We will cheerfully honor our part of this Contract.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins

     B. We communicate by email, telephone or US Postal Service. We do NOT communicate by text message; if you want know why, just ask. We confirm with a follow-up email all telephone call conversation details that include service or funds.

     C.  We assume you will read your emails at least once per day. If you do not do that, let us know and we will do all of the important things via US Postal Service which is better than verbal only, but the US Postal System is slow communication.


4.  TRAINING START LOCATION
If no door-to-door service is asked for and approved, we start and end at 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583. This is the Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop/Restaurant located at the North East corner of the intersection of Exit 26 and Interstate 10, Milton.  Please park in one of the parking spaces at the side of the building. I (Joda Collins) will be inside the main front doors seated immediately to your left. My photo is at  www.JodaCollins.com. My cell is 850 304-1870.  Or we can start and end anywhere else for $2 per round trip mile from my office (very near Exit 26 and Interstate 10, Milton 32583) plus any tolls.  If you want a quote for door-to-door service provide us with the start and end address along with your request for a door-to-door quote.


5.  IF, AND ONLY IF, YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID/ACTIVE DRIVER LICENSE please note the date of the letter you have from the Department of Highway Safety (Tallahassee) stating in some fashion that letter serves as your license or authorization to drive for the four hours of mandatory training. DATE: _____________________.  If you do NOT have a valid/active driver license you MUST have the letter from Tallahassee in your possession when training behind-the-wheel. DO NOT SCHEDULE.  If you do NOT have a valid/active driver license or valid temporary permit please call 850 617-2598 to secure the letter before scheduling your driving appointment with us.  Call between 7am and 7:05am to avoid the longest time on hold. 


6.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS AND EMAILS
     A. No  verbal agreements!  Ever. 
Please know, we do not have any verbal agreements. Ever. If it is not in print, you never said it and we never said it.  We will never hold you hostage to whatever follows, "But you said...."  Nor will we allow anyone to hold us hostage to whatever follows, "But you said...."  If it is important to you, get it in writing!  We do!  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!     

     B. We communicate by email, telephone or US Postal Service. We do NOT communicate by text message; if you want know why, just ask.


7.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN TRAINING

     A.  Unless otherwise arranged or requested, after about five minutes in the Acdy vehicle we will switch to your vehicle for three-point turn and parking training. PLEASE READ http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section One, the red and green print to understand why we want to and why you may want to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.  This is important to read before answering this question:  What vehicle do you want to use to practice parking and three-point turn?  Will you be using your (the student driver's or client's) insured vehicle or the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle for parking and three-point turn training? _______________.   

     B.  If you are using your (or a) personal vehicle for parking and three point turn training, continue reading. If you are using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training skip this paragraph and go to C below.  Please attempt to memorize the following before the start of your training:  "Slow, right, mirror, shoulder, signal, stop, turn, mirror, shoulder, coast, stop, reverse, turn, look, coast, stop, drive, turn, look, accelerate."  

     C.  If you are using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training please attempt to memorize the following before the start of your training: 

    "Slow, right, look, signal, stop,

      Look, go slow & turn fast, stop, reverse,

      Look, go slow & turn fast, stop, drive,

      Look, go slow & turn fast."

If you opt not to memorize this before your lesson begins, that is okay. You can memorize it during your paid driving time. It is twenty-seven words of which 20 are repeated and any average person with average intelligence can memorize this with a little effort.  It takes 100 times more than this mental work to secure a learner's permit!  You did that!  


8.  ​PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (A THROUGH H) ON A PAPER COPY OF THIS ATTACHMENT IF YOU HAVE ONE RIGHT NOW, OR VIA EMAIL TO JODACOLLINS@AOL.COM IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAPER COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT RIGHT NOW.
      A.  Driver's name exactly as it appears on driver license or State ID:

      B.  Driver License # :

      C.  Date of Birth:

      D.  Last Four of SSAN: 

      E.  Your Telephone Number:

      F.  Your E-mail Address:

      G.  Your complete mailing address:


      H.   Will you be using your (the student driver's or client's) insured vehicle or the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle for parking and three-point turn training? _______________.   


9.  MEDICAL / PHYSICAL

9.  DISABILITIES/SAFETY --  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS.  You are not required to answer any of he questions in this Section (9).  However, knowing the answer to these questions before putting the driver behind the wheel will allow me to train faster, at a lower total cost to you, and with more safety.  Eventually, I will be able to learn all of the answers to these questions by observing the driver and the driver's habits behind the wheel.

        A.  Does Student-driver have ADD or ADHD?     YES    NO

        B.  Does the Student-driver have any learning Disability/Difficulty?    YES     NO   
              (1).  If so, what is the driver's learning disability/difficulty?
     

        C.   Does the Student-driver take any drugs and/or medications that may effect driving safety?  YES    NO
               (1).  If so, what such drugs or medications does the driver take?



10.  VEHICLE USED FOR TRAINING
I (Joda Collins) prefer, but do not require, to use your vehicle for parking and three-point turn and my vehicle for over-the-road (in traffic) training. If you are using your vehicle for over-the-road training (that is, all training that is not parking and three-point-turn training) add $40 to the total for reasons we will clarify upon request.

11.  WHEN THE DRIVING SESSION BEGINS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO:
      A.  Accelerate in a manner that does not throw my head back.
      B.  Stop in a manner that does not throw my head forward.
      C.  Be at 23mph one full block before any stop location if you have time to gracefully slow to 23mph one block away.  If not...
      D.  Do half of your breaking in the first 50% of your stopping area and half of your breaking in the last 50% of your breaking area, not 30/70 as most people do.
      E.  Change lanes and make turns in accord with my directions/procedures. 

Before your training beings, please try to memorize "ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, signal, ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, move" well enough to quote it without error or hesitation. 
      F.  Unless otherwise requested drive five to 10-miles per hour under the posted speed limit in all areas where there are two or more through lanes carrying traffic in our direction.  We are just driving around in circles and we end up at the same place in four-hours whether you drive fast or slow.  The faster the speed the faster I have to talk and the faster you drive the more teaching opportunities are missed.
      G.  Allow me to close my car doors or direct you how to do so in order to avoid additional repairs on my car doors caused by people who slam car doors out of habit.
      H.  After a short time (5 to 15 minutes) in the Academy vehicle, unless otherwise requested by you, we will train in your vehicle for parking and three-point turn training.

12.  CLARIFICATION OF WHAT BEHIND-THE-WHEEL MEANS
       A.  You, the student, are enrolled in this Course because the State of Florida considers you to be a crash-prone driver. Four-hours of training does not mean that a student is behind-the-wheel for four hours any more than if you took flight training that the fight trainer would give you all of his time and expertise for free when he is flying the plane and showing you how to do so.  I do not put a crash-prone driver behind-the-wheel of my car without showing some basics of safe driving first. Nor, do I let a driver learn driving well by driving dangerously first or learn rules of the road by braking them first. Your behind-the-wheel training includes the time I am demonstrating safe driving while you watch and learn safe driving from my safe driving demonstrations. Learning to drive safely is not the result of you driving my car dangerously while I set in the passenger's side in fear of losing my life or me praying no police officer will notice traffic the violations you are committing. My job is to train you to be a safer driver and that contains some of me doing show and tell and you practicing what I demonstrated and clarified.  The time I am behind-the-wheel training you is behind-the-wheel training. It is up to me to determine when and where you can drive with reasonable safety and when you are trained well enough by show and tell to do so. Safety first!  


13.  FREE EMAIL REPORT
If you would like a FREE email report of your driving strengths and needs so you can work on your driving improvement in the future just ask for it within two-hours of the completion of your training.  You can ask for that report in person, via email (jodacollins@aol.com) or phone (850 981-3355). 


14. PLEASE DO NOT

      A.  Please do not take it personally when I correct your poor driving habits. It is not personal. It is professional. That is my job.  I know when you are taking my constructive criticism personally if and when you get mad at me.  If you find anger or irritation rising inside of you, let me know so I can stop correcting you and keep the anger at bay and allow you some time to calm.  You will not hurt my feelings by informing me of your rising internal frustration.  You are probably in this situation because there is something wrong with your driving habits. Most people have a lot of poor driving habits. The fact is that no amount of excuses or justification can change.  Ninety-five percent of the time those who end in my car have more dangerous driving habits that then average driver.  You might be about to find that out and that can be frustrating, I know.  The average driver crashes every eight years and four months. You have an average of one crash per year for three years. That should tell you something.  If you only want to learn enough to pass the State driving exam, boldly let me know at the beginning (without me soliciting that info) and I will keep my corrections to the minimum and let you start and end with as many deadly and dangerous driving habits as the State will allow.  I know enough not to invest a lot of energy in those who do not want my assistance. Otherwise, I will work hard for you and give you as many safe driving tips/skills as I can. If you grow tired of learning, just let me know and I will stop teaching you everything but what is needed to pass your State exam.
      B.  If we are using my car for training, please do not wear dirty clothing or clean clothing that looks dirty. The vehicle is a closed small area and smells are trapped. My interior is cloth and absorbs odors. My interior is light in color and shows dirt. Thank you for taking a shower and being clean of body and clothing before the lesson begins. Please do not wear dirty-looking clothing expect me to take your word for it that you clothes only look dirty, but they are really clean.  
      C.  Please do not provide justification, rationalization or argument regarding why you drive poorly or in violation of traffic laws. Confronting or attacking me about your dislike of traffic laws just eats up time, creates a strained environment and changes nothing regarding your situation with your license status.  Those who constantly attack me with attitude or words will be removed from behind-the-wheel. Anger and driving are not good partners.  The State will not pass you if you drive poorly even if you have driven poorly for a long time or can give good reasons why you think you are or should be exempt from following the rules of the road everyone else is supposed to honor.
      D.  Please do not wear flip flops, crocs, sandals, boots, high heal shoes or slippers. Rather, wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes or dress shoes.
      E. Please do not eat, drink, smoke, chew or suck during the driver's training. If you want know why, just ask or go to:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html .  
           If you want to do any of these things, let me know and we can stop for a few minutes while you do these things.   However, water in a container with a screw on lid is permitted in the vehicle.  Just do not drink and drive.
      F.  Please do not ask me to prove to you that what I am asking you to do while behind-the-wheel is valuable, before you will try it.  Try it and if the wisdom and value of the direction does not become immediately obvious to you, then ask why.
      G.  Please do not lead the training experience by asking questions until I finish clarifying any point.  I will get to every thing eventually. If, I, however fail to do so, ask me when I have completed my clarification relative to the words I have said. For example, if I explain the need for seeing the right of way order before stopping at a four-way stop, do not ask about how far one should stop behind a stop sign, but if you have a question about seeing the right of way order before you stop, ask it if I do not answer it in my presentation.
      H.  Try not to fill quiet time with chatter or questions because I am always in the teaching and/or in a defensive driving mode; both modes take concentration. There is a lot to do in four short hours.  Plus, I am doing all of the 12 general safety skills and the 23 defensive driving techniques that you are not doing, I am watching your driving to see what you need, I am looking for the best driving environments and traffic patterns to best facilitate your learning and I am anticipating what you might do at any given moment and what I might need to do in response. When I am bombarded with questions while I am trying to do all of these things at one time, it takes my concentration off of task, makes us less safe and me nervous. I will initiate casual conversation if it is appropriate and I have the time.  If you have questions at the end of training, just ask. If you think of questions after training, just email and ask; there is no time limit on this offer. 
      I.  Do not use your cell phone while the vehicle is moving.  If you want to or need to use a cell phone; let me know and I will stop the car if I am driving or direct where to stop if you are driving. Then, use your cell phone. 
      J.  Do not reach in the back seat from the front seat.  That might put the near full weight of your body on the small back cogs of the seat.  Retrieve from the back seat by exiting the vehicle and opening a back seat passenger's door.

      K.  If you have any questions about this Contract please do not call on the phone to get your question(s) answered. Rather, ask via email (JodaCollins@aol.com) or US Postal Service (Joda Collins, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is our mailing address and NOT our office address).  We have very good reasons for this request / procedure that best serves us and you.   If you want to know why, just ask via email or US Postal Service. 


15.  FINANCES. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard CREDIT Card skip to B, below.
       A.  If paying with money order or cashier's check.  If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard credit card (no debit cards accepted), please skip this paragraph. The total is $449 cash or money order, which includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or Mastercard (no debit cards accepted). Please send $30 in the form of a money order or cashier's check (no cash, personal or business checks accepted) to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.  Keep your receipt/proof of purchase for your money order or cashier's check in case it is lost in the mail because we do not accept legal or financial responsibility for anything lost in the mail. Immediately after you place that money order or cashier's check in the mail you can call 850 981-3355 to schedule or you can schedule from our on line web site calendar at www.JodaCollins.com . For weekday training, the balance of $419 is due at the start of training unless other arrangements were made.  For Saturday training the balance of $430 is due at the start of training unless other arrangements have been made. Weekday training costs less than Saturday training because we have four weekdays to serve but only one Saturday and many more people want a Saturday appointment than a weekday appointment.  Keep your receipt/proof of purchase for your money order or cashier's check in case it is lost in the mail because we are like 100% of all other businesses in the world in that we do not accept responsibility for anything lost in the mail. When your $30 money order or cashier's check is in the mail you can call 850 981-3355 to schedule or you can schedule from our on line (web page) calendar at www.JodaCollins.com .

       B.  If paying with Credit card.  We accept Visa and MasterCard.
If paying with Visa or MasterCard, the total for weekday training is $482.80 and total for Saturday training is $499.99.  Please provide your credit card info by phone (850 981-3355) or email ( JodaCollins@aol.com );  Name on Card, Number, Expiration Date, Security Code (on back), complete mailing address where credit card billing is sent. Once we have your Credit Card information, you can schedule by phone or from our on line website calendarat www.jodacollins.com .  We may (or might not) charge $30 to your credit card the day prior to your appointment.  If so, for weekday training the balance of $452.80 will be charged to your credit card the day of your appointment unless other arrangements were made or for Saturday training the balance of $469.99 will be charged to your credit card the day of your appointment unless other arrangements have been made.

       C.  Scheduling / Reservation Fee and Re-scheduling Fee.
             (1).  Included in the fee is a Scheduling / Reservation Fee if all four hours of training are taken at the same time.  For every additional scheduling (such as two two-hour sessions) add $40 for each additional scheduling of a time and or a date. 
             (2).  If driver misses or for some reason cannot take the training as scheduled and that due to no fault of Mr. Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy, and does not provide at least a two-hour notice there is a $30 scheduling / reservation fee for the missed lesson. Every time I have had a three-in-three driver miss an appointment it has been due to an emergency the driver is facing.  When said drivers or clients call to cancel there is always an emergency reason for doing so and the expectation that I will incur the scheduling costs of his, her or their emergency.  In the adult world we do not expect others to pay for our emergencies.  If I have an emergency I will not ask you to pay for it in any way.  I will pay for my own emergencies.  If you have an emergency, please do not expect me to pay for it in any manner.  I expect you to pay for your own costs for your own emergencies.  Please be an adult and do not ask me to or expect me to incur a $30 expense without compensation because of your emergency.  I am an adult and I will not ask you to reschedule four hours of your life without compensation because I had to cancel; rather I will pay you $30 (total) for the missed lesson because your time and effort is as valuable as mine. 

       D.  Credit Option:  You can pay $100 down plus any door-to-door fees and the remainder, interest free at any later date; however, your completion notice cannot be sent to the State until your account is paid in full.  Full payment is due at the time of service unless otherwise agreed and arranged. 

       E.  REFUND FOR ALL UNUSED FUNDS (for services not already rendered). 
            (1)  Cancel with at least a two-hour notice = 90% refund including 90% of any door-to-door fees.
            (2). Cancel prior to the start of the lesson but with less than a two-hour notice = 75% refund excluding the door-to-door fee (if any) which is forfeited.
            (3).  Cancel with no advance notice = 50% refund excluding the door-to-door fee (if any) which is forfeited.
       D.  We do not pay for acts of God against others (otherwise known as "unavoidable" or "not my fault."  The above refund amounts apply even if you miss your appointment for reasons that are not your fault.

        F.  DISCOUNTS, REFUNDS AND REBATES
Everyone wants a discount and who could blame a person for wanting to pay less?  Not me. I want to pay less for every thing I buy.   However, I (Joda Collins) operate at 9% profit margin.  If I reduced my charges by 9% I would be working for expenses only, that is -- working for free. I do not work for free.  I do not get any discounts, rebates or refunds on my vehicle repair, vehicle payment, fuel, insurances, office supplies, taxes, county or state or federal fees, therefore, I have no discounts, rebates or refunds to pass along to my clients. I do not give discount service so I do not charge discount prices.  I wish I could work for expenses only but I am not able to do so.  Every time I have to invest money to keep my business going, I am shocked by the cost of doing business.  It costs a lot of money to operate a driving school.  Sadly, all of the money it takes to keep this business operating I have to earn from those I serve.  I will do all I can to serve, but I cannot serve for less and stay in business.

16.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE
If you need door to door service, we provide that for $2 (if not paying with Credit Card) to $2:15 (if paying with Credit Card) per round trip mile. Give us your door to door address and we will quote you the fee/charge for providing that service


17.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE
       A. When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.  When, in a client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes all liability including all liability that is over and above car owner's maximum insurance limit. 
       B. I prefer to use your insured vehicle for parking and three-point turn training. If you want to know why, just ask. I prefer to use my car for all other (over-the-road) training. If you want to know why, just ask. 
       C. If you use your own car any liability claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law.
       D.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.


18.  WHEN CAN YOU, THE CLIENT, SCHEDULE TRAINING?

       Please return to #1 above for clarification.


19.  QUESTIONS?

 If you have any questions about this Contract please do not call on the phone to get your question(s) answered. Rather, ask via email (JodaCollins@aol.com) or US Postal Service (Joda Collins, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is our mailing address and NOT our office address).  We have very good reasons for this request / procedure that best serves us and you.   If you want to know why, just ask via email or US Postal Service. 


20.  SIGNATURES

I (THE UNDERSIGNED) ACCEPT THE BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS DOCUMENT AS THOSE BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES APPLY TO ME.  DO NOT SIGN THIS WEB SITE COPY.  YOUR $100 PAYMENT IS TACIT AGREEMENT.  I (Joda Collins) will have a summary copy of this document with me for signing when we meet for the training.  You will get a copy for your records.  


​20.  X________________________ Date________

Print your name____________________________

21.  XX______________________Date_________


Print your name____________________________

22.  ________________________ Date_________
I attest that this paper copy of this Service Agreement has the same facts as the on line web site copy on the date this Contract is signed.
23. Joda Collins Driving Academy, Office: 850 981-3355, www.JodaCollins.com, JodaCollins@aol.com   



​                            SECTION (CONTRACT) EIGHT

CONTRACT FOR PERSONAL USE OF OUR ACADEMY VEHICLE​​​​​​​​  

 We edit our Contract often. This Contact was edited on 8/27/21 and 10/1/21 for clarity; however, no facts or charges were changed.  This Contract is NOT used when a driver's or clients vehicle is used for the State exam.

1.  If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let us know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else and give us a chance to resolve your concern.    The best way to ensure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you agree.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins

     

2 . If you do not like something about this Contract, tell me and I will try to work with you to adjust this to your liking. I am more interested in a meeting of the minds than I am in keeping every thing in this Contact unchanged. The only things I will not consider changing are the things that cost me time or money.  I cannot serve for less or do more for FREE and stay in business.

3.  Payment must be received not later than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled use of the vehicle. The charge is $240 for up to 1.5 hours from your appointment time plus mileage @ $2 per round trip mile from our office very near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Exit 26 in Milton, FL.  Plus any reimbursement of toll bridge charges.  If Mr. Collins wait time at the driver license office exceeds 1.5 hours after your scheduled start time, the per minute charge is $1.87 after that 1.5 hour wait time. No refund for less time used is provided or offered.


4. All ramifications (results/consequences), whether positive or negative of the Clients and/or Drivers association, business, agreements, understandings and/or written or verbal communication with the Driver License Office belong to (are the responsibility of) the Client. 

5.  We (herein meaning, "The Joda Collins Driving Academy), do not rent our vehicle to any and every driver with a valid permit who wants to use it to take the Florida behind-the-wheel driving exam for the purpose of securing or keeping a driver license. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  No driver can use my vehicle for personal use who has not taken, at least, one 75-minute driving session and is deemed reasonably safe. "Reasonably safe" means I can trust the driver to driver crash free in a 30mph zone that is new to the driver which is a minimum of 110 points or higher on our safety score card before I will let a driver use my car for his or her personal use (to take the State exam).  ADVISORY:  While I do not have many people who ask to use my car for their personal use, so far none have scored 110 after only one lesson.  The average for newer driver is, so far, a total of 3.83 lessons after lesson one before scoring 110. Some have needed only one or two more lessons in addition to lesson one while others needed 10 or more. I cannot provide an estimate of how many total lessons a driver will need until I see the driver drive one time for about an hour on the open road and in traffic.   I am a small business. I have only one car. Wreck my car and I am out of business until I get it repaired or replaced. Plus, my insurance will increase greatly for three years!  I  have to be confident you will not wreck my car before I let you use it for your personal business. As a matter of conscience I cannot loan my car to a driver who I think can pass the driver's exam but is a danger to him/herself and others on the open road.


6.  You, the Client must provide the following information before scheduling.

     A.  The address of the location where you will take the exam.

     B.  The date and time you want Mr. Collins to be at the above address.

     C.  Full expected and quoted payment, in advance if so requested, for all services the Joda Collins Driving Acdy provides for you for the above date and time.


6.  I do not:

     A.  Discount the first lesson fee if I you decide not to continue training because my estimate is more lessons than you anticipated or think is fair or right.  

     B.  Provide a discount for additional use of our vehicle for the State exam if driver fails the exam.

     C.  Refund money if a driver fails the State exam.  

     D.  Guarantee the Student driver will pass the State exam. Some State examiners are very lenient and others are very strict. 

7.  If you schedule my car for your personal use to take the State exam and miss the lesson for any reason including reasons that are not your fault, and do not provide at least a two-hour notice the missed lesson charge is $100 (scheduling and reservation fee) plus the door to door (mileage) fee if Mr. Collins has already left his office for your appointment plus $1.15 for every minute Mr. Collins is at the driver license office for the purpose of serving or attempting to provide for you. Cancel by calling 850 981-3355 and an email.  If there adverse weather in the forecast that Mr. Collins feels prohibits the testing, we will cancel by phone and/or email and/or via the US Postal System, and you will owe nothing. If there is adverse weather in the forecast within two-hours of your appointment that you feel prohibits the testing and you cancel due to that adverse weather forecast and no later than two-hours before your appointment, you will owe nothing.  The DMV does not always test during adverse weather. Do not make your appointment with the driver license office until you (the Client) are assured by us (the Joda Collins Driving Academy) that the date and time you want to take your exam is a date and time our vehicle will be available to you.  All unused funds, in accord with this Contract, are 100% refundable upon request.


8. If you live in Santa Rosa County the only location I allow my car to be used for testing is the Gulf Breeze Driver License Office unless otherwise approved and arranged.


9.  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you or be held hostage by anything that follows, "But you said...."   If it is not in writing and signed by all relevant parties, it was never said.  Get in writing and signed.  We do.  No one hears every spoken word correctly even when the words are correctly spoken. No one says every word perfectly 100% of the time even with the best effort to do so.  Not all people define every word the same.  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email. This Contract has years of thought behind each concept and each word. To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of in the form of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!


10.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE
     A.  When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.  

      B. The Joda Collins Driving Academy is not responsible for mistakes others make and we will not hold you responsible for mistakes we make.

      C.  This document can NOT be signed interactively on this page. Sending money is tacit approval.  Mr. Collins will provide a copy of this document to sign. Each signer will get a copy.


10.  Sign and date:


A.  _____________________Date____Initials______
Financially Responsible Individual

B.  _____________________Date____Initials______
Student-driver, if different from above.

C.  __________________________Date_________
Joda Collins, Joda Collins Driving Academy

I (Joda Collins) attest that any paper copy of the Service Agreement I create is the same as this on line web site copy.



                   SECTION (CONTRACT) NINE

             SERVICE CONTRACT FOR EMBRACE FAMILIES    

    Edited Dec 31, 2020, Edited for clarity and without changing any fact or figure on October 7, 2021.

       Notice: This is NOT Contract Nine B. Contact Nine B follows this Contract.

1.  DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS:   If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let me know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else. That kindness gives us a chance to resolve your concern.  The most effective way to best ensure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you understand and agree.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins

     Not everything in this Service Agreement will apply to every person. You will be asked to commit only to the things that apply to you or your Organization for which you have the authority to commit your Organization's resources. Thank you for taking your valuable time to  work your way through this Contact. Please read it like a legal document where every line might contain a benefit or obligation, rather than read it quickly as you might read a novel just to get the general idea.  If you do not like something in or about this Contact let us know and we will address your concerns with clarification or change.  The only thing that is absolute is that I will not work for less. I cannot work for less and stay in business.

     The most difficult part of my (Joda Collins) job is trying to work with people who sign this Contact without a good knowledge of what is in it and get upset when I hold them to the commitments found herein.  Please help avoid unnecessary stress for everyone by signing and/or agreeing (accepting) this Contact only if you are willing to abide by everything in it that relates to you.  Questions?  Just ask.  Thank you.


EMBRACE/KEYS AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY

2.  FINANCES: All fees unless specifically noted otherwise are charged to Embrace Families (otherwise known as Keys to Independence). 

      A.  TUITION:  $116 per hour for six hours = $696 plus $24 admin charge = $720.00  In some publications the charge is noted as $120 per hour  = $720 which includes the $24 admin expense.

      B.   ADMINISTRATION EXPENSE:  There is a $24 charge for admin expense.  We serve several agencies.  We charge the same fee for every agency.  No agency receives our service for less or more than any other agency or individual. No other agency has this $24 admin fee because there is additional admin responsibilities we incur when serving Embrace Families.  For clarification of the additional admin efforts, just ask.

      C.  DISCOUNT:  There is a $51 discount (six-hour course) if payment is made in any other from than a credit card. No debit cards accepted. The $100 down is the Advanced Payment of Section B immediately clarified belowand paid by the home-care (caregiver) agency unless otherwise agreed and in writing.

      D.  ADVANCED PAYMENT:  A $30 advanced payment is required which is in addition to tuition, door to door fees, any toll bridge fees, and the admin expense (fee).  This $30 down is refunded if no lesson is missed with less than a two-hour notice.  The home-based care giving agency or person (where the student driver lives) is responsible for this fee, unless otherwise agreed on by Keys/Embrace Families and they are willing to pay it. This $100 advanced payment must be in our hands and or paid before scheduling.  We accept money order, check (business, personal or cashier's) or credit card.

     E.   DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE: Door to door service is $2.15 per round trip mile from our office located at 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.
          (1).  Unless door-to-door pick up service is requested, approved and part of the financial obligation, the start location is inside the Shell Station at 3804 Garcon Point Road; enter front door, turn left and Mr.  Collins will be seated immediately in front of you, or dial 850 304-1870 and follow the ringing of his phone. 
          (2).  Door-to-door fee is $2.15 (credit card) or $2 (money order, cashier's check or company check) per round trip mile plus any tolls from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is very near Exit 26 at Interstate 10, Milton 32583. 
          (3).  If no door-to-door service is provided and if the Caregiver or Student-driver is afraid to drive to the start location in adverse weather that is below the national standard for a weather advisory that is not my (Joda Collins) decision, fear or financial responsibility.

     F.  NOTICE/REMINDER OF LESSON DATE/TIME.  If the Care-giver does not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding the Care-giver of the appointment there IS a scheduling problem/mistake/oversight. Please all 850 981-3355 24/7 (do not email) to resolved the confusion / mistake / problem / oversight.   If the Care-giver does not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding the Care-giver of the appointment there IS a scheduling problem/mistake/oversight. I will NOT assume any responsibility, financial, ethically or otherwise for that missed lesson. Thank you

​  

3.  SCHEDULING

     A.  Training is Tuesday through Friday Only, 10am to 4pm start time.

     B.  We (the Joda Collins Driving Acdy) accepts scheduling requests ONLY from the person who pays or initiates the $30 advanced payment or from the caregiver (unless the student-driver is 18 years or older and self-supporting). 

     C. Unless otherwise approved by us, we must have a signed paper copy of this Contact in our hands from the Caregiver and Student-diver before we schedule any driving/training session. When we get it, we will contact the Caregiver for scheduling.

     D.  If there is a National Weather Advisory in effect for Santa Rosa or Escambia County Mr. Collins will cancel the driving lesson with no additional charges and no loss of funds to Keys/Embrace or the Care-giving agency.  A local forecast of scary weather is NOT a National Weather Advisory.  

     E.  FOSTER CARE (Home-Caregiver Agency) RESPONSIBILITY
          (1).  If all six hours of training are not scheduled in one lesson, we ask you to schedule all training sessions with one phone or email or pay in advance, an additional $30 per lesson after lesson one for scheduling/reservation expense.  This expense is paid by the Foster Care Agency, that is, the Organization that cares for and/or houses the Student-driver and NOT Embrace Families.

   ​

4.  ROAD TEST:  We do A(1) and A(2). We cannot do A(3) and/or A(4).

     A.  Road Test means different things in different areas of Florida.  It can mean a driving school: 

          (1).  Tests the driver's skill level in traffic and advise Client.  We do this.

          (2).  Attempts to train the driver to pass the State Driving Exam for his or her driver license and/or train driver to be a safer/more responsible driver.  We do this only if requested in writing (paper or email); if you want to know why, just ask.

          (3).  Provide the State Driving Exam and if the student passes recommend to the local driver license office that the driver be granted his or her driver license.  We cannot do this. 

          (4).  We provide the State Driving Exam and if the student passes provide State Driver License.  We cannot do this.

 

5.  CONTRACT APPROVAL/ACCEPTANCE
     A. This Contract, including the total due, must be approved in advance of service by every financially responsible person/agency. 
 

     B.  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you hostage to or be held hostage by anything that follows, "But you said...."   If it is not in writing and signed by or accepted via email notification all relevant parties, it was never said by you or us.  Protect yourself.  Get it in writing.  We do.  

     C.  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!
     D.  Anyone who signs or approves this Contact reserves the right to terminate this Contract, in writing (email okay) at any time and for any reason as long as a notice via email or telephone or no less than two-hour is provided. If a notice of less than two-hour is provided all services already provided are due.

     E.  Alterations to this Contact, in writing and signed, can be made by mutual agreement with any person the alteration effects as long as said person has the legal right to approve the change.   

     F.  The only course asked for by Embrace Families is the "Time Only." Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) are not provided unless requested by the Caregiver or Client.  Not reading this Contract is not sufficient reason to hold Mr. Collins responsible for the Caregiver's or the Client's responsibility to ask for parking and three-point turn training if said training is desired. 

     G. This is not the Contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for the driver's personal use (to take the State exam). If that is a need or request, please advise us immediately because a paper copy of another Contract must be signed by the Client.  

     H. Contracts are valid for 30 (thirty) days from the date of first scheduling of the lesson or 35 (thirty-five) days from the date we attempt contact with the Student-driver and/or the Student-driver's parent or caregiver.

      I.  Removed.

     J.  If you struggle to understand this Contact you can.

          (1).  Call 850 981-3355 and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge. 

          (2).  Email jodacollins@aol.com and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge. 

          (3).  If you attempt (a) and (b) above and still have unanswered questions, you can secure an estimate from your attorney for your attorney to clarify the details of this Contact to you;  if the charge is reasonable, pre-approved in writing and signed by Mr. Collins, we will pay that expense. 


6.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE
     A. When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.  

     B.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride in or drive our vehicle; in both cases (roller coaster and being in our vehicle) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.             C.  When in a Keys/Embrace Client’s vehicle the vehicle owner assumes all liability including all liability.  State law dictates if you use your own car for training, claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.

     D.  Everyone pays for their own difficulties that occur as a result of Acts of God, otherwise known as "Unavoidable" or "Not my fault." 


7.  STUDENT DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY 

     A.  Wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes or dress shows and not crocks, sandals, boots, slippers, or flip flops.

     B.  Be clean and were clean clothing. My car has cloth interior and absorbs odors.

     C.  Do not wear anything that will snag cloth seats.

     D.  Have your permit or license with you. 

     E.  Carefully read every email I sent/send.   

     F.  Student-driver commits to memorizing the following ten words in consecutive order before scheduling training, "Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Move."   This assignment is far below the requirements need to pass the written exam to secure a permit.    

    G.  Student-driver commits to a serious attempt to memorize the Three-Point Turn Procedure noted in Section One found at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, green print which begins, "Three Point Turn when using Acdy vehicle for Three-point turn training."  Questions? Ask now. 

    H.  Other things as found or referenced herein. 


8.  SIGNATURES

     A. I accept the benefits and responsibilities as noted above as they apply to me.  I will communicate with Mr. Collins to give him a chance to remedy any thing I dislike. Unless otherwise approved the start and end location for training is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.  A local weather forecast of wind and rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory or Warning. We schedule one six-hour session (unless otherwise arranged) with one phone call or email from the Caregiver or the financially responsible person authorized by the funding agency. There are no verbal agreements, ever! Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) is not provided unless requested by the Caregiver, Client or Driver.   This is not the Contract to use the  Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for the driver's personal use including but not limited to taking the State driver's exam. Every person who signs this Contract has read, understands and accepts his or her responsibility and liability as clarified in this Contract. 

     B.  ____________________________  Date ___________________  Initials _____

          Typed or printed name:

          Client (Keys/Embrace Program), signing on behave of Agency for which the signer has the authority to commit the Agency to the responsibilities.

   


                      CONTRACT NINE B
SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN JODA COLLINS  

AND THE CARE-GIVER AND STUDENT DRIVER OF EMBRACE FAMILIES

Edited Dec 31, 2020, Edited for clarity and without changing any fact or figure on October 7, 2021.

1.  DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS:   If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let me know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else. That kindness gives us a chance to resolve your concern.  The most effective way to best ensure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you understand and agree.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins

Not everything in this Service Agreement will apply to every person. You will be asked to commit only to the things that apply to you or your Organization for which you have the authority to commit your Organization's resources. Thank you for taking your valuable time to  work your way through this Contact. Please read it like a legal document where every line might contain a benefit or obligation, rather than read it quickly as you might read a novel just to get the general idea.  If you do not like something in or about this Contact let us know and we will address your concerns with clarification or change.  The only thing that is absolute is that I will not work for less. I cannot work for less and stay in business.

The most difficult part of my (Joda Collins) job is trying to work with people who sign this Contact without a good knowledge of what is in it and get upset when I hold them to the commitments found herein.  Please help avoid unnecessary stress for everyone by signing and/or agreeing (accepting) this Contact only if you are willing to abide by everything in it that relates to you. 


I strongly encourage all parties to read Contract Nine found at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page to get a good idea of our service through Embrace Families.


Questions?  Just ask.  Thank you.

2.  FINANCES
     A. Removed
     B. Removed

     C. Removed
     D.  ADVANCED PAYMENT:  A $30 advanced payment is required which is in addition to tuition, door to door fees, any toll bridge fees, and the admin expense (fee).  This $30 down is refunded if not lesson is not missed, canceled or rescheduled with less than a two-hour notice.  The home-based care giving agency or person (where the student driver lives) is responsible for this fee, unless otherwise agreed on by Keys/Embrace Families and they are willing to pay it. This $30 advanced payment must be in our hands or in the mail before scheduling.   We accept money order, check (business, personal or cashier's) or credit card.

        This $30 fee can be mailed to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 or hand carried by appointment only to us at our office. When you mail a money order or cashier's check, you can immediately call 850 981-3355 to schedule.  You do NOT have to wait for us to get your payment and contact you. Normally, we will not contact you for scheduling ONLY. If you would like to know why, just ask.  If you mail a $30 money order or cashier's check be sure to keep your proof of purchase in the event your envelope is lost in the mail. That has never happened before, but there is a first time for everything.
     E.   DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE
          (1).  Unless door-to-door pick up service is requested, approved, part of the financial obligation, and you are notified door-to-door service is provided, the start location is inside the Shell Station at 3804 Garcon Point Road; enter front door, turn left and Mr.  Collins will be seated immediately in front of you, or dial 850 304-1870 and follow the ringing of his phone. 
          (2).  Removed
          (3).  If no door-to-door service is provided and if the Caregiver or Student-driver is afraid to drive to the start location in adverse weather that is below the national standard for a weather advisory that is not my (Joda Collins) decision, fear or financial responsibility.
     F.  NOTICE/REMINDER OF LESSON DATE/TIME.  If the Care-giver does not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of your appointment there IS a scheduling problem/mistake/oversight. The Care-give needs to call 850 981-3355 24/7 (do not email) to resolved the confusion / mistake / problem / oversight.   If the Care-giver does not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding the Care-giver of your appointment there IS a scheduling problem/mistake/oversight. I will NOT assume any responsibility, financial, ethically or otherwise for that missed lesson. Thank you

3.  SCHEDULING

     A.  Training is Tuesday through Friday Only, 10am to 2pm start time.
     B.  We (the Joda Collins Driving Acdy) accepts scheduling requests ONLY from the person who pays or initiates the $30 advanced payment or from the caregiver (unless the student-driver is 18-years or older and self-supporting).
     C. Unless otherwise approved by us, we must have a signed paper copy of this Contact and the $30 fee in our hands from the Caregiver and Student-diver before we schedule any driving/training session. When we get it, we will contact the Caregiver for scheduling.
     D.  If there is a National Weather Advisory in effect for Santa Rosa or Escambia County Mr. Collins will cancel the driving lesson with no additional charges and no loss of funds to Keys/Embrace or the Care-giving agency.  A local forecast of scary weather is NOT a National Weather Advisory. 
     E.  FOSTER CARE (Home-Caregiver Agency) RESPONSIBILITY
          (1).  If all six hours of training are not scheduled in one lesson, we ask you to schedule all training sessions with one phone or email or pay in advance, an additional $30 per lesson after lesson one for scheduling expense.  This expense is paid by the Foster Care Agency, that is, the Organization that cares for and/or houses the Student-driver and NOT Embrace Families.

           (2).  If, however, you prefer two three-hour sessions there is an additional $60 scheduling / reservation fee and that additional fee is non-refundable and only $30 of that fee is refundable and only if the scheduled lesson is not missed, canceled or rescheduled with less than a two-hour notice.


4.  ROAD TEST:  We do A(1) and A(2). We cannot do A(3) and/or A(4).
     A.  Road Test means different things in different areas of Florida.  It can mean a driving school:
          (1).  Tests the driver's skill level in traffic and advise Client.  We do this.
          (2).  Attempts to train the driver to pass the State Driving Exam for his or her driver license and/or train driver to be a safer/more responsible driver.  We do this only if requested in writing (paper or email).
          (3).  Provide the State Driving Exam and if the student passes recommend to the local driver license office that the driver be granted his or her driver license.  We cannot do this.
          (4).  We provide the State Driving Exam and if the student passes provide State Driver License.  We cannot do this.

5.  CONTRACT APPROVAL/ACCEPTANCE

     A. This Contract must be signed by all relevant parties in advance of scheduling service. 
     B.  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you hostage to or be held hostage by anything that follows, "But you said...."   If it is not in writing and signed by or accepted via email notification all relevant parties, it was never said by you or us.  Protect yourself.  Get it in writing.  We do. 
     C.  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!
     D.  Anyone who signs or approves this Contact reserves the right to terminate this Contract, in writing (email okay) at any time and for any reason as long as a notice via email or telephone or no less than two-hour is provided. If a notice of less than two-hour is provided all services already provided are due.
     E.  Alterations to this Contact, in writing and signed, can be made by mutual agreement with any person the alteration effects as long as said person has the legal right to approve the change.  
     F.  The only course asked for by Embrace Families is the "Time Only." Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) are not provided unless requested in writing (paper or email) by the Caregiver or Client.  Not reading this Contract is not sufficient reason to hold Mr. Collins responsible for the Caregiver's or the Client's responsibility to ask for parking and three-point turn training if said training is desired.
     G. This is not the Contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for the driver's personal use (to take the State exam). If that is a need or request, please advise us immediately because a paper copy of another Contract must be signed by the Client. 
     H. Contracts are valid for 30 (thirty) days from the date of first scheduling of the lesson or 35 (thirty-five) days from the date we attempt contact with the Student-driver and/or the Student-driver's parent or caregiver.
      I.  Removed.
     J.  If you struggle to understand this Contact you can.
          (1).  Call 850 981-3355 and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge.
          (2).  Email jodacollins@aol.com and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge.
          (3).  If you attempt (a) and (b) above and still have unanswered questions, you can secure an estimate from your attorney for your attorney to clarify the details of this Contact to you;  if the charge is reasonable, pre-approved in writing and signed by Mr. Collins, we will pay that expense. 

6.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE

     A. When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating. 
     B.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride in or drive our vehicle; in both cases (roller coaster and being in our vehicle) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.             

     C.  When in a Keys/Embrace Client’s vehicle the vehicle owner assumes all liability including all liability.  State law dictates if you use your own car for training, claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.
     D.  Everyone pays for their own difficulties that occur as a result of Acts of God, otherwise known as "Unavoidable" or "Not my fault." 

7.  STUDENT DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY
     A.  Wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes or dress shows and not crocks, sandals, boots, slippers, or flip flops.
     B.  Be clean and were clean clothing. My car has cloth interior and absorbs odors.
     C.  Do not wear anything that will snag cloth seats.
     D.  Have your permit or license with you.
     E.  Carefully read every email I sent/send.  
     F.  Student-driver commits to memorizing the following ten words in consecutive order before scheduling training, "Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Move."   This assignment is far below the requirements need to pass the written exam to secure a permit.   
    G.  Student-driver commits to a serious attempt to memorize the Three-Point Turn Procedure noted in Section One found at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, green print which begins, "Three Point Turn when using Acdy vehicle for Three-point turn training."  Questions? Ask now.
    H.  Other things as found or referenced herein. 


8.  YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS

     A.  Option One:  You (the Care-giver and the Student-Driver) can:

          (1).  Read this Contract and call 850 981-3355 or send an email to us (JodaCollins@aol.com) and let us know you approve this Contract.

          (2).  And let us know that you have already mailed your $30 deposit to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr.., Milton, FL (our mailing address only and not our business office address) or provided to us your Visa or MasterCard Credit card information for that $30 deposit, then

          (3).  Immediately following that you approve of the Contract and have already mailed your $30 deposit, you can schedule one six-hour training session.  Do NOT wait for us to contact you.  We do not contact Care-givers asking for a scheduling date and time for several reasons.  If you want to know the reasons, just ask.

     B.  Option Two:  You (the Care-giver and the Student-Driver) can:

          (1).  Cut and paste this Contract.

          (2).  Reproduce a paper copy of this Contract.

          (3)   Sign and date this Contract. 

          (4).  Mail a signed copy of this Contract to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 (our mailing address and not our office address) along with your $30 payment. 

          (5).  Immediately following that you can schedule one six-hour training session.  Do NOT wait for us to contact you.  We do not contact Care-givers asking for a scheduling date and time for several reasons.

     C.  Option Three:  You (the Care-giver and the Student-Driver) can:

          (1). Contact us by phone (850 981-3355) or email (JodaCollins@aol.com) and advise us that you want a paper copy of this Contract mailed to you. 

          (2).  After you receive and sign it, you can mail it back to us in the envelope provided along with your $30 deposit. 

          (3). Anytime after that, including immediately you can schedule one six hour training session.  We do not contact Care-givers asking for a scheduling date or time.


DISCLAIMERS:  Do not send cash in the mail.  Because we do not assume liability for the mistakes of others, the Joda Collins Driving is not responsible and will NOT assume responsibility for any thing lost in the mail; be sure to keep your proof of purchase if you send a money order or cashier's check in the mail. We have never lost anything in the mail not have ever had any mail sent to us that was lost in the mail, but that does not mean there will not be a first time. 

8.  SIGNATURES
     A. I accept the benefits and responsibilities as noted in this document as they apply to me.   I will communicate with Mr. Collins to give him a chance to remedy any thing I dislike. Unless otherwise approved the start and end location for training is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.  A local weather forecast of wind and rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory or Warning. We schedule one six-hour session (unless otherwise arranged) with one phone call or email from the Caregiver or the financially responsible person authorized by the funding agency. There are no verbal agreements, ever! Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) is not provided unless requested by the Caregiver, Client or Driver.   This is not the Contract to use the  Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for the driver's personal use including but not limited to taking the State driver's exam. Every person who signs this Contract has read, understands and accepts his or her responsibility and liability as clarified in this Contract.  An advance payment of $30 is required.

     B.  __________________________  Date _____________  Initials _____
          Care-giver


_____________________________________________________________
          Typed or printed name:
       

Caregiver signing on behalf of Agency for which the signer has the authority to commit the Agency to the responsibilities, including financial responsibilities, if any, as stated herein. ​

The State requires the Student-driver to read and sign this contract so driver knows the commitment others are making for him /her, even if under age 18 and cannot be held accountable for any thing in this contract.  


     C.  __________________________  Date _____________  Initials _____
           Student-driver


_____________________________________________________________
          Typed or printed name:

_____________________________________________________________

Joda Collins                                                                         Date
I attest that this any paper copy of this Contract is the same as the on line Contract found at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section Nine B. Minor changes for improved wording is allowed as long as no facts or financial figures are altered.





                     VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 


SECTION (CONTRACT) TEN March 17, 2020

Every time we significantly improve the order or words of this Contract we update the edit date. Prices have not changed since September 2010.
SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND

                  THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.  
This Contract / Service Agreement is complicated but I do not know how to make it simpler without deleting important information.  If you do, let me know.


1. The following, if acceptable, needs to be printed the in the VR Services Authorization and Billing Notice "Comment Section" and/or the "Service to be Provided" Section as a prerequisite to service for tuition.


"Five (5) weekday 90-minute driving lessons @ $168 per lesson ($840 total) minus any discount or rebate as clarified in Contact Ten at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section Ten.


or


"Five (5) weekday and/or Saturday driving lessons @ $174 per lesson ($870 total) minus any discount or rebate as clarified in Contact Ten at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section Ten.


(VR charges will be reduced by $6 per lesson that is taken on a weekday if the $870 fee is selected.)


For clarification and ease, a separate Authorization is needed for door-to-door fees which are paid for by the Vocational Rehabilitation.  Door to door charge is $2 per round trip mile. Provide us with the pick up address and we will tell you the fee.


Sending us the Authorization is the same thing as approving this Service Contract/Agreement because we ask you not to send an Authorization because the Authorization states the service and the charges by reference to this Contract. If you want to change, add or subtract anything in this Service Agreement, just ask.


2.  State law requires the Joda Collins Driving Academy to have a contract and/or service agreement with everyone we serve and everyone with standing. We are required to have a separate contract/service agreement with the VR Customer/Client; that Contact/Service Agreement is found at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement Page, Section Eleven. While that Contract/Service Agreement does not have to be approved by the VR, we (the Joda Collins Driving Acdy) welcome any input from the VR about said Contract/Service Agreement.  
      

3.  SERVICE POLICY

      A.  If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let us know immediately and give us a chance to resolve your concern. 
      B.  The best way to best insure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only accept it if you agree.  Questions? Just ask.  Thank you.   
      C.  First person reference (I, we, us, our, my) in this document is Joda Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Acdy.  

      D.  All  service inquiries, needs, questions and/or requests and/or responses that do not require an immediate reply (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) are handled via email rather than phone call or voice mail. We are charging the VR the same fee we did in 2010 and in order to continue to do so, we need to limit our admin expense.  Responding to and by email is much less expensive than responding by or to phone calls for reasons which we will clarify upon request.  Thank you for honoring this policy and for not being upset with us for calling your attention to this if we need to. We really want to continue to serve the VR for the least expense to them as possible. Thank you for your help and understanding.   Sincerely, Joda Collins


4.  FINANCES

     A.  OVERALL RULE FOR FINANCES:  My (Joda Collins) contracts are all about the same. No person or agency gets more special treatment, lower or higher charges, or more or fewer benefits. However, minor differences in contractual arrangements exist because I try to work my Contract around what my Client likes best.  Every agency has their own preferences and requirements and different mandatory or requested services between individuals and agencies exist.

        I do not give discount service nor get a discount on anything I need to provide my service, so I do not give discounts.  I do provided refunds and/or rebates as clarified in this document.

     B.  PER LESSON CHARGE:   $168 or $174 per 90-minute lesson depending if lesson is on a weekday or a Saturday.  Weekday lessons that are charged at $174 will receive a $6 rebate per weekday lesson at the end of the VR Authorization period.

     C.  SAVE MONEY

          (1).  I do not give discounts.  When a client does something that saves me money, I pass most, all or more of that savings on to the Client (VR) in the form of a stated discount. 

           (2).  When there are five or more authorized lessons on the Dept. of Education VR Authorization and Billing Invoice and all of those lessons are scheduled by the VR Client/Customer with one phone call or email a 10% ($16.80 or $17.40) discount is given PER LESSON that was not missed for any reason other than the existence of a National Weather Advisory that predicts adverse weather present in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties within three-hours of the lesson start time. A scary forecast of wind and rain or a fear of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory.  If five lessons are scheduled with one phone call or email and no lesson is missed, canceled or rescheduled, the total charge for five lessons is changed in pen and ink on the VR Authorization to reflect the saving noted in 4B and 4C(2) above which will range between zero dollars and $117.00. 
                 (a).  When fewer than the total number of authorized lessons are scheduled with a single phone call or email, there is NO rebate to the VR and there is an additional scheduling fee of $30 per scheduling event (phone call or email) starting with the second scheduling event that the VR will not pay and must be paid in advance of scheduling by the driver or his/her caregiver. 

    D. WHY DO I (Joda Collins) USE REBATES?

        I used to charge the VR the minimum and add charges if the VR Client/Customer and/or Student-driver did not keep his/her/their part of my Contract with them that allowed me to keep the lowest charge to the VR in effect. However, I was informed by VR Billing that VR would not pay more than the initial fee noted, but would pay less than the initial fee charged. So, I now charge the VR the maximum I anticipate charging if the VR Client/Customer and/or the Student-Driver fails to keep their commitments that allow me to charge VR the least.  If and when the VR Client/Customer and the Student-driver keep their commitments to me that allow me to charge the VR less, I subtract the appropriate charge from my charge to the VR.  That subtraction of funds is not a discount because I do not give discounts; it is a rebate of funds not used.

    F.  Removed

    G.  DOOR-TO-DOOR CHARGE:  Door-to-door service is $2 per round trip mile plus any tolls from 4033 Buttonbush Drive, Milton, FL 32583.  This fee is refundable and/or transferable to any other lesson if the lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled with at least a two-hour notice.


    H. JODA COLLINS' RECOMMENDATION:  If I (Joda Collins) think a driver is not trying or has reached his or her maximum learning potential, I suggest the VR stop paying for training.

     I.  This is blank on purpose. 

​    J.  Removed


5.  TRAINING GOALS:  Unless otherwise stipulated in writing by the VR in the Comments section of the VR Services Authorization and Billing Notice, Student-driver is to be trained to be as skilled and safe a driver as possible, funds permitting, at this time in his or her life.  However, training starts with learning how to pass the State Driving Exam if the Student-driver does not have a driver license.  Parking and three point turn is taught as son as the driver has basic control of the vehicle.


6.  CONTRACTS

     A.  NO VERBAL AGREEMENTS, EVER:  A paper copy or an email copy of the Dept of Education VR Services Authorization and Billing Invoice for the driver must be in Joda Collins possession before any driving lesson can be scheduled. No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you or be held hostage by anything that follows, "But you said...."   If it is not in writing and signed by all relevant parties, it was never said.  Get in writing and signed.  We do.

     B.  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!

     C.  VERIFICATION:  Every VR Representative that does business with, is part of or oversees business with the Joda Collins Driving Academy should reproduce this Service Agreement/Contract, Section Ten, and the Service Agreement/Contract, Section Eleven, to ensure content does not change on this web site without VR approval. 

     D.  CONTRACT TERMINATION: This Service Agreement/Contract is subject to change at any time by mutual agreement. Any party can end this Contractual Agreement with or without notice or with or without reason.  

     E.  SCHEDULING:  We schedule no more than five lessons in advance and in increments of five lessons at a time or less (as deemed appropriate by the Joda Collins Driving Acdy and/or approved by the VR).  Caution: Financial considerations apply when scheduling includes or is on a Saturday, if less than five lessons are scheduled, when a lesson is missed, rescheduled or cancelled, and when less than all agreed on lessons are scheduled with more than one email or phone conversation. Please, please be aware of these charges as outlined in Sections C, D, E, F and G above.

         (1).  Beyond a written request for Clients to schedule, we do not make phone calls to schedule for several reasons.
                (a). We have discovered if we make phone calls to schedule, we often put the Client in a position where he or she is scheduling blindly because he or she has not had or taken the time to carefully consider future commitments.  This leads to multiple rescheduling preceded by the statement, "I forgot about another commitment we had on X day when I scheduled the driver's training, so I will have to reschedule."  Each rescheduling cost me added administration expense, loss of scheduling time, puts others we could have served earlier further down the scheduling calendar causing us to delaying their training or causes us to lose business if clients or student drivers (such as the military) will not be in this area later for training.
                (b).  The irritation factor for rescheduling is a consideration.
                (c).  Rescheduling does incur a slight increase in fees to the VR and a $13.20 expense to the Client.  These are charges we prefer to avoid as they are distasteful to the VR and to Clients, and said charges do not cover all of our expense for a rescheduling.
                (d). When we initiate the telephone call to schedule five lessons, the conversation usually goes much like this, "Yes, let's schedule X date and time, however, I am not sure if that is an after school activity day (a work day or whatever) but I will let you know (or you can contact us to confirm)" and such as that.  Lessons become "tentative" based on investigation, thus rescheduling is the norm for many of those tentatively scheduled lessons.  That kind of conversation is expensive for us as we now have to wait for confirmation and / or invest a lot of time and energy in remembering and making multiple calls to confirm. When we forget to call to confirm, that puts all the pressure and responsibility on us and frees the client from any responsibility, accountability or involvement for their own schedule.
                (e).  Usually, when we make the phone call to schedule, the Client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and / or does of two things.
                       1. They state they have read it when they have not and the lack of awareness of the Contract content causes disruption, hard feelings and /or confusion in the future.  When we hold clients and / or student-divers responsible for commitments they say they knew about but did not, that always ends poorly.  Sometimes clients tell us they are "not responsible to keep their contractual commitments because they really did not read the Contract."  That logic baffles me, but unfortunately, that is the kind of world we now live in.
                       2.  The client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and ask us to call back later, which usually leads to multiple calls from us or the situation as noted in A above.
                (f).  Sometimes, we have to make many phone calls to schedule, in effect, almost begging the a client to schedule. When we have to beg a client to schedule, that usually means we are put in a position to beg the client and / or student driver to show up for every lesson.  That is costly and irritating. We offer a high quality, valuable and life-saving service.  We do not beg people to let us serve them.  Some people, that are not begged to show up for training, simply do not show up and that is bad or everyone, especially us.  So, we avoid that negative scenario and such people by allowing those who need to be begged to schedule and begged to show up to simply let our service pass by. We do that by simply not begging such people to schedule.  
                (g).  Some people become too busy to take lessons. Not calling them to schedule allows them a graceful way to bow out of taking lessons.  
                (h).  We are required by law to have a Contract with everyone we serve.  Some people after reading the Contract make two decisions. First, they determine they do not like something about the Contract. Second, they make a decision they would rather not take lessons than inquire about altering the Contract to fit their desires (a conversation and an option we would, however, welcome); the client and / or student-driver having made such a decision is allowed to gracefully opt out of training by simply not scheduling. 
                 (i). About one in twenty take offense to being held to a Contract for reasons of their own.  They would rather not take driver's training than read a Contract.  This is their right and we honor that right. Because they refuse to read and agree to a Contract of any kind and agreeing to a contract is a prerequisite for scheduling, they never contact us to schedule.  This allows them and us to gracefully avoid an awkward one-to-one conversation where they aggressively let us know they will not be held to any contractual commitments.  Such a statement to us always ends with us wishing them a good day and informing them we will not and cannot serve them.  We prefer to avoid such aggression and the uncomfortable conversation that accompanies it.  Such conversations serve no productive purpose and are only destructive.  
Everything about us calling unannounced to schedule lessons screams it is a poor, and/or ineffective, and/or unprofessional and and/or irritating/awkward/embarrassing (for all or someone) business practice. 
That is why we graciously invite clients to schedule but do not pressure or beg them to schedule driver training.
    F.  CONTRACT TERMINATION: This Service Agreement/Contract is subject to change at any time by mutual agreement. Any party can end this Contractual Agreement with or without notice or with or without reason.  

    G.  A SEPARATE CONTACT WITH VR CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS:  By State law we are not allowed to provide service without a Service Contact/Agreement with those we serve including the VR Client and any third party with vested interest (such as a parent, spouse, or guardian).  That Contract can be seen at  www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement Page, Section Eleven.  Among other requirements said Contact does have financial commitment components. VR approves of said Service Contract/Agreement. It is dated April 16, 2020


7.  DISCLAIMER:  The Joda Collins Driving Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to this Contract that DO NOT change any service, financial or fact of this Contract but are limited to correcting grammar, improving wording, and/or reordering or reorganization of this information.





                SECTION (CONTRACT) ELEVEN 

SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTS, STUDENT-DRIVERS AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.   6/18/2021


1. CONTRACT

   A.  First person reference ("I", "me", "we", "our" or "us" is Joda Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy). Second person reference ("you") is reference to the VR Client, the person who is financially responsible for all charges not covered by the VR and the Student-driver.

    B.  This Contract is not complicated; it is long.  However, I do not know how to make it shorter without deleting important information.  If  you do, let me know.  Please read this like you would an encyclopedia and not a novel.  Understand each sentence before going to the next.  Read it and make notes along the way of important information.  If you have questions, just ask by telephone (850 981-3355) or email (jodacollins@aol.com).  Thank you. Joda Collins. If you do not have the time to read this Contract carefully, please do not do business with me until you have the time to read this Contract carefully.  If you do not have the reading comprehension ability to understand this Contract, let me know and I or one of my staff members will walk you through it one concept at a time.  After that, if you are still confused we will consider paying your attorney to help you understand this document.  Just give an estimate and let us know.
     C.  If you are ever unhappy with me (Joda Collins), my staff or our service, please let us know IMMEDIATELY and give us a chance to resolve your concern before sharing any negative opinion with anyone else.   We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau because we do our best to avoid difficulties and when difficulties exist we do our best to resolve them. The best way to insure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully, only sign it if you agree and make a conscious decision to cheerfully honor all commitments.  We do for you.  Thank you for doing so for us.  

     D.  CONTRACT/SERVICE AGREEMENT

           (1).  If you do not like something, anything at all, about this Service Agreement/Contract, tell me BEFORE YOU AGREE TO IT and I (Joda Collins) will try to work with you to adjust this Agreement/Contract to your liking. I am more interested in a meeting of the minds than I am in keeping every thing in this Contact unchanged.  If you misunderstood something and want something changed after signing, let me know and I will try to accommodate; however I do not work for less or do more for free. 

            (2).  I ask those who would sign this Contract and then get mad when held to it, please do not do business with me.  For me, such income is not worth the stress.  If you do not have the time to carefully read this document, please delay driver's training until you do have the the time to carefully read this Contact. Questions?  Just ask!  If you think you are exempt from the responsibilities you agree to, then do not do business with me.

            (3).  If you become overwhelmed with the details of this Contact you can call 850 981-3355 or email jodacollins@aol.com for clarification of any section or sections, or we will walk you through this on the phone line by line, section by section and/or concept by concept.

            (4).  The Joda Collins Driving Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to this Contract that DOES NOT change any service, financial reality or fact of this Contract and those changes are limited to correcting grammar, improving wording, and/or reorganization of this information.

            (5).  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you hostage or be held hostage by anything that follows, "But you said...."   If it is not in writing and signed by all relevant parties, it was never said by anyone.  Get a signed paper copy of all important details/promises.  We do.

             (6).  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid except as provided for in this paragraph.  It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed paper copy in the form of an Attachment signed by all parties.

             (7).  All  service inquiries, needs, questions and/or requests and/or responses that do not require an immediate reply (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) are handled via email rather than phone call or voice email. We are charging the VR the same fee we did in 2010 and in order to continue to do so, we need to limit our admin expense.  Responding to and by email is much less expensive than responding by or to phone calls for reasons which we will clarify upon request.  Thank you for honoring this policy and for not being upset with us for calling your attention to this if we need to. We really want to continue to serve the VR for the least expense to them as possible so we can invested their limited funds helping as many people as possible. Thank you for your help and understanding.    Sincerely, Joda Collins

     E.  LESSON START LOCATION(S)

           (1).  Unless otherwise requested and approved the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Road.  For service starting or ending elsewhere the door-to-door fee is $2 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is very near Exit 26 at Interstate 10, Milton 32583.  Thirty-eight, zero, four (3804) Garcon Point Road is a Shell Station/Truck Stop/Circle K/Restaurant.  Mr. Collins will be inside seated alone in the restaurant. His photo is at www.jodacollins.com. You will get his cell phone number via email.  The VR might or might not pay for this. The VR Customer/Client can ask the VR to pay for door-to-door service.

           (2).  Unless otherwise requested and approved the start and end location for lessons two and following is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 which is across the street from the start location for lesson one.  For lesson two and following Mr. Collins will be in his car, immediately to your left as you enter the only parking lot entrance to this little store.  Please park anywhere near his vehicle. If you arrive first, please park in the spaces that face the side road.

           (3).  If there is any last minute confusion about the start location, call Mr. Collins cell (850 304-1870) and if no answer call the office (850 918-3355). 

     F.  WHO ARE THE PARTIES TO THIS SERVICE AGREEMENT/CONTRACT?

          (1).  The Student-Driver.

          (2).  The person who is responsible for charges paid to the Joda Collins Driving Acdy that are not covered by the VR. It may be or may not be the Student-Driver.

          (3).  Third party with vested interest such as parent, spouse or guardian.  This is any person whose has standing (decision-making power or decision-making influence) with or over the Joda Collins Driving Acdy. 
     G.  HERE IS THE USUAL PROCESS ACCOMPLISHED IN THIS ORDER:
          (1).  Joda Collins or his staff gets the approval from the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for the Student-driver's behind-the-wheel training.

          (2).  Joda Collins or his staff emails the Contract location to the VR Driver and Client/Customer.

          (3). The VR Client and Driver emails back their questions about or approval of the Contract. 

          (4).  After G (1) through G (3) are completed, without any further action needed, the financially responsible person (for all charges the VR does not cover) go to our web site calendar at www.jodacollins.com and scheduled five 1.5 hour lessons with one email request. Said individual must be 18-years of older.


2.  FINANCES   

     A.  CREDIT CARD

          All quoted prices are non-credit card (Visa/MasterCard) prices and include a 10% discount. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard, please advise us immediately.  If you, the VR Client, stays within the service agreement we have with the VR, there will be no extra charges to pass on to you.

      B.  VR CLIENT FEES/CHARGE

           (1).  Workbook:  OPTIONAL READING -- Purchase paperback copy of workbook at

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/joda-collins-driving-academy-course-workbook/paperback/product-24099355.html

or use the FREE electronic copy that is sent email.  The purpose of the Workbook is to provide written material that, if read carefully and the written work turned in unsolicited and on time at the start of each lesson will reduce the expense to the VR by up to half for behind-the-wheel training.  It is recommended the Student-driver devote three hours of concentrated reading per lesson starting with lesson two and turn in to Mr. Collins, unsolicited, the written work at the start of every lesson.   If you want to know more about this option, you must ask for more details.  

          (2).  Missed Lesson Fee

                (a).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule a lesson with a two-hour or more notice for any good or bad reason (we have never had missed lesson with less than a two-hour notice based on an expressed bad reason), including acts of God against you, I (Joda Collins) have a minimum $30 added administrative expense. The VR pays for $16.80 of that $30 and the VR Client/Customer pays $13.20 of that expense.  These are not penalty charges but charges that cover our minimum expense for a missed, canceled and/or rescheduled lesson.  Our profit margin is about $24 per lesson.  If we cover the minimum $30 expense for missed, canceled or rescheduled lessons, then we would be paying in expenses more than the collected fee for the lesson.

                (b).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule a lesson with less than a two-hour notice the full tuition charge is forfeited and/or payable; the Student-driver or his/her financial representative pays $13.20 and the VR pays the balance.  Most driving schools have a no-refund policy for missed lessons or a minimum of a 24-hours notice to avoid full charges. We are being gracious to ask for only a two-hour notice to avoid full charges.
                 (c).  Exception:  If there is a NATIONAL adverse weather advisory in effect within three-hours of the driving lesson the predicts adverse weather in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties within three hours of your lesson all Missed Lesson Fees are waived.  Fear of rain and wind or a local forecast of scary weather is NOT a National Weather Advisory. 

          (3). Door-to-Door Service Expense/Fee

                 All door-to-door fees that are paid by anyone or any agency other than the VR have to paid for in advance of scheduling.  

          (4).  ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING CHARGES

                 If  the VR Client/Customer does not schedule all approved lessons with a single phone call or email, there is an additional charge of $30 per scheduling call or email to cover some of Joda Collins' extra admin expenses that the VR will not pay. The driver and/or his/her adult caregiver is responsible for that charge. That fee must be paid in advance of scheduling.

          (5).  TELEPHONE CALLS COMPARED TO EMAILS

                  In an effort to keep expenses low so we do not have to increase our charges to the VR, we do not accept telephone calls from VR clients/customers or drivers.  We ask that all communication between us and VR clients/customers and/or student drivers be via email.  If you want to know how that keeps administration expenses down, just ask.

     

3.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN
     A.  Unless otherwise arranged the parking and three-point turn will take place very soon after driver scores 90-General Safety Points.

     B.  Under no circumstances, whatsoever, will I allow the driver behind the wheel of my car unless the driver and the VR client/customer has read www.jodacollins.com, Agreement page, Section One.  

     C.  I do not charge the VR for parking and three-point turn training if the driver is able to and does memorize the steps for parking and three point turn on his or her own time for free.                   

           (1).   Drivers who struggle to memorize the steps on their own time for FREE and need help memorizing the steps, let me know and I will pay one of my Secretaries for up to three one-hour sessions to tutor you one-to-one at no charge to you and no charge to the VR.  Just ask.  Beyond the possibly of asking you if you understand this option and offering it to you for FREE, I will not mention it to you. 

    D.  I do not charge the VR to teach safe lane changes if the driver memorizes the steps for a safe lane change well enough on his/her own time and before the start of lesson one, to quote them upon request, without hesitation and without error on his or her own before the start of lesson one.  Those steps are:

         "ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, signal,

          ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, move." 

     

4.  RIDERS

      A.  Anyone approved by the vehicle owner (age 12 or older) is allowed to ride in the back seat if the training is accomplished in any vehicle that does not belong to the Joda Collins Driving Acdy. 

      B.  For reasons I  will clarify upon request, with very few exceptions I do not allow anyone to ride in the back seat of my car during VR funded training; there are exceptions, but few.

​     

5.  SCHEDULING

     A.  All VR approved lessons have to be scheduled not later than 7pm the night prior to lesson one (or the first lesson in any new series of approved lessons) and with one email or phone call unless the VR Counselor or the person who is financially responsible for charges not covered by the VR agrees to the additional $30 per lesson beyond lesson one when fewer than five lessons are scheduled not later than 7pm the night prior to lesson one with one email or phone call.    Who can schedule lessons?   The individual who is financially responsible for all charges the VR does not pay and/or his/her designated representatives that are 18-years of age or older.  Said individuals must be designated in writing and said copy signed by all named therein. 

           (1).  If no door-to-door service is requested and approved, the start location for lesson one is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583. This is a Shell Station/Truck Stop/Circle K/Restaurant.  Mr. Collins will be inside seated alone in the restaurant. His photo is at www.jodacollins.com. You will get his cell phone number via email. 

     B.  The start and end location for lessons TWO and following is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 which is across the street from the start location for lesson one.  

             (1).  For lesson two and following Mr. Collins will be in his car, immediately to your left as you enter the only parking lot entrance to this little store. 

      C.  VR approval and paperwork must be in my (Joda Collins) hand and Client and Driver approval of this Contract has to be received before we provide any driving lesson. 

      D.  VR training occurs Tuesday through Friday 10am to 8:45pm start time. Driver must have license or permit for more than 90-days to be able to legally drive at night. If you want Saturday training YOU must request it form the VR before you are approved for any VR funding because the VR receives a discount for VR students not training on Saturdays.

      E.  VR agrees to pay for a package of services. Additional service charges belong to the person who is financially responsible for all charges not covered by the VR.      

     (f).  Beyond a written request for Clients to schedule, we do not make a phone call to schedule for several reasons.
           1. We have discovered that if we make a phone call to schedule, we often put the Client in a position where he or she is scheduling blindly because he or she has not had or taken the time to careful consider future commitments.  This leads to multiple rescheduling preceded by the statement, "I forgot about another commitment we had on X day when I scheduled the driver's training, so I will have to reschedule."  Each rescheduling cost me added administration expense, loss of scheduling time, and puts others we could have served earlier further down the scheduling calendar by delaying their training or causes me to lose business if clients or student-drivers (such as the military) will not be in this area later for training.
            2.  The irritation factor for rescheduling is a consideration.
            3.  Rescheduling does incur a slight increase in fees to the VR and a $13.20 expense to you the Client and / or Student-driver.  These are charges we prefer to avoid as they are distasteful to the VR and clients, and said charges do not cover all of my expense for a missed and rescheduled lesson.
             4. When we initiate the telephone call to schedule lessons, the conversation usually goes much like this, "Yes, let's schedule X date and time, however, I am not sure if that is an after school activity day but I will let you know of you can (or will) call us to confirm," and such as that.  Lessons become "tentative" based on investigation, thus rescheduling is the norm for many of the scheduled lessons.  That kind of conversation is expensive for us as we now have to wait for confirmation and / or initiate multiple call to confirm. 
              5.  Usually, when we make the phone call to schedule, the Client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and do one of two things.
                    a. They state they have read it when they have not and the lack of awareness of the Contract content causes disruption, hard feelings and /or confusion in the future. When we hold clients and / or student-divers responsible for commitments they say they knew about but did not, that always ends poorly.  Many times clients have informed us that "because they really did not read the Contract that they cannot be held accountable for any obligation found in it." That kind of logic baffles us. However, unfortunately, that is the kind of society we now live in.
                     b.  The client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and ask us to call back later, which usually leads to multiple calls or the situation as noted in A above. That puts all of the obligation and responsibility on us for scheduling and non off the obligation, responsibility or accountability on the client for scheduling of their own lessons.
              6.  Sometimes, we have to make many phone calls to schedule, in effect, almost begging the a client to schedule. When we have to beg a client to schedule, that usually means we are put in a position to have to beg the client and / or student driver to show up for every lesson.  That is costly and irritating. We offer a high quality, valuable and life-saving service.  We do not beg people to let us serve them.  Some people, that are not begged to show up for training, simply do not show up and that is bad or everyone, especially us.  So, we avoid that who negative scenario and those kind of people by allow those who need to be begged to schedule and begged to show up to simply let our service pass by. We do that by not begging such people to schedule.  
              7.  Some people become too busy to take lessons. Not calling them to schedule allows them a graceful way to bow out of taking lessons.  
              8.  We are required by law to have a Contract with everyone we serve.  Some people after reading the Contract make two decisions. First, they do not like something about the Contract. Second, they make a decision they would rather not take lessons than inquire about altering the Contract to fit their desires (a conversation and an option we would, however, welcome).   The client and / or student-driver having made such a decision is allowed to gracefully opt out of training by simply not scheduling. 
               9. About one in twenty take offense to being held to a Contract for reasons of their own.  They would rather not take driver's training than read a Contract.  This is their right and we honor that right. Because they refuse to read and agree to a Contract of any kind and doing so is a prerequisite for scheduling, they never contact us to schedule.  This allows them and us to gracefully avoid an awkward one-to-one conversation where they aggressively inform us they will not be held to any contractual commitments.  Such a statement always ends with us wishing them a good day and not serving them.  We prefer to avoid such aggression and the conversation that follows it.  Such conversations serve no productive purpose and are only destructive.  
Everything about us calling unannounced to schedule five lessons with one phone call screams it is a poor, and/or ineffective, and/or unprofessional and and/or irritating/awkward/embarrassing (for all or someone) business practice.  That is why we graciously invite clients to schedule but do not pressure or beg them to schedule driver training.


6.  LIMITED LIABILITY AGREEMENT
     A. When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating. 

      B.  When, in a client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes all liability including all liability that is over and above car owners maximum insurance limit.  
      C. If a personal vehicle is used for training, claims exceeding the vehicle owners maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law.
      D.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.
 


H.  CONFLICT RESOLUTION

      A.  Almost 100% of conflicts occur because of confusion over or after signing rejection of (self-proclaimed exemptions from) commitments clarified in this Contract.  If you (Driver and/or VR Client/Customer or anyone related to or associated with the Driver) are unhappy with me (Joda Collins), my staff or my business for any reason or reasons, please talk to me about it BEFORE YOU AGREE TO OR SIGN THIS DOCUMENT so I can resolve your concerns. So far, I (Joda Collins) have been able to resolve 99% of the concerns revealed to me; however, I cannot address a concern I do not know exists. Thank you. 

      B.  Please do sign this Contact if you do not understand your commitments or consider yourself exempt from commitments on the basis of entitlement or later claims of confusion or ignorance.  We will be happy to take all time you need for us to clarify any point.

      C.  This is a legally binding Contract. If you need an attorney to clarify this Contact to you before you sign it, inform us of the charge for your attorney to do so and we will consider paying the fee.  Again, thank you. 


I.  SIGNATURES;
    I (the undersigned) accept the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document. 
If you cannot sign this document on line (here), just email jodacollins@aol.com and express your acceptance of this Contract. That  is sufficient to continue with the next step, which is scheduling. 

__________________________________________________ Date________________
Financially responsible person for charges not covered by the VR and noted herein.

___________________________________________________Date________________
Student-Driver. If under 18 or not the VR Client, this person cannot be held accountable for anything in this document but understands his or her commitment and the commitment others are making on behalf of him or her. 
 
__________________________________________________Date_________________

VR Client/Customer


__________________________________________________Date_________________

Third party with vested interest (standing). 
 
__________________________________________________Date_________________ 

Joda Collins Driving Acdy
Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com



SECTION (CONTRACT) TWELVE

NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS  8/26/19

If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let us know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else and give us a chance to resolve your concern.    The best way to best insure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you agree.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins

    I am often asked, "How many lesson will the training require?"  That s a good question. It is, also, hard to answer.  For example, if I asked you, "How long will it take my son to become educated?, what would you say?  If I asked, "How long will it take for me to be financially well-off?, what would be your answer?  If I asked you, "How many lessons will it take for me to be a good piano player?" Can you tell me that now with any degree of accuracy?  You cannot answer well because you do not have enough information. 

    Provide the following information BEFORE THE FIRST LESSON and after the first lesson I can give you a fairly accurate estimate of how many more lessons, if any, I think the driver will need to reach his or her driving goal.  Fill out as many of these forms with varying criteria that you desire. 

​1.  Are you only seeking to pass the State Driving Exam? If yes, do not complete this form.  I will provide an estimate after the first lesson.

2. At what maximum speed do you want driver reasonably safe? _______ mph

3.  In what traffic congestion do you want driver reasonably safe?

     A. Mild    B. Mild to Moderate    C. Moderate    D. Moderate to Congested.    E. Congested

4.  In what weather conditions do you want driver reasonably safe?

     A.  Good Weather (no noticeable wind or rain)

     B.  Mild wind but no rain

     C.  Moderate wind but no rain

     D.  Much wind but no rain.

     E.  Mild rain but no wind.

     F.   Moderate rain but no wind

     G.  Much rain but no wind.

     H.  Mild wind and some rain. (Mild Storm)

      I.  Moderate wind and moderate rain?  (Moderate Storm)

      J. Much wind and much rain.  (Severe Storm but under level of national weather advisory)

5.  Do you want driver reasonably safe after sundown?   _______ (yes or no)

6.  In what driving environment do you want driver reasonably safe?

     A. Memorized by driver.   

     B. Well-known to driver.   

     C. New to driver but common to our area.   

     D. New to driver and much different from our area.

7.  Do you want driver reasonably safe driving directly into rising or setting sun? _____ (yes/no)


8.  Do you want driver reasonably safe among:
     A.  Excellent (defensive drivers) only
     B.  Excellent and good drivers only (good drivers keep the major rules of the road but are not defensive drivers)
     C.  Excellent, good and bad (crash prone) drivers.


9.  By whose/what standard do you define "reasonably safe?" 

     A.  Joda Collins' standard that teaches 12 General Safety Skills (that keep a driver from causing crashes) and 23 Defensive Driving Techniques (that keep a driver from becoming involved in the crashes that bad drivers cause).  This estimate will be higher because Mr. Collins standard for "reasonably safe" is higher. 

     B.  The Average Driver who employs three to six of the 12 General Safety Skills and two or three of the 23 Defensive Driving Skills.  Note: The Average Driver considers him or herself safer than 80 to 85% of all other drivers, therefore, the Average Driver would also include the Above Average Driver. 

     C. The Poor Driver who employees one or two of the 12 General Safety Skills and zero to one of the Defensive Driving Skills. 



               



                 
                SECTION (CONTRACT) FIFTEEN
   MEDICAL EVALUATIONS FOR DRIVING COMPETENCY
                                                                                                                                                                                Edited 12/30/19
1.  DRIVER INFORMATION

___________________________________
Name

 ___________________________________
Mailing Address

___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone Number

2.  MEDICAL INSTITUTION INFORMATION


___________________________________
Name


___________________________________
Official Representative of Same

___________________________________
Mailing Address


___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone Number


___________________________________
Driver License Number or State ID (Same number)

3.  WRITTEN EVALUATION
      A.  If the Evaluation has to be accomplished by a Florida State Licensed Driving Instructor that is also a Florida Licensed Medical Doctor I (Joda Collins) cannot provide this Evaluation.  If the Evaluation has to accomplished by a Florida Licensed Driving Instructor that does NOT have to also be a Florida Licensed Medical Doctor, I CAN provided this Evaluation.

      B.  The Evaluation answers the following questions.
            (1) .  Is the driver currently safe behind the wheel?
                     (a).  If not, does the driver have the capacity to become a safe driver?
                             (1).   If so, how much additional training do I (Joda Collins) think the driver will need to become a reasonably safe driver?

 4.  START AND END LOCATION
     A.  Door-to-door service is available.  For a quote, just ask.  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed on, the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, 32583.  This is a Shell Station/Circle K Store/Restaurant located north of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton.  Please park in spaces at the side of the building, enter the front doors and turn left. I (Joda Collins) will be seated alone immediately in front of you.  My photo is at www.jodacollins.com. My cell number is 850 304-1870.  Please do not leave voice mail or text on my cell phone. I never check voice mail or text on my cell phone.
      B.  Unless otherwise agreed on, the start location for additional lessons is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, 32583, which is across the street from the starting location for lesson one and at the Dollar General Store. Thank you for parking in the spaces facing the side road. If there is any last minute scheduling confusion call Mr. Collins cell phone at 850 304-1870. If there is no answer, please call 850 981-3355. 
If door-to-door service is requested and approved the per lesson door-to-door charge to

is __________ one way miles times two = __________ 

round trip miles times $2.22 = $_________________

If you have not expressed a desire for door-to-door service, the above amounts (figures) may not show.  If you want a quote, just ask via email or phone call.  Thank you. 
 

5.  FINANCES
     A.  Medical evaluations are typically two-hours including a five-minute break for safety.  The per hour charge is between $140 minimum and $158 maximum. Subtract $8 from the maximum if payment is NOT made using Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) but via money order, cashier's check or business or personal check.  Subtract $5 from the maximum for weekday service rather than Saturday Service.  Subtract $5 from the maximum for prepayment, otherwise payment is made upon billing after service is rendered.

     B.  Fee includes written Evaluation results.
     C.  If Student-driver misses the lesson for any reason, including a reason that is not his or her fault and does not provide a minimum two-hour notice, the charge is $75 plus 100% of door-to-door fees (if any).  If  you want the Student-driver to share in any or all of this financial liability (for missed lesson), please advise is before signing.
     D.  If there is a National Weather Advisory that predicts adverse weather for our area within three-hours of the scheduled lessons, Mr. Collins will cancel the lesson and there is no charge for the canceled lesson or to reschedule.  A local forecast for adverse weather is NOT a National Weather Advisory. 
     E.  If Client made a mistake and does not need this training or service, once the payment is made and up to two hours prior to the training, no refund is provided.

 6.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE
    A.  When using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for training, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating. If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.
     B. When, in a Client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes full liability including all liability that is over and above car owner's maximum insurance limit. The or a registered owner of the vehicle must sign a liability release. I cannot accept the signature of anyone under 18-years of age, a trusted friend, relative or spouse of the vehicle owner.  If the registered vehicle owner will not be with the vehicle at the time of the first lesson to sign the liability waiver in my presence, I will use my car for training.  If you use your own car for training, claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law. 


7.  SIGNATURES 
       A.  I (the undersigned) have read and understand this Contract.
       B.  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. Just send an email to JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 expressing that  you accept this Contract. or sign a paper copy.
       C.  I accept and commit to the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this Document and Attachment One as they apply to me.  You can count on me to honor my word with a positive attitude because I am a decent and honorable person.  I expect to be able to count on you to show me the same honor.
       D.  The content of this document takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal, unless the exception is on paper and signed by all involved.  WE HAVE NO VERBAL AGREEMENTS, EVER!   We will not be held hostage to any thing that follows, "But he said...", "But, she said...." or "But, you said...."   We will not attempt to hold you hostage to anything that follows. "But, you said...." If it is important to you, you get it in writing from us.  If it is important to us we will get it in writing from you.
       E.  This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.​​

8. X________________________ Date________
Client   (I am not personally responsible for these fees, but I have the authority to financially bind my company to these fees.)


9.  XX______________________Date_________
Driver  (If under 18 cannot be held liable for any commitment, but reading this only to know what is expected from him or her and know the commitment of the Client to him or her.  I accept the benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document as they apply to me.)
 
10.  ________________________ Date_________
I attest that this paper copy of this Service Agreement has the same facts as the on line web site copy. 

11. Office: 850  981-3355    www.JodaCollins.com   




INSURANCE LIABILITY WAIVER FOR USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLE FOR TRAINING

To use a personal vehicle for training the owner of the vehicle must sign a waiver freeing Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy from an y and all responsibility for the safety of the driver, me (Joda Collins) and/or others within our driver area.  I cannot assume responsibility for a vehicle I cannot control. The vehicle owner must assume       


             

15.  FINANCES. If not paying with Credit Card.
The total is $449 cash, check or money order, which includes a 7% discount for not using visa or Mastercard (no debit cards accepted).  We do not accept business of personal checks.   Please send $100 in the form of money order or cashier's check to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Drive, Milton, FL 32583.  Immediately after you place that money order in the mail you can call 850 981-3355 to schedule or you can schedule from our on line web site calendar at www.jodacollins.com . 

16:  FINANCES. If paying with Credit card.
 If paying with visa or mastercard, the total is $482.80.  Please provide your credit card info by phone (850 981-3355) or email (JodaCollins@aol.com);  Name on Card, Number, Expiration Date, Security Code (on back), complete mailing address where credit card billing is sent. Once we have your Credit Card information, you can schedule by phone or from our on line website calendar at www.jodacollins.com . 

17.  REFUND FOR ALL UNUSED FUNDS (for services not already rendered). 
       A.  Cancel with at least a two-hour notice = 90% refund including any door-to-door fees.
       B.  Cancel prior to the start of the lesson but with less than a two-hour notice = 75% refund excluding the door-to-door fee (if any) which is forfeited.
       C.  Cancel with no advance notice = 50% refund excluding the door-to-door fee (if any) which is forfeited.
       D.  We do not pay for acts of God against others (otherwise known as "unavoidable" or "not my fault."  The above refund amounts apply even if you miss your appointment for reasons that are not your fault.

18.  FINANCING
You can pay $100 down and the remainder, interest free, at any later date; however, your completion notice cannot be sent to the State until your account is paid in full.  Payment is due at time of service. 

19.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE
       If you need door to door service, we provide that for $2 per round trip mile. Give us your door to door address and we will quote you the fee/charge for providing that service.

Working Agreements/Service Contacts



If your only goal is to pass the State Driving Exam to secure your driver license, the better you have memorized the steps for parking and three-point turn BEFORE scheduling your first (or only) lesson the fewer lessons you will need to reach that goal.


However, we do not teach parking and three-point turn unless specifically asked to do so. Second, we do not tell the driver or the client when we will teach parking and three-point turn, rather, the driver and/or the client tells us when that training will occur.


​​​We do not charge for parking and three-point turn training IF the driver is also enrolled in paid training, has memorized the steps in whole or in part well enough to quote them without hesitation upon request and without assistance.  It only takes about one minute to teach the three-point turn and about five minutes to each parking once a driver has memorized the steps well enough to quote them (in whole or in part) without hesitation, or assistance and upon request. I (Joda Collins) simply add the time to any existing lesson. Also, drivers do not have to memorize all of the steps for parking and three-point turn as I will train a driver to do all the steps the driver has memorized taking the first part of every lesson to do so, if you wish that free training. If so, ask for it.

​    Parking and Three-point-turn are skill requirements for all who have to take the State exam.  It usually benefits the driver to use his or her vehicle to learn parking and the three- point turn because that better ensures the driver will, more easily, pass the part of the State test and because the training/learning is easier and takes less time in a personal vehicle. (See red and green print for details.) Therefore, I need to know if you, the Client, want to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training or our vehicle. It is your choice. I do not care if you use  your car or my car for parking and three-point turn.

Drivers that have memorized the steps for parking and three point turn can "learn" how to park and do the three point turn during behind the wheel training in about  five minutes. Drivers that do not or can not memorize on their own usually require one to three hours of behind-the-wheel training to learn parking and three point turn.
 

Drivers do not have to learn all the steps at one time before free training for parking and/or three-point turn occurs. You can be trained for no charge on only the steps you have memorized.  Just let us know when you want the training.


When I first bought my car I had to have my front end (tires) aligned every 5 or 6 weeks.  I was getting only 24,000 miles on my 40,000 mile tires.  A Toyota supervisor asked me if I was turning the steering wheel with the vehicle stationary? I said, "Yes, every day, many times a day."  He told me to be sure the car was moving at least one mile per hour before turning the steering wheel and I would get rid of the necessity to have my front tires aligned so often. He was right.  Most students take about 15 to 20 attempts before learning to do the three point turn.  It is not unusual for mentally handicapped students take 20 to 40 attempts.  It is common for me to teach 100 to 200 three-point turn attempts monthly.  Now that I require my vehicle to be moving at least one mile per hour before turning steering wheel, my front end alignment need has vanished. 


What car are  you using for parking and three point turn training?  Yours or mine?


Unless otherwise directed use this procedure (memory steps) for the three-point turn:
   
  Slow, Right, Look, Signal, Stop
     Turn, Look, Go, Stop
     Reverse, Look, Go, Stop
     Drive, Look, Go. 


Memorize the red print if you are using your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.

Memorize the green print if we are using the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle for parking and three-point turn training. 


The only difference is that in the Acdy vehicle the vehicle has to be moving at least one-tenth of one inch per second before steering while in your vehicle you can turn the steering wheel with the car stationary.  After about 200 stationary full turns left or right I have to have my vehicle tires re-aligned.  I have to take half a day off and pay $66 for the re-alignment.  If the car is moving at any speed, the weight of the car is dissipated and no front end alignment is necessary due to parking and threepoint turn training.  However, many  new drivers take a long time to learn to keep the car moving slowly with brake pressure applied and turn the steering wheel fast enough to successfully accomplish a three-point turn or parking.  Teaching does not mean that I am obligated for a student driver to abuse my vehicle unless I am convinced driver cannot, with training, learn to drive slowly with brake pressure.  The expense for learning or trying to learn to travel slow without stopping by applying light brake pressure belongs to the Client.  If I determine the driver simply cannot do it, I will let driver use my car for parking and three-turn and I I will pay for a front-end alignment. Anyone, however, can turn the steering wheel while the car is stationary and it does not matter if the steering is slow or fast. Questions?  Just ask. 

 Entering a parking space when using a private  vehicle for parking.  

    1.  Go slow, get far right, look over left shoulder and if safe, signal left.
    2.  Stop, turn wheel 90% full left.
    3.  When safe, coast.
    4.  Steer right in order to stop with car          centered n lane.
    5. Point front wheels straight.
    6. Put parking brake on and                         transmission in park. 


Note:  "When safe," means you look in every possible direction from which a vehicle or pedestrian might reasonably be about to enter your line of travel.
 


Exiting a parking space when using a private  vehicle for parking.   

     1.  When safe, put in reverse, release           parking brake when safe, back.
     2.  Stop when my front bumper is                 even with back bumper of vehicle on right or left.
     3.  Turn wheel 100% in the direction             you want the back end of vehicle to go. .
     4.  When safe, back up, stop at 45               degree angle and put in drive.
     5.  Turn wheel 100% in the direction             you want the front of the vehicle to go and when safe, accelerate. .


View:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/505780/a-slice-of-life


Three Point Turn when using a private  vehicle for three point turn training.   

     1.  Go slow, get far right, look over left shoulder and if safe signal left and stop.
     2.  Turn 100% left and, when safe,                coast, stop and put in reverse.
     3.  Turn 100% right, when safe coast             back, stop and put in drive.
     4   Turn 100% left and when safe, go.


There is more to entering and exiting a parking space than what is noted above, but the additional information is easily incorporated into the steps above once the steps above are memorized. 

Entering a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking.

   
 1.  Go slow

     2. Get far right 

     3. Look over left shoulder and if safe. 

     4. Signal left.
     5.  Stop. 

     6. When safe, coast at 0 to 1 mph and then

     7.  Turn wheel fast 1.5 turns left (as soon as your from bumper passes post.
     8. Turn wheel to 1.5 turns to right.

     9. Stop centered in your lane one to 12 inches from curb or concrete stop.
     10.  Put parking brake on and                         transmission in Park. 


Exiting a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking. 


     1.  When safe, put in reverse and                 when safe, back
     2.  Stop when told to do so, when                 directed turn wheel full left then stop vehicle at 45 degree angle. 
     3.  Put in drive and when safe, coast             at 0 to 1mph and then steer into               your lane.


Three Point Turn when using Academy vehicle for three point turn training. 

     1.  Go slow, get far right, look over left shoulder and if safe signal left and stop.
     2.  When safe, remove some brake               pressure, coast, and turn full left and stop before any part of vehicle goes off the road. 
     3.  Put in reverse, when safe, coast               with partial brake pressure on, turn           wheel full right as fast as you                   can, stop when told.
     4   Put in drive, when safe, remove               some brake pressure,  coast while           turning wheel left as fast as you can and steer into your lane.  


Note:  "Stop," means "stop when I (Joda Collins) tell you to stop. "Coasting," is always at 0 to 1mph, accomplished by keeping some brake pressure on.

There is more to entering and exiting a parking space than what is noted above, but the additional information is easily incorporated into the steps above once the steps above are memorized. 

We offer a free written Memory Course that, upon completing, most student drivers have memorized the parking procedures.  That free Memory Course is found at 
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/driving-skills-memory-work/paperback/product-20127983.html 

If you want to use this Memory training and need more direction to do so, just ask!
     
For student-drivers that have completed the Driving Skills Memory Workbook and turned in the completed written work to us (as evidence of completion of the Memory Workbook) and still find they cannot memorize the steps for parking, we set you down at a table and quote each step to you one and you restate them.  We do this for one hour. So far, everyone who thought they could not memorize, did.  

Every driver that has secured a driver's license in the State of Florida has memorized steps for parking and a three-point-turn.  You can do it, too. 

Even if the vehicle that the driver will use for the State test is not available for use for training, I still prefer to use the Client's or Student-drivers personal vehicle instead of my vehicle for parking and three point turn training.  That is because I do not allow my vehicle have the steering wheel turned while the vehicle is stationary.  It is very hard on the power steering over a long period of time.  It will not hurt power steering if done a few hundred times, but can damage the power steering when done a few thousand times as it is when done in a vehicle use for training every day.   

FREE TRAINING (PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN)
We do not charge for parking and/or three point turn training, in whole or in part, if the following conditions are met:
1.  Driver has memorized the steps for parking and three point turn, in whole or in part, well enough to quote them without hesitation or assistance and upon request before training for parking and three point turn during paid sessions.  This means driver does not have memorize all the steps at one time.  Memorize as much or as little as you want and we can practice what you have memorizes free of charge to you anytime you want. It only takes about 45 seconds to to a complete three point turn after steps are memorized and it only takes about two minutes to enter and exit a parking space in accord with State law once the steps are memorized. So, all I do is a two or three minutes to any existing lesson at no charge any time a driver wants to practice what he or she has memorized of the steps for parking and/or three point turn. 
2.  Before memorizing the steps for parking and three point turn, read the red and green print above.
3. Driver must have at least 90 General Safety Points before practicing parking and/or three point turn if using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training.


ADDITIONAL OFFER
I (Joda Collins) will train any licensed driver to train any person how to pass the parking and three point turn part of the State driving exam for $1.94 per (in car) minute.  Requirements:
   1.  This training must be added to an existing lesson of 75 or more minutes.
   2.  The training has to take place in the Client's insured vehicle.
   3.  The maximum training time per 75 -minute or longer lesson is 15 minutes unless otherwise arranged.  Most experienced drivers can learn to teach parking and three point turn in 15 minutes. 


ADDITIONAL OFFER

Any Client can ride during parking and three point turn training of his or her Student-Driver and learn from watching how to train for parking and three-point turn. Charge for riding and learning how to teach parking and three-point turn is zero dollars.  Standard training fees still apply for Student-Driver training.
    I will train any Client to train any student to do parking and three-point turn.  Standard training fees still apply.
    If you have any remaining questions, just ask! 


SECTION TWO

This is for those directed here. If you have not been directed to this Section, it will not make sense to  you.


THREE POINT TURN

Far right

Go slow

Look

Signal 

Stop


Turn

Look

Coast

Stop

Reverse


Turn

Look 

Coast

Stop

Drive


Turn

Look

Go


ENTERING PARKING SPACE

Get right

Go slow

Look

Signal

Stop

Turn

Look

Coast

Stop

Parking & transmission brakes.


EXITING A PARKING SPACE

Reverse

Look

Coast

Stop

Turn


Look

Coast

Stop

Turn


Look 

Go


Turn steering full left when parked uphill with curb on right


Moving vehicle must miss pedestrian by three feet minimum.


Put both feet on brake. Hold brake down with left foot. Move right foot to accelerator. Small acceleration. Remove left foot from brake.


One difference is turn lane is shorter than deceleration lane.


Know where horn, emergency flashers, bright and dim headlights are.


​CLARIFICATION OF FREE THREE POINT TURN TRAINING

What follows was in response to a real email which read:  "Mr. Collins, you said I would get some FREE three-point turn training today and I did not.  Why?"
My Response:  Free behind-the-wheel training is unusual for any driving school to offer.  Unlike other businesses, such as grocery stores for example, that can offers something for free or at a reduced price and can make up the lost profit on the sale of other items, driving schools only have one product/service which is driver's training. 


Eighty percent of driver's training is Cognitive/Mental only.  
Ten percent of driver's training is a combination of Cognitive and Physical. 

Ten percent of of driver's training is mostly Physical. 
1.  COGNITIVE/MENTAL ONLY  (80%)
     A.  Learning the rules of the road and how to apply those rules of the road in traffic,         

     B.  Learning the 12 General Safety skills and now to apply those skills in traffic and         C.  Learnign the 23 Defensive Driving Techniques and how to apply those techniques in traffic.  
2.  A COMBINATION OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL (10%)
     A.  Learning how the steering wheel influences the front tires.
     B.  Learning how the brake and accelerator influences the speed of the vehicle 
     C.  Learning when and how to use coasting. 
     D.  Memorizing the steps for parking and three point turn.


Ten percent of drivers training is:

2. PHYSICAL (10%)
    A.  Learning the physical moves to safely operate the accelerator, brake and steering.  


I give away FREE driver's training in the following ways:
1. The workbook which is all mental/cognitive.
2. These emails which is all mental/cognitive.
3. The written steps for parking and three point turn, which is all mental/cognitive.
4. Responding to any questions about driving presented in email format which is cognitive/mental.
5.  Under specific conditions, couple of minutes at the start of each lesson devoted to free three-point turn and parking skills, which is a combination of mental/cognitive (memorizing the steps) and physical (doing the memorized steps behind the wheel).

Now, let's take the major points made in this note so far and put them together.
1. It is unusual for a driving school to give away driver's training whether it be cognitive/mental skill information, physical training behind the wheel or any combination of physical and mental/cognitive training.
2. FREE three point turn training consists of memorizing the steps and doing them.  However, I only give away a minute or two free driver's training per lesson and only until driver can do the three-point turn and parking well enough to pass that part of the State exam.


Today, my FREE three point turn consisted of testing you while you were in the passenger's seat with me in the driver's seat to see if you memorized the steps for the three-point turn.  In total it took only about three to five minutes to do so, which included driving to the location for the three point turn, providing instruction to  you to state the steps from memory, and me doing them to show you what the steps looked like in real life and changing sides with you to begin the paid driving session.


You ACED the memorizing the steps.  When the three to five minutes of FREE training was over, I changed places with you to begin the paid training. We started the lesson at 2:25pm and ended the lesson at 3:47pm; a total of one hour and 22- minutes or 82-minutes of training of which five was devoted to free three point turn training leaving 75-minutes of paid training and 2-minutes of additional free training. I always try to go a couple of minutes over to be fair.


At the end of the training you shared with me that you were not allowed to do any of the FREE three-point turn training. I shared with you that you did get the FREE three- point training. You seemed confused and I shared with you that I would clarify with an email. This is that email. 


However, I know what you meant. What you meant was that you were not allowed to be behind-the-wheel of my car to do the three-point turn training for FREE. And that is correct.  Before I put a driver behind the wheel for FREE three point turn training, I usually first verify the driver has memorized the steps well enough to quote them without hesitation, without error and upon request and show the driver those steps as they play out (are done) in real life. That is driver's training.  Once I know a driver can quote the steps without error or hesitation, I put the driver behind-the-wheel to do those steps, which will be done the next lesson.


In contrast, if today, I would have spent five minutes driving to the three point turn location, clarifying what we were doing during the three-point turn, having the you quote the steps slowly so I could show them, then changed sides with you and then having you actually do the steps, the total amount of time I would have given to FREE training would have been closer to 15 minutes rather than five.  Five minutes of FREE training is a about a $10 value.  Fifteen minutes of free training is about a $29 gift.  While I enjoy and want to give some free time, I seldom give $29 worth of my time for free in one lesson; not because I am negative towards giving the training, but because my lessons are often back to back, especially on Saturday and if I give 15-free minutes to every driver, that would mean I lost one full hour of training time every day (if I had four drivers), which is not unusual for a Saturday because Saturdays fill up first and fastest.  That is too much free training to give and too much lost training (income) time. 


Next lesson we will start the training with you behind-the-wheel to do the three point turn.  The free training consists of everything relative to the three-point turn that you can do without unnecessary hesitation and without error.  This limits my free gift to you to a limit I can give away and still make the most of my limited time I have to earn my living. 


Thank you for your good question.  I hope this clarifies and is a good answer to your good question. 


Questions? Just ask.

Sincerely,

Joda Collins


     SECTION THREE
     SAVING MONEY!

OUR MOTTO IS "WE GO THE EXTRA MILE."
In the days of Jesus on Earth, any Roman Solider to order any person to carry anything the Roman Soldier was carrying and do so for up to one mile.  Jesus said, if a Roman Soldier orders you to carry his gear (or anything else) for a mile, then volunteer to carry it an extra mile. In other words, do twice as much for the Roman Solider than is required and do it with a positive attitude.
     In order to fulfill our motto, we have to give you the opportunity of progress through the training at twice the rate, therefore at half the expense.  Drivers who:

1.  Memorize the steps for parking and three point turn.

2.  Memorize the assigned 10-words prior to the start of lesson one.

3.  Do the assigned three hours of self-study in preparation for each lesson starting with lesson two.

4.  Read and reflect on progress reports after each lesson.

5.  Learn hand over hand steering on their own time. 

6.  Learn to let the wheel slide through hands to complete standard 90-degree turns on their own time

Progress twice as fast and at half the expense compared to drivers who do none of the above.

A.  MEMORIZE
Memorize the following 10-words in consecutive order before the start of your initial driving session, "Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Move."  Save $30.00 (not $30 off, but $30 less).

B.  MEMORIZE
Memorize the steps (procedure) for parking and three-point-turn on your own time. Save $150.00.  (Not $150 off but $150 less.) 

C.  FREE written report of your driving progress and/or needs after each or almost every lesson.  Learn by reading. You have to ask for this report via return email.  Mr. Collins pays a Secretary $15 to turn his coded notes into something you can read if and only if you want those notes sent to you email FREE of charge to you. Only about 30% of drivers and 70% of Clients want those notes, so Mr. Collins does not spend the money producing them if they are not valued.  One request is all that is needed for notes after every lesson.

D.  WORKBOOK
Read 15-pages of the study Workbook in preparation for your initial training session.  That workbook is attached to your first email from us.  Or, you can order the workbook on line at 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/joda-collins-driving-academy-course-workbook/paperback/product-24099355.html

Read for a devoted three hours from the study workbook in preparation for each lesson beginning with lesson two and turn in the self-study written work, unsolicited, at the start of each lesson. Save 30% to 50% of your tuition expense (not 30% to 50% off, but  30% go 50% less) because you will progress up to twice as fast and at up to half the expense compared to those who do not do the reading or written work.

None of the workbook is required reading. None of the reading is expected.  The workbook is nothing like the Florida Official Driver's Manual. The workbook is optional reading for those who want to progress faster through the training, thus at a lower expense. Some find it very helpful and progress up to twice as fast and therefore at half the expense. Others find it tedious reading and of no value at all.  

Learning to drive safely is 10% physical ability, 40% behind the wheel training and 50% mental.  For example, if I gave an elementary school student a copy of the times tables on Monday and said we would study the times tables on Friday and I would charge the student's parents $1.68 per minute for every minute it took me on Friday to teach the times tables and between Monday and Friday the child spent eight hours memorizing the times tables, on Friday I would ask the child a dozen or so times tables questions such as what is 3 times 3, 6 times 4, 7  times 9 and so on.  If the child got every answer right I would know in  about a minute or so if the child had learned the times tables.  If so, I would charge the student's parents about $2.00.  However, if the student waited until Friday to study the times table with me as the teacher and it took him or her eight classroom hours to learn the times tables, the charge tot the parent would be $1.68 times 60 minutes times eight hours = $806.00.  The savings for the first child is $804 ($806 minus $2).  That is not $804 off, but it is $804 saved.  

That is the way it is with driver's training. If you want me (Joda Collins) to explain during paid driving time the meaning and application of the 45 most common traffic laws, the meaning and application 10 most common traffic signs, the meaning and application of the 12 general safety skill and the meaning and application of the 23 defensive driving techniques, I can do that at a cost to you of several hundred or several thousand dollars (depending on your listening skills and learning speed).  Or, you can learn them for free by reading the assigned homework. 

The only reason I offer this savings opportunity is for the students who could not otherwise afford driver's training. However, if you can afford driver's training but want to invest half as much for twice the learning,  you can do self-study also.

Only about 10% of students avail themselves to this savings opportunity.  If most students did use the workbook, I could not afford to offer it. 

Those who do not avail themselves to this FREE learning often say they learn by doing and not by reading. However, they never tell any other teacher that. For example, how many times does a person have to negotiate a four-way stop without instructions on the rules for a four way stop before they learn the rules of a four-way stop.  My estimate is about 10 to 20 times.  How many times must a driver read the rules to four way stop before the driver knows the rules to a four way stop? My estimate is about four times at a cost of zero dollars. 

When a student is learning from me in the car, I am doing is telling the student how to apply what is in the workbook, but charging by the minute to do so.  Use your behind the wheel time learning how to apply what you learned by reading, not learning what is in the 266 pages of reading material. 

Sometimes a student tells me they cannot do the homework because they cannot read.  Please see: https://donmcminn.com/2020/01/how-to-learn-from-reading/?unapproved=47797&moderation-hash=a5a7f3da1c5b26eed090089a2727ff1b#comment-47797


Most students who cannot read, can listen to someone else read it.  If you do not have some one to read it to you, let me know and I will pay my secretary to read it to you and charge you nothing.  Just call  or email for details.

E.  Follow directions during training and learn by doing rather than ask "why" before  you will follow directions. Save $1.68 per minute for each minute Mr. Collins invests to answer your why question before you will follow his direction.  (Not $1.68 per minute off, but $1.68 per minute less.)  Once you follow the direction, you will experience why. 

F. Shuffle steering slows training. If you want to know the details of why shuffle steering slows training (and adds training lessons), just ask. 
https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/just-say-no-to-shuffle-steering/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ArlcIqmOg (Hand-over-hand steering)

​https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road-safety/2748533/Bad-and-unnatural-steering-practices.html

There is no such thing as a perfect steering method. Every method has positives and negatives.  You must determine which positives and negatives you are willing to live with.  I teach the 10 and 2 hand over hand method because I think the positives of this method outweigh the negatives.  In all other forms of steering I think the negatives outweigh the positives.  If you are devoted to a form of steering other than 10 and 2 hand over hand, let me know and we will honor your wishes. Just let us know.  Otherwise, we teach 10/2 hand-over-hand.

FREE TRAINING (PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN)
We do not charge for parking and/or three point turn training, in whole or in part, if the following conditions are met:
1.  Driver has memorized the steps for parking and three point turn, in whole or in part, well enough to quote them without hesitation or assistance and upon request before training for parking and three point turn during paid sessions.  This means driver does not have memorize all the steps at one time.  Memorize as much or as little as you want and we can practice what you have memorizes free of charge to you anytime you want. It only takes about 45 seconds to to a complete three point turn after steps are memorized and it only takes about two minutes to enter and exit a parking space in accord with State law once the steps are memorized. So, all I do is a two or three minutes to any existing lesson at no charge any time a driver wants to practice what he or she has memorized of the steps for parking and/or three point turn. 
2.  Before memorizing the steps for parking and three point turn, read the red and green print above.
3. Driver must have at least 90 General Safety Points before practicing parking and/or three point turn if using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training.



SECTION FOUR

SHORT CONTRACT

FINANCE

$145 per 75-minute in car and/or behind the wheel training session payable in advance. No refund once this payment is made.  No rescheduling once lesson is scheduled unless the Joda Collins Driving Acdy does the rescheduling due to a National Weather Advisory for our Santa Rosa or Escambia County the predicts adverse weather within three hours of  your scheduled lesson. Includes a 5% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit card. If paying with Visa or MasterCard, please advise us immediately (now is good). 


SCHEDULING

We do not schedule without payment made in advance.  When we receive  your payment we will contact you for scheduling.


LESSON START LOCATION

Door-to-door service is available.  For a quote, just ask.  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed on, the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, 32583.  


VERBAL AGREEMENTS

No verbal agreements, ever! 


LIMITED LIABILITY

When in the Joda Collins vehicle, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.  When, in a client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes all liability including all liability that is over and above car owners maximum insurance limit.  




SECTION FIVE

Note: This is a sample of an email we often sent, with slight variations as needed, to Clients. While 100% of the content of this email will may not apply to you, some of it will.  The part that applies as well as the part that does not apply will be apparent. Thank you for reading this carefully.


Good Afternoon Mr. and/or Ms. Client,
Question: Do you want the driver to use our (Acdy) vehicle or your vehicle for the three-point turn for the upcoming lesson? Before answering that question, please carefully read this detailed email.  Thank you. 
   See www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, Section One, Colored print for details. Be sure to memorize the list of steps relative to the vehicle you are using for training for parking and three point turn.
    If the driver has not memorized the steps for the three point turn well enough to quote them upon request without error or hesitation, then Mr. Collins will ask this question of the Client at the start of the lesson tomorrow, 
1.  Do you want to spend paid driving time at the upcoming lesson with the driver memorizing the steps for the three point turn. or 
2.  Skip the training for parking and three point turn today, memorize the steps for the three point turn on your own time for free between lessons, and go on today to General Safety Skills (driving in traffic)
Note: At the upcoming lesson, if you want the driver to memorize the steps for the three-point turn during paid training using the Acdy vehicle, that is done:
1.  With the student in the passenger's side while Mr. Collins shows the three point turn. The student-passenger directs Mr. Collins from the passenger's side to do the three point turn until the driver has the three point turn steps in short term memory. Then,
2. Driver does the three point turn helping driver move steps from short term memory toward long-term memory.
Why doesn't the student begin the training for the three point turn in the driver's side of the Acdy vehicle?  Because....
1.  It takes longer because the student often does the steps out of order, thus frustrating learning as learning the wrong order is counter-productive and the more the driver does the steps out of order the longer the training takes.
2.  Most new drivers think that, or have been taught that steering is done with the vehicle stationary.  However, every auto mechanic will tell you and almost every car maintenance manual will state that turning the steering wheel with the car stationary is not recommended as it is very hard on (damaging to) the power steering, the front wheel assembly and the front end alignment. When I was allowing student drivers to turn the steering wheel with my vehicle stationary I had to get my vehicle front end (tire) aligned every four to six weeks, plus I incurred some costly and unnecessary front end repairs.   Plus, my 40,000 mile tires only got about 24,000 miles when I did not often align the front end. I no longer allow drivers to steer in my vehicle with the vehicle stationary. 
    To dissipate the weight of the vehicle on the tires/front end alignment/parts, when steering, my car must be moving at least 1/100th of one mile per hour (the speed an ant moves).  I have been mandating that for six years and have not had to spend one penny on front end alignment or front end repairs during the past six years. Most new drivers find it very difficult to regulate the brake pressure so the progress is slow and steer fast enough to do a three point turn in three points. That is one reason why I suggest using the driver's or client's vehicle for the three point turn and parking training.  With the vehicle owner's permission, I do allow a driver to turn the steering wheel of his, her or the client's vehicle while that vehicle is stationary. I allow this for the following reasons.
1. It takes about 200 full turns in a stationary vehicle to cause the first signs of needed a front end alignment.  Most students do not need 200 attempts to memorize the steps for the three point turn.  However, since I work with many new students all of the time it does not take long for 200 three point turn, full stationary turns left or right to be made in my car. 
2. I pay my vehicle repair bills and pass that expense on to Client's in the form of higher prices. 
3.  I do not have to pay for your vehicle repair bills. 


Question: Do you want the driver to use our (Acdy) vehicle or your vehicle for the three-point turn for the upcoming lesson? 


Questions? Just ask.

Sincerely,
Ms. Jackie, Scheduling
Joda Collins Driving Academy
850 981-3355     www.jodacollins.com





PARKING AND
THREE-POINT TURN

(Turn-About)



 

​​​​​​​HOW TO SCHEDULE IMMEDIATELY

1.  Please read and understand the appropriate Contact (Working Agreement / Service Contract) found below. 
   State mandated drivers (3 in 3 Program) use Contract/Section #7.
   Keys to Independence/Embrace Family drivers use #9.
   Vocational Rehabilitation Employees use Contact #10.
   Vocational Rehabilitation Clients/Customers use Contract 11.

   Everyone else, use Contact/Section #6
   Questions?  Just ask!

2.  If you are using Contract #6 or Contact #7:
     A.  Mail in your Scheduling/Reservation Fee (if required and as noted in your Contract) and your door-to-door fee (if you are using door-to-door service). 
     B.  Once your Scheduling/Reservation Fee is mailed you can schedule from our calendar located at www.jodacollins.com or call 850 981-3355 to schedule. You do NOT have to wait for us to receive your deposit in the mail nor wait for us to contact you to schedule.


                        SECTION (CONTRACT) SIX 
  STANDARD SERVICE CONTACT FOR 75-MINUTE LESSONS

We are constantly reviewing our Contracts to keep them current, make them easier to read/understand and reducing the number of words when possible. When a major edit occurs we update the edit date.
       Also known as Terms and Conditions or Service Agreement.  6/15/21

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS CONTRACT

1.  GENERAL INFORMATION

     A.  WHAT TO DO NOW?

     B.  ARE YOU SEEKING A SHORTER CONTACT?
     C.  LESSON DURATION
​     D.  PAY FOR ONE LESSON
     E.  WHO CAN SCHEDULE?
     F.  LESSON START LOCATION
     G.  SCHEDULING DRIVING SESSION APPOINTMENTS

     H.  CANCELLATION OF AND/OR MISSED APPOINTMENT​

2.  FINANCES WHEN NOT PAYING WITH CREDIT CARD

3.  FINANCES WHEN PAYING WITH VISA OR MASTERCARD

4.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE

5.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE 

6.  SIGNATURES


1.  GENERAL INFORMATION

     A.   WHAT TO DO FIRST (NOW)?

            (1).  Do not become overwhelmed with details or the length of this Contract. Just  calmly and patiently do the following one step at a time and everything works out well.  It does take some time. If you are rushed, I suggest you delay until you have the time to do this calmly.

                      a.  If you do not have a valid license or permit, call 850 983-1800 or 850 438-6500 and ask what you need to do to secure a license or permit.  Then, go to b. below.

                      b.  After you have done a. above, then read this Contract and Attachment One that follows carefully. Read it as if you are reading a legal document. Read it slowly and with comprehension. Do not read it like you would read a novel (to get just the general idea).  If you are in a hurry now, now is not the time to try to comprehend a legal document. After you have carefully read this Contract, then do c. below.

                      c.  After (not before) you have done a. above first and then b., then send $30 to:  

                               Joda Collins Driving Academy

                               4033 Buttonbush Dr.

                               Milton, FL 32583. 

You can pay the $30 by money order or check (cashier's, personal or business).  Be sure to keep your proof of purchase of a money order or cashier's check, just in case  Do not send cash.  Or, you can pay the $30 via YOUR (not someone else's) Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted) by phone (850 981-3355) or email (JodaCollins@aol.com).  if someone else is paying via Visa or MasterCard credit card for you, the credit card owner has to approve the Contract and make a phone call to us or send the email to create the debt/charge.  Provide the

      Visa or MasterCard credit card number (no debit cards accepted), 

      Expiration date,

      Complete address the billing is sent to and

      The three digit security number found on the back of the card.

This Contract explains the purpose of the $30.00. Be sure to do b. above before doing c.  After you a have paid or mailed the $30 payment, then do d. below.

                       d. After (not before) you have done a., b. and c. above, and once you put the $30 payment in the mail or provide the credit card (no debit cards accepted) info, you can IMMEDIATELY call 850 981-3355 to schedule or schedule from our on line calendar at www.JodaCollins.com .  You do not have wait for us to receive your envelope (if you mailed your $30 payment) and contact you.  You can schedule NOW.  If you find this process confusing or overwhelming, contact us and we will walk you through it one step at a time.  Eat the elephant one bite at a time! 

     B.  ARE YOU SEEKING A SHORTER CONTRACT?  This Contract is long and cumbersome because it addresses every possible question with a complete response.  If you want a shorter Contact you can use only this section.  START OF SHORT CONTRACT:  Charge is $156 per 75-minute lesson, $2.15 door to door fee plus any toll bridge charge.  No refunds, calcellatons or reschduling permitted unless we (Joda Collins) cancels or reschedules lessons. We cancel all lessons that are scheduled within three hours of a national (not local or State) weather advisory.   Pre-pay for all lessons in advance of scheduling. We accept any form of payment except debit cards and personal or business checks.  The Limited Liability Clause of this Contract applies. END OF SHORT CONTRACT.

     C.  LESSON DURATION:  Each lesson is 75-minutes unless the training is for a medical or health evaluation in which case the lesson duration is two-hours.

​     D.  PAY FOR ONE LESSON:  To start with, we only schedule and collect for one lesson. Within 12-hours of the completion of the first lesson I (Joda Collins) will provide to you via email a non-binding estimate (educated guess) of how many more lessons I think driver will need to reach his or her driving goal. 

     E.  SCHEDULING DRIVING SESSION APPOINTMENTS:  Only the Client (financially responsible person signing the Contact) can schedule unless you (the Client) initiates other arrangements, those arrangements are agreed on by all parties and confirmed in writing.

     F.  LESSON START LOCATION:  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed to then the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, 32583 for session one and 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 for lessons two and following.  (Exit 26 and Interstate 10.)

     G.  WHEN CAN I (THE CLIENT) SCHEDULE? 

           (1).  If you are paying by any means other than credit card, if you have a license or permit you, the Client (only), as the financially responsible person, can schedule as soon as you and the Student-driver (if not the same person) reads and understands this Contract, send us an email stating anything like "I ______________ and _____________ have read, understand and accept the benefits and responsibilities of Contract #6 and Attachment One",  and mail a $30 money order, cashier's check (or personal or business check, if approved) to

     Joda Collins Driving Acdy

     4033 Buttonbush Dr.

     Milton, FL 32583.  

This is our mailing address only. Not our business address.  Please do not show up at the Buttonbush address. Also include your payment for door-to-door service if you want door-to-door service.  Provide to us your pick up location and we will quote you the door-to-door fee.  After the above is done, you (the Client only) can schedule IMMEDIATELY from our on line calendar found at www.jodacollins.com or by calling 850 981-3355.  You do NOT have to wait for us to contact you.  Unless otherwise stated in writing, we reject temporary checks and checks with any address (personal or business) on the face of the check that is not in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa or Escambia County, Florida.  Do you have any questions? Just ask email (jodacollins@aol.com) or by phone (850 981-3355). IMPORTANT:  Be sure to keep your proof of purchase for your money order or cashier's check in case it is lost in the mail. We have never had anything lost in the mail, but there is always a first time!

           (2).  If you are paying with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, if you have a license or permit you the Client (only) as the financially responsible person, can schedule as soon as you and the Student-driver (if not the same person) read and understand this contract send us an email stating anything like, "I ______________ and _____________ have read, understand and accept the benefits and responsibilities of Contract #6 and Attachment One", and provide to us the name on the credit card, the mailing address the bill for the credit card is sent to, the credit card number, the credit card expiration date and the credit card security code found on the back of the card.  We accept Visa and MasterCard credit card. No debit cards accepted. You can supply that info via email, on the phone and/or voice mail, or via the US Postal Service mailing the info to Joda Collins Driving Acdy to Joda Collins, 4033 Buttonbush Dr. Milton, FL 32583.  Also include your payment for door-to-door service if you want door-to-door service.  Provide to us your pick up address and we will provide to you the door to door fee.  You (the Client) can schedule from our on line calendar found at www.jodacollins.com or by calling 850 981-3355.   After the above is done, you (the Client only) can IMMEDIATELY schedule from our on line calendar found at www.jodacollins.com or by calling 850 981-3355.   Questions? Just ask email (jodacollins@aol.com) or by phone (850 981-3355).

     H.  CANCELLATION OF AND/OR MISSED APPOINTMENT
          (1).  If you cancel your lesson with at least a two-hour notice 100% of what you paid in advance for tuition for that canceled lesson and any and all door-to-door fees is refundable.  Scheduling / Reservation fee is non-refundable because this is an expense we incur before the training begins.  See J(1) below.
          (2).  If you cancel your appointment with less than a two-hour notice but before the scheduled lesson time 75% of your tuition that you paid in advance for your appointment is refundable; and all of your door-to-door fees are refundable IF and only if Mr. Collins has not already left the office in route to your start location. If he has already left in route to your location, then none of the door to door fee is refundable.  (Tuition is your full payment minus any door-to-door fees and your $30 Scheduling / Reservation fee.)
          (3).  If you do not cancel your appointment before the lesson start time, nothing (zero percent) of what you paid for your appointment or door-to-door fees is refundable.  

     I.  Left blank on purpose.

    J.  RESCHEDULING

         (1)  If you cancel your lesson with a least a two-hour notice and want to reschedule, if you transfer your $30 scheduling / reservation fee to any future lesson that is within 10-months of your initial $30 scheduling / reservation fee payment.

2.   FINANCES WHEN PAYING WITH CASH, MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK (OR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECK IF PRE-APPROVED).

      A.  Each 75-minute lesson is $140 for weekday training and $145 for Saturday training. Rebates when taking more than one lesson and meeting specified criteria are between zero and $14 per lesson.  (See Attachment One Section 4B if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card.) 

      B. Door to Door Service is $2 per round trip mile from very near the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26 in Milton.  Provide your address we will quote the door-to-door charge.

      C. We require a prepayment of the scheduling / reservation fee of $30.00.  That fee, once paid, is non-refundable.  This $30 fee is included in the $140 or $145 noted above.

      D.  Additional details regarding finances are found in Attachment One that follows this or is attached to this Contract.

      E.  All fees paid in advance except for the $30 scheduling / reservation fee is 100% refundable if you provide to us a minimum of a two-hour notice (before training time) requesting a refund. 

      F. If you pay the least ($140) per lesson and get the maximum rebate ($14) the minimum charge for a lesson is $126.00.  This is the same charge that was charged in 2010.

      G. Using the Client's vehicle for over-the-road training significantly increases the danger of crashing and the stress level for Mr. Collins. There is an additional charge of $12.50 per 75-minute lesson to use any vehicle other than the Joda Collins Academy Vehicle for more than parking and three-point turn training.

       H.  CANCELLATION OF AND/OR MISSED APPOINTMENT
             See H and J above.


3.  FINANCES WHEN PAYING WITH A VISA OR MASTERCARD CREDIT CARD (NO DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED).

All quoted prices are for payment with cash, money order, cashier's check and, upon approval, personal or business check and includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no debit cards accepted).  To calculate charge without the 7% discount, calculate the fees using the numbers found in #2 above and multiply all payments by 1.0752859 or contact us for a re-quote.


4.  DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE

     A.  If you want door-to-door pick up service, the door-to-door service charge is per round trip mile from very near the Intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, FL. Be sure to double the miles if your internet search only gives you one way miles and add any toll bridge charges.  If you do not know how to use the internet to secure that mileage or prefer a mileage quote from us, contact us for a quote. If you want door-to-door service you must pay for that service in advance.  If you cancel or reschedule the lesson with no less than a two-hour notice, 100% of that door-to-door payment is immediately refundable or transferable to a rescheduled lesson.  If you are using door-to-door service, be sure to provide to us your pick up address (it must be in Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okalossa County, Florida).  If more than one route is offered, select the route that takes the least time.

     B.  PAYING FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE WITH VISA OR MASTER CARD CREDIT CARD:  This Section applies if you are paying by Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no debit cards accepted).  Skip to Section C immediately below if you are NOT paying with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). No debit cards accepted.

            (1).  The door-to-door service charge is $2.15 per round trip mile from very near the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, FL. Be sure to double the miles if your internet search only gives you one way miles. If you want door-to-door service you must pay for that service in advance.  If you do not know how to use the internet to secure that charge (mileage) or want us to provide a quote, contact us for a quote. If you are using door-to-door service, be sure to provide to us your pick up address (it must be in Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okalossa County, Florida).  

     C.  PAYING WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE CASH, MONEY ORDER, CASHIER'S CHECK OR, IF APPROVED, A PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECK. 

              (1).  The door-to-door service charge is $2 per round trip mile from 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583. Be sure to double the miles if your internet search only gives you one way miles. If you want door-to-door service you must pay for that service in advance.  If you do not know how to use the internet to secure that charge (mileage) or want us to provide a quote, contact us for a quote. If you are using door-to-door service, be sure to provide to us your pick up address (it must be in Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okalossa County, Florida).  


​​5.  LIMITED LIABILITY
     A.  When using the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for training, you agree not to hold Joda Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to but not limited to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash and said crash must incur, at least, $100 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating. If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.
      B. When and/or if any training is done in a Client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes full liability including all liability that is over and above car owner's maximum insurance limit. The/Or a registered owner of the vehicle will be asked to sign a liability release if that person's signature is not on this form as for that signature, I (Joda Collins) cannot accept the signature of anyone under 18-years of age, a trusted friend, relative or spouse of the vehicle owner.  If the registered vehicle owner will not be with the vehicle at the time of the first lesson to sign the liability waiver in my presence, I will use my car for training.  Claims exceeding the vehicle owner's maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law.


6.  SIGNATURES 
       A.
  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. Just send an email to JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 expressing that  you accept this Contract.  I (Joda Collins) will have a summary copy of this Contract with me at our first meeting. After signing two copies, you will get one for your records.

       B.  All parties to this Contract have to sign including but not limited to the driver regardless of age.  Persons under 18 years of age are still considered children and cannot be held legally responsible for anything they sign, but it is important for children to know and understand the commitment others are making for them and the responsibilities adults are anticipating from them.
       C. 
 I (the undersigned) accept and commit to the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this Document and Attachment One as they apply to me.  You can count on me to honor my word with a positive attitude because I am a decent and honorable person.  I expect to be able to count on you to show me the same honor, respect and consideration. What good is a Contract if the benefits belong to only one party and the liabilities only belong to the other person or persons?
       D.  The content of this document and Attachment One,
IMMEDIATELY BELOW, take priority over all other statements, written or verbal, unless the exception is on paper and signed by all involved.  

       E.  WE HAVE NO VERBAL AGREEMENTS, EVER!   We will not be held hostage nor hold you hostage to any thing that follows, "But he/she/you said..."  If it is important to you, you get it in writing from us.  If it is important to us we will get it in writing from you.
       F.  This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.​​


Joda Collins Driving Academy, Office: 850 981-3355, www.JodaCollins.com, JodaCollins@aol.com   


ATTACHMENT ONE TO SECTION (CONTRACT) SIX 

                                                                                                              Edited 8/2/21

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS CONTRACT

     1.  GENERAL INFORMATION
     2.  LESSON START LOCATION
     3.  SCHEDULING
     4.  FINANCES
     5.  CONSIDERATION FOR MY VEHICLE
     6.  RIDERS
     7.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN
     8.  EATS AND DRINKS.  None. Ever. Except....
     9.  DISABILITIES.  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS
   10.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT


1.  GENERAL INFORMATION

     A.  Please understand this Contract before signing it. The content of this Attachment are just clarification of the Contact. I wish I could make it shorter, but every time I do, confusion causes problems. If you have questions after you carefully read this Contact and Attachment One, just ask via phone or email. We will take all the time you need, at no charge to you, to answer any questions you have. 
     B.  No content of any email that is in conflict with this Contract or Attachment One is valid unless the email specifically states that the content of the email is in contradiction with the Contract and the email content is the final authority on that specific issue (or words to that effect). 
     C.  This is not the Contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for your personal use (to take the State driving exam).  See Contract
NINE.
     D.   I (Joda Collins) honor your right to refuse or terminate my service at any time for any reason. I (Joda Collins), also, reserve the right to terminate service at any time for any reason.
     E.  If you have any complaint about me, my staff or my business please tell me about it BEFORE you tell others or slam me on social media.  Give me a chance to resolve the difficulty.  I am easy to get along with; however, I do not read minds.  I am really good at resolving difficulties if I know what they are!  Give me that chance. So far I have been able to resolve all but one of the difficulties that a client or student-driver brought to me for a solution!  Every person who slammed me on social media did not give me that opportunity and I am sure I could have resolved every concern to the Client's and Drivers full satisfaction had I been given a chance.
    F.  Please provide a copy of the front side of your driver license or permit as soon as possible.
    G. Always be sure we have your name, telephone number and email address.
    H.  I (Joda Collins) do not require but do prefer to use the Client's or the Driver's vehicle for parking and three-point turn training but my vehicle for over-the-road training.
     I.  Removed
     J.  When this document uses first person (I, me, my) it is a reference to Joda Collins.  Second person references (you, your) is the Client (financially responsible person) and/or the Student-Driver.  
     K.  After every lesson I will be happy to take a minute or so with you, the Client, for a general overview if you are awaiting our return and immediately available; that is, you approach my vehicle before I leave so I know you want to speak with me. I am sorry, but I will not leave my car and go to your vehicle or house door, knock, wait for your answer and talk with you at the door.  There are several reasons for this. If you want to know those reasons, just ask.  However, I will put every important detail in print in an email within 12-hours of your lesson if you ask, in print (email) for that FREE service (report).  You only need to ask once to get a report after every lesson.


 2.  LESSON START LOCATION
      A.  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed to the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, 32583.  This is a Shell Station/Circle K Store/Restaurant located north of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton.  Please park in spaces at the side of the building, enter the front doors and turn left. I (Joda Collins) will be seated alone immediately in front of you.  My photo is at www.jodacollins.com. My cell number is 850 304-1870.  This is not our office address.
      B.  Unless otherwise agreed, the start location for additional lessons is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, 32583, which is across the street from the starting location for lesson one and at the Dollar General Store. Thank you for parking in the spaces facing the side road. This is not our office address.

      C.   If there is any last minute scheduling confusion call Mr. Collins cell phone at 850 304-1870. If there is no answer, please call 850 981-3355. Please do not leave voice mail or text on his cell phone. He never checks voice mail or text on his cell phone.

3. SCHEDULING

    A.  Beyond a written request for Clients to schedule, we do not make a phone call to schedule for several reasons.
          (1). We have discovered that if we make a phone call to schedule, we often put the Client in a position where he or she is scheduling blindly because he or she has not had or taken the time to carefully consider future commitments.  This leads to multiple rescheduling preceded by the statement, "I forgot about another commitment we had on X day when I scheduled the driver's training, so I will have to reschedule."  Each rescheduling cost me added administration expense, loss of scheduling time, and puts others we could have served earlier further down the scheduling calendar by delaying their training or causes me to lose business if clients or student-drivers (such as the military) will not be in this area later for training. Rescheduling can cost the client money, also.
           (2).  The irritation factor for rescheduling is a consideration.
           (3).  Rescheduling can increase charges we prefer to avoid as they are distasteful to clients, and said charges do not always cover all of my expense for a missed and rescheduled lesson.
            (4) . When we initiate the telephone call to schedule appointments, the conversation usually goes much like this, "Yes, let's schedule X date and time, however, I am not sure if that is an after school activity day (workday, we are going somewhere or whatever) but I will let you know or you can (or will) call us to confirm," and such as that.  Lessons become "tentative" based on investigation, thus rescheduling is the norm for many of the scheduled lessons.  That kind of arrangement is expensive for us as we now have to wait for confirmation and / or initiate multiple call to confirm. 
            (5).  Usually, when we make the phone call to schedule, the Client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and do one of two things.
                    a. They state they have read the Contract when they have not and the lack of awareness of the Contract content causes disruption, hard feelings and /or confusion in the future. When we hold clients and / or student-divers responsible for commitments they say they knew about but did not, that always ends poorly.  Many times clients have informed us that "because they really did not read the Contract that they cannot be held accountable for any obligation found in it." That kind of logic baffles us. However, unfortunately, that is the kind of society we now live in.
                     b.  The client and / or Student-driver has not read the Contract and ask us to call back later, which usually leads to multiple calls or the situation as noted in A above. That puts all of the obligation and responsibility on us for scheduling and none of the obligation, responsibility or accountability on the client for scheduling of their own lessons.
             (6).  Sometimes, we have to make many phone calls to schedule, in effect, almost begging a client to schedule. When we have to beg a client to schedule, that usually means we are put in a position to have to beg the client and / or student driver to show up for every lesson.  That is costly and irritating. We offer a high quality, valuable and life-saving service.  We do not beg people to let us serve them.  Some people, that are not begged to show up for training, simply do not show up and that is bad or everyone, especially us.  So, we avoid that negative scenario and those kind of people by allow those who need to be begged to schedule and begged to show up for their appointment to simply let our service pass by. We do that by not begging such people to schedule.  
              (7).  Some people become too busy to take lessons. Not calling them to schedule allows them a graceful way to bow out of taking lessons.  
              (8) .  We are required by law to have a Contract with everyone we serve which  includes the student-driver even if under age 18, thus legally still a child (minor), and cannot be legally held accountable for anything in this Contract. Some people after reading the Contract make two decisions. First, they do not like something about the Contract. Second, they make a decision they would rather not take lessons than inquire about altering the Contract to fit their desires (a conversation and an option we would, however, welcome); the client and / or student-driver having made such a decision is allowed to gracefully opt out of training by simply not scheduling. 
              (9). About one in twenty take offense to being held to a Contract for reasons of their own.  They would rather not take driver's training than read a Contract.  This is their right and we honor that right. Because they refuse to read and agree to a Contract of any kind and doing so is a prerequisite for scheduling, they never contact us to schedule.  This allows them and us to gracefully avoid an awkward one-to-one conversation where they aggressively inform us they will not be held to any contractual commitments.  Such a statement always ends with us wishing them a good day and not serving them.  We prefer to avoid such aggression and the conversation that follows it.  Such conversations serve no productive purpose and are only destructive.  Everything about us calling unannounced to schedule appointments screams it is a poor, and/or ineffective, and/or unprofessional and and/or irritating/awkward/embarrassing (for all or someone) business practice.  That is why we graciously invite clients to schedule but do not pressure or beg them to schedule driver training.
         (10).  Approximately one in 50 cannot read or cannot read well enough to understand the written Contract. Eventually, they ask us to explain it to them, which we are happy to do. However, we need to know who cannot read since we are putting drivers on the open road where the ability to read is a part of their and our safety. 

Everything about us calling unannounced to schedule screams it is a poor, and/or ineffective, and/or unprofessional and and/or irritating/awkward/embarrassing (for all or someone) business practice.  That is why we graciously invite clients to schedule but do not pressure or beg them to schedule driver training.


     B. After lesson one, C
lients can schedule as much as two months in advance without advance payment but we do not accept advance payment for non-scheduled appointments.


4.  FINANCES FOR 75-MINUTE LESSONS

     A.  When paying with any form other than credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

           Weekday training is $140 per 75-minute lesson or $145 per Saturday lesson if paying with any form other than Visa or MasterCard credit card, and/or

      B.  Using the Client's vehicle for over-the-road training significantly increases the danger of crashing and the stress level for Mr. Collins. There is an additional charge of $12.50 per 75-minute lesson to use any vehicle other than the Joda Collins Academy Vehicle for more than parking and three-point turn training.

      C.  Finances when paying with a Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no debit cards accepted).  All above quoted prices are for payment with cash, money order, cashier's check and, upon approval, personal or business check and includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no debit cards accepted).  To calculate charge without the 7% discount, calculate the fees using the numbers found in #4A and B above and multiply all payments by 1.0752859; or contact us for a re-quote.

     D. Rebates
          (a).  Rebate 
Restrictions and Limitations
                   (1).  Saturday training is not considered when determining rebate. Saturdays fill up first and fastest.
                   (2).  Missed, canceled and/or rescheduled lessons are NOT counted when considering rebate even if lessons are missed, canceled and/or reschedule even if the missed lesson is unavoidable or not the fault of the Client or Driver (aka "an act of God).  We (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) can not afford to pay for acts of God (otherwise known as "unavoidable" or "not my fault" events) against others. We do pay for acts of God against us. Thank you for paying for your own acts of God against you.  We cancel or offer to cancel all lessons when there is a National Weather Advisory for our/your County within three hours of your lesson/appointment.  That cancellation and rescheduling expense is ours. This is not a financial penalty for missed, canceled and/or rescheduled lessons but a financial reality. It costs me (Joda Collins) $30 in admin fees to schedule one or more lessons with one phone call or email and $30 more to cancel one or more lessons with one phone call or email, plus $30 more to reschedule one or more lessons with one phone call or email.  A scheduled, canceled and rescheduled lesson with three emails or phone calls costs me $90.00.  My profit margin for a 75 minute lesson is about $19.00.  I cannot afford to spend $90 in admin fees for a missed, canceled and rescheduled lesson plus give a rebate.  Thank you for understanding.
                   (3).  Payments cannot be combined with more than one person's lessons. For example, a parent or agency with five drivers cannot schedule, confirm and pre-pay for one lesson for all five drivers and get a Rebate that would be, otherwise, provided to one student that takes five lessons.

            (b).   This Section applies only to those who have not completed their second lesson.
                    (1).  Pay for lesson two and three scheduled weekday lessons (non-credit card = $140 times two = $280 or if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card = $150.54 times two = $301.08) at the start of lesson two and do not miss either lesson with less than a two-hour notice receive a $9 rebate at the start of lesson three.  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

                    (2).  Pay for lesson two, three and four scheduled weekday lessons (non-credit card = $140 times three = $420 or if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card = $150.54 times three = $451.62) at the start of lesson two and do not miss any lesson with less than a two-hour notice, receive a $16 rebate at the start of lesson four.  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

                    (3).  Pay for lesson two, three, four and five scheduled weekday lesson (non-credit card = $140 times four = $560 or if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card = $150.54 times four = $602.16) at the start of lesson two, do not miss any lesson with less than a two-hour notice and receive a $70 rebate at the start of lesson five.  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

                    (4).  Pay for five or more scheduled weekday lesson (non-credit card = $140 per lesson or if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card = $150.54 per lesson) at the start of lesson two, do not miss any lesson with less than a two-hour notice and receive a $14 per lesson rebate at the start of lesson five.

                    (5).  In all instances above, if you miss a lesson and do not provide at least a two-hour notice, the rebate is pro-rated based on the number of lessons you completed and did provide at least a two-hour notice when missing any lesson.  Questions? Just ask.        
            (c).   This Section only applies to those who have completed their second lesson.

                    (a).  Pay $280 non credit card fee or $301.08 Visa or MasterCard payment for two scheduled weekday lessons at one time, do not miss any of those lessons with less than an two-hour notice and get a $4 rebate at the start of lesson the last paid for lesson.  See (d).(1) and (2) below for calculations.  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 
                    (b).  Pay $420 non-credit card fee or $451.62 Visa or MasterCard payment for three scheduled weekday lessons at one time, do not miss any of those lessons with less than an two-hour notice and get a $9 rebate at the start of lesson the last paid for lesson.   (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 
                    (c).  Pay $560 non-credit card fee or $602.16 Visa or MasterCard payment for four scheduled weekday lessons at one time, do not miss any of those lessons with less than an two-hour notice and get a $16 rebate at the start of lesson the last paid for lesson.   (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 
                    (d).  Pay $700 non-credit card fee or $752.70 for five scheduled weekday lessons at one time, do not miss any of those lessons with less than an two-hour notice and get a $70 rebate at the start of lesson the last paid for lesson. ​  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

                               (1).  Calculations for non-credit card payments are $140 times two = $280. $140 times three = $420.  $140 times four = $560 and $140 times 5 = $700.00.    (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

                               (2).  Calculations for Visa or MasterCard credit card payments are $150.54 times two = $301.08.  $150.54 times three = $451.62.  $150.54 times four = $602.16 and $150.54 times five = $752.70.  (Quoted prices do not include any door-to-door fees.) 

     D.  FREE TRAINING AND/OR DISCOUNTS

           (1).  Everyone wants a discount or FREE things.  Who would not?  We all do.  I do not give discount service and I do not get any thing I use for my business at a discount, so I do not give discounts. Rebates are not really discounts, but a refund of some, most, all or a little more of the admin expense I save when more than one lesson is scheduled and paid for at a time.  And, I do give you ways to train for less financial investment if the driver wants to and has the time to do the extra work between lessons.  Only about one in 20 students do this extra work and save a lot of money; otherwise, I could not afford to give away these benefits. Go to www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section One and Three for details.  After carefully reading those sections, if you have any questions, just ask.​
          (2).  Parking and three-point turn are taught for FREE if driver meets written criteria.  
          (3).  Optional self-study by the student-driver between lessons can reduced the needed behind-the-wheel time by up to half.  Eight-five percent of safe driving occurs inside the brain.  Anything that can be learned with brain power can be learned without being behind-the-wheel. Interested in self-study option?  Please inquire and see www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section Three. 

          (4).  Reading and reflecting on Progress Report between each lesson tends to help driver progress 5% to 7% faster. 


5.  CONSIDERATION FOR MY VEHICLE
     A. For increased safety, please wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes, rather than flip flops, sandals, high heals, house-shoes, crocs, boots, etc.  Please wear clean clothing. My vehicle has cloth interior and absorbs odors.  Do not wear anything that snags cloth.  
     B. In most cases, I will close the car doors on my car. Many people slam the car door out of uncontrollable habit because they have larger cars that mandate slamming.  
​     C. Please do not slap my vehicle controls.  Cars are made of wires, plastic, screws and bolts.  The more abuse they incur, the more the cost for repairs.
     D.  Please do not reach from the front seat to the back seat for any reason. Do not take the chance of breaking my the little cogs that hold the back of the adjustable front seats in place by reaching from the front seat to the back seat for any reason.  Access the back seat from an open back seat door. 
     E.  Please do not adjust the upright section of the seat. I will do that for you. Most people yank and body bump the seat to make such an adjustment. That is vehicle abuse and financial punishment for me due to unnecessary and easily avoided repair bills. 

6.  RIDERS
I suggest Clients ride for the first lesson to get an idea of the value of the training and change the major dynamic of the first lesson to more emphasis on training and less emphasis on making the student happy so he or she will say "yes" when asked by the Client if he or she wants to continue training.  Riders/Clients are not invited for lessons two and following for several reasons which I will clarify upon request.  However, if we are using the Client's vehicle for training, the Client is 100% responsible for any crash so the Client and anyone with the Client's approval can ride. 


7.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN

     A. Parking and three-point turn might be taught or shown for FREE at the start of every lesson unless otherwise requested by the Client, but limited to teaching the steps the driver has memorized. See www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section One, colored print for details.  

      B.  Paid parking and three-point turn is taught or shown only if and when it is asked for.  If and when you want this training, ask for it.  Caution. I suggest driver have at least 90-General Safety Points before training for parking and/or the three-point turn occurs in a personal vehicle.  Ninety points means driver has basic control of the vehicle at low speeds.

    

8.  EATS AND DRINKS.  None. Ever. Except....
Please, no gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use in my (Joda Collins') vehicle, except water in a container with a screw on cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons (my car is not a cafeteria, food stains and odors) go to:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html .

9.  DISABILITIES/SAFETY --  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS.  You are not required to answer any of he questions in this Section (9).  However, knowing the answer to these questions before putting the driver behind the wheel will allow me to train faster, at a lower total cost to you, and with more safety.  Eventually, I will be able to learn all of the answers to these questions by observing the driver and the driver's habits behind the wheel.


        A.  Does Student-driver have ADD or ADHD?     YES    NO


        B.  Does the Student-driver have any learning Disability/Difficulty?    YES     NO    

              (1).  If so, what is the driver's learning disability/difficulty?
       


        C.   Does the Student-driver take any drugs and/or medications that may effect driving safety?  YES    NO

               (1).  If so, what such drugs or medications does the driver take?



10.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT

       A.  Attachment One (this, what you are reading).

       B.  Email Attachments.

            (1).  Every email from us is considered at Attachment by Date.

                    (a).  No email information that is in conflict with this Contact or in conflict with Attachment One (this document) is valid unless it specifically states the email information replaces the details found in the Contract or Attachment One.  Joda Collins reserves the right to correct any email information that is in conflict with this Contract or Attachment One to this Contract, unless said changes are noted in the email as different from this Contact and/or Attachment One and as long as the changes are considered by the Client and Driver to be a benefit to the Student-driver and/or Client. 

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