GUARANTEE


​​              WORKING AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARTIES SIGNING BELOW

                ​Joda Collins Driving Acdy,           Mailing Address 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583

                                    www.JodaCollins.com           jodacollins@aol.com           850 981-3355


1.  Attachment by Date:   The first email or mailing (US Postal Service) sent to the Client from the Joda Collins Driving Acdy that contains the time and date of the first or only driving session is considered an attachment by date to this Working Agreement, however, if there are any discrepancies in that or any email or mailing, the information in this signed document takes priority.

2.  Parking and three-point turn training.  Skip to number four if parking and three-point turn are not part of your driving goals.  If your training includes parking and three point turn please read www.jodacollins.com, Agreement page, Section One before answering the following question.   If you are reading this on-line, that is the column to the left.  What vehicle will you use for parking and three point turn training?    Yours ?(Clients)  or the Joda Collins Driving Acdy?

3. It is the client's and/or the student-driver's responsibility to let Mr. Collins know if and when you (the driver) want Mr. Collins to train you to do parking and three-point turn.  If you never ask for parking and three-point turn training you will never get it.  We recommend this training as soon as you score 90 General Safety Points.

4. Disability:  If driver has a physical, mental, emotional or learning disability that might affect safety, learning speed and/or if driver is taking medication clarify in the space just above #5.  Not sharing this information decreases the safety of the driving session(s) and void the Limited Guarantee of Progress.


5.  Non-Binding Estimate of Progress:  Clients will receive a green paper entitled Non-Binding Estimate of Progress at the end of the first lesson which estimates how many lessons, minimum and maximum it is thought will be needed to reach the driver’s training goal.  It is important to inform Mr. Collins at the start of lesson two what  your driving goal is or goals are (if you did not already do that).  Every driving goal has a specific method of teaching for maximum results.  State law requires a goal that is defined and measurable, even if only by time behind-the-wheel or a measurable skill level.  

6.  Rescheduling:  Contact the Driving Academy not later than two-hours before the start of your lesson to cancel or attempt to reschedule in order to avoid full charges for the lesson except when rescheduling due to fear of imminent or present adverse weather in which case notification must be received not later than the start time of the lesson to avoid loss time and/or all funds paid for or due for that lesson. There is a $12 rescheduling fee, excluding those lessons rescheduled due to fear of imminent or present adverse weather but not charged when clients forfeit all paid funds and time for a lesson in accord with the underlined provision of this paragraph.  

7.  Waiver of Liability for Use of Client's or Driver's vehicle is required if using Client’s or Driver’s vehicle for training.  

8.  Photo Copy of Permit/License: Drivers are asked to submit a copy (black and white or color) of the front of their driving permit or license at the start of the first lesson, if possible.                  

9.  Graduation from any Course requires the ability to successfully perform the driving skills taught in the Course.

10.  This Working Agreement (Contract) is our final authority.  There are no verbal agreements, ever.  Anything that we say that follows, "But, you said...." is worthless.  Anything that you say that follows, "But, you said..." is worthless. We all agree not to hold one another hostage to assumed or real verbal commitments.  "Somebody said," is not good business.  "Somebody said that somebody said," is worse.  If it is important, get it in writing. We will. You should. 


11.  Working Agreements (Contracts) are null and void 90-days after the completion of the last paid lesson.

12.  This is not a contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle for driver’s State exam.  

13.  Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  

14.  Shoes:  For increased safety, wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes, rather than flip flops, sandals, house-shoes, crocs, boots, etc.   

15. Riders (age 12 and over) are invited and welcome on the first driving lesson but (normally) not permitted after lesson one unless special arrangements are made or unless we are using your road-worthy vehicle for training.  This includes parents, spouses, guardians or friends.  Of course, if we are using your car for the training, the car owner determines who can and who cannot ride because the car owner's insurance is responsible up to the insurance limit and the car owner is personally liable for everything over the insurance limit.

16. Insurance Discount?  Check with your Insurance provider to see if they give discounts for Florida licensed and insured professional driving school training.

17. A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 

18.  I (Joda Collins) reserve the right to refuse FREE or paid service to anyone. 
                                                                                                   
19. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY:  
If you do not get a phone call or an email one or two days prior to your driving lesson to remind you of the driving lesson there IS a mix-up in your schedule; please call to confirm appointment.  Failure to call to confirm (if you do not get a confirmation call) rids me (Joda Collins) of any responsibility if I miss the appointment. Keeping driving schedules accurate is a joint-venture. Thank you!

20.  Limited Liability Clause:  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, $50 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.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle.  In both cases, you are taking an assumed risk.

21.  Refund Policy Plus:  One-hundred percent of all received and deposited funds for unused services are fully refundable upon request except as otherwise stated in this document.  Under no conditions are funds for completed or started and not yet completed lessons refundable in whole or in part.  Driver or Client must cancel not later than two-hours before a driving session in order not to lose all money paid in advance for that lesson, unless rescheduling due to fear of adverse weather, the driver or client must reschedule not later than the start time of the lesson.  All benefits to a Client and/or Driver (financial or otherwise) afforded in any Working Agreement are conditional upon the Student-driver and/or Client fulfilling his or her part of the Working Agreement/Contract.  All discounts, no matter how earned, are subtracted from the last paid lesson not from each lesson equally. 

22.  Tuition Charge:  Before any discounts, tuition is $155.56 per 75-minute driving sessions when using Visa or MasterCard Credit (no debit cards accepted) or $140 when using cash, money order, cashier's check or, (on approval) personal or business check.  Our business was part-time in from our start (2008) through August 2009.  In September 2009, we established a fee that would allow Mr. Collins to devote full time to this business.  In March 2017, we went up 1%. There have been no other price increases.  We do not provide lessons on credit, on promise to pay or on statement that payment is sent.   We do not accept responsibility for lost or delayed mail sent to us. 

FEE REDUCTION

A.  Weekday training is $5 per lesson less compared to Saturday training, that is, not $140 but $135 per 75-minute lesson.

B.  Discounts for pre-paying scheduled lessons.

      1).    $4 total for two lessons

      2).    $9 total for three lessons

      3).  $16 for four lessons

      4).  $45 for five lessons or 

      5).    $9 per lesson times the number of lessons for six or more lesson.  

We do not accept payment for lessons that are not on our scheduling calendar by 7pm the night prior to payment because people who are too busy to schedule usually ask for a refund because they are too busy to train. 

     Fee reduction is calculated on the number of lessons completed (not just scheduled).         

      The first lesson is always full price.  If three or more scheduled lessons are paid for by the start of lesson two, the discount is retroactive to lesson one.      

23.  Door-to-Door Service Charge:  Per lesson door-to-door service is $1.45 per round trip mile on weekdays from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton 32583 (close to Interstate 10 at Exit 26) and $1.65 per round trip mile on the Saturdays we do provide door-to-door service (which are few).   No discount for door-to-door service because we only charge about 90% of what it costs us to provide door-to-door service.  We reserve the right not provide door-to-door service without pre-payment of the door-to-door fee. Our mailing address is 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.


24.  You (client and/or driver) have the option of reproducing two copies of this document, signing both and bringing them with you to your first meeting with Mr. Collins. He will sign your copy and return it to you.  However, Mr. Collins will have two copies of this document with him for signing, also, in case you can not or do not bring copies with you.  Each will get a signed copy.  

2.  SIGNATURES:   I (the  undersigned) have read and understand every word of this contract.  I accept and commit to the the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document and as they apply to me. 

________________________________ Date _________

Driver (even if under 18)        Permit or License Expiration Date_____________________

Drivers under 18 are required to sign this as a personal commitment but cannot, by law, be held accountable for anything herein.

______________________________________  Date_____________________
Client (financially responsible person if not the same person signing above)


_______________________________________ Date ____________________
Joda Collins

SECTION TWELVE


(Contract between parties signing this document.) 
Form revised April 24
, 2017

     This is not like most on-line contracts these days where you just ignore the content and sign it.  Please read and understand every word.  We will honor every word of this contract towards you and we expect you to honor every word of this contract towards us.  Thank you kindly.  Please do not get upset with us if you do not read this and that failure on your part causes you difficulties.  Thank you. 

    This is not a short document.  If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one hour.  There is no charge for this service.

    Questions?  Just call 850 981-3355 or email JodaCollins@aol.com. Thank you.      

Please read everything in the left column before signing the Working Agreement.
THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  COLORS ARE NOT RIGHT. SORRY. 
Left Column Information
Parking and Three-point turn:  
RedGreen and Black print
Door-to-Door Fees:  This color print.
Clarification of $12 Rescheduling Fee:  Pink print
Your Estimate and Limited Guarantee


Right Column Information
Working Agreement (Contract)



This Working Agreement (Contract) is written by me (Joda Collins), therefore, all personal references (my, me, I) are a reference to me (unless otherwise noted).  "You" may be the "Client" (financially responsible individual) or the Student-driver (if different from the Client). 

WORKING AGREEMENT 
FOR PERSONAL USE OF OUR ACADEMY VEHICLE





$12 RESCHEUDLING FEE CLARIFIED
I know this section may offend some people. I am not trying to be offensive. I am just being honest. 

I started this business in 2008 when I was 59-years old.  For more than three years (2008-2011) I had to work a second job in order to keep this business operational.  In 2012 I quit my second job. In 2012 and 2013 I broke even. I made a living, but no profit. 

Staring in January 2014,  I started to make a profit. This continued until Obamacare became mandatory (March 2014).  I have endured about a 20% reduction in income since Obamacare became mandatory. 

I am now 68-years old. I am too old to work a second job and still maintain my health and stay awake when I am training you and/or yours.  

I have to do something to make up for the loss of income.  I do not want to raise my prices so the only thing I can do is reduce my FREE benefits.  One FREE benefit I offered was FREE rescheduling even though rescheduling cost me about $1,400 per year just in administrative expense.  This does not count the money I lose in lost training time.

I cannot endure this $1,400 per year loss and the 20% loss of income that seems due to Obamacare.  I cannot do anything about Obamacare.  The only thing I can do is no longer offer FREE rescheduling.   

I am the first to admit there are things that enter our lives unexpectedly and cause us to have to make adjustments (reschedule).  However, it costs me about $24 in administrative expense to reschedule one lesson.  The lesson has to be altered on email and on our printed list, a new time must be scheduled and the scheduling board in our office as well as the on line scheduling board have to be updated.  Then, a second email sent out as a reminder and a second phone call reminder.  Rescheduling is not a simple one step ordeal. It is a multi-step process that takes time. Time is money.  

I charge a client about half of what it costs me to reschedule a lesson.  If a driver and/or client has a very good reason for rescheduling, it does not cost me less to reschedule that lesson compared to a driver or client who rescheduled for a frivolous reason. 

The $12 rescheduling fee is not a punishment. It is what I need to best ensure I can stay in business. 

It is not my nature to ask for this fee.  I would rather give away this rescheduling benefit.  So, thank you for understanding and paying the rescheduling fee with the best attitude you can. If I have to reschedule your lesson, I will pay your $12.00.  

Joda Collins


Continue to scroll down to Section Four.

                         SECTION SEVEN

WORKING AGREEMENT FOR 
3-IN-3 STATE MANDATED TRAINING 

DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE CHARGE
Lessons begin at your home or at another agreed on location.  

To determine door-to-door charge:


1.  Call 850 9813355 or


2.  Go to www.mapquest.com.  


In the A box type 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.


In the B box type in the lesson start location.  

Multiply the total one way miles by two and then


Multiply that amount by $1.45.  


Round that amount off to the nearest one-dollar.  


That is the per lesson charge for door-to-door service.

SECTION THREE

The State has to approve your four-hours behind the wheel training before I (Joda Collins) can “turn it in to the State as completed.” 

Note:  "I" , "me" and "my" is a reference to the Student-driver and/or the Client (financially responsible individual). 

YES   NO....I, the driver, have made a serious attempt to memorize the following four words in consecutive order, "Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder".  
 
YES    NO.....I (Driver and Client) understand that if I have to reschedule for any reason, I will provide as much notice as possible.  I must cancel and/or reschedule no later than two-hours prior to the start of my driving session in order to avoid a $100 rescheduling fee.

YES    NO....I, the driver, have an emotional, psychological, and/or physical disability that I think might affect my learning speed or safety behind the wheel. This includes but is not limited to ADD and ADHD.  If "yes", please clarify below:  

 

YES    NO.....I understand and accept the Limited Liability Clause stated in this document.

YES    NO.....I (the driver) have a valid driver's permit or license issued in theUSA.

YES  NO...I (the Client) understand and accepts the fee structure. 

YES  NO...I (Client and/or Driver) understand this is a "Client-centered business" and that means that Joda Collins wants to know if there is anything he can do better or differently to please me (Client and/or Driver). 

YES    NO...I (and everyone that signs this document) understand that there are no verbal agreements.

YES    NO....I (the Client) prefer to reproduce two copies of this Working Agreement, sign both and bring them with me to my first meeting with Mr. Collins. That way I know what I have signed is exactly what is written herein.  


SIGNATURES

I understand and accept the benefits and responsibilities as they apply to me and as clarified in this document

​​​Parking and Three-point-turn are skill requirements for all who have to take the State exam.  I (Joda Collins) prefer to use the vehicle the driver will use for testing to teach 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. 

I AM NOT ASKING YOU (the Driver or Client) TO USE YOUR VEHICLE FOR PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN TRAINING.  I AM LETTING YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF USING YOUR VEHICLE OR OUR VEHICLE FOR PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN TRAINING and I need to know what your decision is about this option.   

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 30-minutes.  Drivers that do not or can not memorize on their own, will take about 30-minutes to "do" parking and three point turn, plus how long it takes the driver to memorize the steps during paid behind the wheel training.  Most can memorize these steps on their own with 2.5-hours of memory effort for FREE on their own time.   Most require one or two behind- the-wheel lessons at a charge of $252 to $311 (depending on contractual agreement) to memorize these steps during paid behind-the-wheel time.  

It saves the client money if the driver memorizes the steps for parking and three point turn on his or her own time and permits the driver to use behind the wheel time to learn to drive crash free.   

Note: Because using my vehicle requires the driver to steer with one hand while backing, using my vehicle for parking and three-point turn requires more skill than using a private vehicle where driver can do all steering with two hands with vehicle stationary.  

I will need to know if you, the Student, will require behind the wheel time to memorize the following:

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. 

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

    1.  Go slow, get far right and when                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, when 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, get far right and when               safe, signal left.
     2.  Stop, when safe, coast at 0 to 1               mph and then turn wheel 1.5                   turns left.
     3.  Turn wheel to the right in order to             stop centered in your parking                   space.
     4.  Aim wheels straight ahead.
     5.  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, when 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 full right as fast as               you can a nd 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, Mr. Collins will drive to your home FREE of charge and will spend up to two hours for FREE working with any Student-driver to help memorize the steps for parking. If, after that training, a Student-driver finds that he or she cannot memorize the procedures for parking, contact us for additional training for memorizing.  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.   

Most drivers learn to enter a parking space without stopping to turn the steering in a short period of time and most drivers never do a three point turn after securing their license.  

If you have any remaining questions, just ask! 

Parking and three-point turn are mandatory skills in order to secure a Florida Driver's license.


Working Agreement  

​​​


Not sooner than 48-hours after the completion of my four-hours of behind the wheel training, Joda Collins will provide up to one-hour of additional training tuition free (pick up charges, if any, still apply) under two conditions.


1.  We use your (the driver's) insured and road-safe vehicle for the training or my car          for 50% fee.
2. The training is limited to parking, three-point turn (turn-about), fast stop and/or start,       and/or backing.  

SUMMARY OF INFO IN THIS COLUMN. You only need to read the paragraphs that apply to you or where additional info is needed; however, you will be rewarded if you take the time to read this entire column.  


JODA COLLINS

Behind-the-Wheel Training 

850  981-3355

DRIVING ACADEMY

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

If, after your four hours of behind the wheel training with me, you do not pass your State exam, I  will provide up to one hour of additional training tuition free (door-to-door service fee still applies if that service is provided) using your vehicle.

SECTION SIX 



SECTION TWO

LIMITED LIABILITY 

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT

PARKING AND
THREE-POINT TURN

(Turn-About)

Answer "Yes" or "No" by circling the correct answer.

When training in the Joda Collins vehicle, driver and passengers hold Joda Collins and the Joda Collins Driving Academy not responsible for any physical, emotional or psychological damage, real or imagined, that occurs during training relative to any steering, braking or acceleration that is not associated with a crash wherein there is at least $50 property/vehicle damage regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.  Do not ride in a driver's training vehicle if you would not ride in a roller coaster.  When training in any other vehicle besides the Joda Collins vehicle, the insurance of the car owner must cover all liability regardless of who is driving or who is steering, braking or accelerating.

We (herein meaning, "The Joda Collins Driving Academy), rent our vehicle to any driver with a valid permit who wants to use it to take the Florida behind-the-wheel driving exam for the purpose of securing a driver license; however, to be confident a driver will not crash our vehicle, driver must drive at the skill level of those that graduate our General Safety Course with, at least,  C minusgrade (128 General Safety Points). 

We do not believe any new or newer driver will be able to drive at that standard without professional training.   The "average" semi-experienced driver takes two to three 75-minute driving sessions and nine to 12 hours of private study of (FREE) training materials to drive at this standard.  

Crash our car and we are out of business, at least, until it gets fixed.  Crash our car and our insurance doubles for three years.   So, we do not loan our vehicle casually.  If a driver cannot enter and exit a straight in parking space in accord with Florida law, do a three-point turn, quick start, quick stop, drive safely in mild to moderate traffic at speeds of up to 35mph, including changing lanes and turns and exhibit a working knowledge of signs, signals and pavement markings, a driver will NOT be allowed to use my vehicle for his/her personal use.

Payment must be received not later than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled use of the vehicle. The cash, money order or cashier's check (no personal or business checks for this service, please) charge is $180 plus mileage @ $1.45 per round trip mile from the intersection of Interstate 10 and Exit 26 in Milton, FL. This includes an $18 discount for "non-credit card use."  We accept Visa and MasterCard Credit Cards.  (No debit cards accepted at this time.)  

No driver can use my vehicle for personal use who has not taken, at least, one 75-minute driving session.  If I determine that you will not be able to use my vehicle due to driving flaws, I will stop the session early and charge you only $50, rather than the standard fee of $135 for that driving session. Door-to-door fees, if any, still apply. 

If cancellation or rescheduling is done by the Driver and/or Client for any reason, including reasons that are not the Driver's of Client's fault (save fear of adverse weather) at any time, there is a $100 cancellation and/or rescheduling fee charged. We have to set aside about three- hours for this service.  We cannot lose three-hours of income producing time without recuperating some of that expense if the scheduled time is not kept. 

We do not guarantee a driver will pass the State exam. We do not refund money if a driver fails the State exam.  We do not provide a discount for an additional use of our vehicle for the State exam.  However, if I state in writing that you should pass the State exam and you do not, we do provide up to one-hour of additional training tuition-FREE if a driver fails the State exam to help driver with whatever driving difficulties created the test failure; pick up fees, if any, still apply. 

Drivers must make their own appointment with the Dept of Driver License Office.   We must be informed of the Driver License Office you will be using in order to calculate mileage. Cancellation with less than three hours notice incurs a $100 late-cancellation fee. Cancel by calling 850 981-3355.  Do not make that appointment until you (the driver) 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.

To reserve our vehicle for your use to take the State exam requires a $100 deposit, in advance. 

There may be additional details to consider; however, all details will be in writing. 

Sign and date:

_____________________Date____Initials______
Financially Responsible Individual

_____________________Date____Initials______
Student-driver, if different from above.

__________________________Date_________
Joda Collins, Joda Collins Driving Academy



SECTION THIRTEEN

Working Agreement (Contract)
between the Joda Collins Driving Acdy
and the Keys to Independence Program, Foster Care

(Original Agreement 4/16. Revised 7/17)

VERBAL AGREEMENTS
There are no verbal agreements or authoritative assumptions.  Florida State Law forbids any verbal agreements and requires a signed Working Agreement (Contract) between all parties. 

COURSE ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
1.   Time only.  X number of minutes regardless of the progress or non-progress of the driver
2.   Pass the State Exam Only
3.   Skill Based Training. Fill in the blanks. I want the driver reasonably safe at speeds of up to:

(A)._____mph.  Enter any number between 20 and 70.

In (B)._____mph zones.  Enter any number between 30 and 70.

In (C)._____________________________ weather. Enter "good", "some wind and rain", or "stormy".


Among (D).____________________ drivers.  Enter "excellent", "average" or "crash-prone) 


In (E)._____________traffic. Enter "mild", "moderate", or "congested". 

In driving environments that are (F). ______________ the driver.  Enter "memorized by", "well-known by", "not new to", or "brand new to".  

EVALUATION AND PROGRESS REPORT
The foster-parent (if part of the contractual parties), the driver (with the approval of the foster-parent), and Keys Program will receive an email evaluation and/or progress report at the end of each driving session. There is no additional charge for this service.  Occasionally, time will not permit a report.

VEHICLE USED
Driver can use the Academy Vehicle or any other vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle

assumes all liability. Proof of insurance is required.

RIDERS
No riders are permitted unless otherwise arranged and agreed on.

FINANCES
A representative of the Keys Program must approve each student.  The charge is $1.68 per minute for the first lesson and for all time pre-scheduled lessons paid for by the start of the second lesson. After the first lesson the charge is $1.80 per minute for all lessons paid for one at a time.  Add $1 per 15-minutes for Saturday training.  We will schedule any amount

of time from one to two-hours per lesson.  One hour and 15 minute lessons have proven to be the most productive and most cost effective. 


Sorry, we are not able to serve for less and stay in business.  Please do not ask. This represents the lowest charge we offer to anyone or any agency.  We have not increased our weekday tuition since September 2009.  

Cancellation Charge
There is a $12 fee for all canceled and/or rescheduled lessons regardless of the reason for rescheduling regardless of the reason.  It costs us (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) about $12 to cancel a lesson and about $12 to reschedule a lesson even when the client and/or driver have an excellent reason for canceling and/or rescheduling.  We charge the Client for the cancellation ($12) except when the cancellation is because of fear of adverse weather for which there is no cancellation fee as long as the cancellation occurs not later than one-hour before the lesson start time; we (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) pay the $12 rescheduling expense.

Charged for missed lessons that are not cancelled at least two-hours before the scheduled driving time.  Missed lessons that are not canceled at least two-hours before the scheduled driving time are charged for one-hour of training $83 except as otherwise stated herein.  If this fee is charged, the $12 cancellation fee is NOT charged.   I (Joda Collins) will use good judgment and if late cancellation is due to fear of suddenly appearing adverse weather conditions, I will not impose this charge. 

Additional Travel Fee (Door to Door Service)
Additional travel such as, but not limited to, door to door service is at $1.45 per round trip

mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr, Milton, 32583 plus any toll bridge charge. We do not offer door to door service on Saturdays. 


A paper copy of the toll bridge receipt will be provided to the Keys Program. All miles traveled are charged even if the driver does not take the lesson for whatever reason (no show, not feeling well, has too much homework, wants to go out with friends instead, etc).   I (Joda Collins) will use good judgment and if late cancellation is due to fear of suddenly appearing adverse weather conditions, I will not impose this charge.  For no door to door fee lessons begin and end at 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.  (At the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, FL 32583.)

Driver's personal use of Academy Vehicle Charge
Driver's personal use of the Academy vehicle to take the state exam is $180 plus $1.45 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 plus any toll bridge charge.  Driver must score 110 General Safety Points to be able to drive our vehicle for personal use (to take State exam). 

Additional fees/charges relative to the Department of Driver License Office
Additional charges such as Department of Driver license charge for licensing or any other related charge can be paid to the Joda Collins Driving Acdy and the Academy will may payment and provide a receipt to the Keys Program.  It is the responsibility of the Keys program to know those fees.  Any overpayment, for any reason, can be applied to future students or refunded, whichever the Keys program representative requests.  Sometimes State fees increase without notice.  Under payment will be paid by Joda Collins and reimbursed by the Keys Program as long as the underpayment does not exceed $25.00. 

A paper receipt from the State will be sent to the Keys Program for all fees.  Currently, we accept Visa and MasterCard Credit card.  Fees can be verified by calling 850 438-6500.

REFUNDS
One-hundred percent of all received and deposited funds for unused services are fully refundable upon request except as otherwise stated in this document.  If a lesson ends

early for any reason not prompted by Joda Collins, the minimum charge for the drivers training is one-hour ($108) or $1.68 per minute of completed training for that driving session, whichever is more.  If a lesson ends early at the decision of Joda Collins the charge is

$1.68 per minute of training provided.

RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE
I (Joda Collins) reserve the right to refuse service to any driver who I feel imposes an excessive and extreme danger to me, him or her and/or other drivers. 

TERMINATION OF THIS AGEEMENT
This Agreement (Contract) may be terminated by any party with or without notice and

with or without stated reason.

SIGNATURES 
I (the undersigned) accept the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined

in this document. 

____________________________________________ Date________________
(Keys to Independence Program Representative)
The above named person is not personally responsible for any fees or personally liable for anything, but signs only as a designated representative of the Foster Care Keys to Independence Program.

_____________________________________________Date________________
Signer above is not personally responsible for any fees or personally liable for anything, but signs only as a designated representative of the Foster Care Keys to Independence Program.


_____________________________________________ Date_______________
Joda Collins (Driving Academy)

 



 





YOUR ESTIMATE AND LIMITED GUARANTEE
Good day. 


Thank you for allowing me to serve you. 

I do not have a money-back guarantee any more than a person can eat a meal and then ask for their money back or a person can buy a tank of gas, drive until the gas gauge is on empty and return to the gas station for full refund.

However, if you become discontent with my service at any time you can quit and get a full refund of all unused funds except as prohibited in the Working Agreement. 

If requested, any driver can receive a written report of progress following (almost) every lesson, starting with lesson one.  This allows you to monitor your progress lesson by lesson. I also suggest drivers self-evaluate their progress and clients (whoever is paying for the training if not the driver) evaluate the progress of the driver between each lesson.  Keep aware of the driver's progress to avoid coming to the end of the training and then concluding the driver has not progressed to your satisfaction, because I do not provide a money-back guarantee for service already rendered. 

After the first lesson, I will provide a Non-Binding Estimate of Progress.  The Estimate assumes the driver does 100% of the following. Drivers who do the following almost always progress about twice as fast and, therefore, at half the expense compared to drivers who do none of the following. 

STARTING WITH LESSON TWO AND FOR EVERY LESSON THEREAFTER.


1. Read 30-pages of the Workbook in preparation for each lesson starting with lesson two.

2.  Turn in to me, unsolicited, at the start of every lesson the written work asked for in the Workbook for the 30-pages you read.  For drivers who have a reading (learning) disability, give four hours of devoted reading regardless of the number of pages read.

3.  Memorize the lane change procedure well enough to quote it without hesitation and upon request not later than the start of lesson one. The lane change procedure is "ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, signal, ahead, behind, mirror, shoulder, move". 

4.  Read carefully every Evaluation and/or Progress Report sent email and returned each Evaluation and/or Progress report to me via email as is, not later than the start of the next lesson, as evidence of reading it so I will not invest the first 10-minutes of your driving time explaining that document content.


5.  Never cancel and/or reschedule a lesson just because the driver is behind in self-effort (self-study, homework) because that punishes me for your failure.  Be mature and accept responsibility for your own failures. 

STARTING WITH LESSON THREE AND EVERY LESSON THEREAFTER


6.  Overcome X-steering (crossing arms in front of body) at 45-degree turns  (standard right and left turns at squared intersections) by the start of lesson three if three or more lessons are taken.

7.  Overcome manually steering out of 45-degree turns (standard right and left turns at squared intersections) by the start of lesson three if three or more lessons are taken. 

8. Memorized the steps for entering a parking space well enough to quote those steps upon request and without hesitation BEFORE asking me to provide the training for entering a parking space (if parking is a part of your training).

9.  Memorized the steps for exiting a parking space well enough to quote those steps upon request and without hesitation BEFORE asking me to provide the training for exiting a parking space (if parking is a part of your training).

10.  Memorized the steps for the three-point turn well enough to quote those steps upon request and without hesitation BEFORE asking me to provide the training for the three-point turn (if the three-point turn is part of your training) is a part of your training).

I am very accurate in and very good at my estimations.  Out of more than 1,200 estimates, I have only underestimated nine drivers rate of progress; that is a 99% accuracy rate!  

Please understand that it is not my responsibility to pressure a driver or even remind a driver to do the things above.  Any person who is intelligent enough and mature enough to drive a car that can cripple or kill in a split second of a wrong decision, is smart enough to understand the above info and mature enough to assume the responsibilities as outlined with someone begging them to do so.   I have listed the information in the most logical way I know how by listing the things needed for every lesson in one place, the things needed for lesson three in one place and the things needed at other times in one place. If you opt not to do the work or opt to do it and fall behind, I will not be upset with you.  Please do not become upset with me if you do not opt to do the homework or opt to do it and fall behind.  I will not become upset with you if you do not do the homework. It does  not matter to me. 

If you feel the above homework (self-study) is too much or too little to ask for, for any reason, just change it in any manner you desire.  I will adjust my Estimate.

If a driver does none of the above, I suggest adding 60% more training to my estimate of lessons and then round to the next full lesson.  In other words:


A two lesson estimate becomes four lessons because 60% of two is 1.2 and two plus 1.2 = 3.2 rounded up to four lessons (I do not provide .2 lessons). 


A three lesson estimate becomes five lessons because 60% of three is 1.8 and three plus 1.8 = 4.8 rounded up to five lessons (I do not provide .8 lessons)


A four lesson estimate becomes seven lessons because 60% of four is 2.4 and four plus 2.4 = 6.4 rounded up to seven lessons (I do not provide .4 lessons)


A five lesson estimate becomes eight lessons because 60% of five is three and five and three = eight.


Six becomes ten lessons because six times 60% is 3.6 and six plus 3.6 = 9.6 rounded up to 10 lessons (I do not provide .6 lessons)


Eight becomes 13 because eight times 60% is 4.8 and eight plus 4.8 = 12.8 rounded up to 13.
Nine becomes 15
Ten becomes 16.
Eleven becomes 18 and so on.

Theoretically, if a driver does 75% of the things listed in one through ten above, he or she should reach his or her driving goal in the number of lessons I estimated plus 15% more lessons because 100% minus 75% = 25% and 60% of 25% = 15%.   A driver who does 50% of those things should expect to reach his or her driving goal in the number of lessons I estimated plus 30% more lessons because 100% minus 50% = 50% and 50% of 60% = 30%.  A driver who does 25% of the things above would anticipate to reach his or her driving goal in the number of lessons I estimated plus 45% more lessons because 100% minus 25% = 75% and 75% of 60% is 45%.  Complicated, isn't it.  Because it is complicated to calculate and because it takes too much time to try to keep percentages of a students homework completion, I do not offer a percent of one 75-minute tuition-FREE lesson for drivers who keep only a percentage of the work noted in one through ten above. 

However, If a driver does 99% or less of the things noted above and does not reach his or her driving goal in the number of lessons I suggested plus 60% more, I will add one tuition-FREE lesson at the end of training.  


In other words:
A two lesson estimate becomes four lessons because 60% of two is 1.2 and two plus 1.2 = 3.2 rounded up to four lessons (I do not provide .2 lessons). 
A three lesson estimate becomes five lessons because 60% of three is 1.8 and three plus 1.8 = 4.8 rounded up to five lessons (I do not provide .8 lessons)
A four lesson estimate becomes seven lessons because 60% of four is 2.4 and four plus 2.4 = 6.4 rounded up to seven lessons and so on.

Memorize parking/3-pt turn FREE-

Click HERE.
We don't cancel for weather; students can if fearful.
Workbook-
Click HERE
Questions? Ask!
Sincerely,
 
Joda Collins 

Driving Academy
www.JodaCollins.com
  850 981-3355Office  304-1870Cell
 If its not in your signed Working Agreement, we didn't promise it.


Clients and drivers have a right to know how much I think it will cost them to reach their driving goal.  I have a responsibility to provide that estimate.  However, like all estimates, my estimate is just an educated guess.  Most of the time my estimates are accurate   Once in a while I miss the mark.


I provide a lesson-by-lesson progress report in writing. 

This allows the client and the driver to keep well-informed of the drivers lesson-by-lesson progress.  By using a number system any and every driver and any and every client can determine if a driver is on-track to reach his or her driving goal in the number of lessons I estimated.  Therefore, when I have missed-guessed an estimate by underestimating the number of lessons it will take for a driver to reach his or her driving goal(s), providing a lesson-by-lesson track record of progress encourages others NOT to charge me with wrong-doing (underestimating a driver's progress on purpose).

I encourage clients to stop training and secure a full-refund all unused funds if...

I always encourage clients to stop training and request a full refund of all money paid in advance if the driver's progress falls below the client's minimum expectation or my estimate of progress.Therefore, when I have missed-guessed an estimate by underestimating the number of lessons it will take for a driver to reach his or her driving goal(s), encouraging clients not to continue training encourages others NOT to charge me with wrong-doing (underestimating a driver's progress on purpose).

I correct my estimate as soon as I realize I made an underestimate mistake.

As everyone can easily understand, it is not easy to predict the future progress of another person. Occasionally, I make a mistake and underestimate the number of lessons it will take a driver to reach his or her driving goal(s).  When I do make such a mistake, I correct the estimate as soon as I realize I made an estimate mistake and inform the client and the driver of the revised estimate immediately.   Being quick to correct and facing the possibility that a client will quit due to the new estimate of higher costs, encourages others NOT to charge me with wrong-doing (underestimating a driver's progress on purpose).

What the Limited Guarantee is not.
The Optional Limited Guarantee of Progress is not a promise or a prophesy.  It is not a money-back guarantee for services rendered.   It is a favor. It is my best efforts to predict the future.  I am not a prophet. I do not know the future.  I do my best.  I will not be held hostage by this favor. 


Here is the way most driving schools handle answering the question of how long will the training take and how much will the training cost.

"Clients and drivers are responsible to determine and evaluate the drivers progress between each lesson and continue in training if progress meets the client's and/or driver's expectations. Any estimate of progress offered by the driving school or any of our employees or associates is unofficial and non-binding."  

My policy is as follows:   "Clients and drivers are responsible to determine and evaluate the drivers progress between each lesson and continue in training if progress meets the client's and/or driver's expectations.

What is the value of self-study/homework?
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I know exactly what a driver needs to do in order to progress through training at the maximum speed and minimum expense.  I know that driver's who do 100% of what I ask them to do will progress about 60% faster through training compared to drivers who do 0% of the self-study I suggest.  Sixty-percent is a large percentage.  That means that a driver who keeps the self-study current will progress in a 75-minute lesson as much as those who do not do self-study would progress in two-hours.  Sixty-percent of 75 minutes is 45 and 75 and 45 = 120 minutes which is two hours.  That is financial savings of more than $75 per lesson.  Subtract $75 from $135 and that means the real price of each 75-minute lesson for those who do the self-study is $60.00 (or $59 if you are paying $126 per lesson.  

The financial value of self-study is significant.

Memorize parking/3-pt turn FREE-

Click HERE.
We don't cancel for weather; students can if fearful.
Workbook-
Click HERE
Questions? Ask!
Sincerely,


Joda Collins 

Driving Academy
www.JodaCollins.com
850 981-3355Office  304-1870Cell
If its not in your signed Working Agreement, we didn't promise it.


SECTION FOUR




SECTION ONE

STANDARD WORKING AGREEMENT 
also know as Terms and Conditions

$399 cash, money order, cashier's check or certified check.
$444 Visa or MasterCard Credit Card. If you are paying by Visa or MasterCard, let us know immediately. Thank you. 

$100 non-refundable deposit at the time of scheduling and balance due at time of service.  At the time of scheduling mail $100 money order or cashier's check within 48-hours of scheduling made out to Joda Collins Driving Acdy to 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.

Rescheduling fee is $50 no matter the reason for rescheduling. We cannot schedule four hours and not get paid anything for the admin expense and other expense to reserve your time.


If you are paying either deposit using Visa or MasterCard other details apply.  Please contact us for those details.   
        No debit cards accepted at this time.  

 
We accept Visa/MasterCard Credit.   No personal or business checks accepted for this training without prior approval.  

YES   NO.... My signature below means that I understand and accept the provision, obligations and benefits as outlined in this document. Drivers under the age of 18 are required by State law to sign even though said drivers are not held legally responsible for anything in this document.   The State feels drivers that sign are more likely to read this document and more likely to do better behind the wheel. 

To sign this form electronically please send an email to JodaCollins@aol.com and state, "I accept the benefits and responsibilities as outlined at www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section Eleven."

Sign and date:

____________________________Date______________Initials______
Financially Responsible Individual

____________________________Date______________Initials______
Student-driver, if different from above.

____Joda Collins______________Date______________Initials_jc___
Joda Collins, Joda Collins Driving Academy