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.  Learning 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



WHAT IS SATURATION?
What follows is a cut and paste from my web site. It is generic and intended for every driver who has reached saturation.  No offense is intended by this generic cut and paste. What follows are just facts; facts of life and facts of learning. 

Driver appears to me to have reached saturation. Saturation is not about a learner's character, disabilities, motivation or IQ.  Saturation is just something that just "is." 

CATEGORY ONE

Those with excellent character, no learning disabilities, higher motivation and normal IQ along with


CATEGORY TWO

those with poor character, learning difficulties/disabilities, low motivation to learn driving skills and less than normal IQ all face saturation sooner or later.


However, those in Category Two above reach saturation sooner compared to those in Category One (above).


Saturation = driver can not learn  more new things at a reasonable progressing rate/speed of learning at this time until some of the things the driver is now learning becomes habit. 


I am not a psychiatrist, psychologist nor a sociologist.   It is not my job to diagnose why a learner has reached saturation but only diagnose to the best of my ability when a driver has reached saturation.  My job is to be the best instructor I can be and provide as much motivation as I know how to provide to the student-driver to become as safe as the student-driver can be at this time in his or her life. There is only so much room in the human mind and emotional reserve for a person to deal with the quality of new things to learn. Otherwise, we would wait unit a person is 17-years old and send them to school for one year to earn their high school diploma rather than spread the learning of new things out over a 12-year period of time. 
Some of the typical signs of saturation are listed below.  All 12 signs are not needed, nor am I stating that driver has more than one of the following. Saturation is just a fact.  It happens to every driver sooner or later for one or more reasons.  Human beings are not created to learn a ton of new things in a short period of time.  We all have our limit of new things.  There comes a time when the material to learn is just too much for the present time and we need time, practice and experience (applying what we are learning and have learned) to turn what we are struggling to make good habits, good habits.


Like all good habits, it takes time, work and practice to develop good habits.  Saturation is not about a learners character.  Those with excellent character and those with poor character all face saturation sooner or later.  Saturation is just something that just "is." 
Saturation is just a fact.  It happens to every driver sooner or later for one or more reasons. Some of the typical signs of saturation are listed below.  All 12 signs are not needed, nor am I stating that driver has more than one of the following signs (evidences) of saturation.


1. Two consecutive lessons with loss of General Safety Points or General Safety Points considerably below drivers current real ability.
2.  Three lessons in a row with less than two General Safety Points average for those three lessons.
3.  Driver is forgetting to do the things that he or she has remembered to do well in past lessons.
4.  Driver has lost a significant amount of interest and/or motivation to do the hard work it takes to learn more things relative to driving safer.
5.  Forgetting to bring General Safety Scored card with him or her to the lesson for updating said card after the lesson ends, and showing no interest in driver's General Safety Score following the lesson.
6.  Lack of attention in training to directions.
7.  Passive attitude about learning (kind of an oh-hum approach to learning new things).
8.  Emotionally neutral (or negative) towards constructive criticism about driving in an unsafe manner.
9.  Lacking the ability or desire to do simple tasks.
10.  Experiencing a degree of frustration or anxiety that is excessive or unusual for the driver when asked to do simple tasks.
11.  Driver appears more excited and interested in the lesson being over than excited or interested for the training lesson to begin.
12.  Driver walks away from the vehicle faster after the lesson is over compared to drivers walk to the vehicle to start the lesson. 


CATEGORY ONE

Driver has the ability to learn to become a safer driver at this time in his or her life but lacks the internal motivation to do the hard work it takes to learn to become a safer driver; the longer the training lasts the more challenging the task as one moves into more challenging driving environments; driver will struggle to remember and apply driving skills learned due to lack of interest and/or internal motivation; expect considerable regression.  If driver finds or rekindles ample internal motivation to do the hard work it takes to become a better-skill (safer) driver in more challenging driving environments, driver will benefit greatly from continued professional driver's training.  Or....


CATEGORY TWO

Or, driver has the motivation to do the hard work it takes to become a safer driver in more challenging driving environments but lacks the ability to do so at this time in his or her life; thus, driver needs time to practice what he or she has learned until some of the things he or she has learned becomes habit, thus making more room in mind and emotions for continued learning of new material.  Once learning becomes habit, this driver will benefit greatly from continued professional driver's training. 


WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?
Saturation does NOT mean the student-driver cannot learn any more new and challenging material regarding learning to drive with more safety. It does, however, mean the progress in the future may be painfully slow and may not be worth the expenditure of time, effort and finances. However, the decision to continue in training is not mine to make.  That decision belongs to others. 





 

                            SECTION (CONTRACT) SEVEN  

THREE-IN-THREE STATE MANDATED TRAINING​     

                                                                                                       Edited October 24, 2021

 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. 
Provide to us via email to JodaCollins@aol.com or by calling 850 981-3355 your mailing address and we will send you a copy of this Contract to sign and return to us in the self-addressed stamped envelope along with your payment.  Email is better for a lot of reasons that benefit you but your phone call is welcome. When we get your signed Contact and payment, we will contact you for scheduling. If you prefer to copy and paste this Contract, reproduce a copy and send that copy with your payment today, feel free to do so.

      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 or email us to get clarification otherwise we will not assume any responsibility for a missed session/appointment.

         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; that is just a fact.   Not knowing the content of this Contract causes a lot of otherwise avoidable difficulties and irritations for everyone. Please be responsible and read and understand this Contract before making any payment. Questions?  Ask!   Asking by email is better for many reasons that benefit you, but your phone call is welcome.


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 $2.15 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.  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.  Email is preferred fo many reasons that will benefit you, but your phone call is welcome.


6.  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.

     B.  If you are using your (or a) personal vehicle for parking and three point turn training, continue reading 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."  

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!  


7.  ​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? _______________.   


8.  DISABILITIES/SAFETY --  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS.  You are not required to answer any of he questions in this Section (9).  However, if I know 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   (To date 81% of all 3/3 drivers we have served have ADD or ADhD!) 

        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?



9.  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.

10.  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.

11.  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!  


12.  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). 


13. 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. 


14.  FINANCES. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard CREDIT Card skip to B, below.
       A.  The total is $449 or $482.80. 
             (1).  The total is $449 cash, money order or cashier's check which includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.
             (2).  The total is $482.80 if paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no other credit card is accepted. No debit cards accepted.) 
      B.  A deposit of a minimum of $100 is required before we will schedule. We do not schedule any appointment unless we have a Clients and Drivers (if not the same person) written (email) or verbal (phone call or voice mail) approval of this Contract and a payment of not less than $100 in our possession.  Mail your payment to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.  Be sure to keep your proof of purchase of your money order or cashier's check in case your payment is lost in the mail. We have never had anything lost in the mail, but there is always a first time. We do not assume any responsibility for anything lost in the mail.  The Buttonbush address is our mailing address and not our business address. Please do not come to (show up at) the Buttonbush address.
      C.  All four hours are usually accomplished in one session.  However, for every additional scheduling (such as two two-hour sessions) add $40 for each additional scheduling of a time and or a date. 
      D.  Credit Option:  If you cannot pay in full a this time, you can pay as little as $100 down plus any door-to-door fees and the remainder, interest free at any later date and in any increments you desire; however, your completion notice cannot be sent to the State until your account is paid in full which means you cannot take your State Exam until your account is paid in full.
       E.  REFUND FOR ALL UNUSED FUNDS (for services not already rendered). 
            (a).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your lesson/appointment with at least a two-hour notice, 100% of all money you paid in advance for the missed lesson, including door to door fees, is refundable.
            (b).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least a one-hour notice before the scheduled lesson start time then 95% of all the money you paid in advance for the missed lesson, including door to door fees, is refundable.
             (c).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least a one-minute notice then 90% of all the money you paid for the lesson EXCEPT door-to-door fees are refundable. Door to door fees are NOT refundable in whole or in part.
             (d).  If you do not cancel your appointment before the lesson start time then 85% of all the money you paid for the lesson is refundable EXCEPT for door-to-door fees. Door to door fees are not refundable in whole or in part.
                      Our refund policy is very generous. Most schools require a 24 to 48 hour notice to get any refund at all.    

        F.  DISCOUNTS 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.
        G.  FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER
When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
            (1).  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
            (2).  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
            (3).  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
            (4). Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.


15.  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


16.  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.


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

       When we have your signed contract and payment, we will contact you to schedule.


18.  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. 


19.  FINANCES (Part 2)  (Worksheet)

       A.  How much is your door to door fee? ___________________________

            If we have your address we can tell you this amount, upon request. 

       B.  How much is your base charge. $449

       C.  What is your minimum payment to enclose with this signed Contact if paying with money order or cashier's check. We do not accept a credit card for this payment unless pre-approved and the details placed in print.   Add A plus $100 = $_______________

       D.  What is the full payment if paying with money order or cashier's check, to enclose with this signed Contact?  Add A and B = $______________

       E.  When paying with a Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted) we do not accept partial payments unless pre-approved and the details put in print. If you are paying by Visa or MasterCard Credit card, multiply the amount in line D by 1.0752859  $________________. If you are paying using YOUR Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debiit card accepted) please provide to us the following: 

             (1). Name on card exactly as it appears_______________________________________

             (2). Credit Card Number ___________________________________________________

             (3).  Expiration Date _______________________________

             (4).  Three digit security code on back of card ________________

             (5).  Complete mailing address including zip code where the billing for this card is mailed:




If payment is being made with someone else's Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted) please notify us for further instructions.

If you want to take this four hour training in two, two-hour sessions please notify us for further instructions.

If you want to pay partly with a money order or cashier's check and partly with a Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted) please notify us for further instructions.

If you do not want this returned in the mail to you, please be sure it is filled out completely and accurately.  Questions?  Ask.

If you need to schedule you training right NOW and cannot wait for this Contract to be mailed to you for your signing and mailing back, please notify us for further instructions.

Notifying us by email (JodaCollins@aol.com) is better for you in a number of ways, but your phone call (850 981-3355) is welcome.


19.  SIGNATURES:  You cannot sign an internet (web site) copy. You must sign a paper copy that is mailed to you when we have your mailing address.

I (THE UNDERSIGNED) ACCEPT THE BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS DOCUMENT AS THOSE BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES APPLY TO ME. 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   



ATTACHMENT ONE TO

CONTRACT (SECTION) SEVEN

1. It is against the law to use a vehicle in any manner that would frighten a reasonable person unless doing so is in an attempt to avoid a crash or near crash.  This includes engaging a lane change signal if actually changing lanes would cause a crash or near crash even if you do not actually change lanes and crash.  It is against the law to threaten to crash in to someone. Like all rules there may be exceptions to said rules, but for now we will concentrate on the rule and once the rule is understood and applied, I will tell you the exceptions.


2.  On December 28th, 1999 I became deathly ill for almost two weeks.  I was very ill until about January 10, 2020.  I later learned that I had the Wuhan Virus (as it was first called.  The Dictator of China objected to an illness being titled with the name of a city in China and ordered the CDC to rename it Corona1999 and then later, Covid19).  My illness was so serious that it did some severe damage to my vocal cords. The damage continues to this day. My vocal cords are improving, but to some degree the damage might be permanent. I have to wait and see.  When I use my vocal cords a lot, I tend to cough once in a while.  This cough is only because I have damaged vocal cords.  I do not have anything that anyone can catch.  You cannot catch damaged vocal cords from a cough. If I start to cough I will put a cough drop in my mouth and that helps. However, the only cough drop that works tastes terrible and has a medicine smell to it.  If I need a cough drop please forgive the medicine smell you might smell. Some to and some do not smell it. If you smell it and it bothers you, let me know and I will roll down my window and little bit to help get the smell out of the car cab. 


3.  Clear - crisp communication when driving in every changing traffic is very important for safety. If I need or desire a quick response from you, I will ask you a question that has a yes or no answer.  Please make every attempt to answer yes or no rather than give an extended answer. For example, if I say, "Do you see the red light immediately ahead?"  Just answer yes or no. Do not tell me about a red light that you almost did not stop at and nearly crashed or a red light that someone else did not stop at and crashed into you.  Do not ask me to repeat the question by repeating the question back to me. For example, if I ask, "Do you see the red light immediately ahead?", do not respond with, "Do I see the red light immediately ahead?" or any such phase.  if I say, "Turn right at the upcoming intersection" do not respond by say, "Turn right at the upcoming intersection?"  To which I am then required to repeat the directions or say "yes" to you  These things take up a lot of time and time on the road at the normal flow of traffic equals space and lost space is a major contributor to crashing.  If you as me to repeat my directions to you twice, i will just respond by saying "What?" twice and make you repeat your question about my directions to you twice. Most people become weary of repeating their question or statement twice. I do not do that to be mean to you, but for our safety.  Asking me to repeat myself for every or nearly every directive I provide to student-drivers is time-consuming and increases the chances of crashing in ever-changing and faster moving traffic.  It is also very annoying and not the way I want to spend my work day. It is just a habit people get in to in order to try to buy more time to think.  If you need more time to think ask me if you can drive slower.


4.  Clear communication is important because we are adding speed to communication. If I share something with you and you respond in the positive such as "Yes," "Yeah,"  "Un-huh," or "Sure!"  I will assume you already knew what I was telling you. For example, if I say, "A red light means stop" and you respond "Yes" or "Sure!" I will assume you do not need any more information about the meaning of a red light. Think about a positive response as, "Yes, I already knew that," or "Yes, I agree," or "Yes, that is true."   For example, if you were in a classroom situation with many students in the class along with you and the professor taught something, and you raised your hand and announced to the class, "What the Profession just said, I agree with and pronounce a hearty YES to his teaching."  If I teach something that you did not know and you want to respond, you can respond "Okay" or "Thank-you."  However, do not feel you have to respond to everything I teach.  You would not respond verbally in a classroom with many students to everything the Professor teaches; nether do you have to give a verbal response to my teaching.  Rather than respond with a "yes" or "yea" you can respond with "I already knew that" or "I did not know that," or no response. Imagine if you were trying to teach the times table to a student that did not know the times tables and every time you stated a times table total such as "six time nine equals 54" the student responded "Yes."  Wouldn't that get on your nerves by the time you got to the five times tables!?  Constantly responding with a "Yes," "Yeah," "Un-huh" or "Sure!" to information you did not know before I taught it is irritating and nerve-racking. If you are nervous behind-the-wheel, that is okay.  If am nervous when my student-driver is behind-the-wheel that is not okay.


​                            SECTION (CONTRACT) EIGHT

CONTRACT FOR PERSONAL USE OF OUR ACADEMY VEHICLE

                                                                                                                                                                               Edited 10.25.21

1.  CONFLICT RESOLUTION:  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. CONTRACT INFORMATION:  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.  FINANCES:  All charges quoted, unless otherwise specified, are for payment in cash, money order, or cashier's check and include a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (no other credit card is accepted. No debit cards accepted).  Payment in full must be received not later than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled use of the vehicle. To calculate the charge using Visa or MasterCard Credit card multiply all payments by 1.075829.. 

     A.  Charges are: 

          (1).  $240 for up to 1.5 hours from your appointment time.  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. 

          (2).  $2 per round trip mile from our office very near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Exit 26 in Milton, FL. 

          (3).  Plus any reimbursement of toll bridge charges. 

If paying with Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted), please multiply final all payments by 1.0752859.

      B.  Verifying Charges and Dealing with Errant Charge:

           (1).  When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
                 (a).  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
                 (b)   To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
                 (c).  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
                 (d). Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.

     C.   Missing Your Appointment

            (1).If you schedule my car for your personal use to take the State exam and miss the appointment 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, with a one hour minimum, 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 also cancel by email (jodacollins@aol.com).  If there adverse weather in the forecast that Mr. Collins feels prohibits the testing, we will cancel by phone and/or email, 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 are 100% refundable upon request if requested in accord with this Contract.

           (2).  If you provide at least a two-hour notice of cancellation and your request for refund, 100% of what you paid in advance relative to your driver test appointment is fully refundable, except for your $40 scheduling fee.  A refund for services already rendered is not honored; we already scheduled Mr. Collins time and our vehicle for you.


4. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE DRIVER LICENSE OFFICE:  All ramifications (results/consequences), whether positive or negative relative to 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.  I do not pay for other peoples mistakes, problems or acts of God (otherwise known as "not my fault" or "unavoidable") against them. I make more than enough mistakes of my own, have more than enough problems of my own and more than enough acts of God against me to pay for. I do not need nor will accept financial responsibility for yours.

5.  SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:  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 two-hour driving session that is devoted mostly or completely to driving in traffic without my assistance (as it will be during the State exam) and I deem the driver reasonably safe with no need for any driver's training whatsoever.  "Reasonably safe" means I can trust the driver to driver crash free in a 45mph zone that is new to the driver which is a minimum of 120 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) if testing in Escambia or Oklaoosa County and 110 if testing in Santa Rosa County at the Gulf Breeze Office.  ADVISORY:  While I do not have many people who ask to use my car for their personal use, so far none have scored 120 after only one lesson.  The average for a newer driver is, so far, a total of 4.83 lessons after passing the Basic Vehicle Control Course (90 General Safety Points) before scoring 120 if the driver memorizes the steps for the three point turn on his or her own time for free.  Some have needed only one or two more lessons after passing the Basic Vehicle Control Course (90 General Safety Point) 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 two hours on the open road, without assistance from me 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 if the car is crashed even if just a fender bender!  I  have to be confident that those who use my car for their personal use (to take the State Exam) will not wreck my car before I let any driver use it for his or her personal use. 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.  INFORMATION REQUIRED:  The Client must provide to the Joda Collins Driving Academy 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.  If you want Mr. Collins to pick you up and drive you to and from that pick up location to and from the Driver License Office, you must provide that pick-up address.

Then, we (Joda Collins or Staff of)  will provide the expected total charge for all services the Joda Collins Driving Acdy provides for you for the above date and time.


6.  I (JODA COLLINS) 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   SCHEDULING. 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 VERBAL AGREEMENTS:  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 CLAUSES
     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.

      D. If Mr. Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy misses, cancels or reschedules the scheduled appointment for you to use his vehicle for you State exam for any reason with less than a two-hour notice, the liability for Mr. Collins and/or the Joda Collins Driving Academy is limited to a full refund of all money paid in advance for this appointment including door to door fees and $100.00. 


11.  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 Nov 3, 2021

   Edited for content clarity January 6, 2022 (no facts or financial figures were changed).

On November 18, 2021 our Attorney suggested the following things:

1.  Have a paper copy of a Service Contract signed by all parties before any money exchanges hands and before any service is scheduled or promised.

2.  Have a Contract Summary just before the Signature section of the Contract to put the most important responsibilities of the client and driver.

3.  we have all of our Clients and Drivers sign a paper copy of our Contract before we provide service. His reason for that is, "Things have changed in recent years. It is estimated that 85% of all persons who agree to contracts that appear on line only, either do not read them or do not read them well enough to understand their responsibilities and liabilities.  This opens the door for future problems that could have and should have been easily avoided if the paper copies were signed.  Approximately 90% of all signers read carefully contracts of three pages or less before signing.   In our efforts to foster the best working relationship between us and those we serve, beginning January 1, 2022 we are adopting our Attorneys recommendation and requiring a signed paper copy of all Contracts for agencies and agencies representatives at the higher levels (for Embrace Families that would be all persons residing outside of our service area of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties), and beginning November 18, 2021 we are requiring a signed Contract with all persons we serve that reside within our service area (Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties).   Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

      

1.  DEALING WITH CONCERNS:  

     The most difficult part of my (Joda Collins) job is trying to work with people who sign and/or state they agree/accept 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.

    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.
     I (Joda Collins) have yet to see a perfectly written Contract in my entire life.  We are always reviewing our Contracts to be sure they are written as well as possible, but we are constantly improving them because we constantly find areas where improvement is needed. If you have any suggestions on how this Contract can be better written, please let us know.

     Not everything in this Service Agreement will apply to every person; however, the context will clearly identify the sections that apply to you. You will not be held accountable for anything in this Contract that does not apply to you. 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 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

 

EMBRACE/KEYS AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY

2.  FINANCES:  All fees are charged to / paid by Embrace Families.

      A.  TUITION:  $116 per hour for six hours = $696 plus $24 admin charge = $720.00.  (Does not include door-to-door charge.)

      B.   ADMINISTRATION EXPENSE:  There is a $24 charge for admin expense.  We serve several agencies as well as individuals.  We charge the same fee for everyone and every agency.  No agency receives our service for less or more than any other agency or individual.  However, no other agency has this $24 admin fee because there are additional admin responsibilities we incur when serving Embrace Families.  For clarification of the additional admin efforts, just ask. In addition, there are many factors in our service to Embrace Families clients/customers that are significantly different from any individual or other agency we serve which makes calculation comparisons like apples to oranges, so we have done our best to keep these charges as close to our charges for everyone else. 

      C.  PAYMENT:  We accept money order, cashier's check, business check and Visa and MasterCard Credit cards (no debit cards accepted).  We understand that payment is always in the form of a Visa or MasterCard CREDIT Card.

     D.   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 plus reimbursement for toll charges.  (Does not include tuition charge.)
          (1).  We understand that door-to-door pick up service is always requested.  If door to door is NOT requested, our start location is in Milton, FL.  Please contact us for the start location address.

          (2)  If Mr. Collins provides door-to-door service and the student is not there or for whatever reason or reasons, including acts of God against the student-driver (otherwise known as "not my fault" or "unavoidable"), does not take the training at the scheduled time, Embrace Families incurs 100% of the charge for the door-to-door service and to reschedule another door-to-door service fee is charged; however, Mr. Collins will continue to incur the loss of six-hours of scheduled time and the financial expense of scheduling the appointment and reserving our vehicle for the absent driver. If there is at least a two-hour notice of cancellation, there will be no door-to-door charge. 

          (3).  If the student driver is not present to take the lesson when Mr. Collins showed up as scheduled (regardless of the reason), or for whatever reason did not take the training when Mr. Collins showed up as scheduled, the $104.23 is still charged to Embrace Families. Mr. Collins will incur the expense of scheduling and the loss of six hours of training time.  If the student-driver quits early, the actual charge will be the $30 scheduling / reservation fee, the Admin expense of $24 and a pro-rated per minute charge of (six hours = 360 minutes divided by $666 = ) $1.85 per minute. 

          (4).  DISCLAIMER:  To guarantee no door-to-door service and no door-to-door charge a minimum two-hour notice is required; if you want to know why, just ask.

    E.  FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER
         (1).  All financial details for every student will be placed in an email sent to Embrace Families and has to be pre-approved by an Embrace Families representative before any scheduling of an appointment for training occurs.  Said approval can be by email notification.  When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price.  If you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
                 (a).  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
                 (b).  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered the charge will be corrected and any missed benefit provided to that client.
                (c).  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
                (d). Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service and/or to any other student-driver.

     F.  NOTICE/REMINDER OF LESSON DATE/TIME.  If the Student-driver or 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 (Joda Collins) will NOT assume any responsibility, financial, ethically or otherwise for that missed lesson. Thank you.

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3.  SCHEDULING

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

     B.  We (the Joda Collins Driving Academy) accepts scheduling requests ONLY from the adult care-giver of the student-driver regardless of __________ (fill in the blank with anything); however, if the student-driver is self-sustaining (has no legal care-giver) we will accept a scheduling request from the student-driver.   We will contact you for scheduling when we receive your signed Contract in the mail.  To validate a student-driver's self-sustaining status in life (it that is a reality), please provide a copy of a rent or house payment receipt or a utility bill (photo copy is acceptable, or mail it to 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583).  If you want to know the reason for this, just ask.

     C.  We accept scheduling date/time requests by email or US Postal System (paper request). We will NOT scheudule training date(s) or time(s) on the telephone. If you want to know why, just ask via email or US Postal System (letter).

     D. Unless otherwise approved by us, we must have a signed paper copy of this Contact in our hands from the Caregiver and Student-driver (if not the same person) before we schedule any driving/training session. When we get it, we will contact the Caregiver or self-sustaining student driver for scheduling.

     E.  If there is a National Weather Advisory in effect for Santa Rosa Okaloosa or Escambia County, the Joda Collins Driving Acdy 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.    

     F.  All six hours of training must be provided in one lesson unless other arrangements are made.  Other arrangements will include an additional financial commitment of $32 (Scheduling and Reservation Fee) per appointment starting with the second appointment plus an additional door-to-door fee per appointment starting with the second appointment.

          (1).  Said additional fees can be paid by Embrace Families or the caregiver of the student-driver. That decision is between Embrace Families and the student caregiver and has nothing to do with the Joda Collins Driving Academy.  However, the Joda Collins Driving Academy must be informed who is paying for these additional fee BEFORE scheduling can occur and if the additional fees are paid by the student-driver's caregiver or student-driver if self-sustaining, said fees must be paid in advance are are non-refundable under any conditions unrelated to a National Weather Advisory noted to occur in Escambia, Okaloosa, or Santa Rosa area within 24-hour before or 24-hours after the scheduled lesson and are non-transferable to any other lesson under and any all circumstances unless the Joda Collins Driving Academy cancels, reschedules or misses the lesson.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy does and will cancel the lesson if there is a National Weather Advisory noted to occur in Okaloosa, Escambia or Santa Rosa area within a 24-hour period before or a 24-hour period after the scheduled lesson. Note:  A scary forecast of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory.

     G.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy does NOT make our vehicle available for a driver's personal use including but not limited to allowing student-driver to use our vehicle to take the State Driving Exam.

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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.  We (Joda Collins) will mail you via US Postal Service two copies of this Contract; one for your records and one for ours.  Please sign either copy and mail it back to us in the self-address envelope we will provide.  We will contact you for scheduling when we receive your signed Contract.  It is estimated that approximately 15% of all people who approve/sign Contracts electronically never read or only casually read the Contract.  We have found this true in our business and that has caused a great deal of difficulties.  It is estimated that approximately 85% of those who sign a paper copy of this length give a good effort to carefully read a Contract before signing.   To best avoid confusion and misunderstandings before we provide service this Contract must be approved in advance of service provided and we (the Joda Collins Driving Academy) must have a signed copy of this Contract in our physical possession from:

          (1).  A representative of Embrace Families with a signing date that is within three-years of any service provided.  Said representative is not personally liable for anything but has the authority of Embrace Families to incur financial debt on behalf of Embrace Families.

           (2).  The Student-driver under the age of 18 and who has a caregiver, even though there is no enforceable provision in this document for that Student-driver. If you want to know why said signature is required, just ask. 

     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.  We do not and we will not discuss contractual issues verbally for good reasons we will share upon request.

     C.  We do not engage in or participate in three-way or more way conversations by phone or email for very good reasons which we will cheerfully clarify upon request.

     D.  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!
     E.  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.

     F.  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.  

     G.  The only course (commitment / training) 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 (email is acceptable) at least 24-hours in advance; there are really good reasons for this that we will gladly share upon request.  If parking and/or the three point turn is requested and taught with the driver behind-the-wheel, they must be taught in a private insured vehicle with the owner's written permission and NOT in the Joda Collins Driving Academy Vehicle.  If parking and/or three-point turn is requested and taught by show and tell only with Mr. Collins behind-the-wheel, the Joda Collins Driving Academy can be used for parking and three-point turn training.  We are happy to share the reasons for this limitation/stipulation if requested.  Not reading this Contract is insufficient 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. 

     H.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy does not make our vehicle available for the Student-driver's personal use, including but not limited to using our vehicle for taking the State driving exam.  There are good reasons for this which we will share upon request.

      I.  Removed.

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

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

          (2).  If you attempt (1) above and still have unanswered questions, you can secure a charge amount from your attorney for your attorney to clarify the details of this Conrtact 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 anything or everything.  

     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 an 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 their own failures and/or Acts of God, otherwise known as "Unavoidable" or "Not my fault." You, or someone besides you or me (Joda Collins), pays for yours. I do not pay for the failures of others or the acts of God against others. I have more than enough of those of my own to pay for.


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.   

    H. Signing and returning a paper copy of this Contract before any service is provided, including scheduling service. When we receive your signed copy of this Contract we will contact your for scheduling.

    I.  Other things as found or referenced herein. 


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 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 but knowing the answers to these questions avoids the increased unnecessary dangers to life and limb of me (Joda Collins) discovering safety limitations by trial and error in traffic.

        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 affect driving safety?  YES    NO
               (1).  If so, what such drugs or medications does the driver take?


8.  EXPIRATION DATE OF THIS CONTRACT

This Contract expires three months from the date the Joda Collins Driving Academy received approval from Embrace Families to provide service.


9.  GENERAL DISCLAIMERS

     A.  Nothing in any email that is contrary to the Content of this Contract is valid. 

     B.  There are no verbal agreements. If it is important, get it in writing.


9.  SIGNATURES

     A. I accept the benefits and responsibilities as noted above ONLY as they apply to me or the agency I have the legal authorization to encumber with fact of financial obligation.  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) can be taught in accord with the dictates of this Contract.   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. 


We do not accept electronic signatures.  If you want to know why, just ask.  As of November 18, 2021, a copy of this Contract is sent to all signing parties for signing and return in the self-address stamped envelope provided. All who sign will receive a copy for their records.

           (1).__Electronic Signatures are not accepted._____  Date __________

               Embrace Families Representative    

      This signature does not commit the signer to any personal liability or responsibility found in this document. However, the individual signing above does have the authority to commit funds of Embrace Families for services contracted. This signature is good for three years of until something of significance relative to service or fees is changed, whichever comes first.


         (2). __Electronic Signatures are not accepted._____  Date __________

               Typed or printed name of Embrace Families Rep.


         (3). __Electronic Signatures are not accepted._____  Date __________

    Student-Driver

This signature is good for 90-days from the date that Mr. Collins signs this Contract.


       (4).  __Electronic Signatures are not accepted._____  Date __________
              Typed or printed name of Student-Driver



       (5).__Electronic Signatures are not accepted._____  Date __________

     Care-giver (if any) of Student-Driver)

      This signature does not commit the signer to any personal liability or responsibility found in this document. This signature is good for three years of until something of significance relative to service or fees is changed, whichever comes first.


     ____________________________________________________
     Typed or printed name of Care-giver.




     __Electronic Signatures are not accepted._________  Date __________ 
     Joda Collins of the Joda Collins Driving Acdy
     This signature is good for three years as long as all above signatures are valid and/or until something significant relative to service of finances changes, whichever comes first.
    


                      CONTRACT NINE B
SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN JODA COLLINS  

AND THE CARE-GIVER AND STUDENT DRIVER OF EMBRACE FAMILIES                             

This contract is deleted in its entirety and all relevant information from the Contract placed in Contact Nine (above).






              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. This Contract is not written in stone. If you want to change it, add to it or delete something, just let us know.  We are less concerned that this Contract remain unchanged and mostly concerned that all we serve have a meeting of the minds with us so we can avoid the unavoidable and unnecessary disruption and disheartening results that often result from assuming.


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.  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.

    G.  FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER
When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
          (1).  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
          (2).  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
          (3).  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
          (4). Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.

    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.


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.  CONTRACT EXPIRATION:  This Contract does NOT expire; however any changes to this Contract that affect services or fees will be noted in red print in this Contract for 365 days and every VR Representative that contacts us in that time period will be advised of the change before we provide any service to any VR client or customer.  The edit date shown at the top of this Contract is the date of the change to services or fees.

    H.  CONTRACT REVIEW:  We do ask VR Representatives to review this Contract before sending us their first client/customer and every three years thereafter in a best effort to avoid confusion, misunderstandings and errant assumptions that too easily cause, otherwise, easily avoidable difficulties.

    I.  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 Representatives have the legal authority granted to them by the VR to approve said Service Contract/Agreement. Any business we do for a VR client/customer is provided with the understanding that the VR Representative requesting said service has a read and approves of the Contract we have with VR clients/customers and his or her representative (if any).  If this is not the case (reality) please advise us immediately.


7.  DISCLAIMER:  The Joda Collins Driving Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to this Contract without notice, that DO NOT change any service or financial fact of this document or any significant detail, but are limited to correcting grammar, improving wording, clarifying details 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.  

Complete edit accomplished on 6/18/2021, Mild edit for easier reading accomplished on December 7, 2021. In addition Section Nine was added at 10:08pm on 12/9/2021


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 a reference to the VR Client, the person who is financially responsible for all charges not covered by the VR and/or the Student-driver as clarified in context.

    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 or a legal document and not a novel.  Understand each sentence before going to the next.  Read it and make notes along the way of important information.
     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 have questions, we prefer communication via email (JodaCollins@aol.com) because it allows us to carefully read your words and our email response allows us to spend the time to carefully select our words; however, if you strongly prefer the telephone, we welcome your call (850 981-3355).

            (4).  Upon your request, we will rewrite any section or sections to phrase concepts in words that might be easier to understand or better stated.  After that, if you are still confused we will consider paying your attorney directly, under contract with him/her, to help you understand this document.  Just give us your attorneys estimate and let us know BEFORE you commit to payment to an attorney.  We discovered, the hard way, that those who did not understand this Contract often struggled greatly with a many things in the future while those who understood this Contract before engaging in business with us struggled with little or nothing in our working relationship.  A good understanding of this Contract is designed to avoid future difficulties. The hardest part of this business for me is trying to do business with those who sign this Contract but do not read this Contract well and then get upset with me because I hold them to their word (this Contract). 

            (4).  We are often working to improve this Contract with better and more clear wording.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to this Contract that DO NOT change any service or financial fact of this Contract.

            (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).  This Contract expires (is null and void) 90-days after we receive the Service/Financial Authorization to serve you or 90-days after the completion of the most recent lesson, whichever comes last.

             (8).  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 for us 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 the VR 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 on line Contract location to the VR Driver and Client/Customer.  If we do not have your email address, we send the on line Contract location to yu via US Postal Service.  Contract found at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section Eleven.

          (3). The VR Client and Driver reads this Contract and asks any questions about it via email (only) to JodaCollins@aol.com.  Once this Contract is approved as is or as changed as a result of any VR Client and/or Student-driver requests and our acceptance, the VR Client emails back a statement such as "I (the VR Client) and I (the Student-Driver) approve of Contact Eleven as found at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement Page."

          (4).  We mail to the VR Client and Student-Driver two copies of the Contract. 

          (5).  The VR Client and the Student Driver sign one copy and mail it back.

          (5).  When we receive the signed Contract in the mail, we contact the VR Client for scheduling.

   

2.  FINANCES   

     A. The Vocational Rehab has contracted with the Joda Collins Driving Academy to pay for everything except for what is detailed in this Section.

     B.  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.

      C.  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 two-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 a portion of our 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).  FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER
                 (a).  When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
                         1.  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
                         2.  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
                         3.  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
                         4. Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.

          (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.  

     B.  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. 

     C.  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. On occasion the VR will approve Saturday training.  You will be notified by email if the VR approved training Tuesday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday.  If you want Saturday training YOU must request it from the VR before you are approved for any VR funding because the VR receives a discount for VR students not training on Saturdays.

      E.  Driver must have license or permit for more than 90-days to be able to legally drive at night.

      F.  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.      

     G.  For several reasons (listed below), we do not make a phone call to schedule.
           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 everyone including us, and said charges only cover a small part of our 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.
              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 for whatever reason or reasons opt not to take lessons. Not calling them to schedule allows them a graceful way to bow out of taking lessons. 


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.
 


7.  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


8.  REMOVED


9.  WHAT VEHICLE IS USED FOR TRAINING?

The Joda Collins Driving Academy Vehicle is use for all training unless otherwise agreed on and arranged. If a private vehicle is used, the vehicle owner must sign a waiver assuming all liability as I do not have insurance on other people's vehicles. Also, because safety is first, if I deem a driver is unsafe in a vehicle without a second brake, I will not train in a private vehicle.


I0.  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). If you find the Contract acceptable, just email jodacollins@aol.com and write:  "I. the VR Client/Customer and I, the Student[-Driver approve Contract Eleven as found at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page." That email will signal the second part of your scheduling process which is to receive a two paper copies of this Contract in the mail along with further instructions that lead to 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. 



SECTIONS (CONTRACTS) THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN REMOVED.

               



                 
                SECTION (CONTRACT) FIFTEEN
                   FOR DRIVING COMPETENCY/SAFETY
                                                                                                                                   Edited 11/1/21
                                                                                                                                                                                Edited 12/30/19
1.  DRIVER INFORMATION

___________________________________
Name

 ___________________________________
Mailing Address

___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone Number


___________________________________
Driver License Number or State ID (Same number)

2.  MEDICAL INSTITUTION INFORMATION
IF ANY.

___________________________________
Name

___________________________________
Official Representative of Same

___________________________________
Mailing Address

___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone 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?

      C. Unless we have the written approval and permission of the Client (the person or agency that paid us) we are not allowed, by law, to send the written results of a Evaluation or any follow up documents and/or written information about or related to Evaluations to anyone except our Client. Our Client is the person or agency that paid us. 

4.  VEHICLE USED
Unless otherwise requested parking and three point turn are NOT part of this evaluation. This evaluation is focused on driving safety in traffic.  If parking and/or three point turn are to be part of this evaluation, please notify us in advance so we can provide you with an Attachment to review, approve and sign at least 24 hours before the start of this appointment.

 5.  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 (Joda Collins) never check voice mail or text on my cell phone. 
I do check my messages on my business phone, 850 981-3355.
      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. 
       C.  If you want door-to-door service let us know and we will calculate the charge for your consideration. 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 or we do not have your pick up (start) address, the above amounts (figures) may not show.  If you want a quote, just ask via email or phone call.  Thank you. 
 
6.  FINANCES
     A.  Safety evaluations are two-hours including a five-minute break for safety if needed.  Thecharge is $232 if paying with a money order, cashier's check or if pre-approved a personal or business check or $249.46 if paying with a Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted). There is a 7% discount if not paying with Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard).
Mail your payment (no cash) to Joda Collins Driving Academy, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583. The same day we get your payment we will contact you for scheduling.  Be sure we have your phone number, email address and mailing address.  If you desire door-to-door service the charge is $2 per round trip mile from our office very near the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, FL 32583; this includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted). If you are paying for door-to-door service with a Visa or MasterCard credit card the per round trip mile charge is $2.15 per round trip mile for our office which is very near the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, FL 32583.
     B.  Fee includes written Evaluation results.  Payment is tacit approval of this Contract. Read and understand it well before paying.  Once we receive your full payment, you can schedule by calling 850 981-3355 or from our scheduling calendar on line at www.jodacollins.com .
     C.  The over the road evaluation and training is accomplished in the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle.  If the over-the-road evaluation and training is done in a private vehicle, it must be done in the vehicle owned by the driver or we must have written permission of the vehicle owner to use the vehicle. Said written permission must in a paper format, signed by the owner and notarized unless the vehicle owner is present. If the vehicle owner is not present for the use of his or her vehicle, contact us for the proper form to fill out and have notarized. There is an additional charge of $20 to use any vehicle other than the Joda Collins Driving Academy Vehicle for over-the-road evaluation and training.  If you want to to know the reasons for this additional charge,  just ask.
     D.  If Student-driver misses the lesson for any reason with less than a two-hour notice, including a reason that is not his or her fault, the charge is $75 plus 25% 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.
     E.  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. 
     F.  One hundred percent (100%) of all funds paid in advance are refundable if we are provided at least a two-hour notice of cancellation.
     G.  Financial Disclaimer
         (1).  When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
                 (a).  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
                 (b).  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
                  (c).  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
                  (d). Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.

    H. The Joda Collins Driving Academy does guarantee that an adequate list of driving needs (if any) can be provided to the Client (whoever is paying for this service) in the two-hours set aside for this evaluation; however, we cannot guarantee a driver will understand the reasons for any corrections or be able to accomplish any corrective action within the two-hours set aside for this evaluation, explanation and corrective results accomplished by the driver.  We will make a full written report of the realities, however.

 7.  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. 


8.  SCHEDULING
     A. When we receive your payment we will contact you for scheduling.

9.  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.​​

       F.   This Contract cannot be signed on line. Your payment is tacit approval of this Contract. Mr. Collins will mail two copies of this Contract to you of provide two copies for physical signing when you meet with him for your evaluation.  You keep one signed copy and he will keep one signed copy.  Questions?  Just ask before payment is made.

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

11.  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.)
 
12.  ________________________ Date_________
I attest that this paper copy of this Service Agreement has the same facts as the on line web site copy. 

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


IGNORE ALL THAT FOLLOWS, if anything.
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.





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JODA COLLINS





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.  

 


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

   Minor Edit for word clarification only, January 6, 2022 at 1pm. No facts or figures changed.

DISCLAIMER:  We are always trying to make our Contract better by making sure all relevant information is shared and stated as clearly as possible and we are constant working on reducing the number of words we use; however, it is very hard to share all information and do so with clarity without using a lot of words.  We do our best.  We reserve the right to make changes to this document until the document is signed by our Client.
 Also known as Terms and Conditions or Service Agreement. 10/20/21

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.  DEFINITION OF A CLIENT

     F.  RIDER(s)
     G.  WHO CAN SCHEDULE?
     H.  LESSON START LOCATION
     I.  SCHEDULING DRIVING SESSION APPOINTMENTS

     J.  REFUNDS:  CANCELLATION OF AND/OR MISSED APPOINTMENT​

     K.   OUR PRIMARY METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

     L.   COURSES

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 the details or the length of this Contract or Attachment (One) that follows.  After reading this be sure you can answer the following questions. How much is my payment?  And, I will have to pay money for no or less service if.... The rest of this Contract is either obvious logic but required to be in print, of secondary importance but required to be in print, does not apply to you, has only a slight chance of applying to you or just like 90% of all  the rhetoric that is common to most contracts. Just  calmly and patiently do the following ONE STEP AT A TIME and everything works out well with minimum stress. Eat the elephant one bite at a time!  There are no fewer words in this Contract than if this info was provided to you verbally, but writing it out looks like more.

                      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 both the Client (financially responsible person) and the Student-driver (if not the same person) reads this Contract and Attachment One that follows carefully. Read it as if you are reading a legal document. Read it slowly and with comprehension. Read it with a pen in hand and write down all the parts of this Contract that have a responsibility for you and or you and the student-driver or have a dollar sign in the section.  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. You do not have to sign the Contract at this time.  Your payment is tacit approval of the Contract.  You will receive a one-page summary copy of the Contract by US Postal Service or from Mr. Collins in person at the start of the lesson. After signing you will get a copy for your records.  After you have carefully read the Contract, then do c. below.

                      c.  After (not before) you have done a. above first and then b., then send a $30 money order or check (cashier's, personal or business) for scheduling/reservation fee to:

                               Joda Collins Driving Academy

                               4033 Buttonbush Dr.

                               Milton, FL 32583. 

If you are confused about the amount of the payment discuss, your thoughts with us email of by phone and secure an exact charge.  You can pay by money order or cashier's check of if 25 or over, we accept personal or business checks that are not temporary checks and are drawn on a bank in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa or Escambia County.  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 with YOUR (not someone else's) Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted).  You can pay by phone (850 981-3355) or email (JodaCollins@aol.com) if paying with YOUR Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted).   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 with their credit card information.  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.

After you a have paid or mailed the full payment, then do d. below.

                       d. After (not before) you have done a., b. and c. above, when we receive your payment  we will contact you to schedule. After lesson one, if you want more lessons you may not have to prepay.  If mailing your payment is too slow of a process for you, call us and make arrangements (an appointment) to bring your payment to us in person.

     B.  IF YOU PREFER A SHORT CONTRACT READ THE ORANGE PRINT ON THIS PAGE.  Let's deal with the elephant in the room soon. This is a long, boring and tedious Contract.  I (Joda Collins) have tried for 13-years to reduce it in length or a make it simpler. Every time I do either it causes problems.  Because my service is personalized, there are a lot of variables. This Contract and Attachment One that follows (or is attached) deals with all the variables. To make is shorter, skip the parts that do not apply to you.  For example if you are not paying with a credit card, then skip the Credit Card Section. If you do not want door-to-door service, then skip the door-to-door service section and so on.   If you prefer a short contract, read the orange print on this page. I have just removed all of the client and driver benefits and moved some lesser information to coming emails to produce that short contract. 

     C.  LESSON DURATION:  Each lesson is 75-minutes unless the training is for a medical or health evaluation or specifically for a driving skills 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.Under most conditions, 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 (Joda Colliins) think tghe driver will need to reach his or her driving goal. 

     E.  DEFINITION OF A CLIENT:  A persons or the persons who have the authority to determine if a student will take lessons from us (Joda Collins Driving Academy) and/or a person or the persons that are paying, in whole or in part, for the training.

     F.  RIDERS:  We want, but do not require, the Client or Clients to ride in the back seat for lesson one and invite him, her or them to do so; only the Client and/or Clients are allow to ride.  This allows the Client or Clients to get a idea of the training he, she or they are paying for.  Under normal circumstances, when using the Joda Collins Academy vehicle for training, we do not allow riders for lesson two and following for reasons we will gladly clarify upon request. All Clients must sign the Contract.

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

     H.  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.)

     I.  WHEN CAN I (THE CLIENT) SCHEDULE? 

           (1).  When we receive a $30 payment for the first lesson plus door-to-door fees if you are using door to door service, you (only the Client or the Clients designated representative) can schedule said lesson.  After lesson one you may not have to pre-pay before scheduling. 

                   (a).  After you mail your $30 scheduling / reservation fee and door-to-door servicve (if you are using door-to-door service) by money order or check (personal, business or cashier's) to:

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

when we get your payment we will contact you for scheduling. 


This (4033 Buttonbush) is our mailing address only. Not our business address.  Please do not show up at the Buttonbush address. 

         (2).  The Client only (financially responsible person) can schedule by phone (850 981-3355) or email from our on line calendar found at www.JodaCollins.com .

         (3).  It is your responsibility to keep your proof of purchase. We have never had anything lost in the mail, but there is always a first time. We, like 100% of all businesses, do not accept responsibility for anything lost in the mail. Do not mail cash. 

                 (b).  Or, you can pay in person by appointment.  Contact us for an appointment to pay in person at our office in Milton. 

                 (b).  Or, you can pay using YOUR Visa or MasterCard Credit card (no debit cards accepted).  

                 (c).  Also include your payment for door-to-door service if you want door-to-door service.

         (3).  One hundred percent of you advance payment is fully refundable under conditions outlined in this document.  Keep reading.

     J.  REFUNDS: CANCELLATION OF AND/OR MISSED APPOINTMENT
          (1).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your lesson/appointment with at least a two-hour notice, 100% of all money you paid in advance for the missed lesson, including door to door fees, is refundable.
          (2).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least a one-hour notice before the scheduled lesson start time then 90% of all the money you paid in advance for the missed lesson and 90% of your pre-paid door-to-door fees, is refundable.

          (3).  If you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least a one-minute notice then 80% of all the money you paid for the lesson EXCEPT door-to-door fees are refundable. Door-to-door fees are not refundable in whole or in part. 
          (4).  If you do not cancel your appointment before the lesson start time then 70% of all the money you paid for the lesson is refundable EXCEPT for door-to-door fees. Door-to-door fees are not refundable in whole or in part.

                  Our refund policy is very generous. Most schools require a 24 to 48 hour notice to get any refund at all.    

     K.  OUR PRIMARY METHOD OF COMMUNICATION IS EMAIL

          (1).  This Contract requires you to check your email at least once per day. If you do not have email or are not able or willing to check your email at least one a day, please inform us so we can make other arrangements with you to keep information current between us.

     L.  COURSES

         (1). Every student-driver must be enrolled in a Course of Study because it is impossible for Mr. Collins to meet your training expectations if he does not know what training you desire. The Courses of Study are clarified on our "COURSE" page of our web site located at www.JodaCollins.com , Courses page.  Being enrolled in a Course does not mean you (the Client) has to prepay for the Course. We only require payment for one lesson at a time, unless you want to prepay in which case 100% of all prepaid funds are 100% refundable if you provide to us at least a two-hour notice (request) for a refund.

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

      A.  If paying with cash (in person), money order or cashier's check, or personal or business check (with pre-approval to do so), 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 $2 and $14 per lesson.

      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.  All evaluation sessions are two hours. Unless you have been informed your lesson is two-hours do not be concerned about the two-hour lessons.  Yours is 75-minutes.

     D.  When paying with cash, money order, cashier's check or personal/business check there is a 7% discount already calculated in all fees.


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

All quoted prices in #2 above 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 all final payments using the amounts found in #2 above and multiply all payments by 1.0752859 or contact us for a re-quote. 


4.  FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER

When we give you (the Client) a payment figure, double check our figures with your contracted price and if you find an error, please forgive our error and notify us of your findings.  Any contractually factual or financial error that is:
    A.  Discovered before the above service is rendered may be corrected.  
    B.  To the benefit of the client and is discovered after the above service is rendered will be corrected and the missed benefit provided to the client.
    C.  After the above service is rendered that is to the detriment of the client will not be corrected. 
    D. Discovered before or after the service above is provided will not be carried over to any additional service.


5.  DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE

     A.  CHARGE: 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 when paying with a Visa or MasterCard credit card (no debit cards accepted) is $2.15 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 Okaloosa County, Florida).  

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

              (1).  If you are paying for door-to-door service with a money order, cashier's check or, if preapproved a personal or business check, the 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 Okaloosa County, Florida).  


​​6.  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.


7.  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 those terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities apply to me as outlined in this or the Document found at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, Section Six and Attachment One that immediately follows Section Six on the web site. 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​ or 90-days from the date found on the bottom line of your paper contract, whichever comes first.

       G.  The paper copy of this Contract (for signing) consists ONLY of the blue and red print in this Contract.  Every Client, or at least one Client, must sign the (this) Contract.  We will mail this (US Postal Service) to you or have two copies for your signature(s) at the start of the (first or only) lesson. You will get a copy for your records. 


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


IF YOU PREFER A SHORTER CONTRACT, HERE IT IS. ALL I (JODA COLLINS) HAVE DONE IS REMOVE ALL CLIENT AND STUDENT DRIVER BENEFITS.  THIS REPLACES THE LONG CONTRACT ABOVE AND THE LONG ATTACHMENT ONE BELOW:   The charge is $156 per 75-minute lesson, $2.15 door to door fee plus any toll bridge charge.  Once funds are paid they cannot be applied to any other lesson date or time unless the Joda Collins Driving Acdy cancels the lesson.   We cancel all lessons that are scheduled within three-hours of a national (not local or State) weather advisory.  A scary local forecast for wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory.  You (the Client and you, the Student-driver) cannot secure a refund of any kind unless said refund is initiated by Joda Collins or the Joda Collins Driving Academy.   If the Joda Collins Driving Academy cancels or misses a lesson we provide a full refund for all fees paid in connection with that cancelled lesson.  Pre-pay for all lessons in advance of scheduling. We accept cash, money order, cashier's check and/or YOUR Visa or MasterCard Credit Card.  We do not accept personal or business check, debit cards or any credit card other than YOUR Visa or MasterCard.  Do NOT send cash in the mail.  Keep your proof of purchase for your money order or cashier's check as we do not accept responsibility for other people's failures, including envelopes lost in the mail. We have never had any thing lost in the mail, there may be a first time. The Limited Liability Clause found in #5 above (in blue print) applies. END OF SHORT CONTRACT.


ATTACHMENT ONE TO SECTION (CONTRACT) SIX

                                                                                                            Edited Aug 2021

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 is 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 the 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 reasonble / valid 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
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; doing so is usually to your and/or the student's advantage.  
     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 most important (in my opinion) detail in an email within 12-hours of your lesson if you ask and I will do that for free.  You only need to ask once to get a report after every lesson or almost every lessons. Once in a while I forget.

     L.   It is against the law to use a vehicle in any manner that would frighten a reasonable person unless doing so is in an attempt to avoid a crash or near crash.  This includes engaging a lane change signal if actually changing lanes would cause a crash or near crash even if you do not actually change lanes and crash.  It is against the law to threaten to crash in to someone. Like all rules there may be exceptions to said rules, but for now we will concentrate on the rule and once the rule is understood and applied, I will tell you the exceptions.
     M.  On December 28th, 1999 I became deathly ill for almost two weeks.  I was very ill until about January 10, 2020.  I later learned that I had the Wuhan Virus as it was first called.  The Dictator of China objected to an illness being titled with the name of a city in China (the city of the virus origin) and ordered the CDC to rename it Corona1999 and then later, Covid19.  My illness was so serious that it did some severe damage to my vocal cords. The damage continues to this day. My vocal cords are improving, but to some degree the damage might be permanent. I have to wait and see.  When I use my vocal cords a lot, I tend to cough once in a while.  This cough is only because I have damaged vocal cords.  I do not have anything that anyone can catch.  You cannot catch damaged vocal cords from a cough. If I start to cough I will put a cough drop in my mouth and that helps. However, the only cough drop that works tastes terrible and has a medicine smell to it.  If I need a cough drop please forgive the medicine smell you might smell. Some do and some do not smell it. If you smell it and the smell bothers you, let me know and I will roll down my window and little bit to help get the smell out of the car cab. 

     N.  Clear - crisp communication when driving in every changing traffic is very important for safety. If I need or desire a quick response from you, I will ask you a question that has a yes or no answer.  Please make every attempt to answer yes or no rather than give an extended answer. For example, if I say, "Do you see the red light immediately ahead?"  Just answer yes or no. Do not tell me about a red light that you almost did not stop at and nearly crashed or a red light that someone else did not stop at and crashed into you.  Do not ask me to repeat the question by repeating the request or question back to me. For example, if I ask, "Do you see the red light immediately ahead?", do not respond with, "Do I see the red light immediately ahead?" or any such phase.  if I say, "Turn right at the upcoming intersection" do not respond by say, "Turn right at the upcoming intersection?"  To which I am then required to repeat the directions or say "yes" to you.  These things take up a lot of time and time on the road at the normal flow of traffic equals space and lost space is a major contributor to crashing.  If you ask me to repeat my directions to you twice, I will just respond by saying "What?" twice and make you repeat your question about my directions to you twice. Most people become weary of repeating their question or statement twice. I do not do that to be mean to you, but for our safety.  Asking me to repeat myself for every or nearly every directive I provide to student-drivers is time-consuming and increases the chances of crashing in ever-changing and faster moving traffic.  It is also very annoying and not the way I want to spend my work day. It is just a habit people get in to in order to try to secure more time to think.  If you need more time to think ask me if you can drive slower.

4.  Clear communication is important because we are adding speed to communication. If I share something with you and you respond in the positive such as "Yes," "Yeah,"  "Un-huh," "Right!" or "Sure!"  I will assume you already knew what I was telling you. For example, if I say, "A red light means stop" and you respond "Yes","yeah",Un-huh", "Right" or "Sure", I will assume you do not need any more information about the meaning of a red light. Think about a positive response as, "Yes, I already knew that," or "Yes, I agree," or "Yes, that is true."   For example, if you were in a classroom situation with many other students in the class and the professor taught something, and you raised your hand and announced to the class, "What the Professor just said, I agree with and pronounce a hearty YES to his teaching.  He is absolutely right!"  If I teach something that you did not know and you want to respond, you can respond "Okay" or "Thank-you."  However, do not feel you have to respond to everything I teach.  You would not respond verbally in a classroom with many students to everything the Professor teaches; nether do you have to give a verbal response to my teaching.  Rather than respond with a "yes" or "yea" or "right", you can respond with "I already knew that" or "I did not know that," or no response. Imagine if you were trying to teach the times table to a student that did not know the times tables and every time you stated a times table total such as "six time nine equals 54" the student responded "Yes"ot "Right!".  Wouldn't that get on your nerves by the time you got to the five times tables!?  Constantly responding with a "Yes," "Yeah," "Un-huh,""Sure!" or "Right!,"  to information you did not know before I taught it is irritating and nerve-racking. If you are nervous behind-the-wheel, that is okay.  If am nervous when my student-driver is behind-the-wheel that is not okay.


 2.  LESSON START LOCATION
      A.  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed to then 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 me (Joda Collins) at my cell phone -- 850 304-1870. If there is no answer, please call 850 981-3355. Please do not leave voice mail or text on my cell phone. I never check voice mail or text on my 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 we are happy to share if so requested.


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 and/or for every lesson beyond lesson one. I want and invite the Client to ride for lesson one so Client gets an idea of the value of the 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.cancelled and reschedule appointments (lessons) do not qualify for consideration for rebate. This is not intended to be punitive, but it is necessary to make a profit. Our profit margin is 13%. This means on a $140 tuition lesson we make slightly over $18.00.  The admin expense for cancelling and rescheduling a lesson is $30.00.  So cancelling and rescheduling a lesson means that we provide the lesson for $12 more than it costs us to provide it.  Thankfully, we have a very low missed lesson rate. However, the maximum rebate per lesson is $14.00.  Add that $14 rebate to the $30 admin expense for cancelling and rescheduling means that we have reduced our income for a $140 lesson to ($140 minus $30 minus $14 = ) $96, which is $26 less that what it costs us to provide it. That is almost 19%. No business survives operating 19% below the cost of doing business.  At the end of every year we decide if we are going up on our charges. Mr. Collins has only raised his charges 3% since September 2010 even though the cost of doing business is many times that and the inflation rate, also many times that. Each year since 2010 we stop doing something for free rather than increase our charges.   This year, as of November 3, 2021 for all new Clients, we stopped providing rebates for missed lessons. This includes all missed lessons for any reason, including missed lessons due to acts of God (otherwise know and "unavoidable" or "not my fault"). We sincerely wish the unavoidable missed lessons cost us no money or less money to reschedule.
  The only exception to this is if we (Joda Collins) misses, cancels or reschedules the appointment (lesson).
                   (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 for all drivers who memorize the following well enough to quote it without hesitation or error and upon request:  Slow, Right, Look Signal, Stop, Look, Go slow & turn fast, Stop, Reverse, Look, Go slow & turn fast. Stop, Drive, Look. Go slow & turn fast. Student-driver does not need to memorize it all at once. Free training is for all that is memorized in whole or in part. 
          (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, if I know 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. 

End of Contact Six and Attachment

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