First and most important, 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.  Interested?  Ask for more information.  

​    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?

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, get far right, look over left shoulder and if safe, signal left.
     2.  Stop, when safe, coast at 0 to 1               mph and then turn wheel 1.5                   turns left.
     3.  Turn wheel to the right in order to             stop centered in your parking                   space.
     4.  Aim wheels straight ahead.
     5.  Put parking brake on and                         transmission in Park. 


Exiting a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking. 


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


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

     1.  Go slow, get far right, 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.




     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.  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
MAXIMUM INSURANCE LIMIT

What happens your  liability exceeds your car insurance?  Any judgment against you for a crash in your vehicle which is the drivers fault and has  judgments in excess of your insurance maximum coverage comes out of your existing estate and future earnings. 

If you are poor and have nothing including the assumed lack of ability to make a future good living, you will probably not be sued. If you have anything now (house, land, property, boat, motorhome, savings, retirement, etc) you may lose all or part of it. If your estate is insufficient to cover the judgement and you are deemed capable of making a living beyond your  basic needs, expect your future earning to be garnashed until the judgement/debt is paid in full.

Any half-way decent lawyer can uncover (discover)  all of your assets with very little effort.  Do you really want to put everything you own or will ever own or  earn into the hands of the driver I am training now, at his or her current driving skill level?
https://www.insure.com/car-insurance/car-insurance-limits-exceeded.html

       

        


      SECTION FOUR

QUICK START AND QUICK STOP
This section under revision. 


Working Agreements/Service Contacts






​                                                SECTION SEVEN
      SERVICE CONTRACT FOR FOUR HOUR LESSONS
                      3-IN-3 STATE MANDATED TRAINING Published 10/3/19

1.  If no door-to-door service is agreed on, the start and end location for this training is not 4033 Buttonbush; it is 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 at 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.  


This is not a complicated document; however it has a lot of simple information.  It is easy to become overwhelmed with it if you read it like a novel, that is, fast to get the general idea.  Read it slowly like an encyclopedia. Read it with a pen in hand an write down bullet points (key info).  Understand every sentence before reading the next one and you will probably understand all of this well.  Skipping info you do not understand is a guarantee of confusion. 


2.  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 be sure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you agree.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Joda Collins


3.   PLEASE PROVIDE IN PRINT OR VIA EMAIL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

      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:


If no door-to-door service is agreed on, the start and end location for this training is not 4033 Buttonbush; it is 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 at 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.  Unless altered by mitigating circumstances noted in #6 below, the charge is $449 weekday or $469 Saturday, plus $40 if using Client's vehicles for over-the-road training. Missed, cancellation or rescheduling incurs a $50 additional fee and a prepayment of $100 prior to rescheduling; driver will use his vehicle for parking and three point turn training at the start of training unless otherwise arranged. 

will have a copy to replace it.

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


5.  CHARGES (FEES). Every sentence with $ sign is very important. Read carefully.

     A.  All quoted charges are for payment with cash, money order or cashier's check which includes a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.  If using Visa or MasterCard for payment, please notify us immediately (now, please) for additional info sent to you via email.

          1.  Weekday appointment is $449 cash, money order or bank (cashier's) check. With $100 and the door-to-door fee (if any) paid before scheduling, the balance (unless otherwise arranged) at the start of the session is $349 plus other fees as noted in this Contract -- cash, money order or bank (cashier's) check. 

          2.  Saturday appointment is $469 cash, money order or bank (cashier's) check.With $100 and the door-to-door fee (if any) paid prior to scheduling, the balance (unless otherwise arranged) at the start of the session is $369  plus other fees as noted in this Contract -- cash, money order or bank (cashier's) check.

          3.  If  you want to finance your payment, the minimum down payment is one hundred dollars ($100) plus door-to-door charge (if any) and the remainder payable anytime with no interest charges; however, your completion will not be recorded with the State until your account is paid in full.

          4.  I (Joda Collins) prefer 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 own 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 or read the eight reasons at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, Service Contract Six, Section 12. FINANCES, Subsection G (11). 

          5.  If driver wants to divided the four-hours of training into two or more appointments, add $30 per appointment starting with appointment two. 

          6.  If no door-to-door service is agreed on, the start and end location for this training is not 4033 Buttonbush; it is 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 at 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.  For door-to-door service see.

              (a).  The door-to-door charge is $2 per round trip mile from our office which is very near intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26 (Milton, 32583).  Provide to us your exact start/stop location and will provided to you the exact charge for door-to-door service.  

          7.  Missed appointment fee is $50 or $100.00.

               (a).  This fee is non-refundable (it is lost money to you if you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment for any other reason other than a National Weather Advisory that predicts adverse weather for Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties within three hours of your appointment, and non-transferable to any other lesson or service.
               (b).  If you miss an appointment because of an emergency or act of God against you or for any other reason than a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties within three-hours of your  lesson, the missed lesson fee is $50 which helps me recover a percentage of what it costs me to take, schedule, reserve and prepare for your reserved time.  I no longer incur the expense of other people's emergencies or the cost of acts of God against them.  I have enough of both in my own life to pay for. This $50 is non-refundable and cannot be applied to any other lesson than the missed one. This fee is not a penalty fee, but a payment of expense extended to you on credit for scheduling your missed appointment, reserving and protecting your time slot, reserving his vehicle for you and setting aside 4.5 hours of his life to serve you. If I miss this appointment for any reason, including a host of superior reasons, except the existence of a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather within three-hours of your driving session, I will deduct $50 from your total for the rescheduled lesson because your time and effort is as valuable as ours. 

               (c). If you miss an appointment, the non-refundable, non-transferable advanced payment is $100.00.   If you miss an appointment because of an emergency or act of God against you or for any other reason than a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties within three-hours of your  lesson, the missed lesson fee for the next scheduling is $100 which helps me recover 100% of what it costs me to take, schedule, reserve and prepare for your reserved time.  I no longer incur the expense of other people's emergencies or the cost of acts of God against them.  I have enough of both in my own life to pay for. This $100 is non-refundable and cannot be applied to any other lesson than the missed one. This fee is not a penalty fee, but a payment of expense extended to you on credit for scheduling your missed appointment, reserving and protecting your time slot, reserving his vehicle for you and setting aside 4.5 hours of his life to serve you. If I miss this appointment for any reason, including a host of superior reasons, except the existence of a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather within three-hours of your driving session, I will deduct $100 from your total for the rescheduled lesson because your time and effort is as valuable as ours. 

         

6.  Unless otherwise specified, "me, my, our, I" and "mine" are Joda Collins.  "You" and "your" is the student-driver. With no offense intended, if you struggle to understand this Contact please call 850 981-3355 and we will take all the time to you need at no charge to you to clarify this Contract. 


7.   A COPY OF THIS SERVICE AGREEMENT will be mailed to you the same day we get your complete mailing address.


8.  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 that report via email (jodacollins@aol.com), phone (850 981-3355) or in person BEFORE your training begins. 


9.  LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE

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

       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 for all training, 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.

10.  PLEASE DO
     A.  Please wear clean clothing and take a shower.  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.

     B.  If your driver license is not current and you do not have a letter from the Department of Highway Safety, Tallahassee that specifically authorizes you to drive during the four-hours of training with me, call 850-617-2598 and ask for that letter.  You cannot schedule a driving session with me without a valid license or that letter. 

    C.  Read http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section One, the red and green print to understand why we want to and why you may want to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.  This is important to read before answering this question:  What vehicle do you want to use to practice parking and three point turn?  Your (the student driver's) vehicle or the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle? _______________
   D.  If you would like a FREE email report of your driving weaknesses so you can work on becoming a better-skilled driver just ask for that report via email, phone or in person BEFORE your training begins.


11.  PLEASE DO NOT 
     A.  Please do not take it personally when I correct your driving habits. It is not personal. It is professional. That is my job.  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.  Please do not provide justification, rationalization or argument regarding why you drive poorly or in violation of traffic laws. That just eats up time, creates a strained environment and changes nothing regarding your situation with yourlicense status.  The State will not pass you if you drive poorly even if you have driven poorly for a long time.
     C.  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.
     D. 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.
     E.  Please do not ask me to prove to you that what I am asking 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.

     F.  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. 

     G.  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 will initiate casual conversation if it is appropriate and I have the time.

     H.  If you want to use a cell phone that is fine; just let me know and I will stop the car if I am driving or direct where to stop if you are driving. 

     I.  Do not reach in the back seat from the front seat.  That puts the near full weight of your body on the back part of the seat.  Place on or retrieve from the back seat via opening a back seat passenger's door.

12.  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.  
      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.
      F.  Unless otherwise requested drive five to 10-miles per hour under the posted speed limit in all areas where other drivers can pass you gracefully.  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.  Begin the training session in your vehicle for parking and three-point turn training unless otherwise requested by the student-driver.


13.  CONTINUED TRAINING. Three-in-Three drivers receive additional behind-the-wheel training for one-half off tuition for six months following the scheduled behind-the-wheel driving/training session Tuesdays through Fridays, 1pm to 8:45pm start time as available. .  No door-to-door service is provided. 


14VERBAL AGREEMENTS AND/OR EMAILS

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. 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!


15. SIGNATURES

I have carefully read every word of this Contact.  I accept the benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document as they apply to me including fees and start location. I am a person of honor and can be trusted to keep my word.  My signature (Line A) constitutes my word. 


A. _______________________________________Date______________


B. _______________________________________Date______________



  


​                                               SECTION EIGHT

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

     We (herein meaning, "The Joda Collins Driving Academy), rent our vehicle to any driver with a valid permit who wants to use it to take the Florida behind-the-wheel driving exam for the purpose of securing a driver license.  If you do not like something about this Contract, tell me and I will try to work with you to adjust  this to you 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 change are the things that cost me time or money.  I cannot serve for less and stay in business.

Payment must be received not later than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled use of the vehicle. The charge is $240 plus mileage @ $2 per round trip mile from the intersection of Interstate 10 and Exit 26 in Milton, FL.  Charges include a 10% discount for not using  visa or mastercard.   (No debit cards accepted at this time.)   If you are paying by visa or mastercard, please advise us immediately.


If you miss the appointment for any other reason than a national weather advisory within two hours of the lesson date/time that predicts severe weather conditions in Escambia or Santa Rosa County within five hours of your lesson, there is a minimum $50 charge for that missed lesson.  If  you miss the appointment with less than a one hour notice, the charge is 50% of the $240 or $120 plus 100% of the door to door fee. 

N
o driver can use my vehicle for personal use who has not taken, at least, one 75-minute driving session and is deemed reasonably safe. "Reasonably safe" is clarified in an email sent to you. Drivers must score at least 110 points or higher on our safety score card to use my car for taking the State test in a parking lot only and at least 120 points when testing at a location that requires driving in traffic on the open road.  ADVISORY:  While I do not have many people who ask to use my car for their personal use, so far none have scored 110 after only one lesson. 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. I  have to be confident you will not wreck my car before I let you use if for your personal business. 

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


Drivers must make their own appointment with the Dept of Driver License Office.   We must be informed of the Driver License Office you will be using in order to calculate mileage. Cancellation with less than three hours notice incurs a $100 late-cancellation fee. Cancel by calling 850 981-3355.  Do not make that appointment until you (the driver) are assured by us (the Joda Collins Driving Academy) that the date and time you want to take your exam is a date and time our vehicle will be available to you.


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. 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!


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


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

Sign and date:


_____________________Date____Initials______
Financially Responsible Individual

_____________________Date____Initials______
Student-driver, if different from above.

__________________________Date_________
Joda Collins, Joda Collins Driving Academy

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


Keys to Independence Program 

Embrace Families Agency


                                  SECTION NINE

           SERVICE CONTRACT FOR TWO-HOUR LESSONS

Service Contract between the Joda Collins Driving Acdy, the Keys to Independence Program (also known as cbccfl.org), and/or the Embrace Families Agency, the Caregiver and the Student Driver.  Published 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


Not everything in this Service Agreement will apply to every person. You will be asked to commit only to the things that apply to you or your Organization for which you have the authority to commit. 


FINANCES

1.  Unless otherwise stated herein, all fees to pay are the responsibility of the Embrace Families Agency (and/or the Keys Program) and all discounts and/or rebates are payable to the Keys Program.  All charges for all individuals and all agencies are as close as we can get them to the charges for everyone else and every other organization and still work within specific guidelines and varying differences between individuals and agencies. 


2.  $124.45 per hour for weekday training and $128.89 per hour for Saturday training which includes a Scheduling/Reservation fee (of $15 per hour) before a possible rebate of zero to 12%.  

 

3.  We offer a rebate or price reduction of 12% on weekday tuition (which is the $124.45 minus $15 scheduling/reservation expense = $109.45 times 12% =  $13.13 per training hour) at the end of training if no lesson is missed for any reason (even a great reason) other than the existence of a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather present in Escambia or Santa Rosa County within three-hours of your driving session.  We do not give and never have given rebates or price reduction on Scheduling/Reservation expenses or door-to-door expenses, because we provide those services below our actual expense to provide them.  We no longer give a rebate or price reduction for Saturday training because Saturdays fill up first and fast.   Payment follows completion of service.


4.  Unless door-to-door pick up service is requested and approved the start location is inside the building at 3804 Garcon Point Road; enter, dial 850 304-1870 and follow the ringing of my phone.   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.   Mr. Collins will be in his car, immediately to your left as you enter the only parking lot entrance to this little store.  (Both locations are at the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, 32583.


5.  Door-to-door fee is $2.22 per round trip mile plus any tolls from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is very near Exit 26 at Interstate 10, Milton 32583. Slightly more than the average charge for UBER and about 50% of the average charge for a taxi.  


6.  If the Caregiver and/or Driver misses a lesson for any reason, including a good reason or a combination of good reasons, the Scheduling/Reservation fee of $15 per training hour has to be paid by the Caregivers agency (except as otherwise stated herein).  That fee is not for driver's training, but for a percent of the administration service/expense to schedule and reserve the driver's training time. We provide this service to you on credit (your promise to pay based on your commitment to your word) before the driver's training lessons takes place; however,  If you miss the appointment because of a national weather advisory that predicts severe weather conditions in Escambia or Santa Rosa County within three-hours of your lesson, there is no missed lesson charge for that missed lesson. If no door-to-door service is provided and if you (the Caregiver) are afraid to drive to the start location in adverse weather that is below the national standard for a weather advisory, that fear is the Caregivers funding agencies responsibility, not my (Joda Collins') responsibility.  Even an act of God against you that keeps you from keeping an appointment, still incurs the $15 per missed training hour Scheduling/Reservation fee. That act of God against you is yours to pay for, not me.  I already have enough acts of God, mistakes and fears of my own to pay for.  

     Of course, when Keys pays full price for a lesson that was not canceled with at least a three-hour notice, the $15 per missed training hour fee is not charged to the Caregiver. 


7.  If the Joda Collins Driving Acdy misses a lesson/appointment for any reason including a good reason or a combination of good reasons, except for the existence of a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather in Santa Rosa or Escambia County within three-hours of your lesson time or as clarified in the blue print below, we will provide the Caregiver with a check for $15 per training hour missed because your time is as valuable as ours.


8.  NOTICE/REMINDER OF LESSON DATE/TIME. I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not contact me about if and when no notice (reminder) is sent email and/or text and/or via voice mail one or two days in advance even if a notice or reminder is sent three or more days in advance.   If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson there IS a scheduling problem/mistake/oversight. Call 850 981-3355 24/7 (do not email) to resolved the confusion/mistake/problem/oversight.


9.  With one exception, if lessons are not cancelled with, at least, a three-hour notice said lessons incur at the expense of the Keys Program 100% of the scheduling fee ($15 per training hour), 100% of the tuition fee and 100% of the door-to-door fee.  The one exception is when there is the existence of a national weather advisory that predicts adverse weather in Santa Rosa or Escambia County within-three hours of your lesson time; otherwise, he lesson and the funds as clarified is simply lost/forfeited.  Please take this into serious consideration especially if you schedule a Saturday lesson, a four-hour or a six-hour driving session.  If driver's schedule is so fragile that it is unwise to schedule in advance, we will accept a request for same day service.


SCHEDULING

10.  We schedule three two-hour sessions (unless otherwise arranged) with one phone call or email from the financially responsible person or $20 per scheduling email or phone to cover our added admin expense per call after the first payable by the Caregiver.


ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING EXPENSE PAID FOR BY THE CAREGIVER

11.  We schedule three two-hour sessions (unless otherwise arranged) with one phone call or email from the financially responsible person or $20 per scheduling email or phone to cover our added admin expense per call after the first payable by the Caregiver.


ROAD TEST

12.  Road Test means different things in different areas of Florida.  It can mean:

       A.  Test the driver's skill level in traffic and advise Client.

       B.  Attempt to train the driver to pass the State Driving Exam for his or her driver license.

       C.  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.

       D.  Provide the State Driving Exam and if the student passes provide State Driver License.


We can do #12A and #12B.   The local driver license offices in our area do not honor #12C. We do not offer 12D.  If we are asked to provide the Road Test, we will do 12B.  If you, our Client (the financially responsible organization) want the student to use our vehicle for his or her State Driver License Exam, please read http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html, Section (Contract) Eight which is immediately above this Contact (Section Nine) if you are reading from our on line web site.

 

CONTRACT APPROVAL/ACCEPTANCE
13.    This Contract, including the total due, must be approved in advance of service by an authorized Keys representative by email for every new student and by every student.   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. 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!


14.  Anyone who signs or approves this contact/working agreement reserves the right to terminate this contract, in writing (email okay) at any time and for any reason. However, all financially responsible persons/agencies are obligated to pay for all training and door-to-door service already provided regardless of who terminates this agreement. 


15.  Alterations to this contact, in writing (email okay) can be made by mutual agreement with any person who has the legal right to do so.  


16.  The only course asked for by Embrace Families is the "Time Only".  Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) is not provided unless requested by the Caregiver. Not reading this contract is not sufficient reason to hold Mr. Collins responsible for the Caregivers responsibility to ask for parking and three-point turn training.


17. There are no verbal agreements, ever, among any parties.  We will not hold you hostage nor be held hostage by anything that follows: 'But you said...."  No email content can override this contract unless that override is in paper print and signed buy all parties whom that change effects. If it is important to you, get it in writing and get it signed.  We do!


18. This is not the contract to use the  Joda Collins Driving Acdy  vehicle for the driver's personal use (to take the State exam). If that is a need or request, please advise us immediately.


LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE
19. 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.  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 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.  


20. 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.


SIGNATURES

21. I accept the benefits and responsibilities as noted above as they apply to me.  

22.  ____________________________  Date ___________________

Client (Keys Program), signing on behave of Agency for which the signer has the authority to commit the Agency to the responsibilities, including financial responsibilities outlined herein.


23.  ____________________________  Date ___________________

Student-Driver


24. ____________________________  Date ___________________

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


25.  Post  Script 

Note 1:  Client and/or driver is free to reproduce this and bring it with him/her/them at first meeting with Mr. Collins. However, Mr. Collins will  have two copies also ready for reading and signing. Each will get a copy.


Note 2:  The State requires the Student-driver to read and sign this contract so driver knows the commitment others are making for him /her, even if under age 18 and cannot be held accountable for any thing in this contract.  



                     VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 


SECTION TEN Oct 4, 2019
SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND

                  THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.  
1.  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.


2. The following needs to be printed the in the VR Services Authorization and Billing Notice Comment Section as a prerequisite to service. 


"(Specify the number of lessons here. Five are suggested unless otherwise noted) 90-minute lessons at $168 per weekday = $________  minus any discount as clarified in the Service Agreement as found at http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section Ten. All provisions of said Service Agreement apply."


Sending us the Authorization is the same thing as approving this Service Contract/Agreement because we ask you not to send an Authorization unless we have an approved Service Agreement. If you want to change, add or subtract anything in this Service Agreement, just ask. I am easy to get along with. 


3.  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. 

4.  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.  Sincerely, Joda Collins


5.  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. I am here to serve. 

        I do not give discount service nor get a discount on anything I need to provide my service, so I cannot give excessively discounted prices.​

     B.  PER LESSON CHARGE:   $168 per 90-minute lesson. Five lessons (the recommended initial training load) is $168 times five = $840.00 (eight hundred and forty dollars) minus any qualifying discounts and/or financial reductions. 

     C.  DISCOUNT

          (1).  I do not  really give discounts.  When a client does something that saves me money, I pass most, all or a little more of that savings on to the Client 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 $16.80 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.  

                 (a).  When fewer than the total number of authorized lessons are scheduled with a single phone call or email, there is NO discount and there is a scheduling fee.  VR Clients/Customers will be so advised and once advised VR will be financially accountable; we suggest VR so advise their Clients/Customers also.   

          (3).   ​When there are four or fewer 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 $8.40 discount per lesson discount if NO LESSON is 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.   

                  (a).  When fewer than the total number of authorized lessons are scheduled with a single phone call or email, there is NO discount and a scheduling fee, VR Clients/Customers will be so advised and once advised VR will be financially accountable; we suggest VR so advise their Clients/Customers also.  

    D.  MISSED, CANCELLED AND/OR RESCHEDULED LESSON FEE CHARGE is $16.80 and no charge for door-to-door scheduling, or $50 plus and 100% of the door-to-door charge.

         (1).  MISSED, CANCELLED AND/OR RESCHEDULED LESSON DEFINED: A missed, cancelled and/or rescheduled lesson is any pre-scheduled lesson that is "missed for any reason" whether the lesson has been scheduled for sixty seconds of six months. 

                (a).  "Missed for any reason" includes a good reason or a combination of good reasons including acts of God (otherwise known as "not my fault" reasons) except if a lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled because there is a National Weather Advisory for  Escambia or Santa Rosa County predicting adverse weather within three-hours of the lesson start and/or ending time; in that case there is no missed, cancelled and/or rescheduling charge for a missed, cancelled or rescheduled lesson.  Note: A scary forecast of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory. Fear of rain or wind is not a National Weather Advisory.  

         (2).  MINIMUM CHARGE FOR MISSED, CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED LESSON:                  (a).  This charge covers a portion of our admin expense for scheduling and reserving time and equipment; the minimum charge for a scheduled 90-minute lesson that is missed, cancelled and/or rescheduled with at least a two-hour notice is $16.80 and no charged for door-to-door service except if the lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled because there is a National Weather Advisory for  Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties predicting adverse weather within three-hours of the lesson start and/or ending time; in that case there is no missed, cancelled and/or rescheduling charge for a missed, cancelled or rescheduled lesson.  Note: A scary forecast of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory. Fear of rain or wind is not a National Weather Advisory.  

                (b).  This charge covers a portion of our admin expense for scheduling and reserving time and equipment; the minimum charge for a 90-minute scheduled lesson that is missed, cancelled and/or rescheduled with less than a two-hour notice is $50 plus 100% of the door-to-door fee except if the lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled because there is a National Weather Advisory for  Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties predicting adverse weather within three-hours of the lesson start and/or ending time; in that case there is no missed, cancelled and/or rescheduling charge for a missed, cancelled or rescheduled lesson.  Note: A scary forecast of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory. Fear of rain or wind is not a National Weather Advisory.  

    E.  SCHEDULING FEE is between zero and $30.00.  

          1.  NO SCHEDULING FEE:  When all authorized lesson as designated on the Dept. of Education VR Authorization and Billing Invoice are scheduled by the VR Client/Customer with one phone call or one email, there is no Scheduling Fee.

           2.  THIRTY-DOLLAR SCHEDULING FEE:  Unless otherwise specified in advance and in writing by the Joda Collins Driving Adcy to cover all of our extra scheduling expense there is an additional $30 scheduling fee for every lesson that not scheduled at the same time (with the same email or phone conversation) as the first lesson in any block of lessons specified by the Dept of Ed VR Services Authorization.  However, the appropriate VR Rep must approve that specific charge in writing.  Example: VR Client/Customer is approved by VR Rep (in writing) to schedule five approved lessons one at a time = First scheduling is zero dollars, lessons two through five are $30 each so $30 times four = $120 additional charge to VR.  Example Two:  Schedule one lesson, then two lessons with one call or email, then two more lessons with one call or email = $60 additional charge to VR, $30 for the second call or email and $30 for the third scheduling call or email. 

    F.  SATURDAY TRAINING AND FEES:  Saturday training is available, however each lesson is $6 more compared to weekday training and is paid directly to the Joda Collins Driving Acdy by the VR Client/Customer and not the VR.

    G.  DOOR-TO-DOOR CHARGE:  Door-to-door service is $2 per round trip mile plus any tolls from 4033 Buttonbush Drive, Milton, FL 32583.   No door-to-door service is provided on Saturday unless the VR provides the funding in a separate (individual) Dept. of Education VR Authorization and Billing Invoice containing the statement in the Comments Section.


"This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other person or lesson even if the lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled for any good or bad reason or reasons except if there is a National Weather Advisory for Escambia or Santa Rosa County predicting adverse weather within three-hours of the lesson start and/or ending time." 


Note: A scary forecast of wind and rain is not a National Weather Advisory. Fear of rain or wind is not a National Weather Advisory.  

    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.  Not used to void the capitol I (eye) being confused with the number one or the small L. 

​    J.  PAYMENT DATE:  Training is in 90-minute lessons (typically five lessons to start with) and can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday 10am to 8:45pm start time.  VR pays upon billing via business check after each set of approved 1.5-hour lessons.


6.  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.


7.  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.
    F.  CONTRACT TERMINATION: This Service Agreement/Contract is subject to change at any time by mutual agreement. Any party can end this Contractual Agreement with or without notice or with or without reason.  

    G.  A SEPARATE CONTACT WITH VR CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS:  By State law we are not allowed to provide service without a Service Contact/Agreement with those we serve including the VR Client and any third party with vested interest (such as a parent, spouse, or guardian).  That Contract can be seen at  www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement Page, Section Eleven.  Among other requirements said Contact does have financial commitment components. VR approves of said Service Contract/Agreement. It is dated August 15, 2018. 


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



                          SECTION ELEVEN 

SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTS, STUDENT-DRIVERS AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.   8/26/19


1. CONTRACT

    A.  This Contract is complicated. However, I do not know how to make it simpler without deleting important information.  If  you do, let me know.  Please read this like you would an encyclopedia and not a novel.  Understand each sentence before going to the next.  Read it and make notes along the way of important information.  If you have questions, just ask by phone, email or make an appointment to come to us and we will, at no charge to you or the VR, take as long as necessary to clarify this Contract to you.  Thank you. Joda Collins.

     B.  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 do our best to resolve them. The best way to best insure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully, make a conscious decision to honor all commitments, and only sign it if you agree.  Thank you. 

     C.  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. 

            (2).  If you are the kind of person who will sign a contract and then get mad at me when I hold you to it, please do not do business with me.  

            (3).  If you become overwhelmed with the details of this Contact you can

                   (a).  Call 850 981-3355 or email jodacollins@aol.com for clarification. 

                   (b).  Call 850-981-3355 and make a, no charge to you or the VR, appointment for a face-to-face, one-to-one meeting with one of my staff to walk you through this Service Contract.

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

             (5).  No one says everything perfectly and no one hears everything perfectly, therefore, we do not have any verbal agreements, EVER!  We will not hold you 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 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. 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.  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.  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. 

           (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. 

           (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). 

     D.  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 with the Student-driver, the VR and/or the VR Client/Customer.
     E.  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 mails via the US Postal Service the Service Agreement/Contract to everyone listed in Section B above.
          (3).  All parties noted in Section B sign and return mail in the self-address, postage paid envelope provided.

          (4). When the Contact is mailed, the person and ONLY the person who is financially responsible for this Service Agreement Contract selects the number training dates/times authorized by the VR and schedules five 90-minute lessons with one email to jodacollins@aol.com or one phone call to 850 981-3355.   


2.  FINANCES   

     A.  CREDIT CARD

          All quoted prices are non-credit card (Visa/MasterCard) prices and include a 10% discount. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard, please advise us immediately.

      B.  VR CLIENT FEES/CHARGE

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

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

or use the FREE electronic copy that is sent email.  The purpose of the Workbook is to provide written material that, if read carefully and the written work turned in unsolicited and on time at the start of each lesson will reduce the expense to the VR by up to half for behind-the-wheel training.  If you want to know more about this option, you must ask for more details.  

          (2).  Missed Lesson Fee:  If you miss a lesson (with or without notice) for any good or bad reason, including acts of God against you, I (Joda Collins) have a minimum $30 expense and no income from the effort. The VR pays for $16.80 of that $30 and the VR Client/Customer pays $13.20 of that expense. 

                (a).  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 the Missed Lesson Fee of $13.20 is waived. 

                       (1)  Fear of rain and wind or a local forecast of scary weather is NOT a National Weather Advisory.

                (b). The Missed Lesson Fee is not a financial penalty but a partial reimbursement for our (Joda Collins) expense to schedule and reserve the Student-Driver's appointment, Mr. Collins, the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle and defray others from appointment incurring 100% of the financial loss that brings and/or clogging up our future appointment calendar. 

        (3).  ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING CHARGES

               If  the VR Client/Customer does not schedule all approved lessons with a single phone call or email, there are significant additional charges to the VR that must be approved in writing before we can accommodate multiple scheduling events. If you want multiple scheduling events, let us know and we will petition the VR for the additional fee of $30, $60, $90 or $120 depending on how many scheduling events you request.  Questions? Just ask. 

       (4).  ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SATURDAY TRAINING 

               Saturday training is $6 per lesson more than weekday training. VR does not pay this extra six dollars; the person who is financially responsible for this Agreement/Contract does.

     

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 clinet/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. 

     

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 five 1.5-hour lessons have to be scheduled not later than 7pm the night prior to lesson one and with one email or phone call unless the VR Counselor agrees to the additional $16.80 per lesson when fewer than five lessons are scheduled not later than 7pm the night prior to lesson one with one email or phone call.  

     B. Unless otherwise requested and approved the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Road.  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.

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

      D.  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. 

      E.  VR training occurs Tuesday through Friday 10am to 8:45pm start time. Driver must have license or permit for more than 90-days to be able to legally drive at night.   I do not normally offer VR student training on Saturdays.  If you want to know why, just ask.  However, I will train VR students on Saturdays if the VR Client/Customer (or his or her financial agent) pays the additional $10.80 per lesson at or before scheduling Saturday training or unless the VR approves Saturday training, and the additional $10.80 in advance.  In the event the Saturday training is missed for any reason, this $10.80 along with other noted lost fees, herein, are forfeited. Saturdays fill up first and fastest, so Saturday times are more valuable.  No door-to-door service on Saturdays.  

      F.  At Joda Collins discretion lesson may be scheduled without pre-approval of VR or the approval of this Contact by party with vested interest or driver, but no driving lesson will occur without the pre-approval of the VR, the paper copy of the VR approval in Mr. Collins hand and the approval of this Contact and the payment of any contacted fees as noted in this Contact by the driver and/or the party with vested interest. 

      G.  VR agrees to pay for a package of services. Additional service charges belong to you.       

       H.  If no door-to-door service is provided, the start location for lesson one is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.  This is at the Intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, six miles East of Pensacola.  The start/end location for lessons two and following is across the street at 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton.

       I.  I (eye) is not use in order to avoid confusion with the number one or small L.  

       J. To avoid additional charge to the VR, all VR approved lessons have to be scheduled not later than 7pm the night prior to lesson one and with one email or phone call unless the VR Counselor agrees to the additional charges.


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

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


H.  CONFLICT RESOLUTION

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

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

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


I.  SIGNATURES
    I (the undersigned) accept the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document.  If you cannot sign this document on line (here), just call 850 981-3355 or email jodacollins@aol.com and express your acceptance of this Contract. That  is sufficient to continue with the next step, which is scheduling. 

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

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

VR Client/Customer


__________________________________________________Date_________________

Third party with vested interest (standing). 
 
__________________________________________________Date_________________ 

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



SECTION TWELVE

NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS  8/26/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     A.  Good Weather (no noticeable wind or rain)

     B.  Mild wind but no rain

     C.  Moderate wind but no rain

     D.  Much wind but no rain.

     E.  Mild rain but no wind.

     F.   Moderate rain but no wind

     G.  Much rain but no wind.

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

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

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

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

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

     A. Memorized by driver.   

     B. Well-known to driver.   

     C. New to driver but common to our area.   

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



                            SECTION THIRTEEN

                       EMBRACE FAMILIES AND/OR

      KEYS TO INDEPENDENCE SERVICE CONTRACT                                                                                             Published 8/26/19

"The Embrace/Keys Program will pay by visa or mastercard credit card.

1.   $746 for weekday driver's training (not Saturday or Sunday training available) via visa or mastercard credit card at the end of contracted service and upon billing, plus 
2.   If door to door service is not provided, the start location is 3084 Garcon Point Rd, Milton 32583, or if door to door service is provided it is  $2.22 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32483 plus 
3.   Any and all toll fees incurred in the provision of door to door service is the amount of the actual toll plus 1.111112 percent of the toll only.
4.  The billing must be approved in advance of service.
5.   A rebate in the amount of  $34  will be deducted from the total due if and only if no and/or the lesson is not missed, canceled or rescheduled for any reason, including an excellent reason or a combination of excellent reasons.
6.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy provides no other service to or for the Keys Program or Keys clients. 
7.  The Joda Collins Driving Academy does not work for FREE, therefore any additional charges have to be paid by someone else, by signed contract. The Keys Program Rep can view that Contract at any time upon request.
8.  The Keys Program, Joda Collins,.the student driver and/or the student driver's caregiver reserves the right to terminate this contract, in writing (email okay) at any time and for any reason. However, the Keys Program is obligated to pay for all training provided before that termination regardless of who terminates this agreement. 
9.  Alterations to this contact, in writing (email okay) can be made by mutual agreement with any person who has the legal right to do so. 
10.  Lessons are in increments of two three hour session or one six hour session. 
11.  The only course asked for by Keys is the "Time Only" Course. Six hours of training.
12.  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. 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!

_______________________________Date___________________
Keys Representative

_______________________________Date___________________

CONTRACT BETWEEN PARTIES SIGNING BELOW
I have read items 1 through 11 above. I understand that I (the person signing below in the Client section) have to pay $100 penalty fee in advance to reschedule any missed lesson even if the reason for missing the lesson is a good one or a combination of excellent reasons, with one exception and that is if there is a national adverse weather advisory existing at the time of the scheduled start of the lesson or if the lesson does not occur by the action of the Joda Collins Driving Acdy. If the Joda Collins Driving Academy misses any lesson for any reason other than a national adverse weather advisory existing at the time of the scheduled start of the lesson Joda  Collins will pay me (the person who signs below as our Client) $100.00.    

I accept the benefits and responsibilities as noted above as they apply to me. 

_____________________________  Date ___________________
Caregiver for Driver

_____________________________  Date___________________
Driver signs as expression of thanks for those who are investing in him or her and as an acknowledgement that he or she is aware of the commitment others are making on his or her behalf.

______________________________Date___________________
Joda Collins





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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.  


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SECTION FIVE

         JODA COLLINS STANDARD OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
Over the years several have told  me that if they had a business like mine they would operate it differently than I do. While I respect everyone's right to have a personal opinion, most who shared their view of my business procedures suggest that if they owned a busines like mine, they would do more for FREE. No one likes to work for FREE and I suspect said individuals were just trying to get me to work for them for free. Here are my business policies.

1.  We have absolutely NO verbal agreements, EVER!  It is too easy to misstate something verbally or misunderstand a well-stated sentence.  Some people listen poorly,
2.  We accommodate the Client and/or Driver even if doing so costs us, but the cost must be within reason.
3.  We do not schedule service without an agreed on Service Contract and said agreement approval must be in writing (email or paper copy). 

4.  No content of any email can override anything in the written contract.  It is easy to make a typing mistake or alter an email.  Anything in an email that is different from the content of the written contact has to be included as a written, dated and signed paper Attachment to the Contact.

5.  We do not serve people who do not keep their word as contracted on their signed paper contract.

6.  We reserve the right to refuse service or terminate service to anyone at anytime.


SECTION SIX 

        STANDARD SERVICE CONTACT FOR 75-MINUTE LESSONS

 Also known as Terms and Conditions or Service Agreement.   Edited 10/12/19

INTRODUCTION

    A.   Please read this contract like an encyclopedia not a novel.  Be sure you understand each sentence before reading the next sentence. This is a Contract with a lot of detail.  I do not know how to make it simpler without leaving out important and relevant information.  If you do, let me know.  Most of this Contract are client and driver benefits.  Read this with pen in hand an write down important info in your own words.  If you have questions, just ask via phone, email or make an appointment to meet one of my staff members. We will take all the time you need, at no charge to you, to answer any questions you have. If you prefer a simple contract just let me know.  The simple contract is void of driver/client benefits: "$X per 75-minute driving lesson and $X per mile for door-to-door service.  All fees are payable before scheduling. No rescheduling, No refunds."  The best way to best ensure we have a good working relationship is to read this Contract carefully and only sign it if you agree.  Key:  Any sentence that has the word "you" or a dollar sign ($) in it is most important.  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. 

    B.  My business is a member of the Better Business Bureau and I am committed to the highest standards of customer / client / driver service.  

    C.  We do not provide any service, including scheduling service without an agreed on Service Contract.  If there is anything in this Contract you want to change, add or remove, just ask before you sign or agree to it.  I am easy to get along with. If you want something changed after you sign it, just ask.  Just do not ask me to work for less pay.

    D.  After you approve and/or return this Service Contract via email or US Postal Service you can go to www.jodacollins.com and schedule from there or call 850 981-3355 to schedule.

    E.  This is written at a grade level higher than the average American reads (no offense intended). However, it cannot be written simpler and keep the technical concepts and the compound concepts of "or" and "and".   Questions?  Just ask. 

    F.  All quoted prices include a 10% discount for not using credit card. We accept Visa and  MasterCard. If you inform us you are using Visa or MasterCard or want those fees specified, we will provide you with all fees without the 10% discount. To calculate them yourself just multiply the total due by 1.1111112. 

    F.  Thank you for taking the time to read this Contract carefully. I will honor every word of my commitment to you even if it hurts because I am a man of my word.  I anticipate you will honor every word of your commitment to me even if it hurts. Do not do business with me if you are not a person of your word.  This is a long Contract. I work often trying to shorten it, but with little success.  Everything in this Contract is important.  THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT not a list of suggestions.

     G.  I (Joda Collins) do not set aside time in my busy training day to discuss, clarify or negotiate this Service Contract.  Please do all of that by phone, email or in person BEFORE you schedule a driving appointment. Thank you.

     H.  After the first driving session I will only spend a minute or so with you for a general overview because I will put every important detail in print in an email within 12-hours of your lesson.  In order to keep my prices as low as possible, I must spend my training day training so I book my lessons close together.  If you want an extended conversation after your lesson, let me know before the lesson starts and I will end the lesson as early as you desire; however there is no financial reduction because you are paying for my time and expertise whether behind-the-wheel, across the table or in a parking lot. 

    I.  (eye).  The hardest thing in this business is trying to do business with people who approve this Service Contract, sign and then get mad at me when I hold them to their word.  If  you are the kind of person who will sign a Service Contract and then get mad when you are expected to keep your word then please, please, please, do not do business with me.  I am so very weary of trying to please people who believe that I owe them every consideration they can image no matter how much it hurts me, and they are committed to no consideration of me as a person or my business stability/interests if keeping their word hurts them in the least.  People who keep their word are so few these days it is discouraging. 

    J.  Questions?  Just ask before approving and/or signing this Contract.  Thank you.

    K.  If you have any problems with me or my staff, please tell me before you tell anyone else and give me a chance to make you happy!  So far I have been able to resolve almost 100% of the concerns brought to me for resolution and 0% of the concerns that are not brought to me for resolution.


1.  START DATE, TIME, LOCATION

Appointment details and total fee: 

If no door-to-door service is requested the start location for lesson one is not Buttonbush Dr, but 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton (Shell Station/Restaurant/Circle K/Truck Stop).  I (Joda Collins) will be inside the main entrance seated to your left. My cell is  850 981-3355. This is Exit 26 (not exit 22).  My photo is atwww.jodacollins.com . Thank you for parking in the spaces at the side of the building. Take I-10 to Exit 26, turn North, first building on your right.  Need better directions?  Just ask. 

    The start location for any additional lessons is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, 32583, which is across the street 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 or 850 981-3355 if no answer on cell phone. 


2.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE

Available for $2 per round trip mile plus any tolls. For a quote, just ask.  This is about the price of Uber and about 75% of the typical charge for a taxi but without the 45-minute wait.  This fee covers about 90% of my actual expense to provide this service.


​3.  COPY OF YOUR DRIVER LICENSE OR PERMIT 
Provide a black and white, or color copy of the front side of your driver's license or permit as soon possible, please.


4.  APPROVAL OF SERVICE CONTRACT
       A.  Clients and Drivers are required to approve this Service Agreement via email and/or paper copy.  I will have two copies of this Service Agreement with me at the time of our first meeting; one copy for you and one for me; however, if you have the capacity, you can secure a paper copy of this Contract by copying and reproduce from this web site (if you browser will allow it), via email, (by request) through the US Postal System or come by my office (by appointment) for it.  If you reproduce it, please reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with you to our initial meeting. If time permits, you will get copies to sign in through the US Postal System and a self-address pre-stamped envelope to return one signed copy.
      B.  If you have no unanswered questions about this Service Contract, please return an email to jodacollins.com and state "The Student-driver and the Client (if not the same person) accepts the Contract" or words to that effect, or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing or words to that effect.
      C.  After you (Student-driver AND Client, if not the same person) email or telephone stating BOTH of you (if not the same person) acceptance of this Contact, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  
      D.  No content of any email that is in conflict with this Contract is valid unless said content is also contained in an Attachment to this Contract, and a paper copy signed and dated by all parties.


5.  SCHEDULING
​     A. Only the Client (financially responsible person) can schedule because I cannot hold anyone else financially responsible for the $30 to full price missed, canceled or rescheduled appointments.  Call 850 981-3355 or go to www.JodaCollins.com to schedule. 

     B.  We do not provide scheduling service without an agreed on Service Contract/Agreement. 
     C. Any 75-minute lesson that includes the 2pm hour may last 90-minutes and if so, at no additional charge. That additional 15-minutes may be used for training or a break at Mr. Collins discretion.
     D. I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not contact us about if and when no notice (reminder) is sent email and/or text and/or via voice mail one or two days in advance even if you get a reminder notice three or more days in advance.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.  It is unlikely but possible to get a reminder notice three or more days in advance and there still be a scheduling error; an anomaly -- it has happened eight times out of more than 6,500 appointments (.001 percent of the time).  It is not possible to get a reminder notice one or two days in advance and there be a scheduling error. 
     E.  I (Joda Collins) cancel all lessons that are scheduled to start or end within three- hours of a National Weather Advisory for Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties.  A local weather forecast of wind/rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory.


6.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE
       A. We do not knowingly serve: 
            (1).  Those we believe are too immature or otherwise incapable and cannot or should not be trusted behind-the-wheel.
            (2).  Sociopaths, psychopaths or narcissists and we cease to serve said people when we discover them.  Been there! Done that!  Life is too short to be involved with such deviants. 
            (3).  People who do not honor this signed and/or agreed on Contract (their word of honor) who claim the are exempt because they did not read or exempt because they do not like it when honoring it costs them money, time and / or energy.
      B.  We do not refund money for services rendered or otherwise not due in accord with this Contact. 

7.  RIDERS
I prefer (but do not require) that clients ride for the first lesson for two reasons.  First, to get an idea of the value of the training. Second, when the financially responsible person rides during the first lesson the dynamic of the lesson from me trying to make the student-driver happy so when the lesson is over the student-driver is more likely to encourage the client to continue training, to me spending the lesson focused on training so the client sees the value of the training and wants to continue the 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, then the client is 100% responsible for any crash so the client and anyone with the client's approval can ride for lessons two and following.  All I ask is that if you ride, do not teach or instruct from the back seat. The crash rate increases almost 250% when a driver is taking directions from two trainers at the same time.  While silence is not mandated, it is impossible for me to carry on a conversation and teach at the same time, so too much casual conversation can eat up training time and cost you extra money.

8.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN 
is NOT taught as part of this training unless you ask for it and ONLY if you ask for it, we do not teach it UNTIL you ask for that training.  If you want it, it is wise to ask for it early.  Parking and three-point turn training is offered for FREE under certain conditions. If so, read www.jodacollins.com, Agreement Page, Sections One and Two. Questions? Ask!  If you want parking and three-point turn training, after reading www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement Page, Sections One and Two and/or/if after your inquiry, while this is not a commitment and you can change your mind, do think you will want to use your (Client's or Student-driver') vehicle or the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training. 
Circle or underline one or delete one (if electronic copy). 

Client or Student Driver's Vehicle    
Joda Collins Driving Acdy  Vehicle


9.  MEMORIZE
If you will memorize, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Move, in consecutive order well enough to quote them upon request, without hesitation or assistance and before the start of your lesson, you and your pocket book will be glad you did.  If you will memorize the steps for the three-point turn and parking in whole or in part I will teach those steps you have memorized to you free of charge at the start of any paid for lesson.  If I forget to do it, remind me.

10.  NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS
Unless told not to do so, (usually) I will tell you at the end of the first lesson or within twelve hours of the completion of the first lesson how many more lessons I think will be needed for driver to reach his or her stated driving goal(s).


​11.  WHAT THIS CONTRACT IS NOT! 
This is not a contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam. 


12.  FINANCES

     A.  There is no small print and there is no effort to trick anyone or take money that is not earned.  The bottom line is that every minute I work I need to get paid for, every minute I have an employee work costs me money, every mile I drive costs me money and every thing I do for you costs me money.  Because everything costs me money I have to get paid for everything.  If you do not cost me extra time, work, stress or money than you have contract me for, you will not be required to pay extra money.  If you do cost me extra time, work, stress or money than you have contract me for, you will have to pay me extra money.  Fair enough?  This is a long section because there are a lot of ways people can cost me extra time, work, stress and/or money.


     B.  If you need a loan to take driving lessons, we work with a lender and can finance up to 50% of your tuition at 4% for those who meet low income criteria. Some restrictions apply.


     C.  OUR MOTTO IS "WE GO THE EXTRA MILE."
           In the days of Jesus on Earth, any Roman Solider could order any person to carry anything the Roman Soldier wanted carried 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 by law and do it with a positive attitude.
          To fulfill our motto, we have to give you the opportunity to progress through the training at twice the rate, therefore at half the expense.  To learn how to do that see http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , left column, Sections One and Three.  Questions? Just ask. Thankfully, only a small percentage of people take advantage of these offers or I could not afford to provide them. Few businesses, including mine, can afford to give away half of their profits in free benefits and stay in business.


     D.  All quoted prices are include a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit. If you are using Visa or MasterCard and/or want those fees specified we will provide you the fees without the 10% discount. You can calculate the fees by multiplying the final total by 1.1111112.


     E. BEFORE THE UP TO $14 PER LESSON REBATE THE TUITION CHARGE IS $140 per 75-minute lesson for weekday training and $145 per 75-minute lesson for Saturday training payable at the start of the lesson -- cash, check (upon approval), money order or cashier's check. Includes 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard. If you are using Visa or MasterCard, please let me know immediately (now, please).   See Section G. (REBATE) below for details.


     F.  ALL LESSONS, SERVICES, AND FINANCES ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: 
         (1).  No rebates ($0) for Saturday training.
         (2).  We refund $0 (zero dollars) for services rendered or due by Contract agreement. 
         (3).  I (Joda Collins) cancel all lessons that are scheduled to start or end within three hours of a National Weather Advisory for Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties. A scary local forecast of wind and/or rain is NOT a NATIONAL Weather Advisory.  I do not cancel lessons when there is wind or rain; but use wind and rain to teach a driver to drive, unafraid, in wind and rain so driver is able to, at least, drive out of wind and rain into calm, rather than be stranded on side of the road praying for fair weather.  I use my judgment when considering canceling if there is news of a possible hurricane approaching. Remember, most such news is hype designed to increase eyes and ears on news stations and sell food, news, building products and fuel.  If  you are afraid to drive to a lesson in wind and/or rain, consider asking and paying for door-to-door service; it may be less than cost of missing the lesson.
        (4).  In the event of a refund, any earned rebates will be calculated on

               (a).  The actual number of weekday lessons completed and

               (b).   After not counting any lesson that is missed, canceled or rescheduled by the client or driver for any reason including acts of God (also known as "not my fault" or "unavoidable").  I will not ask you to pay for my emergencies and I will not pay for the cost of your emergencies. I think that is both reasonable and fair. 
        (5).   All money paid in advance, minus $30 for scheduling for the next lesson only (if scheduled) is fully refundable if the request for refund is made not later than two-hours before the start of the lesson; however, all rebates are calculated on actual weekday lessons taken and not missed, canceled or rescheduled, and not total lessons scheduled.  Example: Schedule and pay for five weekday lessons and take one = Full price for one lesson plus $30 subtracted for lesson two scheduling expense from total paid = Refund.
        (6).  We do not accept payment for lessons that are not scheduled but we do schedule lessons without pre-payment, however, said lessons are subject to $30 scheduling fee if missed, canceled or rescheduled for any reasons, even if the reason is not your fault. 
        (7).  If a driver misses a lesson with a minimum two-hour notice and/or a Client cancels or reschedules a lesson with a minimum two-hour notice there is a $30 charge.  This $30 charge is not a penalty for missing, cancelling or rescheduling a lesson. It is partial reimbursement for payment for some of the expense we incur to provide to you on credit (promise to pay) to do one or more of the following:  schedule your lesson, send a reminder, deny your selected time to others, push them further away in scheduling (which increases the chance of them not scheduling or missing their appointment) and reserve our vehicle and Mr. Collins time for you scheduled appointment.  I cannot and do not work for free and that includes the work of scheduling lessons and reserving my time and vehicle.  Unlike schools who say they do not charge for missed, canceled and/or rescheduled lessons, sending reminder(s) and reserving time and equipment, I do not increase my charge to everyone for every lesson by 5%.  If paying me for my scheduling service and reservation of my time and equipment to you on credit (promise to pay) is offensive, please do not do business with me Those who have a good reasons for missing, cancelling or rescheduling, including Acts of God against them (otherwise known as "not my fault" or "unavoidable") do not reduce my scheduling and reservation expenses. I require that you pay for Acts of God against you and I will pay for Acts of God against me. It is too expense for me to pay for Acts of God against everyone.  Fair enough?  See
Section (8) immediately below for an option that might be of interest.
               (a).  Caution: The $30 scheduling fee for each lesson missed, canceled and/or rescheduled lesson can quickly eat up all rebates, so schedule in advance wisely and work hard not to miss any lesson. 
               (b).  You pay us if you miss, cancel or reschedule and we pay you if we miss, cancel and/or reschedule for any reason other than a National Weather Advisory that predicts adverse weather in Escambia and/or Santa Rosa Counties within three hours of y our lesson, because your time and effort is as valuable as ours.  
               (c).  We DO schedule in advance without payment, however, we DO NOT accept prepayment for lessons not yet scheduled.  People who are too busy to schedule are usually too busy to train and ask for a refund.
        (8).  Option:  If you want the following option you have to ask for it BEFORE SCHEDULING and without further prompting.  Add $7 to every lesson and avoid the $30 fee the first time you need to reschedule any one specific lesson. Missing the same lesson twice or more incurs a $30 missed lesson fee for each missed lesson starting with the second one.
        (9).  Missed lessons that do not receive at least a two-hour notice are charged at 50% the tuition fee plus 100% of all door-to-door fees IF Mr. Collins already left his office for the start location.   You pay us if you miss, cancel or reschedule and we pay you if we miss, cancel and/or reschedule because your time and effort is as valuable as ours; however, our payment to you is limited to the 50% of tuition. 
        (10).   If there is Missed Lesson Fee (#7 above) and a 50% and or 100% Fee (#9 above), only the larger of the two fees (#7 or #9, and not #7 plus #9) is charged or paid. 
         (11).  There is  $2 additional charge for every 15-minutes open road training (that is, all training that is not parking and three point turn training) when the training is accomplished in a driver's or client's personal vehicle.  That is $10 more for a standard 75-minute driving lesson.   I charge this additional fee because:
                 (a).  Most people (but maybe not you) resist and resent being told how to drive their own car.  Part of my payment is the degree of resistance and stress I endure when teaching. 
                 (b).  Most  people (but maybe not you) drive their own vehicle more aggressively than they drive mine.  Aggressive driving is dangerous and never-racking. 
                 (c).  The crash rate for using a person's personal vehicle for driver's training is almost is significantly higher.  Statistically, I am in greater danger (less safe) when training in your personal vehicle.  Part of my payment is related to the danger I am in during training.
                 (d).  I have little or no control over someone else's vehicle.  In my car I can take over controls and keep my eyes 100% on the traffic and road 100% of the time. In someone else's vehicle, I usually have to look at controls first before I take control of the vehicle and most people are less likely to allow me to take control of their vehicle to avoid crashing, so I am only as safe as their driving skill.  
                 (e).  Training in someone else's vehicle is a lot more stressful for me.  Part of my payment is related to the stress I incur. 
                 (f).  It takes 25% to 50% longer to teach the same things in a vehicle I have little or no control over because I cannot put a driver in any driving environment where he or she is not safe without my assistance.  The challenge level is much lower so the progress is slower.  The longer it takes the more likely clients and drivers will be less happy with me and the training.  Less happy clients and less happy driver = less positive recommendations = less word of mouth business for me in the future.  In other words, over time, it costs me more money to train in the driver's or client's vehicle.
                 (g). Because people have a vested financial and emotional interest in their own vehicle, most people resent and/or resist giving up control of  it in an emergency that I can delver us from that I feel they may not be able to.  Part of my pay is the degree of stressed caused to me 100% of the time due to this possibility.  I am always in a state of emergency response readiness. 
                 (h). There are other reasons, but you get the idea.


     G. REBATE IS BETWEEN ZERO DOLLARS AND $14 PER LESSON 
Rebates are in the form of a check.
          (1).  Pay for one lesson at a time, no discount/rebate. 
          (2).  Pay for scheduled weekday lessons two and three at start of lesson two = $9 ($3 per lesson retroactive to lesson one) rebate at start of lesson three if you do not not miss, cancel and/or reschedule any lesson for any reason.  Plus G, 1 through 10 below. 
         (3).  Pay for scheduled weekday lessons two, three and four at the start of lesson two = $16 rebate ($4 per lesson retroactive to lesson one) at start of lesson four if you do not miss, cancel and/or reschedule any lesson for any reason. Plus G, 1 through 10 below.
         (4).  Pay for scheduled weekday lessons two, three, four and five (or more) at the start of lesson two = $14 rebate ($14 per lesson retroactive to lesson one) at the start of lesson five for every lesson that you did not miss, cancel or reschedule for any reason. Plus
F, 1 through 1 11 above.. 
         (5).  Pay for two or more scheduled weekday lessons after the completion of lesson two, the rebate is between $0 and $14 per lesson and is clarified in the email sent to you that confirms your second lesson.  Plus
F, 1 through 11 above.

         (6).  After the first set of prepaid lessons, continue with the same earned discount as long as two or more scheduled and prepaid weekday lessons are paid for with one payment. 

13.  EATS AND DRINKS.  None. Ever. Except....
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 .

14.  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. One of the first thing learned in my car is the soft use of the brake. You can practice that in your car for FREE by using enough brake to keep the car moving without exceeding one mile per hour (the speed you would expect a 95-year old person walks) for 15 consecutive seconds and just enough brake to hold the car stationary when stationary is the goal.  Hard pressure on the brake while the car stationary is very hard on the braking system and incurs recurring costly/unnecessary repairs and/or causes brake failure. 

15.  DISABILITIES.  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS
For our safety I need to know if you (the driver) has ADD, ADHD or any other learning disability or is taking medications.   
Learning Disability?  YES NO    
Meds?  YES  NO


16.  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, in a Client’s vehicle, the vehicle owner assumes full liability including all liability that is over and above car owners 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. 


17.  VEHICLE USED IN OVER-THE-ROAD TRAINING

       A.  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.

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18.  SIGNATURES 
       A.  I (the undersigned) have read and understand this Contract.  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 agree with this Contract.
       
B.  I accept and commit to the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document 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.
       C.  The content of this document takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal.  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.
       D.  All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with this document. 
       E.  This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.


17. X___________________________________________ Date________________
Client   (Financially Responsible for missed lesson fee up to $161 per lesson, scheduling and more.)


18.  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.)

 
19.  _____________________________________________ Date________________

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

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


​IGNORE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE.  INTERNAL USE ONLY. 
Thank you for allowing us to serve you.  If you find the content of this email accurate and acceptable, please return it with any kind of statement from you such as, "Contact is okay" not later than _____________ 12 noon and that will confirm your appointment and hold us and you accountable for the content of this contract. If you want to cancel your appointment for any reason, simply do not respond to his email by ____________ 12 noon and  your appoint will automatically cancel at on _____________ at 12:01pm. 





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Please read your Service Agreement (Contract) Carefully!  Thank you.

SECTION ONE

JODA COLLINS