​                             SECTION (CONTRACT) SEVEN
      SERVICE CONTRACT FOR FOUR HOUR LESSONS
                      3-IN-3 STATE MANDATED TRAINING Published 2/18/20


1.  ​PLEASE PROVIDE 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:


2.  TRAINING START LOCATION

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


3.  FINANCES

     A.  All quoted prices herein are for cash, money order or cashier's check (no personal or business checks) and include a 5% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard credit card (no debit cards accepted).  If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard credit card, please advise us immediately (now is good). 

           (1).  $449 weekday or $469 Saturday with $100 down and the balance anytime; however, your completion will not be recorded with the State until your full payment is made.

           (2).  Plus $40 if using Client's vehicles for over-the-road training.

           (3).  If you want door-to-door service the charge is $2 per round trip mile from 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.

           (4).  You (the Driver) will receive two copies of this Contract in the mail (US Postal Service). If you have no questions, unless otherwise directed, please sign either copy and return it along with a cashier's check or money order (no cash) for $100 in the self-address stamped envelope provided.  The $100 down is subtracted from total due.  Once you sign a copy of the Contract and place it in the mail along with your $100 down payment, you can call 850 981-3355 and schedule. Keep one copy for your records; bring it with you for your first meeting with Mr. Collins and he will sign it and return it to you.  If  you forget it that is okay; he will have a back up copy for you. 


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 the letter before scheduling your driving appointment with us.  Call between 7am and 7:05am to avoid the longest time on hold. 


5.  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.

6.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS AND/OR EMAILS

No  verbal agreements!  Ever.


7. PAYING THE $100 DEPOSIT AND SCHEDULING

You (the Driver) will receive two copies of this Contract in the mail (US Postal Service). If you have no questions, please sign either copy and return it along with a cashier's check or money order (no cash) for $100 in the self-addressed stamped envelope provided.  Keep one copy for your records.  Bring it with you for your first meeting with Mr. Collins and he will sign your copy and return it to you. If  you for get it that is okay; he will have a back up copy for you.  Once you sign a copy and place it in the mail along with your $100 down payment, you can call 850 981-3355 and schedule. If driver misses this lesson with less than a one-hour notice, the $100 down payment is forfeited / lost.  


9.  PLEASE READ http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section One, the red and green print to understand why we want to and why you may want to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.  This is important to read before answering this question:  What vehicle do you want to use to practice parking and three point turn?  Your (the student driver's) vehicle or the Joda Collins Driving Academy vehicle? _______________


9.  MEDICAL / PHYSICAL
Do you (the Driver) have ADD or ADHD?  Yes.  No


Do you have any learning or physical disability?  If yes, please clarify. Thank you.

 

Are you taking any medications?  If so, please list. Thank you.





10.  SIGNATURE

I have carefully read this Contact and Attachment One (attached or below) to this Contract.  I accept the benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document and Attachment One 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______________


    ATTACHMENT ONE TO THE THREE-IN-THREE CONTACT 2/18/20


1. CONFLICT RESOLUTION 
If you are ever unhappy with me, my staff or our service, please let us know before you share your negative opinion with anyone else and give us a chance to resolve your concern.    The best way to 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


2.  VEHICLE USED FOR TRAINING
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). 

3.  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. 

4.  PLEASE DO
     A. 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. 

    B.  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.
   C.  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.

   D. In most cases, driver can call the local driver license office on full weekday after completing and paying for the four-hours of in car / behind-the-wheel training and schedule his or her State driving exam.

​5.  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. Confronting or attacking me about your dislike of traffic laws just eats up time, creates a strained environment and changes nothing regarding your situation with your license status.  The State will not pass you if you drive poorly even if you have driven poorly for a long time or can give good reasons why you think you are or should be exempt  from following the rules of the road.
     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 relative to the words I have said. For example, if I explain the need for seeing the right of way order before stopping at a four-way stop, do not ask about how far one should stop behind a stop sign, but if  you have a question about seeing the right of way order before you stop, ask it. 
     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 am watching your driving to see what you need, I am looking for the best driving environments and traffic patterns to best facilitate your learning and I am anticipating what  you might do at any given moment and what I might need to do in response. When I am bombarded with questions while I am trying to do all of these things at one time, it takes my concentration off of task, makes us less safe and me nervous. I will initiate casual conversation if it is appropriate and I have the time.  If you have questions at the end of training, just ask. If you think of questions after training, just email and ask; there is no time limit on this offer. 
     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.

6.  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.

7.  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.  Non-refundable and non-transferable (to any other day, time, lesson or person) payment in full is required in advance.

8.  VERBAL 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!



  


​                            SECTION (CONTRACT) EIGHT

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

                                                                                                                                                                          11/20/19

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

     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 your liking. I am more interested in a meeting of the minds than I am in keeping every thing in this Contact unchanged. The only things I will not change are the things that cost me time or money.  I cannot serve for less or do more for FREE 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 7% 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 (now is good!).  Thank you.


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 your personal use (to take the State exam); in addition you can only use my car to take the State exam at the the Warrington Driver License Office (if you live in Escambia County) or the Gulf Breeze Driver License Office (if you live in Santa Rosa County) because these are the easiest places (less dangerous for new drivers) to test and secure a license. ADVISORY:  While I do not have many people who ask to use my car for their personal use, so far none have scored 110 after only one lesson.  The average for newer driver is, so far, 3.83 lessons. Some have needed only one or two lessons, while others have need 10 or more. I cannot provide an estimate of how many until I see the driver drive one time. I am a small business. I have only one car. Wreck my car and I am out of business until I get it repaired or replaced. Plus, my insurance will increase greatly for three years!  I  have to be confident you will not wreck my car before I let you use it for your personal business. 

I do not:

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

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

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

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

However, if I state in writing that you should pass the State exam and you do not, I do provide up to one-hour of additional training tuition-FREE to help driver with whatever driving difficulties created the test failure; pick up fees, if any, still apply. 

We must be informed of the Driver License Office you will be using (Warrington or Gulf Breeze) in order to calculate mileage to calculate. Please do not schedule your driver license exam before scheduling our vehicle for your use.   If you schedule my car for your personal use and miss the lesson for any reason, including reasons that are not your fault and/or unavoidable and give at least a three-hour notice there is a $100 missed lesson fee. If you schedule my car for your personal use to take the State exam, miss the lesson for any reason including reasons that are not your fault, and do not  provide a three-hour notice the missed lesson charge is $200.00. Cancel by calling 850 981-3355. If there is a National Weather Advisory not just a local forecast of wind and rain (storm) for Escambia or Santa Rosa County, I will cancel and you will owe nothing. 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
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.  


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.



                   SECTION (CONTRACT) NINE

             SERVICE CONTRACT FOR EMBRACE FAMILIES

                       AND/OR KEYS TO INDEPENDENCE                          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 of the Student-driver and the Student-driver.  March 19, 2020 publication edited on 3/31/20 for clarification and ease of reading but no info changed.

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

     Not everything in this Service Agreement will apply to every person. You will be asked to commit only to the things that apply to you or your Organization for which you have the authority to commit your Organizations resources. Thank you for taking your valuable time work your way through this Contact. Please read it like a legal document where every line might contain a benefit or obligation, rather than read it like a novel; quickly to get the general idea. 

     The most difficult part of my job is trying to work with people who sign this Contact without a good knowledge of what is in it.  Please help me avoid unnecessary stress for everyone by not signing and/or agreeing (accepting) this Contact until you understand and are willing to abide by everything in it that relative to you.  Thank you.


EMBRACE/KEYS AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY

1.  FINANCES 

      A.  Our fees are odd amounts because they are based on 75-minute lessons. This Contract is based on a per hour charge.  $135.94 per hour tuition for six hours training = $815 with $100 paid at the time of scheduling.  This fee includes scheduling expense, tuition, a 5% admin expense and 5% difficulty expense.  All expenses are clarified in an email to Embrace Families Agent.

      B.  A $100 advanced payment is required. This $100 down upon scheduling is non-refundable under any conditions except as clarified in this FINANCE Section. The $100 down is not a penalty fee but a payment that covers part of our expense we extend to Embrace/Keys on credit (promise to pay) to schedule, reserve time and vehicle, defer others from the driver's reserved time and absorb any and all financial loss that we might incur because the driver's reserved time is not available to others. If there is a NATIONAL WEATHER ADVISORY or WARNING predicting severe weather conditions within three-hours of the lesson in the Florida County where service is rendered or in the County where the driver lives, we (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) will cancel the lesson and there is no rescheduling fee or payment. DISCLAIMER: A local weather for cast of wind and rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory or Warning. 

     C.  Add $25 per lesson in excess of one lesson.  

     D.  There is a $62 discount if payment is made in any other form other than a credit card.

     E.  There is a $77 discount if driver does not miss, cancel or reschedule any lesson for any good or bad reason including acts of God, otherwise known as "not my fault" or "unavoidable."   We pay for acts of God against us and require others pay for acts of God against them.  We cannot afford to pay for both. 

     F.   Door to door service is $2.15 per round trip mile from our office located at 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.
          (1).  Unless door-to-door pick up service is requested, approved and part of the financial obligation, the start location is inside the Shell Station at 3804 Garcon Point Road; enter front door, turn left and Mr.  Collins will be seated immediately in front of you, or dial 850 304-1870 and follow the ringing of my phone. 
          (2).  Door-to-door fee is $2.15 per round trip mile plus any tolls from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is very near Exit 26 at Interstate 10, Milton 32583. 
          (3).  If no door-to-door service is provided and if you (the Caregiver or Student-driver) are afraid to drive to the start location in adverse weather that is below the national standard for a weather advisory that is not my (Joda Collins) decision, fear or financial responsibility.  
          (4). Door-to-door fees are 100% payable if a two-hour notice is not given via email (to JodaCollins@aol.com) and Mr. Collins drives to the pick up location (whether or not the driver keeps the appointment).  Otherwise, 
          (5).  Door-to-door fees are 25% payable is the appointment is missed, canceled or rescheduled by the student-driver, the Embrace/Keys Client or by the (or a) Embrace/Keys Representative.    

     H.   Unless otherwise agreed on by all relevant parties and in writing, all fees are the responsibility of the Embrace Families Agency (and/or the Keys Program) and all discounts and/or rebates are payable to the Embrace/Keys Program. Given human nature and the tendency to take less seriously responsibilities for which others pay for failures to keep, do you (Embrace/Keys Program) want to place any financial responsibility on your Client/Customer (the one who signs in Section 7D) and equally ease yours?  If so, write or type "Yes" on this line ________ and we will contact you about specifics or notify us by email (jodacollins@aol.com) or phone (850 981-3355).  Otherwise, write "No" or leave the  line blank. 

     G.  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. Please all 850 981-3355 24/7 (do not email) to resolved the confusion / mistake / problem / oversight.   Thank you,

    

2.  SCHEDULING

     A.  Training is Tuesday through Friday Only, 10am to 8pm and must finish not later than 10pm. 

     B.  We (the Joda Collins Driving Acdy) accepts scheduling requests ONLY from the person who is financially responsible to us (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) for all charges and fees not covered (paid for) by Keys the Embrace Families Agency or the Keys to Independence Agency.  

     C. Unless otherwise approved by us, we must have a signed paper copy of this Contact in our hands, in the mail (US Postal System) or an email acceptance (whichever is required) before we schedule any driving/training session.

   

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

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

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

          (2).  Attempts to train the driver to pass the State Driving Exam for his or her driver license and/or train driver to be a safer/more responsible driver.  We do this only if requested.  See Attachment One, Section 3A(2) for additional details. 

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

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

 

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

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

     C.  Nothing in any email that is in opposition to this Contract is valid. It is easy to make a typing, expression, or statement mistake in an email.  To change anything in this Contract requires a dated a signed by all parties paper copy of an Attachment. Questions?  Just ask!
     D.  Anyone who signs or approves this Contact reserves the right to terminate this Contract, in writing (email okay) at any time and for any reason. However, all financially responsible persons/agencies are obligated to pay for all training, relevant door-to-door service already provided and all other financial obligations as outlined herein regardless of who terminates this agreement.

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

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

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

     H. Contracts are valid for 30 (thirty) days from the date of first scheduling of the lesson or 35 (thirty-five) days from the date we mail the paper Contact to the Student-Driver and/or the Embrace/Keys customer/client, whichever is less. 

      I.  Removed.

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

          (1).  Call 850 981-3355 and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge. (2).  Email jodacollins@aol.com and get as much clarification as you need or desire at no charge. (3).  If you attempt (a) and (b) above and still have unanswered questions, you can secure an estimate from your attorney for your attorney to clarify the details of this Contact to you;  if the charge is reasonable, pre-approved in writing and signed by Mr. Collins, we will pay that expense. 


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

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


6.  FOSTER CARE (Caregivers) RESPONSIBILITY

A.  We only accept scheduling requests from the Caregiver or the financially responsible person authorized by the funding agency, unless the Student-driver is over 18-years of age and signs our Contact as a financially responsible person for this Contract.  B.  We contact you to schedule one six-hour session (unless otherwise arranged) AFTER we get your signed Contact in the mail.  If you need faster service, let us know immediately.   C. We ask you to schedule with one phone or email  D.  Please be aware of the finances related to missed lessons, scheduling, canceling and/or rescheduling.   E. We train Keys/Embrace student-drivers Tuesday thorough Friday starting anytime between 10:30am and 3:30pm, unless otherwise arranged.   Questions?  Ask! 


7.  STUDENT DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILITY 

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


8.  PLEASE INITIAL ON THE LINE IF YOU UNDERSTAND THESE FACTS AS PRESENTED IN THIS CONTRACT.  IF NOT, PLEASE ASK BEFORE SIGNING. THANK YOU.

     _____  _____ _____ I will communicate with Mr. Collins to give him a chance to remedy any thing I dislike.

     _____  _____ _____ Except as clarified in 1(F) above, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required from Keys/Embrace Program before scheduling.

     _____  _____ _____ Unless otherwise approved the start and end location for training is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.

      _____  _____ _____ Only the person's signing on line B or D below can schedule, cancel or reschedule an appointment (training session). 

       _____  _____ _____ No one asked the other to pay (assume responsibility) for acts of God against the other person; we all pay for our acts of God against us. 

       _____  _____ _____ A local weather forecast of wind and rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory or Warning.

       _____  _____ _____ The conditions under which I (Joda Collins) will not assume responsibility for a missed lesson which is clarified in 1F and 1G of this Contract.

       We schedule one six-hour session (unless otherwise arranged) with one phone call or email from the Caregiver or the financially responsible person authorized by the funding agency.

         _____  _____ _____ There are no verbal agreements, ever!
         _____  _____ _____ Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) is not provided unless requested by the Caregiver or Client.  
         _____  _____ _____ This is not the Contract to use the  Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for the driver's personal use including but not limited to taking the State driver's exam. 

         _____  _____ _____ Every person who signs this Contract has read, understands and accepts his or her responsibility and liability as clarified in this Contract and:

               (1).  At www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One. 

               (2).  In Attachment One found below or attached to this Contract.

               (3).  In the Limited Liability Clause found in Section 5 above.

7.  SIGNATURES

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

     B.  ____________________________  Date ___________________  Initials _____

          Typed or printed name:

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


     C.  ____________________________  Date ___________________  Initials _____

           Typed or printed name: 

           Student-Driver

 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.  


     D. ____________________________  Date ___________________  Initials _____

          Typed or printed name: 

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




         SECTION (CONTRACT) NINE ATTACHMENT ONE

                 TO  SERVICE CONTRACT FOR KEYS TO

  INDEPENDENCE AND/OR EMBRACE FAMILIES AGENCY

1.  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.  Other than rounding totals to the nearest dollar, no individual, group or agency pays less or more than any other individual group or agency.  We have not increased prices, as noted herein, since September 2010!


2.  We honor one another's valuable time and we pay the expense for acts of God against us and you pay for missed lesson for any reason including acts of God against you.  We think that is fair and ask that if you do not think that is fair (many do not and we understand), please do not do business with us.  


3. We do NOT cancel lesson because of wind and rain (storms) less severe than to be noted by a National Weather Advisory or Warning.  If we canceled driving appointments every time there was a chance of rain in Florida we might as well go out of business.  Rather, we teach drivers to drive safely in rain and wind even if only well enough to drive to shelter rather than be stranded on the side of the road held hostage to wind and rain. 


4.  We ask driver to memorize the steps for the three point turn on the driver's own time before the driving lesson to avoid the waste of time to memorize the steps during paid driving time.  However, if Student-driver opts to memorize the steps during paid training that is okay with us. Anticipate one-hour or more taken from driving time to do this boring work of memorize the steps. Student driver will find the steps at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section One. Questions?  Ask.


5.  The $100 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is not a penalty fee if the driver and/or Keys/Embrace Client misses, cancels or reschedules the appointment.  It represents about 75% of the average cost we incur to do the admin work to schedule six hours of training, reserve our vehicle for seven hours, reserve Mr. Collins time for seven hours, refuse to let others schedule your reserved time, account for the average loss of business we incur because we are not able to offer other prospects your reserved time, incur the discomfort due to unnecessarily adding to our future busy schedule students that we would otherwise have already served if we had your scheduled time available and to the time and effort to manually add, the delete, then add your rescheduled time to our on line calendar and do the same for Mr. Collins wall calendar and each of the three Secretaries home wall calendar (Secretaries often work from their homes).    If the $100 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit does not set well enough to pay it if the driver misses, cancels or reschedules to pay it with a reasonably business-like countenance and Keys/Embrace representative opts not to place some or all of that financial burden on their Keys/Embrace Client or Customer, I understand completely; however, please do not do business with me.  To offset this Scheduling/Reservation charge a little bit, we do not charge a rescheduling fee.  I (Joda Collins) do not work for free nor do I ask my staff to work for free, nor do I charge the 94% of Clients extra per lesson to cover the expense of the 6% of drivers who miss, cancel and/or reschedule. Everyone pays their own way.


6.  We have not increased our prices since September 2010 when our charge was set at $112 per hour before a discount for non-credit card payment (cash, money order or cashier's check).  Keys/Embrace always pays by credit card. 


​7.  The door-to-door fee is less than the average charge for a taxi to provide transportation for you to and from and about the same charge as UBER, but without the wait.    





                     VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 


SECTION (CONTRACT) 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 $16.80 per lesson.  

          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, the Scheduling Fee / Expense absorbed by Joda Collins.

           2.  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 $16.80 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 =  Joda Collins pays (absorbs) initial scheduling fees.  Example Two:  VR Client/Customer schedules less than all approved lessons at one time with one email request = $16.80 scheduling fee paid for b y the VR for every lesson that must be reflected in the VR Authorization.  The other option is for the VR Client/Customer to cover this expense, but that decision is yours of which you can advise us.  

    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 (CONTRACT) ELEVEN 

SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTS, STUDENT-DRIVERS AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.   3/11/20


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, only sign it if you agree and make a conscious decision to honor all commitments.  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.  For me, the business is not worth the stress of confrontation over confused contractual issues that follow signing when there is insufficient understanding of commitments. 

            (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 a two-hour or more 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.  If you miss, cancel or reschedule a lesson with less than a two-hour notice the full tuition charge is forfeited and/or payable. 

                (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. 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. 

                (c),  DOOR-TO-DOOR CHARGE PAID BY VR CLIENT:  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.  If the lesson is missed, canceled and/or rescheduled with less than a two-hour notice, this fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other person or lesson even if the lesson is missed, cancelled or rescheduled for a 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.  

        (3).  ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING CHARGES

               If  the VR Client/Customer does not schedule all approved lessons with a single phone call or email, there is an additional charge of $16.80 per lesson that  to the VR that must be approved in writing as part of the VR Authorization 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 $16.80 per authorized lesson; however VR may require their client / customer to pay this fee.  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 (CONTRACT) TWELVE

NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS  8/26/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     A.  Good Weather (no noticeable wind or rain)

     B.  Mild wind but no rain

     C.  Moderate wind but no rain

     D.  Much wind but no rain.

     E.  Mild rain but no wind.

     F.   Moderate rain but no wind

     G.  Much rain but no wind.

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

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

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

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

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

     A. Memorized by driver.   

     B. Well-known to driver.   

     C. New to driver but common to our area.   

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



               SECTION  (CONTRACT) 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  $78.78 until 11/1/19 but $67.20 after 11/2/19  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



                    SECTION (CONTRACT) FOURTEEN
SERVICE CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTS, STUDENT-DRIVERS AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY.   
 10/26/19
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!
     D.  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). 
     E.  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
          A. 10%
      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..  Questions? Just ask. 
       (4).  ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SATURDAY TRAINING 
               Saturday training is $6 per hour 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 (CONTRACT) FIFTEEN
   MEDICAL EVALUATIONS FOR DRIVING COMPETENCY
                                                                                                                                                                                Edited 12/30/19
1.  DRIVER INFORMATION

___________________________________
Name

 ___________________________________
Mailing Address

___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone Number

2.  MEDICAL INSTITUTION INFORMATION


___________________________________
Name


___________________________________
Official Representative of Same

___________________________________
Mailing Address


___________________________________
City                         State                 Zip

___________________________________
Email Address

___________________________________
Telephone Number

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

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

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

is __________ one way miles times two = __________ 

round trip miles times $2.22 = $_________________

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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




INSURANCE LIABILITY WAIVER FOR USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLE FOR TRAINING

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




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




 

SECTION FIVE

         JODA COLLINS STANDARD OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES   1.5.20
Creating a Contract that is simple to read but covers every possible question, every possible legal concern and a host of benefits is not easy.   Here are my business policies.  They are not written in stone. If you want to add, delete or change something, just let me know. The only thing I will not do is do more for FREE or work for less. It is not easy to make a living with a driving school. If I charged less or did more for FREE, I could not stay in business. 

1.   ACCOMMODATION

We accommodate the Client and/or Driver even if doing so costs us, but the cost must be within reason.
2.  CONTRACT

     A.  All of my Contracts, except the Section Four Contact, are long because I give a lot of benefits and clarify information to best ensure your understanding. There is no small print, vague statements or bait and switch designed to trick or mislead.  Contract #4 is short because it is stripped of Client and Driver benefits.

     B.  No Service without a Service Contract:  By State law, before we can schedule service we must have an agreed on Service Contract.  Please, do NOT sign or approve of the Contact if you do not understand it.  Before signing, we will take all the time you need via email, in person or on the phone to clarify any point or points of your Contact.  Questions? Just ask! Do NOT assume, please. If our best efforts to clarify the Contract to you fail, tell us in advance what it will cost for you to consult your Attorney and we will consider paying any reasonable price for that effort.  A good understanding of benefits and mutual responsibilities is the key to a good working relationship.

     C.  Mutual Right to Terminate:  I (Joda Collins) honor your right to refuse or terminate service from me at anytime. I reserve the right to refuse service or terminate service to anyone at anytime.   I do not continue service to people who do not keep their word as contracted on their signed paper Contract otherwise I am obligated to everything and they are obligated to nothing.  I do not do business with manipulators (psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists, liars or those with an over-inflated sense of entitlement).   Life is too short to be involved with such people.

     D.  No Verbal Agreements:   I will not hold you hostage nor will I be held hostage to any thing that follows, "But, you said..."    We have absolutely NO verbal agreements, EVER!  It is too easy to misstate something verbally or misunderstand a well-stated sentence.  Sometimes, we all speak poorly. Sometimes, we all listen poorly,  If it is important to you, get it in writing and signed.  We do.  If it is not in print, it was never said.  One-hundred percent of all questions about our service and fees are answered by direct reference to the signed Contract, signed Attachment or Amendment to same. 

    E. Abbreviated Simple Contract:  If you prefer a short Contract, we offer you a abbreviated Contact which is nothing more than our existing Contract with all of your benefits deleted.  It can be seen in the left column of this website page (assuming you are reading this on the website) at the bottom entitled Section Four.  The website is at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page (go to Section Four at the bottom of the left column).  You must tell me if you want to use the Simple Contact.

    F.  Finances:  Everyone is charged the same price.  We have a lot of variables because we personalize as much as we can to adjust to the Client and Driver, and we can sometimes confuse ourselves!  However, we clarify charges in great detail. Check, double check and triple check them before paying. Questions?  Just ask.

          (1). Disclaimer:  If your payment is significantly more or less than others we will make any correction prior to payment, but before making the payment on which you agreed via Contact.  Once you make a payment and that payment is accepted that payment will not be changed even if we charged you too much or too little. We will NOT go back on any payment to make corrections otherwise we would be obligated to go back for as long as we had the wrong figure. We work hard to ensure equal charges. Be sure your charges are reasonably close to the charges we charge others; there may be a very small difference due to individualism.  All of our Contracts with all of our folks are here for your inspection and review.  Questions? Just ask.

3.  WHAT NEXT?

Read Section Six immediately below, pay the non-refundable scheduling fee of $30 (in advance for lesson one only but with your total thereafter) and after paying it using any one of the options to schedule as clarified in your Contract to schedule including scheduling IMMEDIATELY by calling 850 981-3355 or scheduling from our scheduling calendar found at www.JodaCollins.com.  Please do not attempt to schedule your first lesson until the $30 is paid or mailed. Thank  you.


SECTION (CONTRACT) SIX 

        STANDARD SERVICE CONTACT FOR 75-MINUTE LESSONS

 Also known as Terms and Conditions or Service Agreement.   Edited 3/11/20


1.   SERVICE CONTRACT

       A.  Key Points of this Contact

             (1).  Only the Client (financially responsible person) can schedule. 

             (2).  A signed Contract and a $30 advanced payment is required before scheduling.

             (3).  Parking and Three-point turn is taught only if and when the Client asks for that training.
       B.  The most difficult part of this business for me (Joda Collins) is trying to work with those who sign this Contract and later tell me or relate to me as if they are exempt from obligation because they never read it or never understood what they read.  Please understand this Contract before signing it. Read this like a legal document where every sentence might contain a benefit or obligation, not like a novel that you skim to get the general idea.  If you are too busy to read this Contact carefully, please wait to do business with me until you are not too busy to read this Contract carefully. It is wise to underline the parts you feel are most important and make notes putting important parts in your own words along the way. Question?  Ask!  Thank you. 

       C.  Clients and Drivers are required to approve and accept this Contact and pre-pay $30 before scheduling. That $30 will be deducted from your total due.  Unless otherwise advised, the Client must initiate the contact to schedule.  We (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) do not initiate the call or email to schedule so you have ample time check your schedule and schedule wisely before scheduling.
       D.  No content of any email that is in conflict with this Contract is valid unless said content is also contained in an Attachment or Amendment to this Contract, and a paper copy signed and dated by all parties.  Email content from Joda Collins that is not in conflict with this Document and does not add additional responsibilities to anyone, is considered at Attachment by Date and part of this Agreement. This is not the Contract to use if you want to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for your personal use (to take the State driving exam); see Contract Eight.

   

2.  START DATE, TIME, LOCATION

     A.  Door-to-door service is available.  For a quote, just ask.  If no door-to-door service is requested and agreed on, the start location is 3804 Garcon Point Rd, Milton, 32583.  This is a Shell Station/Circle K Store/Restaurant located north of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton.  Please park in spaces at the side of the building, enter the front doors and turn left. I (Joda Collins) will be seated alone immediately in front of you.  My photo is at www.jodacollins.com. My cell number is 850 304-1870.  Please do not leave voice mail or text on my cell phone. I never check voice mail or text on my cell phone.

      B.  Unless otherwise agreed, the start location for additional lessons is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, 32583, which is across the street from the starting location for lesson one and at the Dollar General Store. Thank you for parking in the spaces facing the side road. If there is any last minute scheduling confusion call Mr. Collins cell phone at 850 304-1870. If there is no answer, please call 850 981-3355. 

If door-to-door service is requested and approved the per lesson door-to-door charge to


is __________ one way miles times two = __________


round trip miles times $2 = $_________________

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


3.  SCHEDULING
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     A. Only the Client (financially responsible person) can schedule. 

           (1).  Unless directed to use another method, the Client and the Driver (if not the same person) can read the Contract on line at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement Page, Section Five and Six and send us an email (JodaCollins@aol.com) stating the Client and Driver (if not the same person) have read and accept it, pay $30 of tuition and immediately after dropping the $30 advance payment in the mail or paying by Visa or MasterCard you can schedule by calling 850 981-3355 or going to our on line calendar at www.JodaCollins.com to schedule. Please do not schedule before mailing this payment. See B immediately below.  Or, you can, 

           (2).  Read the (or this) on line Contract at www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement Page, Section Five and Six, if the Client and Driver (if not the same person) accept the benefits and responsibilities of the on line (or this) Contact, email us (JodaCollins@aol.com) your complete US Postal System mailing address, wait for a paper copy of the Contact to arrive in the mail. Sign that paper copy, place it in the self-address stamped envelope provided along with your advance payment of $30 of the tuition (or making this payment by credit card).  After you drop it in the mail, you can IMMEDIATELY call 850 981-3355 to schedule or you can schedule from our on line calendar located at www.JodaCollins.com .  This $30 is non-refundable under any circumstances, but is deducted from your tuition for lesson one if that lesson occurs within 90-days of your $30 payment.  Please see B below.  Please do not schedule before making this payment.  Or, 

      B.  The Client can pay the $30 advance payment by Visa or MasterCard. Please provide the following information by email (JodaCollins@aol.com). 

            (1).  The name on the card. 

            (2).  The credit card number. 

            (3).  The expiration date.   

            (4).  The complete mailing address where the bill for the card is sent. 

            (5).  The three number security code on the back of the card.  Please do not schedule before making this payment. 

            Or, the Client can bring the $30 payment to our office by appointment. Our office is only open by appointment. Call 850 981-3355 to schedule an appointment.  After bringing the $30 payment to our office, you can schedule. Please do not schedule before making this payment.   

            Or, the Client can mail a money order, cashier's check or (if approved) your local personal or business check made out to Joda Collins or Joda Collins Driving Academy to Joda Collins, 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583.  We do not accept personal or business checks drawn on banks outside of (our service area which is) Escambia, Santa Rosa and/or Okaloosa Counties.
     C. If the Client does not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding the Client of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7 to find out why.  There is a scheduling problem.  We will not assume any responsibility for said missed lesson unless said phone call is placed.

     D.  If the Driver is ill or anyone else that will share seating in the car with Mr. Collins during the lesson, please cancel your driving appointment; if the Client gives us at least a one-hour notice if no door-to-door service is scheduled or a two-hour notice if door-to-door service is scheduled the Client will not lose your $30 partial payment or any other money paid in advance.


4.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE OR TERMINATE SERVICE WITH OR WITHOUT A STATED REASON.

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


6.  PARKING AND THREE-POINT TURN

     A. Taught only if and when it is asked for.  If you want this training ask for it. When you want it let us know. However, it is recommended to ask for this training as soon as driver reaches 90 General Safety Points IF you want parking and three-point turn training.   Caution. I suggest driver have at least 90 General Safety Points before training for parking and/or the three-point turn. 
     B.  Please read www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, Section One if you want this training for FREE.


7.  FINANCES

     A.  Per lesson charge:  Ways to cut your training expense in half are found at http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section Three, or www.jodacollins.com, Agreement page, Section Three. Per 75-minute lesson charges are between $126 and $156 (when not using credit card). Before any rebates the per 75-minute lesson charge is $140 for weekdays and $145 for Saturdays (when not using credit card) unless otherwise clarified and includes a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit card. If paying with Visa or MasterCard please advise us before signing this Contact.  No debit cards accepted.  A pre-payment of $30 of the tuition is required for the first lesson only and deducted from your total for lesson one. It will be deducted from your total due if your first lesson occurs within 90-days of your payment.  Unless otherwise notified or approved, payments beyond lesson one are at the start of each lesson.  We reserve the right to request full payment for lesson one in advance of which $30 is non-refundable under any conditions unless we (Joda Collins) otherwise state in an email or letter.

     B.  Discount:  All quoted prices include a 7% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard Credit; no debit cards accepted.  We accept Visa/MasterCard, cash, money order or cashier's check. We accept personal or business check with prior approval.  If you are using Visa or MasterCard, please let me know immediately (now, please).   All payments are rounded to the nearest dollar. We do not deal in change or coin.  Please read www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page Section Three if you want to save money. Thankfully, only about one in twenty do this otherwise I could not afford to make these offers.

     C.  Rebate: Rebates range from zero dollars to $14 per lesson. See Attachment One, for details.  

     D.  Scheduling:   Immediately after reading and approving this Contact and Attachment and paying $30, you can call 850 981-3355 to schedule or schedule from our on line calendar at www.jodacollins.com .  We schedule only the first lesson to start with.

          (1).  We do not accept payment for lessons that are not scheduled. After lesson one, is over, we will schedule future lessons (not to exceed two months in advance) without pre-payment.

     E.  Refund

          (1).  We refund $0 (zero dollars) for services rendered or due by Contract agreement, otherwise, refunds range from zero dollars to $14 per lesson and are clarified/itemized in Attachment One.
          (2).  In the event of a refund, any earned rebates will be calculated on:
                 (a).  The actual number of weekday (no Saturday) 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"). 

          (4).   All money paid in advance 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.  
          (5).   If a driver misses, cancels or reschedules a lesson with less than a two-hour notice there is a $30 charge plus any door-to-door service even if the missed lesson is due to an act of God (not  driver's or client's fault).  If a driver misses, cancels or reschedules a lesson with a minimum two-hour notice there is no charge for that missed lesson and no charge for the missed door-to-door service.


8.  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 .

9.  DISABILITIES.  CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS
For our safety I need to know if you (the driver) have ADD, ADHD or any learning disability/difficulty and/or are taking medications.   
        A.   Learning Disability/Difficulty?    YES     NO    

              (1).  What is your learning disability/difficulty?
       


        B.   Does the Student-driver take any drugs and/or medications?  YES    NO

               (2).  What drugs or medications does the driver take?

       


10.  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 owner's maximum insurance limit. The or a registered owner of the vehicle must sign a liability release. I cannot accept the signature of anyone under 18-years of age, a trusted friend, relative or spouse of the vehicle owner.  If the registered vehicle owner will not be with the vehicle at the time of the first lesson to sign the liability waiver in my presence, I will use my car for training.  If you use your own car for training, claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law. 


11.  VEHICLE USED IN OVER-THE-ROAD TRAINING

 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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12.  SIGNATURES 
       A.  I (the undersigned) have read and understand this Contract and Attachment One (found just below this Contract at www.jodacollins.com , Agreement Page). 

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


13. X________________________ Date________
Client   (Financially Responsible for missed lesson fee up to $161 per lesson, scheduling and more.)


14.  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.)

 
15.  ________________________ Date_________

I attest that this paper copy of this Service Agreement has the same facts as the on line web site copy. 

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


        ATTACHMENT ONE TO CONTRACT SIX

                                                                                                                                                                                               Edited 1/17/20

1.  INTRODUCTION
     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. 
    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.  

    The content of this Attachment are just clarification of the Contact. I wish I could make it shorter, but every time I do, confusion causes problems.


2.  CONTRACT CLARIFICATION 

I (Joda Collins) do not set aside time in my training day to discuss, clarify or negotiate Service Contracts or Attachments including but not limited to service or fees.  I do not like taking time from driver's lesson/training to discuss Contact matters.  Please clarify all Contact issues by phone, email or in person BEFORE you schedule a driving appointment. Thank you. 


3.  AFTER LESSON CONVERSATION WITH A PERSON OTHER THAN THE STUDENT DRIVER

After every lesson I will take a minute or so with you for a general overview if you are awaiting our return and immediately available; that is, you approach my vehicle before I leave so I know you want to speak with me. I am sorry, but I will not leave my car and go to your vehicle.  I will not leave my car and go to your or house door, knock, wait for your answer and talk with you at the door.  Those environments tend to foster long conversations and many inquiries.   However, I will put every important detail in print in an email within 12-hours of your lesson if you ask for it when prompted in your first email after the first driving 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 of more than a minute or so 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, in your yard or driveway, or in a parking lot. 

3.  SCHEDULING

      A.  We do not schedule the first lesson unless $30 of the tuition has already been paid or dropped into the mail box because when no money is paid in advance only about 10% of drivers and 20% of clients read the Contract well enough to know the basics of who, what, when, when, why and how much.  As training progresses there are often a lot of problems that occur because I (Joda Collins) hold the client and/or driver accountable for who, what, where, when, why and how much.   When money is required before scheduling about 30% of drivers and 80% of clients read the Contact well enough to know the basics of who, what, where, when, why and how much.  This knowledge avoids problems later when I hold the client accountable for those details.  I simply got tired of the problems caused by people who sign the Contact without knowing what I would hold them accountable for and then get upset with me when I do.  It is just toooooo stressful.  I am a gentle man. I prefer to avoid confrontation if possible. 

      B.  Any 75-minute lesson that includes the 2pm hour might 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.
      C.  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 and there is no missed, canceled or rescheduling fee, charge or payment.  However, a local weather forecast of wind/rain (storm) is NOT a National Weather Advisory.
      D.   MISSED, CANCELED AND/OR RESCHEDULING FEE AND/OR PAYMENT

             I (Joda Collins) 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 drive out of wind and rain into calm, rather than be stranded on side of the road praying for fair weather or continue the journey.  I use my judgment when considering canceling if there is news of a possible adverse weather 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 the cost of missing the lesson.

      E.  If your are ill, please reschedule.


4.  FINANCES
     A.  Additional Charge
          (1).  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/or resent being told how to drive their own car.  
                 (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 significantly higher.  Statistically, I am in greater danger (less safe) when training in your personal vehicle.  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.
     B.  Rebates. 
          1.  Rebates are in the form of a check and range between zero and $14 per lesson payable at the start of the last pre-paid, scheduled and confirmed lesson.  The best financial deal is to schedule lesson one on a weekday and pay for it at the start of the lesson, then pay for four additional scheduled weekday lessons at the start of lesson two and do not miss, cancel or reschedule any lesson with less than a one-hour if there is no door-to-door service and two-hours notice if there is door-to-door service.   If you do these things, the rebate at the start of lesson five is $70.00.  If you do less or differently, the rebate is between zero and $16.00.  Saturday training cannot be considered when determining rebate.

                (a).  Payments cannot be combined with more than one driver's lessons. For example, a parent or agency with five drivers cannot schedule, confirm and pre-pay for one lesson for all five drivers and get a $70 Rebate.

                (b).  Pay for one lesson or two lessons at a time, no rebate. 
          2 .  Rebate when paying any amount at the start of Lesson Two:
                 (a).  Pay for scheduled and confirmed weekday lessons two and three at start of lesson two = $9 rebate at start of lesson three if you do not miss, cancel or reschedule any lesson with less than a one-hour if there is no door-to-door service and a two-hour minimum notice if there is door-to-door service.   If you do these things, the rebate at the start of lesson five is $70.00.  If you do less or differently, the rebate is zero.
                 (b).  Pay for scheduled and confirmed weekday lessons two, three and four at the start of lesson two = $16 rebate at start of lesson if you do not miss, cancel or reschedule any lesson with less than a one-hour if there is no door-to-door service and a two-hour minimum notice if there is door-to-door service.   If you do these things, the rebate at the start of lesson five is $70.00.  If you do less or differently, the rebate is zero to $9.00. 
                 (c). 
Pay for scheduled and confirmed weekday lessons two, three, four and five at the start of lesson two = $70 rebate at the start of lesson five if you do not miss, cancel or reschedule any lesson with less than a one-hour if there is no door-to-door service and a two-hour minimum notice if there is door-to-door service.   If you do these things, the rebate at the start of lesson five is $14 per lesson for five lessons = $70.00.  If you do less or differently, the rebate is zero to $16.00. 
                 (d).  ​In the event of a refund, any earned rebates will be calculated after not counting any Saturday lesson or any lesson that is missed, canceled or rescheduled by the client or driver  with less than a one-hour notice if there is no door-to-door service and a two-hour notice if there is door-to-door service.  Rebates are zero dollars, $9, $16 of $70.00.  
            3.  Rebate when paying for three or more scheduled and confirmed lessons after the start of Lesson Two:
                  (a). 
Pay for three or more scheduled and confirmed weekday lessons anytime after the start of lesson two then the highest per lesson rebate you have earned ($3, $4 or $14) remains and will be honored in the form of a Rebate at the start of the last paid for weekday lesson.

     C.  Save Money and Free Training Opportunities. Everyone wants a discount.  Who would not?  We all do.  I do not give discount service and I do not get any thing I use for my business at a discount, so I do not give discounts. Rebates are not really discounts, but a refund of some, most, all or a little more of the admin expense I save when more than one lesson is scheduled and paid for at a time.  And, I do give you ways to train for less financial investment if you want to do the extra work between lessons.  I am thankful that only about one in 20 students want to do this extra work and save a lot of money; otherwise, I could not afford to give away these benefits. 
           (1).  Go to www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section Three for details on how to save money by memorizing and how to get parking and three point turn training for FREE.
           (2).  Memorize
                  (a).  In preparation for lesson one, you can 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 on your own time for free or for a per minute charge during your first lesson.
                  (b).  You can memorize the steps for the three-point turn and parking on your own time for free or you can memorize them in for a per minute charge during paid training.  If you memorize them on your own time for free (in whole or in part), I will train you to do parking and three point turn for free by adding a minute or two to any or every lesson or I can train you to do parking and three point turn at a per minute charge during paid training.  Question?  Ask.

                 (c).  You can read and reflect on the email Evaluation I send after (almost) every lesson on your own time for free because those emails are the starting point for learning and safety for the next training session, or for a per minute charge you can read or I can read to you each Evaluation from your phone or mine during paid driving time and I will help you reflect on it at the start of each lesson.

                 (d).  Within reasonable generosity on our part, you can ask questions that come to mind between lessons, about driving law and safety via email between any lesson and someone will answer your email with another email for free, or you can ask questions and get your answers during paid driving time at a per minute charge.  

                 (e). Among other things, you can learn the rules of the road, the 12 General Safety Skill and how to apply them and the 23 Defensive Driving Techniques and how to and when to apply them for FREE by reading from the Workbook for three devoted hours of self-study in preparation for each lesson or I can tell you as many of these things you want to know at a per minute charge during paid training. 

                 (f).  One of the first things learned in driver's training is the soft/controlled use of the brake. You can practice that in your car for FREE by:

                        1.  Using enough brake to keep the car moving without exceeding one mile per hour (the speed you would expect a 100-year old person walk with a cane) for 20 consecutive seconds and

                         2.  Just enough brake to hold the car stationary when stationary is the goal.   Excessive 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. Or you can learn these skills at a per minute charge during paid training.

                 (g).  During lesson one I will teach you proper hand-over-hand steering and how to learn it for free between lesson one and two, or you can invest paid driving time learning proper hand-over-hand steering. 

5.  CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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.  It is unkind and a sign of poor character to complain about me to others without giving me a reasonable chance to address your concern.  If you are a person of poor character, thank you for not doing business with me.  


6.  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.

7.  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).

8.  CONSIDERATION FOR MY VEHICLE
       A. For increased safety, please wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes, rather than flip flops, sandals, high heals, house-shoes, crocs, boots, etc.  Please wear clean clothing. My vehicle has cloth interior and absorbs odors.  Do not wear anything that snags cloth.  
       B. In most cases, I will close the car doors on my car. Many people slam the car door out of uncontrollable habit because they have larger cars that mandate slamming.  
​       C. Please do not slap my vehicle controls.  Cars are made of wires, plastic, screws and bolts.  The more abuse they incur, the more the cost for repairs.

       D. Please do not reach from the front seat to the back seat for any reason. Access the back seat area from an open back door.

       E. Please do not adjust the upright section of the seat. I will do that for you. Most people yank and body bump the seat to make such an adjustment. That is vehicle abuse.


9.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE
We do not serve those we believe are too immature or otherwise incapable and cannot or should not be trusted behind-the-wheel, sociopaths, psychopaths or narcissists and people who do not honor this signed and/or agreed on Contract (their word of honor).  I have refused service to less than one half of one percent of drivers/clients. 
Questions?  Just ask before approving and/or signing this Contract.  Thank you. 


10.  OUR MOTTO IS "WE GO THE EXTRA MILE."
       A.  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.
        B.  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.

       C.  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% APR. Some restrictions and qualification requirements apply.

        D.  If you qualify for financial assistance, we have a small amount of money in an assistance fund that may pay for up to 50% of your tuition.  Some restrictions and qualification requirements apply.


11.  OPTIONAL SELF-STUDY:  IF YOU WANT TO LEARN AT TWICE THE SPEED AND HALF THE EXPENSE YOU CAN PURCHASE A SELF STUDY WORKBOOK AT
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/joda-collins-driving-academy-course-workbook/paperback/product-24099355.html
and do three-hours of devoted self-study in prep for each lesson starting with lesson one.  The workbook is also attached to an email we sent to you, or you can buy a used but well-cared for copy from Mr. Collins for $20.00.  


12.  NATIONAL WEATHER ADVISORY POLICY
Learn to drive in wind and rain by training in wind and rain in order to be able to safely drive to shelter. If there a National Weather Advisory for Escambia or Santa Rosa County within three hours of your lesson, we (Joda Collins Driving Acdy) will cancel your lesson.   A local forecast of wind and rain is NOT a National Weather Advisory.  

13.  IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY GO TO:  
See http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section One and Three (Contract Six is also on that page.)


14.  DISCLAIMERS
1. We reserve the right to correct any email information to conform to the on-line Contract and/or Clients signed and dated Contact. 
2. We honor NO verbal agreements.  Important?  Get it in writing. We do.
3. We assume no responsibility for missed lessons if you do not call to confirm if  you do not get a reminder email one or two days before your lesson even if you received a reminder phone call or email three or more days in advance.

15.  COURSES

Time Only: X number of minutes or hours.

Specific Skills Only: Tell us what skills you want learn and training is limited to those skills ONLY.
90 General Safety Points = Basic Vehicle Control
110 = General Safety, Level One
120 = General Safety, Level Two
128 = General Safety, Level Three
145 = Defensive Driving, Level One
151 = Defensive Driving, Level Two
160 = Defensive Driving, Level Three
Questions?  Just ask. 


There may or may not be considerable space between here and the Section (Contract) Seven.  If so, it is a Web Site glitch that comes and goes.  No can seem to find out how to correct it. Sorry for the inconvenience.



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Working Agreements/Service Contacts

850  981-3355

DRIVING ACADEMY


SECTION ONE

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.  


PARKING AND
THREE-POINT TURN

(Turn-About)



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JODA COLLINS

     






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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

     2. Get far right 

     3. Look over left shoulder and if safe. 

     4. Signal left.
     5.  Stop. 

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

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

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


Exiting a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking. 


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


ADDITIONAL OFFER

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


SECTION TWO

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


THREE POINT TURN

Far right

Go slow

Look

Signal 

Stop


Turn

Look

Coast

Stop

Reverse


Turn

Look 

Coast

Stop

Drive


Turn

Look

Go


ENTERING PARKING SPACE

Get right

Go slow

Look

Signal

Stop

Turn

Look

Coast

Stop

Parking & transmission brakes.


EXITING A PARKING SPACE

Reverse

Look

Coast

Stop

Turn


Look

Coast

Stop

Turn


Look 

Go


Turn steering full left when parked uphill with curb on right


Moving vehicle must miss pedestrian by three feet minimum.


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


One difference is turn lane is shorter than deceleration lane.


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




     SECTION THREE
     SAVING MONEY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



SECTION FOUR

SHORT CONTRACT

FINANCE

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


SCHEDULING

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


LESSON START LOCATION

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


VERBAL AGREEMENTS

No verbal agreements, ever! 


LIMITED LIABILITY

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