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​                                                SECTION SEVEN
             
           WORKING AGREEMENT FOR 
                      3-IN-3 STATE MANDATED TRAINING 

This is written in the first person. Unless otherwise specified, "me, my, our, I" and "mine" are Joda Collins.  "You" and "your" is the student-driver. 

     If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract from this web page, please feel free to do so or you are invited to ask for a copy of this Contract via email, through the US Postal System, by FAX or come by my office by appointment for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with you to our initial meeting.  Please return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract." Or, telephone 850 981-3355 and say you "accept the Contract."   After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson or if it is already tentatively scheduled, the appointment will be confirmed.  Whatever your decision on how to express your  approval of the Contract, just in case, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 

START LOCATION IF NO DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE IS PROVIDED

Start at 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583. This is the Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop/Restaurant located at the North East corner of the intersection of Exit 26 and Interstate 10, Milton.  Please park at in one of the parking spaces at the side of the building. I (Joda Collins) will be inside the main front doors seated immediately to your left. My photo is at  www.JodaCollins.com. My cell is 850 304-1870. 

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE
is available upon request for $1.60 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr, Milton, FL 32583 (near to Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton 32583) plus the actual cost of any tolls.

FEES
Fees are $104.50 per hour, a $30 State recording (admin charge for this service) plus a $30 scheduling fee = Four hours @ $104.50 = $418 plus $30 plus $30 = $478.00.  There is a $29 discount if you do not miss the scheduled lesson for any reason, even a great reason or combination of great reasons ($478 minus $29 = $449.00).  If you use your own vehicle for this training there is an additional $40 fee because the crash rate is higher in a private vehicle compared to Acdy vehicle, the difficulty of training greater, the nerve factor (for me) increased and the resentment for being told how to driver one's own car usually greater.  These fees include a 10% discount for not using  Visa of MasterCard. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard, please advise us immediately b by phone (850 981-3355) or email (JodaCollins@aol.com).  

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  you 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. 
       B. 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.
       C.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.

PLEASE DO
Wear clean clothing and take a shower.  The vehicle is a close small area and smells are trapped. My interior is cloth and absorbs odors. My interior is light in color and shows dirt.
Have with you your valid driver license or your letter from the Department of  Highway Safety and Motor  Vehicles in Tallahassee stating that you are authorized to be in the driver's seat during this four hours of training.  

PLEASE DO NOT 
1.  Take it personally when I correct your driving habits.  Four-hours is a long time to be in a car with someone with a bad attitude. If you only want to learn just enough to pass the State driving exam, just boldly let me know at the beginning (without me solicitating that info) and I will keep my corrections to the absolute minimum and let you start and end with as many deadly and dangerous driving habits as the State will allow.  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.  It is foolish and fruitless to try to teach someone who is determined not to learn.
2.  Provide justification or argument regarding why you drive poorly or in violation of traffic laws.
3.  Wear flip flops, crocs, sandals, boots, high heal shoes or slippers. Rather, wear tight fitting shoes such as tennis shoes or dress shoes.
4. Eat, drink, smoke, chew or suck during the driver's training. If you want 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.
5.  Ask me to prove it 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.

WHEN THE DRIVING SESSION BEGINS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO
1.  Accelerate in a manner that does not throw my head back.
2.  Stop in a manner that does not throw my head forward.
3.  Be at 23mph one full block before any stop location if you have time to gracefully slow to 23mph one block away.  
4.  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.
5.  Change lanes and make turns in accord with my directions/procedures.
6.  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 ours whether we 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.
7.  Allow me to close my car doors to avoid additional repairs on my car doors caused by people who slam car doors out of habit.


 VERBAL AGREEMENTS

We have no verbal agreements. We will not hold you accountable to anything that begins with, "Yes, but you said...."  If it is important to us we will get it in writing.  If it is not in writing and signed by you, you did not say it.  We will not be held hostage to any thing that begins with, "Yes, but you said...."  If it is important to you get it in writing and signed by Mr. Collins.  If it is not in writing and signed by Mr. Collins it was never said.  Questions?  Just ask!


SIGNATURES

I accept the benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document as they apply to me. I am a person of my word and can be counted on to keep my word.


_______________________________________Date______________

If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract from this web page, please feel free to do so or you are invited to ask for a copy of this Contract via email, through the US Postal System, by FAX or come by my office by appointment for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with you to our initial meeting.  Please return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract." Or, telephone 850 981-3355 and say you "accept the Contract."   After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson or if it is already tentatively scheduled, the appointment will be confirmed.  Whatever your decision on how to express your  approval of the Contract, just in case, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 

  


​                                               SECTION EIGHT  

                                   WORKING AGREEMENT 
          FOR PERSONAL USE OF OUR ACADEMY VEHICLE​​​​​​​

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

Payment must be received not later than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled use of the vehicle. The charge is $200 plus mileage @ $1.60 per round trip mile from the intersection of Interstate 10 and Exit 26 in Milton, FL.  Charges include a 10% discount for not using  visa or mastercard.   (No debit cards accepted at this time.)   If you are paying by visa or mastercard, please advise us immediately.


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

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


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

To reserve our vehicle for your use to take the State exam requires a non-refundable $100 payment in advance which pays for my expense to schedule your appointment and reserve my car and my time for you.  I do this for you on credit until that $100 payment for my services rendered is paid.  


I do not reschedule missed lessons.  If you miss or cancel a lesson, I will, however schedule another one for a $100 payment in advance which pays for my expense to schedule your new appointment and reserve my car and my time for you.  I do this for you on credit until that $100 payment for my services rendered is paid.  


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


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

Sign and date:


_____________________Date____Initials______
Financially Responsible Individual

_____________________Date____Initials______
Student-driver, if different from above.

__________________________Date_________
Joda Collins, Joda Collins Driving Academy





                                  SECTION NINE

Working Agreement (Contract)
between the Joda Collins Driving Acdy, the Keys to Independence Program (also known as cbccfl.org), the Caregiver and the Student Driver.          Revised 8/16/18


 All charges for all individuals and all agencies are identical or as close as we can get them and still work within specific guidelines of various agencies. 

CHARGE 

We offer a 10% discount for paying by any other means than credit card. We do accept Visa and MasterCard. If paying by any other means than credit card (Visa or MasterCard) deduct 10% from total due.

1.  $124.45 per hour for weekday training and $128.89 per hour for Saturday training which includes a Scheduling/Reservation fee (of $24 per hour).  These fees represent a 12% increase over our charges that remained the same from September 2009 through May 2018.  During that same period of the cost of doing business increased over 18%.  However, we offer a rebate or price reduction of 12% on tuition (which is the $124.45 or $128.89 minus $24 per training hour) at the end of training if no lesson is missed for any reason (even a great reason) other than the existence of a national weather advisory that is in existence two-hours before your driving session.  We do not give rebates or price reduction on Scheduling/Reservation expenses or door to door expenses, because we provide those services below our actual expense to provide them. 

2.  Door to door fee is $1.78 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Dr., Milton, FL 32583 which is very near Exit 26 at Interstate 10, Milton 32583. If no door to door service is provided, the start location for lesson one is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 and the start and end location for  lessons two and following is 3815 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583.  (Both locations are at the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, 32583.

3.  The Scheduling/Reservation fee of $24 per hour has to be paid even if a lesson is missed. That fee is not for driver's training, but for services we extended to you before the driver's training lessons takes place and we extend that service to you on credit (your promise to pay).  However, if there is a national weather advisory in existence one hour before the start of your  lesson we will pay that expense for you. If you are afraid to drive to the start location in adverse weather, that fear is yours to pay for, not Joda Collins' expense.  Even an act of God against you that keeps you from keeping an appointment, still incurs the Scheduling/Reservation fee. That act of God against you is yours to pay for, not Joda Collins'.  I have enough mistakes and fears of my own and and acts of God against me (Joda Collins) to pay for already. 

3.  Payment, upon billing,  follows proving six hours of training. 


OTHER PROVISIONS
4.    This Contract must be approved in advance of service by an authorized Keys rep by email for every new student and by every student. 
5.  The Keys Program and Joda Collins 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. 
6  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. 
5.   Lessons are in increments of 1.5 hours unless otherwise requested, however, two, three, four, five or six hour sessions are welcome upon request. 
6.  The only course asked for by Keys is the "Time Only".  Parking and three point turn (needed to pass the State driving exam) is not provided unless requested.  
7. There are no verbal agreements, ever, among any parties.  We will not hold you hostage nor be held hostage by anything that follows: 'But you said...."  No email content can override this contract. If it is important to you, get it in writing and get it signed.

8.  The Joda Collins Driving Acdy not reschedule missed lessons; however will schedule additional lessons at any time for any reason, including to make up for missed lessons.

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


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

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

____________________________  Date ___________________

Client, signing on behave of Agency for which the signer has the authority to commit the Agency.


____________________________  Date ___________________
Student-Driver


Post  Script 

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

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



                             SECTION TEN

    CONTRACT BETWEEN THE FLORIDA VOCATIONAL           REHABILITATION AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING                                                ACADEMY.   July 1, 2018

Five 90 minute lessons to be paid for by the VR at $168 per lesson, a total of $840.00 (eight hundred and forty dollars) with a  $16.80 per lesson that was not rescheduled paid by Joda Collins Driving Acdy check to the VR at the end of paid training for each lesson that was not rescheduled for any reason other than the existence of a national weather advisory at the time of the driving lesson and in accord with information below: 


My (Joda Collins) contracts are all about the same. No one gets more special treatment, lower or higher charges for combined charges, or more or fewer benefits. However, minor differences in contractual arrangements exist because I try to work my Contract around what the Client likes best.  Every agency has their own preferences. I am here to serve.  I have only one hard rule.  I will not work for less than my price quote. Simply stated, I am worth the investment.  I do not give discount service nor get a discount on anything I need to provide my service, so I can not and do not give discounted prices.


Even though the cost of doing business has increased 17.3% since September 2009, I have not gone up on my charges on tuition since September 2009 charge on lessons that are not missed.  I have deleted my service of rescheduling missed lesson for FREE rather than increase my prices.  The rescheduling fee of $16.80 per 90-minute lesson is calculated into the charge and is refunded to the VR at the end of training if the lesson is not rescheduled for any reason other than a national adverse weather advisory in existence at the time of the driving lesson.


CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT. This is what is suggested be printed in the Comments section of the VR Services Authorization and Billing Notice.  

"Five 90-minute driving lessons at $168 per lesson is $840.00 with a refund sent to the VR from  Joda Collins for $16.80 per lesson where the lesson is not missed for any other reason except for a national weather advisory in existence within two hours of the lesson or the fault of the Joda Collins Driving Acdy.  Driving goal is for pass the State Driving Exam and become a safe-defensive driver at speeds of up to 65mph.  More than five 90-minute lessons may be requested by the VR at any time but the billing to the VR will occur with a maximum of every five 90-minute lessons.  Please notify VR Office when consumer is ready for his/her next lessons." 

   Notice: If the VR wants less training, such as only enough training to pass the State Driving Exam at the minimum skill level, less training will be provided upon request. The Comment section of the VR Services Authorization and Billing Notice must state the level of training VR is willing to pay for .  I can train a driver to pass the State exam and still be a very dangerous driver.  The State exam is pretty easy.


This is not printed on any VR paperwork but understood between the VR  and Joda Collins:

The VR authorizes 450 minutes to start with (five 1.5-hour lessons) and continues paying for training as long as the driver is making reasonable progress towards becoming the best driver he or she can be at this time in his or her life and as long  as funding permits. The VR tends to trust my (Joda Collins) judgement because I spend (request) VR money as if it were my own.  If I think a driver is not trying or has reached his or her maximum learning potential, I suggest the VR stop paying for training. So far, they have.  It is that simple.


Training is in 90-minute lessons (five 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 five 1.5-hour lessons except for the last set of approved lessons if that last set is less than five 1.5-hour lessons.


VR might pay for door-to-door service in the amount of $1.60 per round trip mile from 4033 Buttonbush Drive, Milton, FL 32583.  That determination is between the VR Client and the VR and not Joda Collins and the VR Client.


A paper copy of the VR financial commitment for each driver must be in Joda Collins possession before any driving lesson can occur for that  driver. Drivers must produce proof of having a permit or license before 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). 


A  Contract or Working Agreement must be approve by the driver and the VR  Client aka the Joda Collins "Party with Vested Interest."  That Contract on display at www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement Page, Section Eleven; upon other requirements said Contact does have a financial commitment component  requirement from the VR Client (the Joda Collins Third Party). 


That is all there is to it!




                         SECTION ELEVEN 

CONTRACT BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CLIENTS, STUDENT-DRIVERS AND THE JODA COLLINS DRIVING ACADEMY. July 1, 2018

If you do not like something about this Contract, tell me and I will try to work with you to adjust  this to you liking. I am more interested in a meeting of the minds than I am in keeping every thing in this contact unchanged. The only things I will not change are the things that cost me time or money.  I cannot serve for less and stay in business.
Here is the process done in just the order:
1.  I get a tentative approval from the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for the Student-driver's behind the wheel training.
2.  I contact the VR Client and the Driver (if not the same person) with the contract between you, the driver and I. For me to know how to proceed, I need to know who is the Client of the VR?
3. The Driver and the VR Client read and inquire about, or read and approve the contract between each and me.  The contract is found at :
     http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html , Section Eleven.
The State requires a contract signed by the Driver and the VR Client. The driver has to sign so the driver knows his or her responsibility. The VR Client has to sign because the Contract obligates the Client to possible financial responsibilities and other commitments.
4. The VR Client sends an email to jodacollins@aol.com or calls 850 981-3355  and gives any kind of statement, verbal or written, that each accepts the contract benefits and responsibilities.
5.  When I  get the paper copy of the authorization for scheduling, I call or email the VR Client the Client (not the driver unless the driver is the client) schedules five lessons with one email or one phone call with the awareness there is a fee for  every lesson missed  that  VR will not  cover, so schedules wisely.  Drivers who are too busy to schedule in advance with a reasonable degree of confidence are usually too busy to train due to other things having priority, and we suggest delaying training until learning to drive with crashing is a priority.


The VR's Client is the person who is 18-years or older who is the or a final authority for themselves or a person 18-years or older who is the final authority for a person who is of any age. That person is my "party with vested interest."  The person trained behind-the-wheel is the "student-driver."  It is illegal for me to serve the VR Client without an agreed on contract between me and that client (party with vested interest if that is not  the driver). It is illegal for me to train a student-driver without an agreed on contact between me and the student-driver even if the student-driver cannot be held accountable for a contractual agreement due to being under 18 or over 18 and legally free from being held accountable for a contractual agreement.  I still have to do my best to be sure the student driver knows what is expect of him or her and what others are contributing to his or her driving success. 


1.  The VR begins by approving five 1.5-hour driving sessions (450 minutes total) at $1.8667 per minute = $168 per 1.5-hour lesson (including tuition and the $30 Scheduling Service Fee) = $168 times five = $840.00.


2.  The VR will not pay for the following charges; my party with vested interest or driver is responsible for these charges.  I used to cover these expenses myself but my cost of doing business has gone up 17.29% since 2009 and my charge in that time has not  increased. I cannot  pay for these expenses any more and stay in business.


     A.  The VR will not pay the $20 refundable deposit on a paper copy of the study workbook. The student-driver can use an electronic copy that is sent email, if student driver can read from a screen with reasonable comfort. So far, none can or have. 


     B.  The VR will not pay the full price or any part of the $168 tuition per lesson that you miss and do not give at least one-hour notice.  If you miss a lesson and do not give at least  a one-hour notice you owe the full $168.00. 


     C.   Scheduling Fee.  Every lesson has a Scheduling Fee of $30.00.  That  $30 cover some of my expense incurred to take the incoming call or email, schedule the lesson on our office wall calendar, contact each of three secretaries and have them schedule  the lesson on their home  office wall calendar (they work from home often), update by hand the one line calendar, create an email that has that day and time on it along with any relevant financial implications and email that  email to driver, client and VR, protect that time so others do not get it, lose any money I have to because others cannot train at any other time, reserve my (Joda Collins) time for this lesson, and reserve my vehicle for you.   All of that costs me between $30 and $60, on average. If you miss the lesson for any reason, I have a minimum $30 expense and no income from the effort. The VR pays for $16.80 of that $30 and you pay $13.20 of that expense.  There are two exceptions. First, if there is a national adverse weather advisory in effect within two-hours of the driving lesson and second if the missed lesson is my fault or an act of God against me.  If the missed lesson is your  fault or an act of God against you (other than the weather advisory), the $13.20 fee is your responsibility. I do not accept credit cards for this fee. 


3.  VR may or may not pay for door-to-door service. Whether they do or not is not my decision.


4.  Driver is expected to do no less than four-hours of devoted self-study in prep for each lesson starting with lesson two and attempt to memorize the following 10-words in consecutive order in prep for lesson one: Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Ahead, Behind, Mirror, Shoulder, Move.  Drivers who lack the ability to use a cell phone, send or receive an email, memorize their home address, find their way to and from classrooms, memorize their locker combination or operate a TV with remote control will probably lack the ability to do the homework. Let me know.  Drivers who need to pass the State driving exam are expected to try to memorize the steps for parking and three-point turn on their own time for free and use the car they will be testing in to train for parking and three-point  turn training unless otherwise requested and arranged. Go to www.JodaColliins.com , Agreement page, Section One or http://www.jodacollins.com/agreement.html for full details.  The VR is not prone to pay by the minute for work a driver can do on his or her own for FREE.  VR funds are not from a bottomless pit of an endless supply of money. 


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.  

     B .  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. 

     C.  I do not offer VR student training on Saturdays unless the third party with vested interest 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, is forfeited. Saturdays fill up first and fastest, so Saturday times are more valuable. 

     D.  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. 

     E.  It costs us about $15 in initial immediate admin expense to schedule one lesson and about $20 in initial immediate admin expense to schedule five 1.5 hour lessons with one phone call or email.  Thus, to schedule five lesson one at time costs us about $75 in admin expense and about $20 to schedule all five lessons with one effort (email or phone call); a savings of $55.00, or about $10 per lesson scheduled. Our charge to the VR for your training reflects that savings (lesser charge).  If you want to schedule five lessons with more than one phone call or email, the additional charge is $10 per scheduling after the first scheduling.  This added $10 is not paid by the VR and belongs to you.  VR agrees to pay for a package of services. Additional service charges belong to you.  We have found that those who are too busy or have schedules too complicated to schedule five appointments in advance are usually too busy or have schedules too complex to take training at this time; and end up missing lessons no matter what.  We sincerely encourage said drivers to delay training until driver's training can be an important priority.  However, the decision is, obviously, yours.  


6.  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.


7.  All finance issues between us and our party with vested interest are payable through the mail (US Postal System).   Mr. Collins does not do financial business, --  his staff does.  We do not discuss financial matters over the phone which avoids "he said, she said" scenarios which are easily problematic. We take our time, we calculate carefully, we explain fully and we put it in print via email and/or USPO allowing the party with vested interest time to verify our figures.


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


9.  SIGNATURES 
I (the undersigned) accept the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined 
in this document. 

__________________________________________________ Date________________
VR Client and Joda Collins Third Party with  Vested Interest

___________________________________________________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_________________

If not 18 years of age and/or not the VR Client, this person cannot be held accountable for anything in this document.
 
__________________________________________________Date_________________ 

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



                          SECTION TWELVE

     SHORTER STANDARD CONTACT COMPARED TO SECTION ONE June 26, 2018

This is a three page document. It is long because it contains quite a number words that clarify the reasons why your obligations to me exist, but not as many as Section One.  If you do not care very much why your obligations to me exist, such as why you owe me $30 even if you do not keep your scheduled appointment, then you can skip this Section and read the shorter version of this contract by scrolling down to Section Thirteen.  If you like some details and  some good reasons why your obligations exist, then read this Section.  If you desire more clarification about any part of the Contact you can all us (850 981-3355), email us (jodacollins@aol.com) or reference the same part of this Contact in Section One at the top of this column.
     This Working Agreement (Contract) is written by me (Joda Collins), therefore, all personal references (my, me, I) are a reference to me (unless otherwise noted).  "You" may be the "Client" (financially responsible individual) or the Student-driver (if different from the Client).      Form revised June 24, 2018.  This is a brand new revision of the Contract. Please allow some leeway in working out the bugs if it is needed. The leeway will always be in favor of the client and/or driver.
     This is not like most on-line contracts these days where you just ignore the content and sign it.  If  you are a Client (financially responsible person), a Student-driver or a third party with vested interest, please read and understand every word.  We will honor every word of this contract towards you and we expect you to honor every word of this contract towards us; otherwise, why have a contract?  Thank you kindly. Please do not get upset with us if you do not read this and that failure on your part causes you difficulties.  We treat adults like adults and expect adult behavior.  Thank you.
    This is not a short document.   I wish I could make this Contract shorter and still cover all things well. I cannot. I have tried. The bold underlined print is the most important information.  The bold non-underlined print is second most important.  The non-bold print that follows the word "Premise" is the least important info. The non-bold print that precedes the word Premise is more important than the non-bold print that follows the word "Premise."  It is not short because I am not trying to be extremely brief but reasonably clear.  I am  presenting the contractual position and then giving some premise (reasons why).  If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one-hour.  There is no charge for this service.
    If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting. Some can copy, paste and reproduce and others cannot. We do not know why.  Or, you can email and ask for this contract emailed to you to make reproduction easier. However,  I (Joda Collins) will have two copies with me for signing non-the-less. 
​     I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  We live in a society were fewer and fewer people can read with comprehension. If you cannot comprehend this, please let us know so we and walk you through this info in our office by appointment.
1.  CHARGES AND CHARGE RELATED FACTS
A. Tuition plus Scheduling Fee Minus Rebate = Charge per lesson.
     (1).  The charge per 75-minute is $140 weekday and $145 (non- credit card) Saturdays minus up to 10.7% Rebate. See Section C, below, for clarification of Rebates. 
     The tuition charge ($110 or $115) is the total charge of the lesson not including the $30 Scheduling Service Fee. There is no tuition charge for lessons canceled with at least a one-hour notice; however, to schedule again we reserve the right to require a non-refundable, non-transferable prepayment for the next lesson.
     We collect only for the first lesson, initially.
     There is an additional tuition charge of $10 per lesson for training in any vehicle but mine (Joda Collins) except for parking and three point turn training. I prefer to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.   Premise:  When using your car for over-the-road training my stress level is higher, I have no second brake for safety, much less control of the car, many people resent being told how to drive their own car thus training is more difficult and most people drive their vehicle more aggressively than they would mine.  It takes about 20% longer to train in a vehicle without a second brake; ask me why, if interested to know why.
     (2).  Scheduling Service Fee for every scheduled lesson is $30 even if missed and/or canceled except when missed for fear of adverse weather when there is an existing national weather advisory and cancellation occurs no sooner than two-hours before the lesson start time and no later than the lesson start time.  This $30 is not in addition to the charges noted in #1 above, but included in the charge.  The tuition is all remaining charge for the lesson. When you schedule a lesson after you approve this contract you owe $30 per lesson even if you miss the lesson for a good reason or reschedule it for a great reason.   When you approve this contract and you have lessons scheduled, you owe a $30 Scheduling Service Fee per scheduled lesson and the Scheduling Service Fee is NOT transferable to any other lesson.  Premise:  We cannot take the incoming call or email, schedule lessons on our office calendar, manually remove the time/date from our on line calendar, type the intro email, set aside Mr. Collins time and our vehicle, send you the contract in the mail, protect your time and date and not allow anyone else to have it, defer all who want your date and time to later, miss your lesson and sacrifice Mr. Collins training time and do even a small portion of that for you for  FREE.  We would if we could. We just cannot. There is a Scheduling Service Fee because we spent that much already in admin expense and office overhead to schedule your missed lesson.  We spent that on you on credit.   We extended to you credit!  It costs me about at least $30 in administration expense (secretaries and office expense) to schedule a lesson that is missed. I expect you (the Client) to pay that scheduling service expense even if you miss a lesson for a great or a combination of great reasons since the scheduling service is a service to you and the scheduling expense does not magically go away if you miss the lesson for a good reason.   You will be billed via the mail for $30 for the missed lesson. It does not cost me less time, energy or money to endure a missed lesson that is missed for a good reason compared to a lesson that is missed for a bad reason.  The $30 is not a penalty for missing a lesson; it is a reimbursement for service already rendered to you on credit.   Please do not hand me the check or the money. Mail it in the already addressed and stamped security envelope you will get in the mail;  there is a good reason for this policy. If you want to know the reason, ask.  If you would rather pay more per lesson than the mandatory Scheduling Service Fee for each missed lesson, let me know and I will clarify this option for you.
(3). Rebates:  Pay for scheduled lessons by the start of lesson two and get a rebate at the end of your training in the amounts of:
     $5 per completed lesson for five lessons or less, or (not and) $10 per completed lesson for six or (not and) $14 per lesson for six or more lessons when the driver has NO missed lessons for six consecutive lessons except for lessons missed due to existing national weather advisory at the time of the lesson.  Excludes Saturday training and any tuition payment of only one lesson at a time.
     We hesitate to accept pre-scheduling for more than seven lessons in advance. We will, however, accept payment for more than seven lessons in advance with as signed attachment that clarifies important details not found herein.  Scheduled lessons are considered paid for in advance if paid in full by the start of lesson two.
     Missed appointments do not cost me less when missed because of a good reason. I have never had a missed lesson for a bad reason.  When prepayment is made by the start of lesson two for a two or more scheduled lessons in addition to lesson one, the Rebate amount is retroactive to lesson one.
  
B. Visa/MasterCard:  All quoted charges include a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.  To calculate  fees when using Visa or MasterCard multiply the total by 1.1111112.  Since we are only multiplying the total, the full discount may be closer to 11%.  Premise:   Visa and MasterCard fees are high. I would rather have more profit than give my profit to the credit card company. I will not use credit and pay the extra fees for doing so.  I do not charge everyone extra to cover the expense of using credit.  I give a discount for not using credit.  The 10% discount is less cost to me than the total of all visa and mastercard fees. 
C.  Cancellations:  See 1A(2) above.
D.  Refunds:  Under no conditions are funds paid for completed or started lessons refundable.  Stop training if and when progress is unacceptable, when your driving goal is met or for any other reason, and get a refund on all prepaid lessons that, otherwise, qualify by contractual agreement for a full refund. 
E.  Rescheduling:  We do not reschedule.  We schedule, cancel and schedule again. Premise:  Rescheduling implies a smooth one-step process that costs us little or nothing in admin expense to accomplish.  Scheduling, canceling and scheduling again signifies a three-step process that is three times the admin expense to accomplish. 
F. This is not a contract to use my vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam.
G.    I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not get a notice for and 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.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.
H.  Door-to-door fee is about 60% of a round trip taxi and slightly less than a round trip UBER @ $1.60 per round trip mile (no time in traffic fee) from very near Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, six miles east of Pensacola.  The start location for the first lesson when no door to door service is provided is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 (the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton).  This is a Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop and Restaurant. Park in the lot at either side of the building, enter the main front doors and I will be seated alone and to your left.  My photo is at www.JodaCollins.com.
I.   I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. 


3.  PRE-SCHEDULING LIMIT 
We do not recommend scheduling more than seven lessons in advance because the chances of missing a lesson and incurring the $30 missed lessons Scheduling Service Fee increases the further in the future the lessons are scheduled.  We do not schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.


4. PREPAY LIMIT
A. We do not accept pre-payment for lessons not on our scheduling calendar by 7pm the night prior to lesson two.  We do not schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.  If you are too busy to schedule, you are too busy to train and will probably ask for a refund of unused fund? Why pay in advance?
B. Under normal conditions we do not collect in advance for more than seven scheduled lessons. If you want to pay in advance for more than seven scheduled lessons, we have an attachment for you to sign that has details not covered in this document. 


5.  CONDITIONS FOR CHARGES WITH NO OR LIMITED SERVICE OR BEFORE SERVICE.
A.  Unlike most driving schools that require a 24 to 48-hour notice, I require only a one-hour notice except as noted in 1A(2). If you do not provide at least a one hour notice, except as otherwise clarified in 1A(2), you owe 100% of the tuition and scheduling fee.
B.  If you have door-to-door service and are not at your door to start the lesson, you owe 100% of the door-to-door fee, tuition and scheduling fee.  
C.  We reserve the right to require advance payment of tuition, scheduling fee and/or the door-to-door fee when providing door-to-door service.
6.  FREE (Save hundreds of dollars!)
To learn how to reduce cut your behind-the-wheel expense in half starting with lesson one, go to:
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Premise:  You will be glad you did!  Most people do not but prefer to pay more. I do not know why but that is okay with me.


7.  EARLY TERMINATION
A. The Client can terminate this agreement at any time for any reason with at least a one-hour notice and receive 100% of prepaid fees that, otherwise by Contract, qualify for full refund.  Driver and Client should continue training only if progress meets expectations.   
B. Joda Collins reserves the right to refuse free or paid services to anyone, for any reason at any time.


8.  COURSE ENROLLMENT
A. Driver is enrolled in the _________________________ Course. Sometimes, we provide an estimate of the rate of progress, but we do not guarantee a rate of progress or graduation. Clients (not Drivers) not enrolled in a Course must tell Mr. Collins (our only instructor) what he or she wants to learn each lesson.  
B. Training begins with or verification of basic vehicle control, safe and legal lane changes, safe and legal right and left turns, correction of any driving method or habit that is too dangerous not to correct immediately, safe following distance and safe/slow approach to stopped traffic.  Premise: These are the most important driving skills that keep us crash free.  They are priority. And, they are required skills to have in order to secure a driver's license at any driver license office where they require over the road testing. 

9.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS
A. Florida law does not allow verbal agreements between driving schools, drivers and/or  clients on matters that may rise to the level of possible litigation.  We have no nor do we honor any verbal agreements, ever --  because everything can qualify for litigation these days!  
B. We do not hold you responsible for any thing we say that follows, "But you said...."   
C. We will not be held captive to anything that begins with "But you said...."   
D. If it is important to you, get it in writing. We do!  

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

11.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT
​Every email from us is considered an attachment by date to this contract. If there are any discrepancies between email content and this Working Agreement (Contract), this Contract is the final authority unless specifically stated to the contrary in the email and agreed on by  you, in writing.

12.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN
A.  If you want parking and three point turn training, you must ask for it and tell me when you want it. I will not mention parking and three point turn unless you do; that is your responsibility.
B.  Read carefully www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One, Colored Print for details before signing this document.  Do you have any questions about that section?  Circle  One:  YES   NO.   If you circled YES, please ask your questions before signing this document. 

13.  RIDERS
A. Parent, parents, spouse and/or client are welcome, invited and encouraged to ride for lesson one only, unless using a car that is not the Joda Collins Acdy vehicle, then the car owner determines who can and cannot ride during training.  
B.  I prefer, but do not require, the Client to ride for lesson one because when we return from the lesson, if the Client does not ride, and the Client asks the driver what he or she thinks of the training, the driver interprets that as, "Did Mr. Collins make you happy."  I would rather spend the training time making the driver safer not happy.  If you do ride, you will get a sermon about not training from the back seat and your assumed risk. Try not to take offense to it.  Thank you.  I have made the sermon as sweet as I know how but still make the important points.
C.  I do not invite riders in my vehicle for lesson two and following for several reasons. If you want to know the reasons, just ask.                  


14.  NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS
If a Client rides during the first lesson I will usually provide a non-binding estimate of how many more lessons I think driver will need to reach whatever driving skill level the driver and/or you (the Client) seeks.  If the Client does not ride for the first lesson, the Client has no way to place a value on each lesson, so an estimate is worthless.  The only way a Client can evaluate the value of my training/teaching is to ride with the driver between each lesson and evaluate the progress.   If training fails to meet your expectations, quit training and get a refund of any and all unused funds that qualify, by contractual agreement, for a full refund.

15. DISABILITIES, CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION
List or your physical, mental or emotional disabilities, limitations, difficulties and medications here.  If none, write "None."
ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Anxiety Disorder, OTHER: 

16.  SIGNATURES
A. I (the undersigned) have read and understand this contract and Attachment One (below or attached).  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. 
B. 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 because I am a decent and honorable person.
C. Unless otherwise stated in writing and agreed on by all parties, the content of this document and Attachment One takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal. 
D. All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with the document unless otherwise stated and agreed on by all. 
E. This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.
F.  If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to secure a paper copy of this Contract by copy and reproduce from this web site, via email, through the US Postal System, FAX or come by my office for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract" or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing. After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  Whatever you decision on how to approve the Contract, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 
___________________________________________ Date________________
Client (Financially Responsible Person)

____________________________________________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.)
 
___________________________________________ Date_______________
Joda Collins Driving Acdy

​​ATTACHMENT ONE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE SIGNING THE CONTRACT.

Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use during training, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons for this go to:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html

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

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

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

A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 
                                                                                                   
CLIENT AND/OR STUDENT-DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
A.  Read this Contract well and understand it completely, please. Doing so may avoid a lot of misunderstanding and hard feelings in the future. Often people just assume that I run my business like they would run it if it was their business and then get mad at me when I do not.  I probably do not run my business like you would if this was your business. If, however, you want to change something in this Contract or Attachment, just ask. I am open to any conversation about change that does not include my charges.  I cannot charge less and stay in business.  
B. Provide a color or black and white photo copy (front only) of your license or permit at the start of the first (or only, if you only take one lesson).   If you cannot, did not or forget to do this we will stop by my office or an retail copy place and get a copy.  If I have the extra time, i will add to your driving time the time it takes to secure that copy.
B.   I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  If you do not want to read all of this Contract, I have a very brief Contract that has a liability waiver and removes all driver and client benefits and simply states, "Each lesson is 75 minutes paid in advance of scheduling @ $145 cash, money order or cashier's check or $161 Visa or MasterCard with no verbal agreements, refunds or rescheduling, ever."  If you are happy with that one sentence Contract that is void of any Client/Driver benefits or kindness shown, so am I.  Just let me know. 
C.  If you do not get a phone call or an email one or two days prior to your driving lesson to remind you of the driving lesson there IS a mix-up in your schedule; please call to confirm appointment.  Failure to call to confirm (if you do not get a confirmation call or email) rids me (Joda Collins) of any responsibility if I miss the appointment. Keeping driving schedules accurate is a joint-venture. Thank you
D.  Keep your word, that is - honor this contract. I will keep my word to you.  I have grown so very weary of people who think that because they did not read the contract before they signed it that they are not responsible to honor the contact. That is so immature!  If you are that kind of person, please do not do business with me.  Thank you.
Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com


TO SCHEDULE A LESSON
After reading the above Section (Twelve),
1.  Scroll up to the top of this page and click on WELCOME in the heading.
2. From that WELCOME page, select a date and time more than 24 hours from now.
3. Email JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 with your name, telephone number and appointment date/time request.  
We will contact you with and for further details, usually, within two hours, OR
4.  Do none of the above and just call 850 981-3355.




                      SECTION THIRTEEN

                STANDARD CONTRACT June 26, 2018

    SHORTER STANDARD CONTACT COMPARED TO SECTION ONE OR TWELVE
This is about a two page document. It contains a few words that clarify the reasons why your obligations to me exist, but not as many as Section One or Section Twelve.  If you do not care why your obligations to me exist, such as why you owe me $30 even if you do not keep your scheduled appointment, then you can skip this Section and read the shorter version of this contract by scrolling down to Section Fourteen.   If you desire more clarification about any part of the Contact you can all us (850 981-3355), emailing us (jodacollins@aol.com) or reference the same part of this Contact in Section One at the top of this column.
     This Working Agreement (Contract) is written by me (Joda Collins), therefore, all personal references (my, me, I) are a reference to me (unless otherwise noted).  "You" may be the "Client" (financially responsible individual) or the Student-driver (if different from the Client).      Form revised June 24, 2018.  This is a brand new revision of the Contract. Please allow some leeway in working out the bugs if it is needed. The leeway will always be in favor of the client and/or driver.
     This is not like most on-line contracts these days where you just ignore the content and sign it.  If  you are a Client (financially responsible person), a Student-driver or a third party with vested interest, please read and understand every word.  We will honor every word of this contract towards you and we expect you to honor every word of this contract towards us; otherwise, why have a contract?  Thank you kindly. Please do not get upset with us if you do not read this and that failure on your part causes you difficulties. 
    If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one-hour.  There is no charge for this service.
    If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting. Some can copy, paste and reproduce and others cannot. We do not know why.  Or, you can email and ask for this contract emailed to you to make reproduction easier. However,  I (Joda Collins) will have two copies with me for signing non-the-less. 
​     I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  We live in a society were fewer and fewer people can read with comprehension. If you cannot comprehend this, please let us know so we and walk you through this info in our office by appointment.
1.  CHARGES AND CHARGE RELATED FACTS
A. Tuition plus Scheduling Fee Minus Rebate = Charge per lesson.
     (1).  The charge per 75-minute is $140 weekday and $145 (non- credit card) Saturdays minus up to 10.7% Rebate. See Section C, below, for clarification of Rebates. 
     The tuition charge ($110 or $115) is the total charge of the lesson not including the $30 Scheduling Service Fee. There is no tuition charge for lessons canceled with at least a one-hour notice; however, to schedule again we reserve the right to require a non-refundable, non-transferable prepayment for the next lesson.
     We collect only for the first lesson, initially.
     There is an additional tuition charge of $10 per lesson for training in any vehicle but mine (Joda Collins) except for parking and three point turn training. I prefer to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.   Premise:  When using your car for over-the-road training my stress level is higher because the crash probability is higher. It takes about 20% longer to train in a vehicle without a second brake; ask me why, if interested to know why.
     (2).  Scheduling Service Fee for every scheduled lesson is $30 even if missed and/or canceled except when missed for fear of adverse weather when there is an existing national weather advisory and cancellation occurs no sooner than two-hours before the lesson start time and no later than the lesson start time.  This $30 is not in addition to the charges noted in #1 above, but included in the charge.  The tuition is all remaining charge for the lesson. When you schedule a lesson after you approve this contract you owe $30 per lesson even if you miss the lesson for a good reason or reschedule it for a great reason.   When you approve this contract and you have lessons scheduled, you owe a $30 Scheduling Service Fee per scheduled lesson and the Scheduling Service Fee is NOT transferable to any other lesson.  Premise:  We do not work for free and we cannot schedule and reserve time and vehicle for free even if you miss a lesson due an act of God against your plans.  You will be billed via the mail for $30 for the missed lesson. It does not cost me less time, energy or money to endure a missed lesson that is missed for a good reason compared to a lesson that is missed for a bad reason.  The $30 is not a penalty for missing a lesson; it is a reimbursement for service already rendered to you on credit.   Please do not hand me the check or the money. Mail it in the already addressed and stamped security envelope you will get in the mail.
(3). Rebates:  Pay for scheduled lessons by the start of lesson two and get a rebate at the end of your training in the amounts of:
     $5 per completed lesson for five lessons or less, or (not and) $10 per completed lesson for six or (not and) $14 per lesson for six or more lessons when the driver has NO missed lessons for six consecutive lessons except for lessons missed due to existing national weather advisory at the time of the lesson.  Excludes Saturday training and any tuition payment of only one lesson at a time.
     We hesitate to accept pre-scheduling for more than seven lessons in advance. We will, however, accept payment for more than seven lessons in advance with as signed attachment that clarifies important details not found herein.  Scheduled lessons are considered paid for in advance if paid in full by the start of lesson two.
     Missed appointments do not cost me less when missed because of a good reason. I have never had a missed lesson for a bad reason.  When prepayment is made by the start of lesson two for a two or more scheduled lessons in addition to lesson one, the Rebate amount is retroactive to lesson one.
B. Visa/MasterCard:  All quoted charges include a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.
C.  Cancellations:  See 1A(2) above.
D.  Refunds:  Under no conditions are funds paid for completed or started lessons refundable.  Stop training if and when progress is unacceptable, when your driving goal is met or for any other reason, and get a refund on all prepaid lessons that, otherwise, qualify by contractual agreement for a full refund. 
E.  Rescheduling:  We do not reschedule missed lessons, but you can add lessons. 
F. This is not a contract to use my vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam.
G.    I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not get a notice for and 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.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.
H.  Door-to-door fee is $1.60 per round trip mile from very near Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, six miles east of Pensacola.  The start location for the first lesson when no door to door service is provided is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 (the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton).  This is a Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop and Restaurant. Park in the lot at either side of the building, enter the main front doors and I will be seated alone and to your left.  My photo is at www.JodaCollins.com.
I.   I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.


3.  PRE-SCHEDULING LIMIT 
We do not recommend scheduling more than seven lessons in advance because the chances of missing a lesson and incurring the $30 missed lessons Scheduling Service Fee increases the further in the future the lessons are scheduled.  We do not schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.

4. PREPAY LIMIT
A. We do not accept pre-payment for lessons not on our scheduling calendar by 7pm the night prior to lesson two.  We do not schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.
B. If you want to pay in advance for more than seven scheduled lessons, we have an attachment for you to sign that has details not covered in this document. 


5.  CONDITIONS FOR CHARGES WITH NO OR LIMITED SERVICE OR BEFORE SERVICE.
A.  If you do not provide at least a one hour notice, except as otherwise clarified in 1A(2), you owe 100% of the tuition and scheduling fee.
B.  If you have door-to-door service and are not at your door to start the lesson, you owe 100% of the door-to-door fee, tuition and scheduling fee.  
C.  We reserve the right to require advance payment of tuition, scheduling fee and/or the door-to-door fee when providing door-to-door service.
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7.  EARLY TERMINATION
A. The Client can terminate this agreement at any time for any reason with at least a one-hour notice and receive 100% of prepaid fees that, otherwise by Contract, qualify for full refund.  Driver and Client should continue training only if progress meets expectations.   
B. Joda Collins reserves the right to refuse free or paid services to anyone, for any reason at any time.


8.  COURSE ENROLLMENT
A. Driver is enrolled in the _________________________ Course. Sometimes, we provide an estimate of the rate of progress, but we do not guarantee a rate of progress or graduation. Clients (not Drivers) not enrolled in a Course must tell Mr. Collins (our only instructor) what he or she wants to learn each lesson.  
B. Training begins with or verification of basic vehicle control, safe and legal lane changes, safe and legal right and left turns, correction of any driving method or habit that is too dangerous not to correct immediately, safe following distance and safe/slow approach to stopped traffic.

9.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS
A. Florida law does not allow verbal agreements between driving schools, drivers and/or  clients on matters that may rise to the level of possible litigation.  We have no nor do we honor any verbal agreements, ever --  because everything can qualify for litigation these days!  
B. We do not hold you responsible for any thing we say that follows, "But you said...."   
C. We will not be held captive to anything that begins with "But you said...."   
D. If it is important to you, get it in writing. We do!  

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

11.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT
​Every email from us is considered an attachment by date to this contract. If there are any discrepancies between email content and this Working Agreement (Contract), this Contract is the final authority unless specifically stated to the contrary in the email and agreed on by  you, in writing.

12.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN
A.  If you want parking and three point turn training, you must ask for it and tell me when you want it. I will not mention parking and three point turn unless you do; that is your responsibility.
B.  Read carefully www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One, Colored Print for details before signing this document.  Do you have any questions about that section?  Circle  One:  YES   NO.   If you circled YES, please ask your questions before signing this document. 

13.  RIDERS
A. Parent, parents, spouse and/or client are welcome, invited and encouraged to ride for lesson one only, unless using a car that is not the Joda Collins Acdy vehicle, then the car owner determines who can and cannot ride during training.  
B.  I prefer, but do not require, the Client to ride for lesson one because when we return from the lesson, if the Client does not ride, and the Client asks the driver what he or she thinks of the training, the driver interprets that as, "Did Mr. Collins make you happy."  I would rather spend the training time making the driver safer not happy.  If you do ride, you will get a sermon about not training from the back seat and your assumed risk. Try not to take offense to it.  Thank you.  I have made the sermon as sweet as I know how but still make the important points.
C.  I do not invite riders in my vehicle for lesson two and following for several reasons. If you want to know the reasons, just ask.                  

14.  NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS
If a Client rides during the first lesson I will usually provide a non-binding estimate of how many more lessons I think driver will need to reach whatever driving skill level the driver and/or you (the Client) seeks.  If the Client does not ride for the first lesson, the Client has no way to place a value on each lesson, so an estimate is worthless.  The only way a Client can evaluate the value of my training/teaching is to ride with the driver between each lesson and evaluate the progress.   If training fails to meet your expectations, quit training and get a refund of any and all unused funds that qualify, by contractual agreement, for a full refund.

15. DISABILITIES, CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION
List or your physical, mental or emotional disabilities, limitations, difficulties and medications here.  If none, write "None."
ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Anxiety Disorder, OTHER: 

16.  SIGNATURES
A. I (the undersigned) have read and understand this contract and Attachment One (below or attached).  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. 
B. 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 because I am a decent and honorable person.
C. Unless otherwise stated in writing and agreed on by all parties, the content of this document and Attachment One takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal. 
D. All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with the document unless otherwise stated and agreed on by all. 
E. This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.

F.  If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to secure a paper copy of this Contract by copy and reproduce from this web site, via email, through the US Postal System, FAX or come by my office for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract" or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing. After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  Whatever you decision on how to approve the Contract, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 


___________________________________________ Date________________
Client (Financially Responsible Person)

____________________________________________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.)
 
___________________________________________ Date_______________
Joda Collins Driving Acdy

​​ATTACHMENT ONE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE SIGNING THE CONTRACT.

Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use during training, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons for this go to:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html

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

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

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

A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 
                                                                                                   
CLIENT AND/OR STUDENT-DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
A.  Read this Contract well and understand it completely, please. Doing so may avoid a lot of misunderstanding and hard feelings in the future. Often people just assume that I run my business like they would run it if it was their business and then get mad at me when I do not.  I probably do not run my business like you would if this was your business. If, however, you want to change something in this Contract or Attachment, just ask. I am open to any conversation about change that does not include my charges.  I cannot charge less and stay in business.  
B. Provide a color or black and white photo copy (front only) of your license or permit at the start of the first (or only, if you only take one lesson).   If you cannot, did not or forget to do this we will stop by my office or an retail copy place and get a copy.  If I have the extra time, i will add to your driving time the time it takes to secure that copy.
B.   I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  If you do not want to read all of this Contract, I have a very brief Contract that has a liability waiver and removes all driver and client benefits and simply states, "Each lesson is 75 minutes paid in advance of scheduling @ $145 cash, money order or cashier's check or $161 Visa or MasterCard with no verbal agreements, refunds or rescheduling, ever."  If you are happy with that one sentence Contract that is void of any Client/Driver benefits or kindness shown, so am I.  Just let me know. 
C.  If you do not get a phone call or an email one or two days prior to your driving lesson to remind you of the driving lesson there IS a mix-up in your schedule; please call to confirm appointment.  Failure to call to confirm (if you do not get a confirmation call or email) rids me (Joda Collins) of any responsibility if I miss the appointment. Keeping driving schedules accurate is a joint-venture. Thank you
D.  Keep your word, that is - honor this contract. I will keep my word to you.  I have grown so very weary of people who think that because they did not read the contract before they signed it that they are not responsible to honor the contact. That is so immature!  If you are that kind of person, please do not do business with me.  Thank you.
Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com

TO SCHEDULE A LESSON
After reading the above Section (Twelve),
1.  Scroll up to the top of this page and click on WELCOME in the heading.
2. From that WELCOME page, select a date and time more than 24 hours from now.
3. Email JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 with your name, telephone number and appointment date/time request.  
We will contact you with and for further details, usually, within two hours, OR
4.  Do none of the above and just call 850 981-3355.




                       SECTION FOURTEEN
                 
 STANDARD CONTACT  June 26, 2018

     SHORTEST VERSION THAT HAS CLIENT AND DRIVER BENEFITS
This is about a one-page document. It is shorter than any other version of the Contract except for the version which deletes all Client and Driver benefits.  If you hate to read, want benefits, have tough skin and can take a punch, this is the Contract version for you.  You owe me $30 even if you do not keep your scheduled appointment.   If you desire more clarification about any part of the Contact you can all us (850 981-3355), emailing us (jodacollins@aol.com) or reference the same part of this Contact in Section One at the top of this column.  If you prefer the shortest Contact and do not care if you pay more and get less, skip this Section and go to Section Fifteen. I have deleted all clarification and all client and driver benefits in Section Fifteen.  
     This Working Agreement (Contract) is written by me (Joda Collins), therefore, all personal references (my, me, I) are a reference to me (unless otherwise noted).  "You" may be the "Client" (financially responsible individual) or the Student-driver (if different from the Client).      Form revised June 25, 2018.  This is a brand new revision of the Contract. Please allow some leeway in working out the bugs if it is needed. The leeway will always be in favor of the client and/or driver.
     This is not like most on-line contracts these days where you just ignore the content and sign it.  If  you are a Client (financially responsible person), a Student-driver or a third party with vested interest, please read and understand every word.  We will honor every word of this contract towards you and we expect you to honor every word of this contract towards us; otherwise, why have a contract?  Thank you kindly. Please do not get upset with us if you do not read this and that failure on your part causes you difficulties. 
    If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one-hour.  There is no charge for this service.
    If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting. Some can copy, paste and reproduce and others cannot. We do not know why.  Or, you can email and ask for this contract emailed to you to make reproduction easier. However,  I (Joda Collins) will have two copies with me for signing non-the-less. 
​     I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  We live in a society were fewer and fewer people can read with comprehension. If you cannot comprehend this, please let us know so we and walk you through this info in our office by appointment.
1.  CHARGES AND CHARGE RELATED FACTS
A. Tuition plus Scheduling Fee Minus Rebate = Charge per lesson.
     (1).  The charge per 75-minute is $140 weekday and $145 (non- credit card) Saturdays minus up to 10.7% Rebate.
     The tuition charge ($110 or $115) is the total charge of the lesson not including the $30 Scheduling Service Fee. There is no tuition charge for lessons canceled with at least a one-hour notice; however, to schedule again we reserve certain rights.
     We collect only for the first lesson, initially.
     There is an additional tuition charge of $10 per lesson for training in any vehicle but mine (Joda Collins) except for parking and three point turn training. I prefer to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.
     (2).  Scheduling Service Fee for every scheduled lesson is $30 even if missed and/or canceled except when missed for fear of adverse weather when there is an existing national weather advisory and cancellation occurs no sooner than two-hours before the lesson start time and no later than the lesson start time.  This $30 is not in addition to the charges noted in #1 above, but included in the charge.  Scheduling and reserving is work, takes time and money. I do not work for free.  You will be billed the $30 fee; please do not pay it directly to me. 
(3).  Rebates:  Pay for scheduled lessons by the start of lesson two and get a rebate at the end of your training in the amounts of:
     $5 per completed lesson for five lessons or less, or (not and) $10 per completed lesson for six or (not and) $14 per lesson for six or more lessons when the driver has NO missed lessons for six consecutive lessons except for lessons missed due to existing national weather advisory at the time of the lesson.  Excludes Saturday training and any tuition payment of only one lesson at a time.
     We hesitate to accept pre-scheduling for more than seven lessons in advance. We will, however, accept payment for more than seven lessons in advance with as signed attachment that clarifies important details not found herein.  Scheduled lessons are considered paid for in advance if paid in full by the start of lesson two.
     Missed appointments do not cost me less when missed because of a good reason. I have never had a missed lesson for a bad reason.  When prepayment is made by the start of lesson two for a two or more scheduled lessons in addition to lesson one, the Rebate amount is retroactive to lesson one. 
B. Visa/MasterCard:  All quoted charges include a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.
C.  Cancellations:  See 1A(2) above.
D.  Refunds:  Under no conditions are funds paid for completed or started lessons refundable.  Stop training if and when progress is unacceptable, when your driving goal is met or for any other reason, and get a refund on all prepaid lessons that, otherwise, qualify by contractual agreement for a full refund. 
E.  Rescheduling:  We do not reschedule missed lessons, but you can add lessons. 
F. This is not a contract to use my vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam.
G.    I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not get a notice for and 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.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.
H.  Door-to-door fee is $1.60 per round trip mile from very near Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, six miles east of Pensacola.  The start location for the first lesson when no door to door service is provided is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 (the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton).  This is a Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop and Restaurant. Park in the lot at either side of the building, enter the main front doors and I will be seated alone and to your left.  My photo is at www.JodaCollins.com.
I.   I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.


3.  PRE-SCHEDULING LIMIT 
We do not recommend scheduling more than seven lessons in advance because the chances nor schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.

4. PREPAY LIMIT
A. We do not accept pre-payment for lessons not on our scheduling calendar by 7pm the night prior to lesson two.  We do not schedule lessons that are not prepaid at the start of the first or the first in the set of pre-scheduled lessons.
B. If you want to pay in advance for more than seven scheduled lessons, we have an attachment for you to sign that has details not covered in this document. 

5.  CONDITIONS FOR CHARGES WITH NO OR LIMITED SERVICE OR BEFORE SERVICE.
A.  If you do not provide at least a one hour notice, except as otherwise clarified in 1A(2), you owe 100% of the tuition and scheduling fee.
B.  If you have door-to-door service and are not at your door to start the lesson, you owe 100% of the door-to-door fee, tuition and scheduling fee.  
C.  We reserve the right to require advance payment of tuition, scheduling fee and/or the door-to-door fee when providing door-to-door service.
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7.  EARLY TERMINATION
A. The Client can terminate this agreement at any time for any reason with at least a one-hour notice and receive 100% of prepaid fees that, otherwise by Contract, qualify for full refund.  Driver and Client should continue training only if progress meets expectations.   
B. Joda Collins reserves the right to refuse free or paid services to anyone, for any reason at any time.


8.  COURSE ENROLLMENT
A. Driver is enrolled in the _________________________ Course. Sometimes, we provide an estimate of the rate of progress, but we do not guarantee a rate of progress or graduation. Clients (not Drivers) not enrolled in a Course must tell Mr. Collins (our only instructor) what he or she wants to learn each lesson.  
B. Training begins with or verification of basic vehicle control, safe and legal lane changes, safe and legal right and left turns, correction of any driving method or habit that is too dangerous not to correct immediately, safe following distance and safe/slow approach to stopped traffic.

9.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS
A. Florida law does not allow verbal agreements about most things.
B. We do not hold you responsible for any thing we say that follows, "But you said...."   
C. We will not be held captive to anything that begins with "But you said...."   
D. If it is important to you, get it in writing. We do!  

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

11.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT
​Every email from us is considered an attachment by date to this contract. If there are any discrepancies between email content and this Working Agreement (Contract), this Contract is the final authority unless specifically stated to the contrary in the email and agreed on by  you, in writing.

12.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN
A.  If you want parking and three point turn training, you must ask for it and tell me when you want it. I will not mention parking and three point turn unless you do; that is your responsibility.
B.  Read carefully www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One, Colored Print for details before signing this document.  Do you have any questions about that section?  Circle  One:  YES   NO.   If you circled YES, please ask your questions before signing this document. 

13.  RIDERS
A. Parent, parents, spouse and/or client are welcome, invited and encouraged to ride for lesson one only, unless using a car that is not the Joda Collins Acdy vehicle, then the car owner determines who can and cannot ride during training.  
B.  I prefer, but do not require, the Client to ride for lesson one because when we return from the lesson, if the Client does not ride, and the Client asks the driver what he or she thinks of the training, the driver interprets that as, "Did Mr. Collins make you happy."  I would rather spend the training time making the driver safer not happy.  If you do ride, you will get a sermon about not training from the back seat and your assumed risk. Try not to take offense to it.  Thank you.  I have made the sermon as sweet as I know how but still make the important points.
C.  I do not invite riders in my vehicle for lesson two and following for several reasons. If you want to know the reasons, just ask.                  

14.  NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS
If a Client rides during the first lesson I will usually provide a non-binding estimate of how many more lessons I think driver will need to reach whatever driving skill level the driver and/or you (the Client) seeks.  If the Client does not ride for the first lesson, the Client has no way to place a value on each lesson, so an estimate is worthless.  The only way a Client can evaluate the value of my training/teaching is to ride with the driver between each lesson and evaluate the progress.   If training fails to meet your expectations, quit training and get a refund of any and all unused funds that qualify, by contractual agreement, for a full refund.

15. DISABILITIES, CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION
List or your physical, mental or emotional disabilities, limitations, difficulties and medications here.  If none, write "None."
ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Anxiety Disorder, OTHER: 

16.  SIGNATURES
A. I (the undersigned) have read and understand this contract and Attachment One (below or attached).  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. 
B. 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 because I am a decent and honorable person.
C. Unless otherwise stated in writing and agreed on by all parties, the content of this document and Attachment One takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal. 
D. All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with the document unless otherwise stated and agreed on by all. 
E. This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.

F.  If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to secure a paper copy of this Contract by copy and reproduce from this web site, via email, through the US Postal System, FAX or come by my office for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract" or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing. After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  Whatever you decision on how to approve the Contract, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 

___________________________________________ Date________________
Client (Financially Responsible Person)

____________________________________________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.)
 
___________________________________________ Date_______________
Joda Collins Driving Acdy

​​ATTACHMENT ONE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE SIGNING THE CONTRACT.

Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use during training, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons for this go to:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html

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

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

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

A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 
                                                                                                   
CLIENT AND/OR STUDENT-DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
A.  Read this Contract well and understand it completely, please. Doing so may avoid a lot of misunderstanding and hard feelings in the future. Often people just assume that I run my business like they would run it if it was their business and then get mad at me when I do not.  I probably do not run my business like you would if this was your business. If, however, you want to change something in this Contract or Attachment, just ask. I am open to any conversation about change that does not include my charges.  I cannot charge less and stay in business.  
B. Provide a color or black and white photo copy (front only) of your license or permit at the start of the first (or only, if you only take one lesson).   If you cannot, did not or forget to do this we will stop by my office or an retail copy place and get a copy.  If I have the extra time, i will add to your driving time the time it takes to secure that copy.
B.   I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  If you do not want to read all of this Contract, I have a very brief Contract that has a liability waiver and removes all driver and client benefits and simply states, "Each lesson is 75 minutes paid in advance of scheduling @ $145 cash, money order or cashier's check or $161 Visa or MasterCard with no verbal agreements, refunds or rescheduling, ever."  If you are happy with that one sentence Contract that is void of any Client/Driver benefits or kindness shown, so am I.  Just let me know. 
C.  If you do not get a phone call or an email one or two days prior to your driving lesson to remind you of the driving lesson there IS a mix-up in your schedule; please call to confirm appointment.  Failure to call to confirm (if you do not get a confirmation call or email) rids me (Joda Collins) of any responsibility if I miss the appointment. Keeping driving schedules accurate is a joint-venture. Thank you
D.  Keep your word, that is - honor this contract. I will keep my word to you.  I have grown so very weary of people who think that because they did not read the contract before they signed it that they are not responsible to honor the contact. That is so immature!  If you are that kind of person, please do not do business with me.  Thank you.
Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com

TO SCHEDULE A LESSON
After reading the above Section (Twelve),
1.  Scroll up to the top of this page and click on WELCOME in the heading.
2. From that WELCOME page, select a date and time more than 24 hours from now.
3. Email JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 with your name, telephone number and appointment date/time request.  
We will contact you with and for further details, usually, within two hours, OR
4.  Do none of the above and just call 850 981-3355.




                          SECTION FIFTEEN

                      STANDARD CONTRACT  June 26, 2018

           SHORTEST VERSION BECAUSE ALL CLARIFICATION

                 AND DRIVER/CLIENT BENEFITS ARE DELETED

If you desire more clarification about any part of the Contact you can  call or (850 981-3355) or email (jodacollins@aol.com).   If you are not a tough guy or gal, this is not the Contract version for you. If you want to read the minimum, get less and pay more, this IS your Contract!!!  I will hold you 100% accountable for everything below.
    If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one-hour.  There is no charge for this service.
    If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting. Some can copy, paste and reproduce and others cannot. We do not know why.  Or, you can email and ask for this contract emailed to you to make reproduction easier. However,  I (Joda Collins) will have two copies with me for signing non-the-less. 
​   If you cannot comprehend this, please let us know so we and walk you through this info in our office by appointment.
1.  CHARGES AND CHARGE RELATED FACTS
A. Tuition plus Scheduling      

(1).  The charge per 75-minute is $140 weekday and $145 (non- credit card) payable in advance of scheduling.  No refunds. No rescheduling for any reason.  Pay for one lesson at time, only.
     There is an additional tuition charge of $10 per lesson for training in any vehicle but mine (Joda Collins) except for parking and three point turn training. I prefer to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training.
     (2).  Client benefit removed.
     (3).  Client benefit removed

B. Visa/MasterCard:  All quoted charges include a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.
C.  Client benefit removed.
D.  Client benefit removed.
E.  Rescheduling:  We do not reschedule missed lessons, but you can add lessons. 
F. This is not a contract to use my vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam.
G.    I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson that you do not get a notice for and 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.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.
H.  Door-to-door fee, paid in advance and non-refundable and non-transferable is $1.60 per round trip mile from very near Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, six miles east of Pensacola.  The start location for the first lesson when no door to door service is provided is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 (the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton).  This is a Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop and Restaurant. Park in the lot at either side of the building, enter the main front doors and I will be seated alone and to your left.  My photo is at www.JodaCollins.com.
I.   I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

3.  Not applicable as it relates to a facet of a client benefit. 


4. Not applicable as it relates to a facet of a client benefit.
A. Not applicable as it relates to a facet of a client benefit. 
B. Not applicable because it relates to a facet of a client benefit. 

5.  Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.
A.   Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.

B. Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.

C.  Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.


6.  If you want to save one hundred dollar or more, read: 
https://www.facebook.com/Joda-Collins-Driving-Academy-152907391387197/


7.   Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.
A.  Not applicable because this relates to a facet of a client benefit.  
B. Joda Collins reserves the right to refuse free or paid services to anyone, for any reason at any time.


8.  COURSE ENROLLMENT
A. Driver is enrolled in the _________________________ Course. Sometimes, we provide an estimate of the rate of progress, but we do not guarantee a rate of progress or graduation. Clients (not Drivers) not enrolled in a Course must tell Mr. Collins (our only instructor) what he or she wants to learn each lesson.  
B. Training begins with or verification of basic vehicle control, safe and legal lane changes, safe and legal right and left turns, correction of any driving method or habit that is too dangerous not to correct immediately, safe following distance and safe/slow approach to stopped traffic.

9.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS
A. Florida law does not allow verbal agreements about most things.
B. We do not hold you responsible for any thing we say that follows, "But you said...."   
C. We will not be held captive to anything that begins with "But you said...."   
D. If it is important to you, get it in writing. We do!  

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

11.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT
​Every email from us is considered an attachment by date to this contract. If there are any discrepancies between email content and this Working Agreement (Contract), this Contract is the final authority unless specifically stated to the contrary in the email and agreed on by  you, in writing.

12.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN
A.  If you want parking and three point turn training, you must ask for it and tell me when you want it. I will not mention parking and three point turn unless you do; that is your responsibility.
B.  Read carefully www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One, Colored Print for details before signing this document.  Do you have any questions about that section?  Circle  One:  YES   NO.   If you circled YES, please ask your questions before signing this document. 

13.  RIDERS
A. Parent, parents, spouse and/or client are welcome, invited and encouraged to ride for lesson one only, unless using a car that is not the Joda Collins Acdy vehicle, then the car owner determines who can and cannot ride during training.  
B.  I prefer, but do not require, the Client to ride for lesson one because when we return from the lesson, if the Client does not ride, and the Client asks the driver what he or she thinks of the training, the driver interprets that as, "Did Mr. Collins make you happy."  I would rather spend the training time making the driver safer not happy.  If you do ride, you will get a sermon about not training from the back seat and your assumed risk. Try not to take offense to it.  Thank you.  I have made the sermon as sweet as I know how but still make the important points.
C.  I do not invite riders in my vehicle for lesson two and following for several reasons. If you want to know the reasons, just ask.                  

14.  Client benefit removed.

15. DISABILITIES, CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATION
List or your physical, mental or emotional disabilities, limitations, difficulties and medications here.  If none, write "None."
ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Anxiety Disorder, OTHER: 

16.  SIGNATURES
A. I (the undersigned) have read and understand this contract and Attachment One (below or attached).  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. 
B. 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 because I am a decent and honorable person.
C. Unless otherwise stated in writing and agreed on by all parties, the content of this document and Attachment One takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal. 
D. All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with the document unless otherwise stated and agreed on by all. 
E. This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.

F.  If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to secure a paper copy of this Contract by copy and reproduce from this web site, via email, through the US Postal System, FAX or come by my office for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with  you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract" or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing. After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  Whatever you decision on how to approve the Contract, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 

___________________________________________ Date________________
Client (Financially Responsible Person)

____________________________________________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.)
 
___________________________________________ Date_______________
Joda Collins Driving Acdy

​​ATTACHMENT ONE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE SIGNING THE CONTRACT.

Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use during training, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons for this go to:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html

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

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

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

A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 
                                                                                                   
CLIENT AND/OR STUDENT-DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
A.  Read this Contract well and understand it completely, please. Doing so may avoid a lot of misunderstanding and hard feelings in the future. Often people just assume that I run my business like they would run it if it was their business and then get mad at me when I do not.  I probably do not run my business like you would if this was your business. If, however, you want to change something in this Contract or Attachment, just ask. I am open to any conversation about change that does not include my charges.  I cannot charge less and stay in business.  
B. Provide a color or black and white photo copy (front only) of your license or permit at the start of the first (or only, if you only take one lesson).   If you cannot, did not or forget to do this we will stop by my office or an retail copy place and get a copy.  If I have the extra time, i will add to your driving time the time it takes to secure that copy.
B.   I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  If you do not want to read all of this Contract, I have a very brief Contract that has a liability waiver and removes all driver and client benefits and simply states, "Each lesson is 75 minutes paid in advance of scheduling @ $145 cash, money order or cashier's check or $161 Visa or MasterCard with no verbal agreements, refunds or rescheduling, ever."  If you are happy with that one sentence Contract that is void of any Client/Driver benefits or kindness shown, so am I.  Just let me know. 
C.  If you do not get a phone call or an email one or two days prior to your driving lesson to remind you of the driving lesson there IS a mix-up in your schedule; please call to confirm appointment.  Failure to call to confirm (if you do not get a confirmation call or email) rids me (Joda Collins) of any responsibility if I miss the appointment. Keeping driving schedules accurate is a joint-venture. Thank you
D.  Keep your word, that is - honor this contract. I will keep my word to you.  I have grown so very weary of people who think that because they did not read the contract before they signed it that they are not responsible to honor the contact. That is so immature!  If you are that kind of person, please do not do business with me.  Thank you.
Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com

TO SCHEDULE A LESSON
After reading the above Section (Twelve),
1.  Client benefit removed.
2.  Client benefit removed.
3.  Client benefit removed.  
4.  ...call 850 981-3355.











SECTION FIFTEEN






























































































































































 


 




JODA COLLINS CONTRACT WITH MS. SOLON, KEYS TO INDEPENDENCE REP,  REGARDING THE NEXT STUDENT ONLY
 "The Keys Program will pay by visa or mastercard:
1.   $124.44 per hour for driver's training via visa or mastercard at the end of contracted service and upon billing, plus 
2.   $1.78 door to door fee plus 
3.   Any and all toll fees incurred in the provision of door to door service in the amount of the actual toll plus 1.111115 percent of the toll only.
4.  The billing must be approved in advance of service.
5.   A rebate that ranges from zero to $5.60 per training hour will be mailed to Keys following the completion of each contract.  Details available upon request.
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 and Joda Collins 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, four or six hours as requested by the driver or caregiver.
11.  The only course asked for by Keys is the "Time Only" Course.

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 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 ___________________
Client 

_____________________________  Date___________________
Driver 


​​​Parking and Three-point-turn are skill requirements for all who have to take the State exam.  I (Joda Collins) prefer to use the vehicle the driver will use for testing to teach parking and the three- point turn because that better ensures the driver will, more easily, pass the part of the State test and because the training/learning is easier and takes less time in a personal vehicle. (See red and green print for details.)  Therefore, I need to know if you, the Client, want to use your vehicle for parking and three point turn training or our vehicle. 


I do not charge for parking and three point turn training if the following three conditions are met.

1.  Before the training for parking and three point turn the driver has memorizes the steps for parking and three point turn well enough to quote them upon request and without hesitation.  It is acceptable to memorize these procedures in up to four sequences, which are (1) entering a parking space, (2) exiting a parking space, (3) three-point turn procedure from start to engaging transmission into reverse and (4) three-point turn procedure from the engagement of the transmission into reverse to the end of the three-point turn procedure. 

2.  We do not use the Acdy vehicle for parking and three point turn training.

3.  This training takes place on or after lesson four and only after driver has at least 90-General Safety Points.

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

Drivers that have memorized the steps for parking and three point turn can "learn" how to park and do the three point turn during behind the wheel training in about 10-minutes.  Drivers that do not or can not memorize on their own, will take about 30-minutes to "do" parking and three point turn, plus how long it takes the driver to memorize the steps during paid behind the wheel training.  Most can memorize these steps on their own with 2.5-hours of memory effort for FREE on their own time.   Most require one or two behind- the-wheel lessons at a charge of $252 to more than $300 (depending on contractual agreement) to memorize these steps during paid behind-the-wheel time.  

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Entering a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking.


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


Exiting a parking space when using Academy vehicle for parking. 


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


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


     1.  Go slow, get far right, when safe               signal left and stop.
     2.  When safe, remove some brake               pressure, coast, and turn full left and stop before any part of vehicle goes off the road. 
     3.  Put in reverse, when safe, coast               with partial brake pressure on, turn           wheel full right as fast as you                   can, stop when told.
     4   Put in drive, when safe, remove               some brake pressure,  coast while           turning wheel 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, Mr. Collins will drive to your home FREE of charge and will spend up to two hours for FREE working with any Student-driver to help memorize the steps for parking. If, after that training, a Student-driver finds that he or she cannot memorize the procedures for parking, contact us for additional training for memorizing.  We set you down at a table and quote each step to you one and you restate them.  We do this for one hour. So far, everyone who thought they could not memorize, did.  

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

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

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

If you have any remaining questions, just ask! 

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


Working Agreement  

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












































































































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850  981-3355

DRIVING ACADEMY

     

Please read everything in the left column before signing the Working Agreement.
Left Column Information
Parking and Three-point turn:  
RedGreen and Black print
Door-to-Door Fees:  This color print.

Right Column Information
Working Agreements (Contracts)






JODA COLLINS

Behind-the-Wheel Training 

PARKING AND
THREE-POINT TURN

(Turn-About)




SECTION ONE


                            SECTION SIX 

                 ​STANDARD WORKING AGREEMENT Aug 14, 2018                         Also known as the Contract,Terms and Conditions or Service Contract

I do not provide contracted service without a Service Contract Agreement; otherwise, I am obligated to everything and others obligated to nothing.

     This is not like most on-line contracts these days where you just ignore the content and sign it.  If you are a Client (financially responsible person), a Student-driver or an individual with a vested interest, please read and understand every word.  We will honor every word of this contract towards you and we are counting on you to honor every word of this contract towards us; otherwise, why have a contract?  Thank you kindly. Please do not get upset with us if you do not read this and that failure on your part causes you difficulties. This Contract is blunt. I am not trying to be rude, but it takes fewer words to state the facts and a ton of additional words to state the facts with sweet explanations added. This Contract is already long!
    This is not a short document; however, it is thorough for our mutual benefit. If you prefer to make an appointment to come to our office to sign this form or have it clarified or presented, just call and make that appointment.  Please set aside one-hour.  There is no charge for this service. If you prefer a super short contract, we have one. Just ask for the "No Benefits Contract."  It is and limited liability clause and these sentence:  "One hundred forty five dollars per 75-minute lesson paid in advance via money order or cashier's check and includes a 10% discount for not using credit card. No refunds, rescheduling or discounts. No exceptions." 
    If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract from this web page, please feel free to do so or you are invited to ask for a copy of this Contract via email, through the US Postal System, by FAX or come by my office by appointment for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract." Or, telephone 850 981-3355 and say you "accept the Contract."   After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson per the request of the Client.  Whatever your decision on how to express your approval of the Contract, just in case, I will have two copies with me at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for me. 
​     I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  We understand we live in a society were fewer and fewer people can read with comprehension.  According to some researches the average adult today reads at the same reading level of a 10-year of 30-years ago.  If you cannot comprehend this Contract, please let us know and we are happy to walk you through this info in our office by appointment and in privacy, on the phone or via response to your email.  The most important things to know is that nothing is FREE unless it is stated that it is FREE.  Second, we are extending to you a credit account  of $30 per lesson for scheduling expense that you are required to pay even if you miss a lesson for a good reason (except if there is a weather advisory in existence one hour prior  to your lesson).  
     This Working Agreement (Contract) is written by me (Joda Collins), therefore, all personal references (my, me, I) are a reference to Joda Collins (unless otherwise noted).  "You" may be the "Client" (financially responsible individual) or the Student-driver (if different from the Client).   This Contract was revised on
 August 14, 2018. 

​     This is a six page document. It is very long because it contains many words that clarify the reasons why obligations exist.  If you do not care very much why obligation exist, such as why you owe me $30 even if you do not keep your scheduled appointment, you can skip this section and read/use the shorter version of this contract by scrolling down to Section Twelve.  If you like details and good reasons why your obligations exist, then read this Section.   For  this version of the Contract the red print is your obligation, the blue is your benefit and the black print is clarification. 


1.   CHARGE PER 75-MINUTE LESSON
$125 to $145 per 75-minute lesson depending of several variables.  This price range includes a 10% discount for not using Visa or MasterCard.  If using Visa or MasterCard, please notify us immediately.  Debit cards are not accepted.  I have not increased my lowest possible weekday charge since September 2009 even though the cost of doing business has gone up 17.3% since 2009. The weekday fee can be as low as $125 per 75-minute lesson, which is exactly the September 2009 charge. I have, however, decreased my benefits and increased the requirements for securing training at the lowest 2009 charge for weekday lessons in order to keep from going up on per lesson charges.


2. PRICE REDUCTIONS PRIOR TO PAYMENT all retroactive to lesson one.

Price reduction:

     (1)   For paying for one or two scheduled lessons is zero dollars.

     (2).  Of four dollars ($3) per lesson ($9 total) for scheduling three WEEKDAY lessons (lesson one and two more) by 7pm the night prior to lesson two and prepaying all three WEEKDAY lessons not later than the start of lesson two, or

     (3).  Of four dollars and fifty cents ($4) per lesson ($16 total) for scheduling four WEEKDAY lessons (lesson one and three more) by 7pm the night prior to lesson two and prepaying all four WEEKDAY lessons not  later than the start of lesson two, or 

     (4).  Of five dollars ($5) per lesson for scheduling five WEEKDAY lessons (including lesson one) or more by 7pm the night prior  to lesson two and prepaying for all five WEEKDAY lessons not later than the start of lesson two.

     All price reductions are retroactive to the first weekday lesson when three or more lessons (including lesson one) are paid for by the start of lesson two.  We do not accept pre-payment for lessons that are not on our scheduling calendar.  We do not have any price reduction for Saturday lessons because Saturdays fill up first and fast.  I need two or three Saturdays each week! 


3.  PRICE REDUCTION (REBATE) AT THE START OF THE LAST PAID LESSON 

     A.  Prepay for three scheduled lessons, do not miss any and receive a $9 rebate at the start of lesson three.  See Note 1 below 3C.

     B .  Prepay for four scheduled lessons, do not miss any and receive an $16 rebate at the start of lesson four.  See Note 1 below 3C.

     C.  Prepay for five scheduled lessons, do not miss any and at the start of lesson five receive a $45 rebate if you do not miss any lesson.  See Note 1 immediately below.

      NOTE 1:  I do not provided rebates on Saturday lessons because Saturdays fill up first and fastest. If you miss a lesson due to a national weather advisory in existence within two hours of your lesson and reschedule that lesson and do not miss it, you do not lose your full rebate. We do not cancel lessons due to wind or rain unless the adverse weather causes a national weather advisory. Rather, we use wind and rain to train a driver to drive well enough to drive of adverse weather to shelter and/or how to continue on one's trip/route unabated by wind and/or rain. 


4.  CANCELLATIONS   

We do not cancel lessons any more than a airplane company cancels a flight because you do not show up.  We do not reschedule lessons. We do welcome scheduling more lessons including scheduling more lessons to make up for missed lessons.  We do not reschedule lessons because that implies rescheduled lessons should incur no charge and that the $30 scheduling expense for the missed lesson should be ours and not yours to pay.  We will schedule as many lessons as you want, however.


5.  REFUND OF SCHEDULING FEE AND TUITION

Under no conditions are funds paid for completed or started lessons refundable.  Stop training if and when progress is unacceptable, when your driving goal is met or for any other reason and get a refund on all prepaid lessons that, otherwise, qualify by contractual agreement for a full refund. 


6.  RESCHEDULING AND SCHEDULING EXPENSE

We do not reschedule.  We schedule, cancel and schedule again.  It costs me $30 to $60 to:       

     A.  Take the incoming call or email.

     B.  Schedule a lesson on our wall calendar in the main office and on the wall calendars of the Secretaries (who often work from their homes). 

     C.  Manually update the on line calendar.

     D.  Prepare and send an email of clarification. 

     E.  Protect your scheduled time from others using it even when it cost us money to do so.

     F.  Reserve my time and vehicle for you. 

If you miss a scheduled lesson all of the above is already done and we cannot do it for FREE.  If you miss a scheduled lesson for any reason other than the existence of a national weather advisory at the time of your driving lesson, there is a minimum $30 charge for that missed lesson.  I will not incur the scheduling and reservation expense for FREE.  If you expect me to do that for FREE, please do not do business with me.  I take strong offense and being expected to work for FREE and/or pay my staff to work for others for FREE.  The  $30 fee is not for your driving lesson that you missed but for the scheduling service already rendered to you on credit for that missed lesson.  This $30 expense is included in the charge per lesson and does not magically disappear just because a lesson is canceled or missed.  I do not pay for acts of God against others. An act of God, an oversight, a personal failure or a self-imposed mistake in your life is not my responsibility.  I have enough of those in of my own to pay for.  If I miss the appointment for any other reason than a national weather advisory within two hours of the lesson date/time, I will pay you $30.00.  Your time and effort is as valuable as mine!  I do not  increase every person's charge $5 per lesson so I can pay for missed lessons from that profit. If you would rather pay $5 per lesson more and get rid of the $30 fee for missed lessons, that is acceptable with me. Just let me know BEFORE you sign this Contract.


7.  NOTICE OR REMINDER OF LESSON DATE AND TIME

 I (Joda Collins) will not assume any responsibility (financial or otherwise) for missing a lesson thatyou do not get a notice for and 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.  If you do not get a phone call or email one or two days in advance reminding you of every lesson, call 850 981-3355 24/7, or email JodaCollins@aol.com to find out why.


8.  DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE AND FEE

Door-to-door fee is about 60% of a round trip taxi and slightly less than a round trip UBER @ $1.60 per round trip mile (no time in traffic fee) from very near Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton, which is about six miles east of Pensacola.  The start location for the first lesson when no door-to-door service is provided is 3804 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 (the intersection of Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Milton).  This is a Shell Gas Station/Circle K/Truck Stop and Restaurant. Park in the lot at either side of the building. Thank you for not parking in the gas bays. Thank you for not parking in the front. Management has asked me to leave front of the building parking spots open for those who are in a hurry to enter, buy and leave.  Enter the main front doors and I will be seated alone and to your left.  My photo is at www.JodaCollins.com.  I will send you my cell telephone number via email.


8.  PRE-SCHEDULING LIMIT

We do not recommend scheduling more than five lessons in advance because the chances of missing a lesson and incurring the mandatory $30 Scheduling Service Fee increases the further in the future the lessons are scheduled.  We do not schedule lessons in advance that are not paid for in advance. 


9. PREPAY LIMIT

    A. We do not accept pre-payment for lessons not on our scheduling calendar  Those too busy to schedule in advance are usually too busy to take driving lessons, so why take advance payment on lessons that will probably never happen?

     B. Under normal conditions we do not collect in advance for more than five future scheduled lessons. If you want to pay in advance for more than five future scheduled lessons, we have an attachment for you to sign that has details not covered in this document. 


10.  CONDITIONS FOR CHARGES WITH NO OR LIMITED SERVICE OR BEFORE SERVICE.

     A.  Unlike most driving schools that require a 24 to 48-hour notice, I require only a one-hour notice in weather conditions that are not under a national weather advisory.  If you do not provide at least a one hour notice in weather that is not under a national weather advisory, you owe 100% of the tuition and scheduling fee.  

     B.  If you have door-to-door service and are not at your door to start the lesson, you owe 100% of the door-to-door fee, tuition and scheduling fee.  

     C.  We reserve the right to require advance payment of tuition, scheduling fee and/or the door-to-door fee when providing door-to-door service.


11.  SAVE MONEY (Save hundreds of dollars!)
To learn how to reduce cut your behind-the-wheel expense in half starting with lesson one, go to:  www.jodacollins.com , Agreement page, Section Three (left column).   You will be glad you did!  Most people do not. I do not know why.  Either they are not interested in paying half price or they think there is no real savings in investigating this offer.  If everyone took advantage of my FREE offers, I could not offer them. However, only a few do. I offer them for those who are strapped for money as a favor.  Please do not tell me you are strapped for money, that I charge too much or you cannot afford training if I give you a chance to learn for half-price and you are uninterested in doing so.  I  think my training and service is worth more than my charge, otherwise I would charge less. A flat coke, some greasy french fries and a hamburger made of soybeans is a meal and will fill a person up just as much as a  filet mignon steak with all the trimmings and a select-superior glass of wine, but there is a difference in quality that is reflected in the difference in charge.  "...you get what you pay for."  Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007).  If you ever feel like  you are not getting your monies worth, just quit.  "The training was worth every penny" is a comment I hear over and over. 


12.  FREE

I (Joda Collins) do six things for free.

     A.  I produce a progress report after ALMOST every lesson and send it email. 

     B.  When a driver has memorized the steps for parking and three point turn well enough to quote the steps upon request and without hesitation, I teach parking and three point turn for FREE by adding the few minutes it takes to teach it to any paid lesson. 

     C.  I provide information in a workbook for those that want to do self study. 

     D.  I provide help with memorization to those who think they cannot memorize. 

     E.  I respond to emails and answer the telephone for free (me or my staff).  \

     F.  Once in a while, I will train a parent, spouse or friend to train another person when very specific conditions are met.

Everything else I do or my staff does for you costs you money; no exceptions.


13.  EARLY TERMINATION
     
A. The Client can terminate this agreement at any time for any reason with at least a six-hour notice and receive 100% of prepaid fees that, otherwise by this Contract, qualify for full refund.  Driver and Client should continue training only if progress meets expectations.   

      B. Joda Collins reserves the right to refuse free or paid services to anyone, for any reason at any time.

14.  COURSE ENROLLMENT
       A. Driver is enrolled in the _________________________ Course. Sometimes, we provide an estimate of the rate of progress, but we do not guarantee a rate of progress or graduation. There are too many variables that have nothing to do with us.  

       B. Training begins with or verification of basic vehicle control, safe and legal lane changes, safe and legal right and left turns, correction of any driving method or habit that is too dangerous not to correct immediately, safe following distance and safe/slow approach to stopped traffic.  These are the most important driving skills that keep us crash free.  They are priority. And, they are required skills to have in order to secure a driver's license at any driver license office where they require over the road testing. 

15.  VERBAL AGREEMENTS
       A. Florida law does not allow verbal agreements between driving schools, drivers and/or clients on matters that may rise to the level of possible litigation.  We have no nor do we honor any verbal agreements, ever --  because everything can qualify for litigation these days! 

       B. We do not hold you responsible for any thing we say that follows, "But you said...."   

       C. We will not be held captive to anything that begins with "But you said...."   

       D. If it is important to you, get it in writing. We do!  If is not in writing, neither one of us said it.  Sociopaths and psychopaths love to start rebuttal sentences with "But, you said...."  Don't do it. If you forget and do it -- run!

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

       B. If you use your own car for training, claims exceeding your maximum insurance limit, can be taken from the owner's current estate and future earnings by the action of the court or courts.  This is not my law. This is THE law.

       C.  If you would not ride in roller coaster, do not ride or be in a driver's training vehicle and/or during driver's training; in both cases (roller coaster and during training) you are taking an assumed risk at your own risk.

17.  ATTACHMENTS TO THIS CONTRACT
​Every email from us is considered an attachment by date to this contract. If there are any discrepancies between email content and this Working Agreement (Contract), this Contract is the final authority unless specifically stated to the contrary in the email and agreed on by  you, in writing.

18.  PARKING AND THREE POINT TURN

       A.  If you want parking and three point turn training, you must ask for it and tell me when you want it. I will not mention parking and three point turn unless you do; that is your responsibility.

       B.  I teach parking and three point turn for FREE under certain conditions. To find those conditions, read carefully www.JodaCollins.com, Agreement page, Section One, Colored Print for details before signing this document.  Ask now if you have any questions about that Section. 

19.  RIDERS
       A.
Parent, parents, spouse and/or client are welcome, invited and encouraged to ride for lesson oneonly, unless using a car that is not the Joda Collins Acdy vehicle, then the car owner determines who can and cannot ride during training.  

       B.  I prefer, but do not require, the Client to ride for lesson one because when we return from the lesson, if the Client does not ride, and the Client asks the driver what he or she thinks of the training, the driver interprets that as, "Did Mr. Collins make you happy."  I would rather spend the training time making the driver safer not happy.  If you do ride, you will get a sermon about not training from the back seat and your assumed risk. Try not to take offense to it. No offense is intended.   Thank you.  I have made the sermon as sweet as I know how but still make the important points.

       C.  Most driving schools do not allow riders.  I do, for lesson one.  I do not invite riders in my vehicle for lesson two and following for several reasons. If you want to know the reasons, just ask.               

  

20.  NON-BINDING ESTIMATE OF PROGRESS

If a Client rides during the first lesson I will usually provide a non-binding estimate of how many more lessons I think driver will need to reach whatever driving skill level the driver and/or you (the Client) seeks.  If the Client does not ride for the first lesson, the Client has no way to place a value on each lesson, so an estimate is worth less.  The only way a Client can evaluate the value of my training/teaching is to ride with the driver between each lesson and evaluate the progress.   If training fails to meet your expectations, quit training and get a refund of any and all unused funds that qualify, by contractual agreement, for a full refund.


21. DISABILITIES, CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICATIONS

List and/or circle your physical, mental or emotional disabilities, limitations, difficulties and medications here.  If none, write "None."  Safety First!  

ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Anxiety Disorder, OTHER: 


22.  SIGNATURES (This cannot be signed on  line/electronically.) 

       A. I (the undersigned) have read and understand this contract and Attachment One (below or attached).  If  you are reading this on line, you are not expected to sign this on line; it can not be done. 

       B. I (the undersigned) accept and commit to the terms, conditions, benefits and responsibilities as outlined in this document and Attachment One as they apply to me.  You can count on me to honor my word because I am a decent and honorable person.

       C. Unless otherwise stated in writing and agreed on by all parties, the content of this document and Attachment One takes priority over all other statements, written or verbal. 

       D. All other writings and/or statements are ONLY to find a meeting of the minds with concept in line with the document unless otherwise stated and agreed on by all. 

       E. This Contract is null and void 90-days from the most recent completed lesson.
       F.  If you have the capacity to copy and reproduce this Contract, you are invited to secure a paper copy of this Contract by copy and reproduce from this web site.  Or, via email, through the US Postal System, FAX or come by my office for it.  Reproduce two copies, sign both and bring both with you to our initial meeting.  Or, you can read it here, return an email to jodacollins.com and state you "Accept the Contract" or telephone 850 981-3355 and say the same thing. After you sign and return the Contract or after you email or telephone your acceptance, we are delighted to schedule your driving lesson.  Whatever your decision on how to approve the Contract, Joda Collins will have two copies with him at the time of our first meeting; one for you and one for him. ​

       G.  This is not a contract to use the Joda Collins Driving Acdy vehicle for your personal use including but not limited to taking the State driving exam.  


___________________________________________ Date________________
Client (Financially Responsible Person)

____________________________________________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.)
 
___________________________________________ Date_____________)___

​​ATTACHMENT ONE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE SIGNING THE CONTRACT.

Eats and Drinks:  No gum, food, chips, drinks, nuts or such are permitted in the training vehicle for consumption or use during training, except water in a container with a lid or cap.  To learn why beyond any obvious reasons for this go to: http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/selective-soft-sound-syndrome/paperback/product-18785296.html

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


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

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

A license or permit from any State (or a "Universal License" or "Universal Permit") is required to drive.   Do not forget to bring it with you. 
                                                                                                   
CLIENT AND/OR STUDENT-DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
A.  Read this Contract well and understand it completely, please. Doing so may avoid a lot of misunderstanding and hard feelings in the future. Often people just assume that I run my business like they would run it if it was their business and then get mad at me when I do not.  I probably do not run my business like you would if this was your business. If, however, you want to change something in this Contract or Attachment, just ask. I am open to any conversation about change that does not include my charges.  I cannot charge less and stay in business. 

B. Provide a color or black and white photo copy (front only) of your license or permit at the start of the first (or only, if you only take one lesson).   If you cannot, did not or forget to do this we will stop by my office or an retail copy place and get a copy.  If I have the extra time, I will add to your driving time the time it takes to secure that copy.


B.   I know this is a lot of reading, but the State of Florida forbids any verbal agreements for any matter that might be important enough to create litigation.  If you do not want to read all of this Contract, I have a very brief Contract that has a liability waiver and removes all driver and client benefits and simply states, "Each lesson is 75 minutes paid in advance of scheduling @ $145 cash, money order or cashier's check or $161 Visa or MasterCard with no verbal agreements, refunds or rescheduling, ever."  If you are happy with that one sentence Contract that is void of any Client/Driver benefits, so am I.  Just let me know. 

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

D.  Keep your word, that is - honor this contract.I will keep my word to you. I have grown so very weary of people who think that because they did not read the contract before they signed it that they are not responsible to honor the contact. That is so immature!  If you are that kind of person, please do not do business with me.  Thank you.

Office: 850  981-3355    
Cell: 850 304-1870
www.JodaCollins.com

TO SCHEDULE A LESSON

After reading the above Section (Six),

1.  Scroll up to the top of this page and click on WELCOME in the heading.

2. From that WELCOME page, select a date and time more than 24 hours from now.

3. Email JodaCollins@aol.com or call 850 981-3355 with your name, telephone number and appointment date/time request.   

We will contact you with and for further details, usually, within two hours, OR

4.  Do none of the above and just call 850 981-3355.















 




SECTION TWO

MAXIMUM INSURANCE LIMIT

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


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

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


https://www.insure.com/car-insurance/car-insurance-limits-exceeded.html



         SECTION THREE

         SAVING MONEY!

The savings noted are average minimum savings for the average student-driver.


1.  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.


2.  Memorize the steps (procedure) for parking and three-point-turn on your own time. Save $150.00.  See www.JodaCollins.com , Agreement page, Section One for those steps.


3. Read 10-pages of the study Workbook in preparation for your initial training session.  That workbook is attached to an email from us, or you can get it sent to you as an attachment upon request.   Save $25.00. You can put a $20 deposit on a used but in good condition workbook and secure it from Mr. Collins.  Return the workbook in good condition and not written in by you (normal wear from considerate use is acceptable) and get the $20 back immediately.  Or you can order the workbook on line at 
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jodacollins . 
It is the first or second book on that page and easily recognizable. Questions? Just ask.


4.  Read for a devoted three to four hours from the study workbook in preparation for each lesson beginning with lesson two and turn in the self-study written work, unsolicted, at the start of each lesson. Save 30% to 50% of your tuition expense 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.


5. Request and read carefully the offered written email between each lesson. Save $13 per lesson.


6.  Follow directions during training and learn by doing rather than ask "why" before  you will follow directions. Save $1.66 per minute for each minute Mr. Collins invests to answer your why question before you will follow his direction.  Once you follow the direction, you will experience why.