Restricted Instruction Permit
ONLY School Bus and Traffic Safety EYE EXAMS CAN BE ACCEPTED
THESE CAN ONLY BE DONE AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW
OTHER DMV OFFICES WILL NOT PROVIDE THE EXAM
The School Bus and Traffic Safety Section of the DMV will be offering free eye exams for the restricted instruction permit. The dates and location are listed below.
No appointment is necessary. YOU MUST BRING THE RIP FORM WITH YOU
Print form: RIP FORM
Please note social distancing, facial coverings, and other precautions will be required. They can accommodate no more than two people in the building at a time; you will have to wait outside and six feet apart.
Drivers Ed Survey
Researchers at the University of North Carolina are interested in learning how COVID-19 has affected families who have a teenage driver. You will receive a $10 Visa gift card for completing this 10-minute online survey. To participate you must:
Have a teen who had a learner permit in March 2020, when COVID-19 caused a state-wide shutdown in North Carolina
Have been involved in supervising their driving practice
Follow this link to complete the questionnaire:
Your personal information will be kept confidential. Any responses will be shared anonymously.
Please send any questions to Natalie O’Brien (email@example.com).
Any questions regarding final grades or form should be directed to your class instructor.
You will not receive confirmation of RIP receipt until grades are in and you have been assigned an instructor.
The RIP form is how the students are added to the list to complete the driving portion after the class.
Fill out the top portion of the form and take it with you to the DMV. They will complete the eye exam portion. Driving instructors will contact you at the number you list on the form. List a number that will be answered
Once you have the eye exam completed, you must send the form to the main office (Mountain Professionals Driving School PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705).
You will not be added to the list for driving without turning in the form.. DO NOT take form to high school or driver, it must be mailed in for grade verification.
Once the course is over and instructor receives the RIP it typically takes 30 - 90 days before students are called to schedule the driving portion. This may take longer for younger students, as there are many taking drivers ed that are already 16/17.
Your driving instructor will call you to schedule you for driving when it is your turn. Contact information for instructors is not given out, if you have any questions regarding the driving portion, you may email
NC DMV regulations state that each student must drive 6 hours with an instructor and no more than two hours per student per day. There must also be 2 or more students in the car, so completion of the driving portion takes at least 12 hours.
Covid precautions can be found here: mtnpro.com
The instructor will provide you with a participation form or you may download the form here:
Below are some useful links explaining the process: