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1st Gear Driving, Inc.

PO Box 118

Amherst, NH 03031



Selecting a Driver Education company is a very important decision that will impact the rest of a student's driving career. 


Why should you choose us? 


1st Gear Driving, Inc. is a NH certified Driving School, licensed by the Department of Safety in February, 2006.  It is a trustworthy and reliable company. We are a family run business with a team of fully certified instructors and two 5-star safety rated vehicles.  We have an excellent reputation here in Amherst and all throughout the entire Southern New Hampshire area. 


At 1st Gear, we strive to be flexible and professional, while meeting your family's individual driving needs.  Our classroom is centrally located in Amherst, NH.  Classes are held on evenings or weekends, whichever is most convenient for you.  Students can easily register online for the class that best suits them. 


Our #1 commitment is ensuring the success, safety and satisfaction of each and every one of our students as they 

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About our Program 


Course includes:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction (please note that the students are only allowed to miss 2 classes, or 4 hours, per state regulations).¬† See Classroom Location for address and directions.

  • 10 hours of driving;

  • 6 - 8 hours of observing;


The driving commitment for the students once they are enrolled is 2 - 4  hours per week of driving/observing with the instructor. All students need to plan on this. If there are conflicts, we always try to work around them as we are able.


The students are also required to have 40 hours of driving time with their parents, 10 of which have to be night hours, prior to taking their Driver's Test.  Click here to print Out-of-Class Log Sheet (DSMV 509)



On the first night or day of class, one parent is required to attend with their teen. The parent must bring:

  • a copy of the birth certificate for me to keep with the student's files

  • the original birth certificate for me to view (we are required to view the seal).

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Location / Directions

The Amherst Classroom:

10 Northern Blvd, Unit 14B, Amherst, NH, 03031.  It is located in the Northwood Executive Parks just behind Wal-Mart on Route 101A in Amherst.  From 101, if  you are heading West, go right at the bottom of the ramp on the exit for 101A.  Take a right turn on to Northern Blvd, which is the road between Wal-Mart and the Mobil station.  Go straight over the railroad tracks & take an immediate left just after the tracks.  This will bring you around to the back of the office park.  We are in unit 14B.  There is a sign on the door.

Click here for driving directions via Google Maps. 


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