Why you should choose West Michigan Driving Academy!

We are fully invested in educating and serving the kids of our community. We have over 230 years of public school teaching experience in Muskegon County and 194 years of drivers training instruction. We are a local, family-owned business that has served Muskegon County for 16 years. We have strong roots in the community and offer instruction at 7 different locations around Muskegon County to serve your busy schedule.

Please allow West Michigan Driving Academy to serve you and your student driver.

We also offer adult and student driving lessons, including preparation for Road Tests. Cost is $65 per hour, additional charges for pick-up and drop-off may apply. Call 231-206-4678 to set up lessons.

  • Michigan requires that individuals under the age of 18 must successfully complete a driver education course and have parental consent before receiving their Level 1 or Level 2 license. Michigan does not recognize parent taught or online driver education courses for this requirement.
  • If you are 18 or over you must possess a Temporary Instruction Permit from the Michigan Secretary of State before any behind the wheel lessons can occur.

Our Crew

West Michigan Driving Academy is owned and operated by:

Bob Walters, a life-long resident of Muskegon County.

“Hi, I am Bob Walters. I have been a high school math teacher at Reeths-Puffer for 19 years and have taught drivers training for the past 7 years. When the VanDyke’s told me they were retiring, I jumped at the chance to take over ownership of West Michigan Driving Academy. I am excited to add to what this company has offered students the past 17 years. I, like many of my co-workers, love to teach and work with the kids in our community! Teaching kids and working with other instructors is my passion. I am a life-long learner and always look for ways to improve and sharpen my skills. These are attributes I try to pass on to my students and I surround myself with like-minded professionals. It is my goal to continue the strong legacy of teaching young adults how to become a safe and responsible driver and a caring citizen. I will also strive to keep improving our driving school to continue to give the kids of our community the best possible driving education and experience that they can have. ”


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