James Island Driving School exists to help make you safe and confident behind the wheel. Safety always comes first! Our classes are fully certified by the SC-DMV and AAA with seasoned professional instructors who have served in the industry for years. We train in driver’s education for teens and adults, and defensive driving for individuals and businesses. We administer the Beginners Permit Test and the SCDMV Driving Test. Most insurance agencies will give you a discount for taking our comprehensive course!

Drivers Ed

Driving Tests
Driving Classes for Teens and Adult Drivers
Beginners Permit Test
Hourly Lessons
Pick-up and drop-off available

Drivers Ed

Driving Tests
Driving Classes for Teens and Adult Drivers
Beginners Permit Test
Hourly Lessons
Pick-up and drop-off available

Drivers Test

We offer the SCDMV Driving Test to our students and the general public once all requirements have been met! (fees apply)

Drivers Test

We offer the SCDMV Driving Test to our students and the general public once all requirements have been met! (fees apply)

Why Choose Us?

The quality of our instruction sets us apart. James Island Driving School is Certified by the SCDMV and AAA. We maintain a truly professional staff that cares for the safety and well-being of the driver. James Island Driving School provides traffic safety instruction to encourage and develop safe, responsible, and defensive driving habits.

James Island Driving School, LLC is your key to:

  • Safer Drivers
  • Peace of Mind
  • Year-Round Classes
  • Finest Instruction
  • Savings on Insurance
  • Licensed and Bonded
  • Hourly Sessions Available
  • Knowledgeable and Friendly Instructors
  • Convenient to James Island, West Ashley, Johns Island, Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant, and Downtown Charleston

Our course provides the most thorough, effective training in the industry. Why risk learning to drive though haphazard trial and error fashion? We believe strongly in what we do and can assure you that our training is among the best available in South Carolina. Our road training sessons are scheduled individually during your free time.

Meet the Team

 

C. Anthoney Fralix

C. Anthoney Fralix

Instructor / TPT Tester

Anthony Fralix, born and raised in Charleston on James Island and an alumnus of James Island High School, founded James Island Driving School (JIDS) in 2010, emphasizing a family-oriented approach.

With over 24 years of experience in Defensive Driving, Fralix holds certifications from AAA and the SC DMV for Drivers Education. Alongside his wife, he’s also licensed by the SC DMV for Third Party Testing, ensuring top-notch training at JIDS, leveraging his vast expertise for superior driving instruction sessions.

 

Penny Fralix

Penny Fralix

Instructor / TPT Tester

Penny moved to Charleston area in 1979 and calls Charleston home!  She has been a licensed instructor since 2012 and a Third Party Tester since 2016.

She enjoys teaching students  drivers education and hopes that her training will  help them drive safer and defensively so they can get home safely!

Penny also enjoys spending time with her family and cruising.

 

S. Raeford Davis

S. Raeford Davis

Instuctor / TPT Tester

Raeford, a Charleston native and former North Charleston police officer, has vast experience in traffic law and advanced driving. His career in law enforcement ended prematurely when he was injured in the line of duty.

Now, as a driving instructor at James Island Driving School, he is dedicated to teaching students safe and confident driving in congested Low Country roads, drawing on his extensive background and personal experiences.

Scott Petrie

Scott Petrie

Instructor

Scott Petrie, a retired combat veteran with 6 tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, settled in Charleston in 2013 after earning a Bachelor of Science from Marshall University. With his wife and four kids, aged 16 to 8, who engage in youth sports, high school wrestling, and band at James Island High School, Scott is an active community member.

Passionate about teaching and supporting others, he thrives as a driving instructor, enjoying the chance to impart driving skills to learners.