Drive Safely with Platinum Driving School


It’s time for your teen to get their driver’s license, but before they get out on the road, drivers education is a must. Platinum Driving School will hold a Drivers Education Course October 20, 21, 23 and 24.

A driver’s license is a privilege, and an automobile can be a dangerous weapon. Owners of Platinum Driving School, Russell and LaDonna Rachal, believe this is one of the most important classes a teenager can take, and one of the biggest responsibilities they’ll encounter.

Louisiana Law requires students ages 14 years and 9 months, up to 17-years-old take a 38 hour course, which consists of 30 hours classroom instruction and 8 hours behind the wheel instruction. Students must be 15-years-old to take driving portion of class.

For the driving portion, students get behind the wheel for 8 hours (two 4-hour sessions) with one of Platinum’s four driving instructors.

In operation for over 5 years now, Russell first started the business after he retired from the Department of Public Safety where he regulated driving schools across the state from 1999-2011.

Platinum Driving School also offers Adult Driver Education for anyone 18 or older, consisting of a 14-hour course (6-hours classroom instruction and 8-hours driving).

Platinum aspires to be your one-stop-shop for all your driving needs. It is a certified Third Party Tester for the DMV Road Skills Test and offers DWI and substance abuse classes and defensive driving courses for individuals or companies.

Drivers Education Courses will also be held on the following dates:
November 18, 20, 21 and 22
December 27-30

Register online now at For more information
call 318-652-0382 or 318-652-0384.

Platinum Driving School is located at 317 South Drive.

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