Always Friendly, Flexible & Convenient Scheduling!!

Henry Binghi Jr - Licensed Master Instructor



Conveniently Located At...

The Riverdale Farms Shopping Center, Simsbury/Avon border, a few steps away from Healthtrax!

The Driving Whisperer LLC

124 Simsbury Rd, Bldg #1 Suite 201, Avon CT

(860) 836-7450

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  • Full 30 hour, safer driving progam  
  • 8 hr Ct  drug and alcohol  class
  • Individualized driving lessons
  • Flexible and convenient schedules
  • Discounted packages 
  • Payment plans
  • Accelerated sessions
  • Pick up and drop off in some cases
  • Serving teenagers & adults
  • Adult driving evaluations
  • Road  testing services  


  • During the school year, September-June, class schedules will run in the evenings, Monday-Thursday, from 6:45-8:45 pm.
  • And 3:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
  • Saturday mornings are ideal and we run a class session from 9:00-1:00 pm for those who want to complete the course over weekend classes!
  • Summer accelerated classes will be offered in the am session from 9:00-1:00 Monday-Thursday.  Weekend classes run on Saturdays from 9:00-1:00. And accelerated evening classes will alternate weeks with the am session, and will run Monday-Thursday from 5:00-9:00 pm.
  • Students may always attend another class session even though they enrolled for a different session, especially when they need to make up a class that they may have chosen to miss.
  • Classes are forming so please enroll early!  We will do our best to accommodate your requests!


If you or any immediate family member has a membership at the Farmington Valley YMCA, (grandparents included) we will take $30.00 off of the regular price of $525.00 when you enroll for the "full 30" hour program! Offer is good when you enroll for your classes between February through April, 2018.


"We purposefully booked driving lessons with Henry because of the impression that he made at the parents class. He has a great approach in regard to his delivery of information to teenagers and with the way he also relates to them."

"Henry is exactly what parents and students want in a driving teacher. He was very helpful and encouraging throughout the whole lesson. He is positive and supportive and he gave good advice and guidance without being intimidating."

"Mr. Henry Binghi is an awesome teacher and a very nice man."


"Mr. Binghi is an excellent instructor who will help you every step of the way. He is very patient and very helpful. I enjoy driving with him because if you mess up, he's there for you. He is an excellent coach and a really good instructor."

"He’s a great instructor. The best from the 3 instructors I have had."

"Henry is a great instructor. All of our lessons have been on time and very professional. He taught me a lot in the time we drove together. I felt very comfortable when taking my test."

"Great teacher!  He was incredibly patient and very informative 

with every driving skill I had learned. He did not take over control of the brakes and was very calm, cool and collected. 

I would have never realized the tricks to parking without the knowledge that Henry has. 

He helped as needed and always let me try it out first and taught me how to correct myself."

"Henry is a fantastic teacher!! Almost wish we had to take more than four lessons!" 

"Very helpful and gave constructive feedback. He made me feel very comfortable while driving. 

I wouldn't want to drive with any other instructor."

"My son, Justin, thoroughly enjoyed his driving experience with Henry. Justin felt extremely comfortable driving with him. He was patient and took the time to explain everything. My son wants to finish his behind the wheel sessions with (and only with) Henry!!!"

"Henry is the best instructor! He makes classes fun and not boring! Thanks for all your help Henry."

"Henry, you are the driving whisperer."

The Journey Begins Here

Safety is our number 1 priority

As a parent of four, I'm dedicated to teaching safer driving techniques that will last a lifetime!


What were our kids doing just a couple of short  years ago?

Life was much simpler as thoughts of college choices may have been distant, and not work, but play was mostly on their minds. 

For our children and soon to be new drivers, getting out there onto the road will be like nothing they have ever experienced before! 

They will have keys to a car and all of the 

responsibilities that go with that!

The #1 killer for teens, ages 16-19 in the US is a car crash. 

One of the biggest fears that I have is losing one of my children  due to a car crash. The fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19 year olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and older. 

The risk is highest at ages 16 and 17, 

 in fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven 

is nearly twice as high for this age bracket 

than it is for 18-19 year olds.

For more than eight years I've taught a countless number of students. Having earned my Master Educator License, it is my hope to reach out to our youth and help you to get them ready, both mentally and physically for the enormous responsibilities that lie ahead of them.


With over 40 years of driving experience, you have my pledge that I will do all that I can to prepare your child for the roads ahead!

So Please Take The Next Step And Enroll Today!

Please call, text, or e-mail me with your interest, leave us with the best number and times for us to reach you, and we will gladly call you to arrange a program and schedule that fits into your routine

(860) 836-7450


Driver's License Restrictions for 16/17 Year Olds:


During the first six months the newly licensed driver may not have any passengers in the vehicle except for:

  • Licensed driving instructor; or
  • Parents or legal guardian, at least one of whom holds a valid driver license or 
  • Person providing instruction who is at least 20 years old, has held a license for at least 4 years with no suspensions during the last 4 years

For the second six months, may drive with the above people or may also drive with immediate family (e.g., brothers, and sisters).

*See exemptions below


Until 18th birthday, may not drive between hours of 11PM – 5AM unless it is for:

  • employment
  • school 
  • religious activities
  • medical necessity

*See exemptions below


All passengers in vehicle must use permanently installed 

seat belts.

Cell Phones, GPS, etc

Until 18th birthday, may not use cell phones (even if hands-free) or other mobile electronic devices while driving. This includes any hand-held computers or other device with a video display.

*Passenger/Curfew Exemptions:

The passenger and curfew restrictions do not apply to:

  • active members of a volunteer fire company or department who are responding to, or returning from, an emergency or carrying out duties.
  • active members of a volunteer ambulance service or company who are responding to, or returning from, an emergency or carrying out duties.
  • active members of medical service organization who are responding to, or returning from, an emergency or carrying out duties.
  • assigned driver in a Safe Ride program

Please contact the CT. DMV or view their website for the 

latest information.

Learner's Permit Requirements for 16 and 17 year olds, per the DMV

You must be 16 years old before beginning a driver education program,  however you do not need to obtain your learner's permit to attend classroom instructions. The learners permit will be needed 

 before on the road lessons can begin. 

(Although I love em, dogs need not apply)

For information on obtaining a learners permit, please refer to the Ct DMV web site.


Driver License Eligibility Date

If you attend a CT licensed commercial  

or secondary school:

Enroll and attend the entire 30 hour classroom package portion of driver training.

Learner permit holders are then eligible to apply 

 for a driver license after they have held the permit 

 for 120 days.

Two-Hour Parent Training 

Connecticut law requires that one parent or legal guardian be available and take a 2 hour parent training at a commercial driving school before a teen is eligible for a driver license. If your parent or legal guardian is unable to attend the 2 hour parent training, you will not be eligible for a Connecticut driver license until 

you reach age 18.

Commercial Driving School Training: 

*May qualify you for a significant discount on insurance rates,

if you complete the full 30 hours of classroom training program at our driving school, which includes the 8 hr Safe Driving Practices course and the 2 hours of parent training for 16 and 17 year old students. Also included is 8 hours of behind the wheel lessons, for a total program cost of $525. A combined total of 40 hours of behind the wheel driving is required by the state.

Home Training: Per Ct DMV

22 hour classroom training, plus:

The state required 8-hour Safe Driving Practices course at commercial or secondary school which includes 2 hour parent/legal guardian training  

for 16 and 17 year olds.

*40 hour practice driving (behind-the-wheel) may be given by any combination of commercial/secondary/parent instruction. 

The driving practice must be given by 

a Qualified Trainer


No curfew for permit holders, but must be accompanied by a qualified trainer.

  • Qualified Trainers (eligible to train and sign a form under penalty of false statement attesting to applicant’s fulfillment of all driver education requirements) must be 20 or older, held a driver license for at least 4 years with no suspensions during past 4 years and can include:
    • spouse of married minor (under 18) applicant, or
    • parent, grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian, or
    • if applicant has no spouse, parent, grandparent, foster parent or guardian who is qualified & available:  stepparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, by blood or marriage.

Parent/legal guardian must attend 2-hour parent training with 16-17 year old permit holder before the teen 

can be tested for a license. 

If you are home trained:

  • Receive the equivalent of 22 hours of classroom training
  • Attend a commercial or secondary school for the 8 hour safe driving practices class (including the 2 hour parent training) and
  • Receive the 40 hours of practice driving (behind-the-wheel) from a qualified home trainer

You must have a learner permit for at least 180 days before you are eligible to take the test 

 for your driver license as well as a

Driver Education Certificate (form CS-1)  

Passengers: Only a parent, legal guardian or qualified trainer or the duration of the permit.  Parents or guardian may accompany the instructor. 

Until the 18th birthday, a teen may not use cell phones (even if hands-free) or other mobile electronic devices while driving. This includes any hand-held computers or other device with a video display.

 A driver education certificate (form CS-1) will be issued by a CT licensed driving school aftercompletion of the training course. The certificate will certify the completion of 30 hours of classroom and 8 hours behind-the- wheel driving; or 8 hours only of Safe Driving Practices course. (2 hrs of parent training is included in the courses for 16 &17-year-old students.)    All applicants must present the CS-1 certificate at the time of testing. 

Enroll Soon!

We are looking forward  to serving your family!

(860) 836-7450

Driver Education Packages and Prices




(Discount is valid for “Full 30” registrations taken between January thru April, 2018)

8 Hour Drug and Alcohol/Safety Class         Teens 16/17        $125.00

(Includes the 2 Hr Parent Class)

8 Hour Drug and Alcohol/Safety Class          Adults                     $125.00

30 Hour Full, Safer Driving Program               Teens                        $525.00

(Includes 8 Hours of Behind the Wheel Training, 2Hr Parent class and the 8 Hr Safety Class)

30 Hours of Classroom Training                Teens/Adults                 $250.00

(Does not include driving lessons)

   Additional Driving Lessons                           Teens/Adults               *$45.00 per hour

(*Discounted for those who have enrolled in an 8/30 hr package)

Private Driving Lessons                     Teens/Adults                   $60.00 per hour

DMV  Off-SiteTesting Using Our Car                       16-19 Yrs Old                   $50.00

(Licensing fees are additional when picking up your license at the DMV)

*Certificates of completion can only be issued when courses are completed

and when accounts are paid in full

*Please, as a courtesy to other students,  remember your appointment times for all driving lessons as it was reserved for you alone. If you must cancel, cancellations and rescheduling for all driving lessons must be done within 24 hours of the scheduled driving lesson to avoid a $20 per hour fee 

for not showing or canceling late.

**Missed classes can always be made up during any class session as long as you make up the lesson number that was missed. There is no need to “officially” cancel a classroom lesson and there are no penalties to attend/make-up another class.

Please call, text, or e-mail me with your interest; leaving us with the 

best number and times for us to reach you, and we will gladly call you to arrange 

a program and schedule that fits into your routine

(860) 836-7450  

124 Simsbury Road,  Avon,  Ct 06001

The Riverdale Farms Shopping Center

Building #1  Suite 201