In August 2014, during her very first driver's ed in-car lesson, Taggart's instructor took daughter who was 15 at the time and had essentially no driving experience, on the connector and I-285 during busy Saturday afternoon traffic. After about an hour of this driving, on 285, the instructor instructed my daughter to change lanes to the left. Daughter checked her blind spot and mirror but a truck came up very fast and struck the car. The instructor claims that she (the instructor) took control of the car before the collision but that my daughter took control back instantly - then the car collided with a semi. The instructor told the police this and our daughter was ticketed for an illegal lane change. (The charge was dismissed at arraignment.) We chose Taggart's because it advertised that the cars had instructor-side driving controls to allow instructors to take control of the cars. (Again, the instructor told the police officer that daughter immediately took control of the car back from the instructor. First, we don't believe this to have been the case. Second, why would this even be possible? If the purpose of the instructor controls is to take control of the car away from the student, why would the student be able to take it back immediately; this makes no sense. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident. However, I am seriously concerned that other kids might be put at grave risk.
Posted: 2/23/2015 • Link to this review
Mr. Lymn Love is the best teacher ever!! His teaching techniques and jokes kept everyone engaged and happy to be learning about driving. One thing, the most important thing, that I did not know before coming to Taggart's is "There is more to driving a car, than just driving a car!"
Posted: 12/02/2012 • Link to this review
Truthfully, I was really dreading taking this mandatory driving class in order to get my license, and didn't think I was going to get anything out of it. To my surprise this was far from the case. My instructor, Mr. Lymn Love was very engaging and made learning fun! I learned so many new things that I did not know before coming to Taggarts. There is so much more to driving a car than just driving a car!
Posted: 12/02/2012 • Link to this review
I got a speeding ticket &was forced to take a defensive driving course by the state. I was not excited one bit to take it since I knew how boring it was supposed to be.I walked in and met with the teacher. He talked to us and showed us movies and actually made the course kinda funny by explaining things with real life, no nonsense examples. He actually made it enjoyable and much less boring! If you ever have to take defensive driving, I suggest you go see Mr. Goldstein in Alpharetta. He will make it worth your while.
Posted: 1/13/2012 • Link to this review
I admit I worry a lot as a mother about my son driving, and I was frustrated that I had to work during each of my son's three lessons and was unable to meet with the instructor to talk about his progress. Apparently, my son must have mentioned my disappointment to the instructor, because he called me that evening at home and spent about 15 minutes going over Trevor's lesson and what I should really focus on teaching him. He called me after the remaining two lessons as well, and I am sure this was out of his own time. Thank you for going out of your way. I wish I could remember his name, and I can't read the signature on my receipt, because I would recommend him to anyone. Also, when I first signed up, I went back and forth emailing the online manager, Ashley. I can't take personal calls at work, and it was so great to get a quick response from her answering all my questions. Great overall experience.
Posted: 8/17/2011 • Link to this review
Taggert's is great at helping the teens learn to drive with confidence and the instructors are very strict about them learning the rules of the road and how important it is to realize that driving is a RESPONSIBILITY one must take seriously. Both my son and my daughters were instructed by Michael and he was excellent. My kids even started telling me things I needed to improve on after they finished their in car driving lessons and passed their driving test on the first try. Thanks Michael!!
Posted: 7/08/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
my son took the class. i feel the 500. cost was a little pricey and 15hrs in one weekend after a week of school and sports i think is too congested for them to really pay attention and get everything they need out of it. i feel it should be spread over 4 or even 6 wks. very hard to try to schedule driving time and they dont offer any night time driving which is what teens need the most.
Posted: 3/14/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My daughter just finished a one week drivers ed course. Instructor was good, only not available for behind the wheel, so we have to use someone else. Otherwise worth the money.
Posted: 7/01/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
We did the group program with Taggerts through our school. They offer discounts for school sponsored groups. The driving practice was very good and a comfortable environment. Plus, our son passed the driving test in Sandy Springs the first time!! It is not a easy location to test at.
Posted: 4/20/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review