New driving school in Bismarck
As a North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance agent in Bismarck, Jed Geer has learned a lot about his community. That’s why when he noticed a need for another driving school for young people, he took the initiative to do something about the instruction shortage.
“My son, Chase, had to wait a long time before getting into the local driving school. There was such a long waiting list that it started my thought process about opening a business to serve this need. The more I thought about it, the more I thought I should pursue it,” said Geer.
Geer decided to complete the necessary coursework required by the state of North Dakota and soon became certified to open his “1st Geer Driving School” on April 19. “Because of my son, I had a lot of connections to recruit students to attend. I plan to hire more instructors as the business grows. I’m not leaving my insurance job. This is just an extra investment for me,” he added.
Students will participate in six hours of hands-on driving. Young drivers will learn the fundamentals of safe driving and rules of the road. Participants will practice local road and highway driving, parking and driving skills during the course. For more information on 1st Geer Driving School, call 701-202-0119