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About Us


We are set up and ready to help new students and mature drivers of central Indiana prepare for driving or to fine tune their driving skills.  Our enterprise will prepare a student driver for the proper, lawful use of a motor vehicle and provide the necessary classroom instruction and road experience sanctioned by the State of Indiana.

Our driving instructors combine many years of experience teaching in area public schools. Outside of our State of Indiana educational endorsement in drivers training, we are teachers of health, physical education, science, English, and academic counseling.  All our teaching staff are college graduates, with most holding graduate degrees.

Our office and instruction atmosphere is friendly, helpful, and professional. We are dedicated to the youth of our community and believe in them as our future leaders.

John and Polly McCord are the founders of The Driving Center.

Rick Atkinson, Mike Crist, Joe Crouch, Kent Hoopingarner, Nancy King, Frank Kovaleski, Chad Luthy, Dave Martz, Brian Milton, Chris Oswalt, Rich Riley, Jon Risk, Greg Ritz, Bob Starkey, and Shelly Starkey are our instructors. All are presently or have previously worked in the public school system.

Robert and Tiffany Starkey are the current owners of the Driving Center.  Robert is the President of the Driving Center.  Robert is a Highland High School and Indiana University graduate. Tiffany is a Pendleton Heights graduate and a Medical Assistant at St. Vincent’s Pendleton Family Practice. They have two beautiful daughters and look forward to them eventually learning how to drive at the Driving Center in 2028 and 2032.