Department of State takes action against uncertified driver education provider in Southfield

SOS SealSEPTEMBER 13, 2021

SOUTHFIELD - The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) has issued a temporary cease and desist order to Overdrive SDK -doing business as Alpine Driving School-located at  24768 Lahser Road in Southfield. Alpine Driving School is owned and operated by Steven Clark, Danyalle Clark, Kenneth J. Woody and Kafi A. Woody.

Following several consumer complaints, an inspection of the Southfield location was conducted on August 12. The business failed to provide student records when requested and was found to be in violation of the Driver Education Provider and Instructor Act as it enrolled students in Segment One and Segment Two driver education courses though not certified as a driver education provider by MDOS.

The owners of the business may request an administrative hearing to contest the order. Additional administrative actions are also possible.

The MDOS Office of Investigative Services inspects and investigates driver education providers and testing programs. Consumers who have a complaint against Overdrive SDK (Alpine Driving School) are encouraged to file a complaint using the following link: DES-P11 Statement of Complaint (michigan.gov).

MDOS cannot facilitate refunds from uncertified providers nor issue certificates to students who may have participated in their courses. Consumers impacted may seek remedy by filing a formal criminal complaint against uncertified providers or pursue civil litigation.

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