Colonial Driving School began in 1980 when John Whitlow, a Colonial Heights policeman, retired from the force. After years of personal experience with the tragedy caused by poor driving, Officer Whitlow knew he wanted to make a difference. So he began Colonial Driving School to teach driver’s education to teens.He quickly became known for his thorough curriculum and excellent teaching ability, and the business flourished. Students who took Driver’s Ed at Colonial Driving School tended to come back to Mr. Whitlow to attend driving school if they got a ticket — they liked him! For 30 years John Whitlow ran Colonial Driving School with excellence, teaching scores of people, and their children, and even grandchildren how to drive.