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Best Driving Schools in San Diego
2022

Allstate Driving School

Allstate Driving School

Allstate Driving School of San Diego offers driver’s education courses and behind-the-wheel training for teenagers, adults, foreign citizens, and senior citizens. Allstate Driving School is licensed and bonded and offers its course either in the classroom or online. Since 1998, over 20,000 students have successfully graduated from the school’s program. In addition to the basic requirements some key points that instructors focus on include speeding tendencies of teenagers and how to control them, the right of way rule, defensive driving tactics, night driving, and the DUI and Implied Consent Law.

San Diego, CA 92111

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Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Good)

Total Reviews:

82 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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American Driving School

American Driving School

American Driving School opened in El Cajon in 1982 and offers driver’s education courses and behind-the-wheel training to teenages, adults, senior citizens, and those with disabilities. For drivers who may have gotten a traffic ticket, the school offers online driving courses the driver can take to “remove” the ticket from his or her driving record. American Driving School also has fleet training courses available for corporate and commercial drivers.

El Cajon, CA 92019

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

32 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Budget Driving School

Budget Driving School

Budget Driving School in Chula Vista offers classroom driver’s education courses for $100 and online courses for $45. Classes that take place in the school’s classroom go from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a program length of four days. The school also offers behind-the-wheel training and traffic school for tickets at the cost of $40 per class. As an incentive to do well, Budget Driving School offers a money-back guarantee if the student gets 100 percent on his or her DMV test the first time taking it.

Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Average Review Score:

4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

39 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Express Driving School

Express Driving School

Express Driving School in San Diego has over 14 years of experience in teaching students safe, responsible, and respectful driving practices. The instructors at Express Driving School have all been screened and are licensed by the State of California. All driving lessons consist of just one student and one instructor. The business offers an online version of the driver’s education course and different package prices based on how many hours a student still needs behind the wheel to qualify for a permit and if they still need to take the DMV test.

San Diego, CA 92139

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

100 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Golden State Driving School

Golden State Driving School

Golden State Driving School in San Diego offers bilingual driver’s education courses both in the classroom and online. The school offers behind-the-wheel instruction for adults and teenagers. All driver’s education classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and weekdays during the summer. Golden State Driving School offers pickup services and the use of its vehicle for students going to the DMV to take their driving test. An instructor from the school picks up the student an hour before his or her test to allow for transportation time and a bit of practice before the test.

San Diego, CA 92117

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I 5 Driving School

I 5 Driving School

I 5 Driving School in Escondido offers in-class and online driver’s education courses and online traffic school courses. Online driver’s education courses are included for free with the purchase of a six-hour behind-the-wheel training package, which costs $259. The school has a price-match guarantee in order to ensure students are getting the best value around. Free pickup and drop-off services are included with every driving lesson. Driving lessons are only available on a one-on-one basis.

Escondido, CA 92025

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Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

32 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Liberty Driving & Traffic School

Liberty Driving & Traffic School

Liberty Driving & Traffic School in El Cajon offers online driver’s education courses, online traffic courses, and behind-the-wheel training for teenagers, adults, mature drivers, and seniors. If purchased together, the online driver’s education course and the required six hours of behind-the-wheel training costs $259. One appreciative student said, "I really enjoyed the course; you made it very informative, fun and I have to be honest, I am definitely going to change my driving habits (and already have). You've inspired me." The school’s website has an interactive study guide to help drivers prepare for their DMV test.

El Cajon, CA 92020

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.4 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

4 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

North County School of Driving

North County School of Driving

North County School of Driving in San Marcos specializes in easy-to-understand courses and behind-the-wheel training. The school’s instructor has over four decades of experience as driver’s education and driving teachers, and is a member of the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association. North County School of Driving offers an online driver’s education course that the instructor himself designed. Students can try a portion of the course out for free to get a feel for the format before signing up.

San Marcos, CA 92078

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Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

23 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Poway Mira-Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools

Poway Mira-Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools

Poway-Mira Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools have locations in Poway and Escondido, respectively. The school offers classroom-based driver’s education courses for $65 and behind-the-wheel training with one of the business’s state-licensed driving instructors. The Poway-Mira Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools are family-owned and operated and have over 30 years of experience teaching driver’s education. The school’s website has a page that displays answers for a list of frequently asked questions from both a student’s and a guardian’s perspective.

Poway, CA 92064

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Teen Driving School Inc

Teen Driving School Inc

Teen Driving School, Inc., has been providing driving education courses to teenagers in San Diego since 1992. Its curriculum meets the requirements in acquiring a driver's license and permit for its enrolled students. The school also offers online and in-site driver's education, private driving lessons, defensive driving course, and permit practice tests. Its other services are senior and adult defensive driving and lost certificate replacement. Behind-the-wheel driving classes are taught by male or female instructors and students will receive a DMV certificate upon completion.

4455 Twain Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120

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Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

23 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

West Coast Driving School

West Coast Driving School

West Coast Driving School in Carlsbad offers online courses and behind-the-wheel lessons that will teach students defensive driving skills to ensure they are properly prepared to drive in and around urban areas Students can take their DMV tests with the driving school. West Coast Driving School offers student pickup services from home or school and never has more than one student in the car with an instructor.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

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