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Forward Driving School

155 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95126
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Business Description

Forward Driving School has been serving clients throughout the San Jose area and the surrounding locations since 2010. It offers different driving lesson packages, including a six-hour driving lesson for teenagers involving three behind-the-wheel classes and pick-up services from home or school. It also provides a DMV test on the school's vehicle program, which helps students register for the test at the DMV location. Forward Driving School is available for a two-hour driving lesson package for adults.

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A Deluxe Driving School

Mountain View, CA 94043
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A Deluxe Driving School teaches students in late-model Honda Civics, which have great crash ratings. The school teaches one-on-one lessons and will pick up and drop off students anywhere in the area. The business is open seven days a week and hosts classes for teens and adults. Students have given positive feedback for A Deluxe Driving School's calm, patient, friendly staff and easy scheduling procedure.

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A Precision Driving School

San Ramon, CA 94583
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A Precision Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 1989. The school gives free pick up and drop off within the area and is open seven days a week. The bonded, licensed, and insured business runs its instructors through full background checks. The school holds online and in-person classes for teens and adults. Students have praised A Precision Driving School for its kind, friendly, and experienced instructors. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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4.8 / 5 (25)
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A-Z Driving School LLC

2033 Gateway Place, STE 500, San Jose, CA 95110
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Business Description

Launched in 2019, A-Z Driving School LLC provides online and behind-the-wheel driver education in the San Jose metro area. Professional, highly trained instructors conduct two-hour, in-vehicle lessons, teaching students basic maneuvers as well as defensive driving techniques. Clearly marked training vehicles are equipped with safety features as well as dual brakes, internal and external mirrors, and built-in navigation systems. Customers can choose single lessons or various service packages. A-Z Driving School LLC belongs to the DSAA (Driving School Association of the Americas).

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Ann's Driving School

San Francisco, CA 94107
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Ann's Driving School holds adaptive driving classes for drivers with special needs and is a member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. The business runs classes for a variety of needs, including first-time drivers, mature drivers, and license renewal. The school teaches full courses that cover speed control, parallel parking, driving under difficult conditions, freeway driving, lane changes, and all other aspects of driving. Students have given positive feedback for Ann's Driving School's calm, helpful teachers who give helpful tips and run easy, informative classes.

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ARS Driving School

San Jose, CA 95125
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ARS Driving School has been teaching San Jose students for more than 25 years. The school provides one-on-one lessons, gives free pick up and drop off services, and is open seven days a week. The bonded and insured business issues six-hour certificates, special circumstance permits, and provisional licenses. The school is a member of the National Driving Association. Students praise ARS Driving School for its fun, informative lessons and accommodating, knowledgeable instructors.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Bay Area Driving School

Hayward, CA 94541
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Bay Area Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 1949. The school teaches teens through in-person and online driver's ed classes, and holds specializes classes for adults including freeway lessons, phobia lessons, and programs for people with disabilities. The business uses late-model Honda Civics in its driving lessons. Bay Area Driving School is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a member of the Driving School Association of California. Students attest to the school's quick, easy classes and professional, helpful instructors.

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Bay Cities Driving School

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Since 1982, the DMV-licensed instructors at Bay Cities Driving School have been teaching teens and adults in the San Jose area. The driving school, based in Menlo Park, runs online traffic school courses, behind-the-wheel training, and DMV test preparation. The business is open seven days a week to work with any type of schedule. Students give positive feedback for Bay Cities Driving School's kind, helpful teachers and positive, fun classes.

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Blue Ribbon Driving School

San Jose, CA 95128
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Business Description

The founder of Blue Ribbon Driving School has taught thousands of students during his 20 years in the industry. The San Jose driving school provides online driver's education, behind-the-wheel training, adult lessons, and lessons for nervous drivers. The business holds lessons seven days a week. Students have praised Blue Ribbon Driving School for its reasonable prices and patient, honest, friendly teachers.

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3.5 / 5 (14)
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4.9 / 5 (13)

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Cupertino Driving School

San Jose, CA 95129
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For more than 30 years, Cupertino Driving School has been teaching teens and adults how to drive. The school provides adult behind-the-wheel training, teenage behind-the-wheel practice, online driver's ed classes, special permit instruction, and a driving instructor training program. The business has been using hybrid vehicles since 2012 and mainly uses Toyota Prius models. Students have praised Cupertino Driving School for its helpful lessons and useful driving tips.

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4.6 / 5 (110)
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3.5 / 5 (53)

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Economic Driving School

San Jose, CA 95123
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Economic Driving School has been teaching San Jose students for more than 40 years. The licensed, bonded, and insured company teaches online driver's ed classes, classroom driver's ed classes, behind-the-wheel courses, mature driver online courses, and online traffic schools. Students have praised Economic Driving School for its knowledgeable, prompt instructors and straightforward, effective classes.

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One Nation Driving School

Fremont, CA 94536
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One Nation Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 2009. The driving school runs behind-the-wheel lessons, adult driver training programs, and senior driving assessments. The insured and bonded company provides free pick up and drop off services and provides driving test preparation, freeway driving, and safety driving techniques. Students have given positive feedback for One Nation Driving School's affordable prices and kind, helpful, responsive instructors.

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Success Driving & Traffic School

Fremont, CA 94539
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Success Driving & Traffic School has been serving the San Jose area since 1996. The driving school, based in Fremont, is open seven days a week and gives free pick up in the area. The business provides special driving programs, driving lessons, six-hour behind-the-wheel certification, and DMV road test preparation. The instructors speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Students have praised Success Driving & Traffic School for its fast, easy courses and helpful, professional staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Driving schools provide classroom and behind-the-wheel courses for students preparing for drivers' permit and drivers' license exams. While school curriculum can vary per state, certain schools also allow students to take their written permit exams on-site. Most automobile driving school courses consist of 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training spread out over several weeks.

In addition to helping new drivers learn the rules of the road and become comfortable behind the wheel, driving schools assist licensed drivers with defensive driving courses, and they offer courses and training for commercial drivers' licenses and motorcycle licenses. All driving instructors are required to hold occupational licenses through their states' motor vehicle departments.

What is a driving school for?

Students attend driving schools to prepare for drivers' permits and drivers' license written and road tests. Driving schools typically offer both classroom and on-the-road training, and certain schools provide courses for commercial truck and motorcycle licenses. Attending driving school is not required in states such as Minnesota and California; however, driving courses are highly beneficial to new drivers.

What does driving school teach you?

Students attending driving schools learn:

  • Local and state traffic laws and driving procedures
  • Road specifics, such as the meaning of stop and yield signs
  • Speed limits and driving rules for neighborhoods, school zones, highways, and freeways
In addition to classroom education, students are provided with behind-the-wheel training on both courses, streets, and freeways.

What age can you first go to driving school?

In most states, driving students can begin classroom and behind-the-wheel training at the age of 15. However, certain states, such as Alaska and Arkansas, allow driver training to start at age 14, while the minimum age in other states, such as the District of Columbia, Connecticut, and Delaware, is 16.

How much does driving school cost?

The cost of driving school can vary from state to state. On average, classroom training with included behind-the-wheel courses range between $200 and $800 total. Individual behind-the-wheel driving lessons for adults can cost between $50 and $100 per session, depending on the number of hours in each session. Prices can also fluctuate between cities and states based on current gasoline costs.

How can I gain confidence in driving a car?

Learning how to drive through a professional driving school is beneficial for individuals looking to gain confidence behind the wheel. Continual practice is ideal with an experienced, licensed driver. Completion of driving school reinforces not only skills but also confidence.

Can I get my license through a driving school?

To legally obtain a driver's license, one must take and pass a written exam and road test through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Driving schools don't provide licenses. However, driving schools help drivers prepare for both tests and offer behind-the-wheel training courses beneficial to new drivers.

How much does driving school lower insurance?

Many insurance companies offer lowered rates for teenagers who take driver's education courses and earn a certificate of completion. Rate discounts can vary per insurance company, with an average savings of up to $27.21 per month. Additionally, some providers offer discounted rates for adults who complete defensive driving courses.

How long is truck driving school?

Truck drivers require a commercial driver's license or a CDL. Most commercial truck driving schools offer programs for class A licenses that last approximately seven weeks, with classes five days per week. Class B license training courses are approximately one week long.

How do I apply for grants for truck driving school?

The first step in applying for a trucking school grant is to reach out to local trucking associations and inquire about membership. Many associations offer student memberships as well as scholarship opportunities for current members. Well-known scholarship foundations include the Women in Trucking Foundation Scholarship and Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship.

Can you get a Pell Grant for truck driving school?

Pell Grants are available for CDL truck driving schools. Application requirements include completing a FAFSA or Federal Application for Student Aid, and applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or non-eligible aliens. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in undergraduate programs or working towards earning their college degrees.

What are some advanced driving skills?

Advanced driving skills include proper steering, smoothness and balance on the road, quick swerve and recovery reactions, and the ability to recover from skids. Advanced drivers understand the need to speed within limits, and they avoid distractions while staying focused on the road.

Is an advanced driving course worth it?

Advanced driving courses help students learn techniques, such as correct cornering skills, swerving and recovering skills, skid reduction and avoidance, and overall vehicle dynamics. Understanding these techniques can help drivers prevent potential accidents, making the courses worth the time and expense.

Does doing an advanced driving course lower your insurance?

Insurance rates and deals can vary based on specific providers. However, many providers offer discounts for defensive and advanced driving courses that can range from 5% to 20%, with an average discount of 10%. When discounts are offered, rates generally stay the same for up to three years.

What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving is a form of driving in which drivers utilize skills learned through special driving courses to react quickly to potential hazards on the road. Defensive driving teaches how to handle vehicles around other drivers who are speeding or cutting people off during dangerous weather conditions and in the event of unexpected road damage or roadblocks.

Is taking a defensive driving course worth it?

Defensive driving classes are beneficial to drivers who reside in cities known for aggressive driving and heavy traffic, as the courses guide how to react in various situations, such as being cut off by other drivers and other careless acts. Defensive driving courses also teach how to handle sudden roadblocks, dangerous terrain, and potentially hazardous weather conditions.

What do you learn in motorcycle classes?

Motorcycle classes provide training on traffic and road rules specific to motorcycles, including safety practices, such as wearing helmets and other gear to prevent injuries, local laws, and speed limits. Motorcycle classes also offer on-the-road riding courses with certified instructors.

How long does it take to learn how to ride a motorcycle?

Motorcycle training courses provide approximately 15 hours of classroom education paired with 10 hours of on-the-road riding. How long it actually takes to learn how to ride a motorcycle can vary greatly, depending on the individual's learning process, confidence, and overall ability.

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