Best Driving Schools in Rochester

Why These Driving Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Rochester Driving Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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ABC School of Driving

ABC School of Driving has offered driving instruction to Rochester and the surrounding areas since 1973. The school was founded by Harnam Dass Marwaha. Classroom instruction options include the state’s required five-hour pre-licensing course and the optional six-hour defensive driving course, which allows passing students to receive a 10 percent reduction in their auto insurance rates. A $5 discount is available to students who register for the pre-licensing course at the school’s Fairport location. Driving instruction is taught by licensed instructors in fully insured vehicles equipped with dual brakes. The school provides road test transportation, including free home pick-up and drop-off. For an additional fee, the program can schedule a rapid road test with the DMV, allowing students to shorten the wait time of six to eight weeks to schedule a road test to 14 business days. The school also provides auto insurance options through its sister company, ABC General Insurance Agency, Inc.

Rochester, NY 14608


Flower City Driving School

Flower City Driving School is a driver’s education center offering driving instruction to students of all ages in Rochester. New York State-certified instructors, specializing in safe and defensive driving techniques, offer classroom and hands-on driving instruction. Classroom training includes the required five-hour pre-licensing course, the optional six-hour defensive driving and point reduction course, and the New York State boating safety certification. Driving lessons can be taught in the school’s car or the student’s personal vehicle and include home or office pick-up, if needed. Lesson length ranges from 45- to 90-minutes. Online classes are available through the American Safety Institute for the insurance reduction courses, in addition to the New Jersey defensive driving course. The school also provides online tutorials for the practice permit and driver’s perception tests.

Rochester, NY 14620


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