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We have been training and preparing safe and confident drivers since 2007. Currently we have 6 licensed Driving Instructors. The office is open 7 days a week. 9am - 5pm. We offer lessons 7 days a week. We pick up and drop off clients within our service area only. Currently we are serving the following counties : Alameda , Contra Costa , Marin , San Francisco & San Mateo Counties. We are in the process of expanding our service area. We offer Dual Controlled, Newer Mid Sized Sedans. Fully Insured and regularly maintained. We can cater the lesson to meet your specific needs. Here is an example of our services: Teens ( First time behind the wheel or those transferring from another school) Adults ( New Driver , Relocating, Refresher or ongoing training, Defensive Driving, Anxiety around driving, etc) Seniors ( refresher , driving evaluation , retesting for DMV ) We also provide online drivers education which is required for teens. Helps prepare for the written test at the DMV for any age.

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Phone:
877-689-1480
Logan H
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I completed one lesson two and a half weeks ago. It was not worth the time and money due to my experiences during the lesson and in communication with the business.

I’ve been practicing driving on and off for years and I thought actually purchasing a lesson would give me the push to finally get my license because I would be guided by an expert rather than a friend. This was not the case.

My phone happened to break a few days before my lesson and when I reached out to confirm details and inform them they wouldn’t be able to reach me by phone they didn’t answer any of their emails. This is unprofessional and unhelpful for a business especially when the email is listed prominently on their website. I purchased the nervous driver two hour lesson and Bill was my instructor. He was very hands and feet on the whole time except in the 40 mins we just sat in the car. He didn’t ask for my consent nor inform me he was going to put his hands on the wheel and move my hand around before doing it. I didn’t expect to be touched and didn’t like it. This was throughout the entirety of driving time. I was a passenger during the ride even though I was in the driver’s seat; that’s now how any driving lesson should go. While we sat in the car to chat about random things, he also commented on someone’s body who was just walking by, calling them ‘disgusting’. This was disappointing and inappropriate considering he’s a business owner and studied sociology which was part of the reason I selected this driving school and not others as I thought I’d be safer and more understood.

The two things I took away were to relax my hands and how to adjust my mirrors. Other than that, I did not feel like I was driving at all and didn’t learn tools or strategies to relieve my anxieties. I could’ve taken my hands on the wheel and the pedals and there wouldn’t have been an issue. This was a wasted educational opportunity for me.

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Francine McCarthy
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I have had better.

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Alexandra McCarty
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My lessons were great! Roland is an excellent teacher. I felt very safe and confident learning to drive with him.

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Veronica Brown
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Caleb Rippee
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I felt very safe and comfortable and learned a lot in just 2 hours.

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Erdenesuvd Batzorig
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very friendly and professional

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Sister Ann Cardinale
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Roland was a good guide as we traveled through the designated
areas. He gave tips along the way to help me review good driving skills. He was pleasant
And respectful as he pointed out
Updated information.

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Patricia Bruno
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Thank you for asking. It was an all right experience. I think the two hours is too long of a time. It seems a person can figure out the quality of another person’s driving certainly within one hour. I was happy that Roland gave some tips. I do think it is a great opportunity to talk about new driving laws and other information relating to safe driving.

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Yostin Santana
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Great service!

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Dhiren Suryadevara
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Roland gave me some good pointers so that i will become a safer driver. I appreciate that. He was punctual and pleasant.

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