The California DMV requires that student drivers complete 6-hours of Behind-the Wheel- instruction, consisting of three – two hour sessions, from a licensed driving school.With us, your child gets one-on-one instruction from a professional, experienced DMV certified and licensed instructor.
We spread the 3 lessons out over the six-month period so that we can monitor your student’s progress. Our instructors will communicate with parents when they feel the student is not ready or needs more practice.
We have taught thousands students since 2002 and over 95% of our students have passed their DMV test the first time.
We understand that quality education and training are key to developing safe student drivers and we look forward to helping your child learn to be a safe, knowledgeable, and courteous driver.
Learn more about each drive:
The student should be familiar with your car before he/she begins this lesson (adjusting their seat and mirrors, knowing the gauges, hand signals, etc).
Our second drive will be a little intense if the student is still not getting in and out of heavy city traffic well. By this lesson, the five steps of scanning should be a habit. The student will learn how to merge into traffic on the freeway at freeway speed, when to signal when entering, exiting and passing. We will be driving highways and freeways as well as preparing them for their drive test. The student will learn how to pass on a two-lane highway and on the freeway. They will learn how to maintain a steady speed, when to slow down, when to speed up, and what to watch for.
This lesson should be scheduled as close to the sixth month mark as possible. Remember, the permit is valid for one full year. (If you do not feel comfortable driving with your child, he/she is not ready to be driving on their own!) It is also better to be safe than sorry, allow as much time as you feel necessary before getting your child’s driver’s license.
By this lesson, the student should have 50 hours of practice, 10 of those hours have to be nighttime. Remember, this is approximately 2000 miles of driving. (FYI: 50hrs. at only 25 mph = 1250 miles)
On this lesson, students will take a 30-minute test with our driving instructor. The student should not need to be reminded about scanning, making full stops, maintaining correct speed, pedestrian laws, obeying signs and signals, etc. The student must be able to change lanes, make smooth turns, park, back up straight without weaving, and enter and exit the freeway, with confidence and ease. By this lesson the student should also be able to recognize potential dangers around them. The student should be ready to take quick evasive action in all situations. They should know and obey the rules of the road and be mature enough to accept the responsibility that comes with driving a vehicle.
*$25 enrollment fee (on first drive only) if you did not take Driver's Ed with Budget Driving School.