Bill's Defensive Driving School

Bill's Defensive Driving School

6 employees
15 years in business

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We offer behind the wheel lessons in new dual controlled vehicles. We do not pick up or drop off other students during lessons. We do encourage a parent or whomever the student will be practicing with to also come along. This way that person can reinforce the instruction that is given on each lesson. We have driving lesson packages available for multiple lessons. We also offer online drivers education and a teen driving lesson program. Nervous driver program. Adult driving lessons. Senior driving improvement program. Driving evaluations. We not only focus on the basics but place and emphasis on defensive driving techniques. Our main goal is to create safe and confident drivers. All of our instructors have passed dmv licensing procedures , background checks , extensive training  and we carry insurance. 

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Oakland, CA 94601
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The student or a family member of the student will call our office or go to our website and fill out an enrollment form. 

Scheduling for behind the wheel driving lessons is done over the phone by calling into our office. We pick up and drop off students from home/work or school. We have 6 different instructors that are licensed and bonded. The student will need a valid permit/license or international license in order to get behind the wheel. 

Online Drivers Education which is required for teens under 17.5 is available on our website and can be completed from the comfort of the students home. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of our Driving Instructors have had the mandatory training to become licensed through the Department of Motor Vehicles in California. 

Paul : Had his own driving school in San Francisco so he has taught students how to drive over the last 30+ years. 

Bill: is the owner /operator he drove commercial vehicles professionally before being trained to become a licensed Driving Instructor. He initially trained under a retired California Highway State Patrol to begin his instructor career.

Frank: Has been with our Driving School since 2011. He currently works part time for us. He serves Marin County. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$82.50 per hour is the base rate for a minimum 2 hr driving lesson.

$485 for Package of 6 hrs

$475 for package of 6 hrs if you use our Online Drivers Education program.

$49.95 Online Drivers Education program 

What types of students have you worked with?

Teen/Parent Driving Program

First time Adult Drivers 

Adult drivers with Anxiety 

Senior Drivers being Retested due to age 

Au Pair/ Nannies 

Refresher driving courses 

People that have relocated to California 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Read their reviews.

Make sure they are licensed and Bonded.

Be sure that they have safe and well maintained Driving Instruction vehicles.

Make sure they do not pick up and drop off other students during your lesson. 

Find a School that is more concerned with creating safe and confident drivers rather than the goal just being to pass the DMV test. 

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