Bills Defensive Driving School

Bills Defensive Driving School

5.0 (2)
5 hires on
3 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

Most driving schools are focused on just passing a driving test which is where we differ most . We are more focused on creating safe and confident drivers. With a focus on defensive driving techniques that are usually only acquired after years and years of driving.  We Pick up and drop off from home. Our vehicles are dual equipped newer mid sized sedans. We encourage whomever the student will be practicing with most to also come along this way we can advise them on what specific things to practice in between sessions. 

Bill Allenbaugh - Class 1, Haz Mat, Air, and Tanker endorsements. Instructor license 10 years; Owner and Operator's licenses 8 years. Driver Instructor training license 7 years. Initial training by former CHP Officer. College graduate wih honors. Long time Bay Area resident. Proud father and grand father.

Bill's professional expertise behind the wheel literally started rolling years ago as he logged hundreds of thousands of miles driving large commercial trucks and class a vehicles for various companies. In later years , while still working full time , Bill pursued and completed a degree in Sociology. He also did part time counseling. While working on his Masters Degree in Social work, a friend invited him to become a driving instructor part time at an established driving school. Suddenly a new road opened up for Bill. He genuinely enjoyed being an instructor, interacting with his students helping them overcome fears while learning how to become safe alert and responsible drivers. He went on to teach at another driving school operated by a retired California Highway Patrol officer where he gained new perspectives on driving education while developing his own skills. In August of 2007, Bill opened his own school becoming principal owner/operator instructor of Bill's Defensive Driving School.  

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Pinole, CA 94564
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2 Reviews


  • Nancy Fischer

    Very supportive advice about passing my drivers test.

  • Walter Pyle

    Pickup at home was right on time. Our instructor, William, was great. My daughter was driving and I was observing in the back seat [nervously biting my fingernails]. The car had dual pedals for brake and throttle and the instructor could make adjustments to the steering wheel as needed. I began to relax halfway the first of three lessons.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The student will need to either have a Learners permit , Drivers license or and Internatonal Drivers license in order to take behind the wheel lessons. Once they have one of these then you can either call , email or livechat to do scheduling and enrollment.

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

Our rate is $80.00 per hour and we do a minimum of a 2 hour lesson in one day 

What types of students have you worked with?


Anxious Drivers



Foreign Drivers 

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