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Blackhawk Driving School

  • Our amazing Driving School has a detailed plan which we cater to students of all levels in Blackhawk.  Our instructors have a toolbox full of techniques for nearly every driving scenario, especially defensive driving methods.  In addition to DMV behind the wheel training, we include important Defensive Driving Techniques.  The more you know, the more prepared you’ll be when hazardous situations occur.
  • We pick you up at your location of choice and will drive you throughout Blackhawk, Diablo Road, towards Monte Vista High School and major roads and local schools.
  • After two hours, many of our students that have been driving for years end up improving significantly.

Every driver should learn Defensive Driving:

Section 1

  • Recognize that driver safety affects everyone
  • Identify your personal driving behaviors and tendencies
  • Recognize that every behavior is a choice
  • Define risky driving behaviors
  • Identify the Six Deadly Choices that lead to the majority of crashes
  • Identify what’s in your control
  • Explain how to drive defensively in conditions beyond your control

Section 2

  • Define defensive driving, collision prevention and NSC’s collision prevention formula
  • Identify defensive driving techniques that can be used when physical, mental and emotional factors affect your ability to drive
  • Recognize potential hazards when driving and use the ‘What-if’ strategy to avoid hazards

Section 3

  • Recognize the risks of speeding
  • Recognize the risks of following too closely
  • Employ the 3-second and 3-second+ following distance rules
  • Define aggressive driving and road rage
  • Identify driving distractions
  • Recognize risks of distracted driving

Section 4

  • Identify risks of drowsy driving
  • Choose safe, responsible, and respectful behaviors to avoid impaired or drowsy driving
  • Choose appropriate driving behaviors for different driving situations and conditions
  • Explain the proper procedure for navigating multi-lane roads

Section 5

  • Identify risks associated with improper turns
  • Explain the proper procedures for passing and overtaking another vehicle
  • Identify risks associated with driving left-of-center
  • Describe right-of-way violations and safe intersection strategies
  • Identify roadway maintenance and construction hazards

Section 6

  • Identify other vehicles you will encounter on the road and techniques for dealing with them
  • Recognize the challenges drivers of larger vehicles face and explain how to safely share the road
  • Explain proper techniques for dealing with pedestrians, pedal cyclists, and animals

Section 7

  • 10 Habits of Defensive Driving
  • The Six Deadly Choices
  • The importance of choosing the right behaviors
  • Your driving plan
Our Driving Lesson Packages
Two Hour Lesson
$190
One 2-hour lesson
Tailored lessons for all levels
Refresher for the CA DMV Road Test
Pick-up/drop-off from home, school/work
Six Hour Package
$550
Three 2-hour lessons. Most common package.
Tailored lessons for all levels
Fulfill DMV's 6 hours of training
DMV Completion Certificate