Driving School to help you master driving concepts

Driving Lessons in Danville

  • Our Philosophy: Don’t just pass the DMV test, Ace the DMV test!  Drive with confidence and master defensive driving concepts that will be ingrained in you for a lifetime, well after the DMV drive test.  We will practice real-world scenarios that you will encounter repeatedly and you will need to drive perfectly, 100% of the time.  During the driving lessons, we will start you with the basics and we will work your way up through high traffic areas, and common routes on Camino Tassajara, Black Hawk Road, Danville Blvd, Crow Canyon and Diablo Road.  Our driving instructors want you to succeed.  That’s why we enjoy teaching.
Enroll By Phone: 925-663-7483

Available Time Slots

(This is not a live calendar. It was last updated at 2 PM on June 22.)
DateMorningAfternoon
June 25Full4-6
July 1-2Available upon requestAvailable upon request
July 3-4Happy Independence Day!We are closed!
Tue July 5FullFull
Wed July 6AvailableAvailable
Thur July 7AvailableAvailable
Fri July 8AvailableAvailable
Sat July 9AvailableAvailable

Defensive Driving Techniques

We encourage other schools to focus on Defensive Driving techniques and philosophies.  Our Danville driving academy focuses on Defensive Driving techniques.  We don’t want to just teach the mechanics of driving.  Our driving coaches want to teach a framework and mindset that you can be applied regularly.

  1. Be the first to anticipate and react to drivers.
  2. Use the actively driving mindset.
  3. Plan ahead for the unexpected.
  4. Vision and finding the path to safety.
  5. Do not expect the other driver to do what you think he or she should do.
  6. Be aware of driving in special road and weather conditions.
  7. Details, details, details!  We go over about a dozen driving tips that we are sure you are not using, but should.
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Attention Danville Students:

Why wait for Summer, when you can start practing now with our expert driving instructors now.  “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”

  • Locations:  We pick up students in the SRVUSD to include Monte Vista High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Athenian, and Diablo Valley Community College.  We welcome driver’s of all ages over 15.5 years old and we welcome all experience levels.  We specialized in drivers that are driving for the very first time.

“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” – Barbara Cook

  • There’s Always More To Learn: We love working with all of our students.  On your first day, some students will progress from the parking lot to the neighborhood.  And some students have demonstrated confidence to progress from their driveway to Camino Tassajara 580.  Whatever your level and comfort level, we guarantee you that there is more to learn and we will refine your driving technique.

Danville 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

Student Testimony:

“The instructor started off by describing the tempo of his course.  About every 10 minutes, there would be a new concept to cover and he would be constantly providing guidance and feedback during the first lesson.  The second lesson, Instructor Pete, gave me a chance to manuever around the parking lot, drive up to 50 MPH, and later 65 MPH on the highway without interruption.  On the last drive, he felt that I was ready and he simulated the DMV test for me around downtown Danville.  It was 6 hours well spent.  Loved it.”  Janice T, Danville, CA

Common Pitfalls That We cover:

  1. Avoid Rolling Stops. One of the most common mistakes to avoid during your DMV road test is making incomplete stops. Many drivers slow down, but do not actually come to a complete stop during the road test. You must come to a full stop, and stay behind the demarcation line. Be sure to stop before the line.
  2. Improper Lane Changing. It’s not terribly difficult to signal your intention to change lanes, then check your mirrors and blind spot before changing lanes, however people fail to do it all the time, including during the DMV test. Be sure to change lanes properly! When your DMV test giver tells you to change lanes, first look, turn on your signal, check your rear view and side mirrors, turn your head to check for a car, truck or motorcycle in your blind spot, and only when it is clear should you change lanes. Be sure to watch out for traffic in front of you, too, and keep your speed up.
  3. Lack of Steering Control.  Although demonstrating confidence behind the wheel is important during your test, don’t be so confident that you drive one-handed. Keep both hands on the wheel when possible. Make hand-over-hand turns, and release from the turn with controlled slippage.
  4. Distracted Driving.  Keep your cell phone off during your driving test and tuck it away and out of site!  Focus on the task at hand, and keep your mind on the road.
  5. Confusion at Four-Way Stops.  When you come to an intersection with stop signs, especially at four-way stops, be sure you know what to do if there are other cars waiting at the intersection. Wait your turn, then go. Be sure to signal your intentions if you are turning. Generally, if two cars arrive at an intersection at the same time, the car to the right goes first.
  6. Driving Too Slowly During your DMV test.  It is important to display confidence. Being overly careful by driving considerably below the speed limit can cause unsafe conditions for yourself and other drivers.
  7. Driving Too Fast.  There are times when it is not safe to drive at the speed limit. If there is rain, fog, an accident or traffic congestion, slow down to a safe speed.
  8. Braking Too Hard.  Make sure you are familiar with how soft or hard the brakes are in the car you will be using during your DMV test. Hard braking is acceptable in emergency situations, but while slowing down or stopping, use just enough brake to get the job done, but not so much that you and your passenger are thrown forward.

Call us today to secure your appointment times:  (925) 66-DRIVE