Bay Area Defensive Driving School Marin County – Sausalito to Novato | East Bay – Contra Costa and Alameda Counties | Peninsula – San Francisco to San Mateo
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Not only does Bill's lessons provide a strong basis for improvement, he also provides recommendations to help you get the most out of your practice driving.
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We were very happy with our experience with Bill's Defensive Driving School. The lessons are easy to schedule. The instructor Paul was very competent and made my daughter and son (and their parents) feel at ease.
Frank was amazing! Highly recommend.
I'm very happy that we went with Bill's Defensive Driving School. Bill is awesome and not only wants the driver involve (my teenager) but the parents as well. He teaches them life saving skills--literally! Thanks Bill!
Frank my daughter's instructor was patient, clear in his teaching methods and overall a fun and interesting guy.
Just what I needed to get back behind the wheel after a horrendous rear-ending. Thanks to Paul!!!!
I have found Bill to be knowledgeable, experienced, patient, reasonable, and kind. He's a great teacher. I haven't driven for several years and I was concerned that in that time I had lost some important driving skills. After just two sessions I feel much more comfortable behind the wheel, comfortable enough to look forward to driving again and to buy a car.
My daughter's instructor, Paul, was very good with her. His calm, even manner was reassuring to her as she has refined her driving skills. I also loved their flexibility with regard to scheduling. I definitely recommend this business.
Provided excellent driving instruction to my daughters.
Bill is a cool calm and collected instructor. He knowledge and expert driving skills gave me confidence and made me feel safe.
Bill is a great instructor! He is calm and comfortable with teenagers. He has taught 2 of my teens. I highly recommend Bill!
Heidi Forbes Öste, PhD
Frank was great and so was the support personnel for getting our son set. Thanks Bills for getting our son safely launched on the road a sa new driver. As a Mum, I really appreciated getting tips on what to look out for while driving with …
Great instruction with a calm teacher. My teenager developed confidence and skill after the first lesson! Going along on the ride helped me to be better at coaching when we are driving together, not to mention I am more thoughtful about my …
My son is a very nervous driver. Bill helped build his confidence, taught him good driving habits , as well as defensive driving skills. Highly recommend!
Frank is an amazing driving instructor – cautious ,instructional and light hearted ! He has a way to make your teen feel confidant and secure while teaching the Curriculum that is important to master !
We highly reccomend him !
Bill is patient and very knowledgeable. As a parent that has been driving for years – I learned pointers on a ride-along with my teen driver. Things that I learned years ago, but forgot because of muscle memory. He breaks down the process …
Paul is incredibly patient and completely unflappable!!
I sat in the back while Bill instructed my eldest. He is personable, provides timely guidance and incorporates mom & dad into the teaching experience. His instruction improved my own driving.
My Daugther learned a lot.
Super knowledgeable. On time. Teaches YOU, the parent, how to teach your kid.
I have used Bill's Driving school twice now. They never disappoint.
Bill is a good, thorough instructor with a quirky sense of humor. Very responsive customer service (thank you, Sarah).
Great first lesson for my 15 1/2 year old son.... Lesson was easy to schedule,
prompt, and very effective. Great experience so far.
We wanted our daughter to get a different perspective on driving other then our own. Good thing about Bill is that he invites the parent to ride along. Needless to say I actually picked up a few tips, that I will apply to my own driving. Thank you Bill.
Thank you Bill for encouraging parents to ride along. It was a good refresher to help reinforce good driving skills.
Great instructions, gain alot of confidence
The instructor had extensive knowledge of driving and the area.
Bill was very thorough, knows the driving routes of most of the Bay Area DMV's and got my daughter very thoroughly prepared for her drivers test.
have used Bill's for my three kids and experience has been great.
Really great teenager driving instruction. And easy sign-up. Keep up the great service!
Bill has the parent accompany their son/daughter with him during this lesson which proved to be time very worthwhile. Bill goes over all the keys to being an outstanding defensive driver. I learned a lot myself on how to help my son become …
This is our third time with Bill's Driving School our three daughters loved the techniques and knowledge they teach and we have one more driver to go and will definitely be our first call when he get his permit. There is no driving school out there that will ever compare to Bill's. Thank you for your patience and experience we definitely appreciate it.
Don't know yet. Since I just purchased.
It was great and easy!!
My daughter and I appreciated the program very much--and her instructor, Paul, was wonderful. We highly recommend.
So far the experience has been positive and the navigation easy.
Hi there! Thank you a lot. I secured my driving license in the very first appointment soon after I'd took a two hour driving lesson with you. In a short time, I was taught the state of art of driving. The driving lesson on the road included…
Bill really does teach you how to drive in real life conditions. My daughter learned more from him and was a better (more confident, more skilled and more informed) driver after just four hours with Bill than my other child (who used a different driving company) was even after he got his driver's license. I highly recommend Bill and his team to provide you with a valuable learning experience rather than just earning hours behind the wheel with a certified instructor.
My daughter got the instruction that was required and the advice she needed to pass her driving test on the first try! Thanks
Frank is great! Both of my teens have learned from him and he covers all the safety tips I'd expect.
I was surprised at how real-world the first lesson was – we dove right in to traffic and intersections. I had expected a quiet trip to the nearby industrial park. Daughter did fine and her confidence is growing with each lesson with Mom and Dad. By riding along I learned how to coach a new driver and how much "advice" to give or not give.
We found PAUL to be an incredibly patient teacher and a terrific instructor! THUMBS UP!