Bay Area Defensive Driving School Marin County – Sausalito to Novato | East Bay – Contra Costa and Alameda Counties | Peninsula – San Francisco to San Mateo
From 53 reviews
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.
Wow. I sat in the back during this first lesson and I'm so impressed. Frank is so calm, precise and practiced. Super approach, perfect demeanor. Easy for me to learn too. I cannot recommend enough. 5 stars.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience!
Bill is a great instructor! He is calm and comfortable with teenagers. He has taught 2 of my teens. I highly recommend Bill!
Bill is a cool calm and collected instructor. He knowledge and expert driving skills gave me confidence and made me feel safe.
As most parents are, I was very nervous having my 15 year old behind the wheel. Bill was very calm and I felt safe. She was given a lot of different driving opportunities in our two hour lesson; residential, rural curvy roads and a little …
Our daughter had a great experience with Bill's Defensive Driving School. The teacher was always on time and took her on two hour rides that challenged her to learn how to navigate Marin.
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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.
Bill is the best. He taught both my kids how to drive and made me a better driver in the process. He really got them to internalize defensive driving.
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.
very informative and patient, I love that he comes to your house too makes it easy
Thank you Bill for encouraging parents to ride along. It was a good refresher to help reinforce good driving skills.
This is our 2nd experience with Bill's Defensive Driving school. 3 years ago, our older daughter took 3 two-hour lessons with Bill during her 6-month permit period. She learned so quickly with Bill's calm, thoughtful, supportive style. …
Our son passed with flying colors! I have to give props to Frank and Bill's Driving school. Our first instructor from another company couldn't fit my son in for his remaining two lessons and Bill's came to the rescue. My son really enjoyed …
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 …
After an ordeal with an unnamed driving school, Bill's Defensive Driving School came to the rescue. My niece needed to take her driving test and was anxious about failing again. Bill helped her feel at ease behind the wheel, and for a two …
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!!
So far the experience has been positive and the navigation easy.
My daughter and I appreciated the program very much--and her instructor, Paul, was wonderful. We highly recommend.
Bill does more than just meet the six-hour requirement; he gives you more than your money's worth teaching your child how to drive in real world situations. The level of skills my teenage daughter has after just four hours with Bill is …
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.
We were very happy with our experience with Bill's Defensive Driving School. The lessons are easy to schedule. The instructor was very competent and made my daughter (and her parents) feel at ease.
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!
Before bill's defensive driving school, my girlfriend was terrified of the freeway. After one class with bill, she was driving on 680 with such serinity. Thanks bill!!!
I would like to highly recommend Bill's Defensive Driving School to anyone who is serious about learning to be a safe driver. Bill taught me how to drive safely and confidently. Later I was able to use what Bill taught me to help teach my …