Teen Driving School in the Bay Area
Our Teen/Parent program is a unique experience for teens and adults at our safe driving school.
At Bill’s Defensive Driving School, our lessons are all private in our dual-equipped 2012 Honda Accords. We never have more than one student in the car. Our teen/parent program is unique, because we not only allow parents to ride along, but we actually strongly encourage it. We invite parents not only to see their child’s progress, but also to observe how a professional, certified driving instructor teaches.
Considering that parents have a 50-hour driving responsibility with their teen (as required by the DMV), and we only have six hours, who is the real teacher? We want to expose you to the very best habits so that you can become a much better driving teacher yourself. Enroll you or your teen in our teen driving school today!
We are primarily concerned with your teen’s safety. Working together, we can deliver a consistent message and techniques to ensure that your teen is practicing safe and defensive driving skills.
To learn more or to get started, just give us our teen driving school a call at 877-689-1480 or contact us!
How to apply for a provisional permit if you are under 18:
- Be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years of age.
- Make an appointment before visiting a DMV office (walk-ins are only accepted at our Driver License Processing Centers).
- Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44). An original DL 44 form must be submitted. Copies will not be accepted.
- Have your parents’ or guardians’ signatures on the application form DL 44.
- Provide your social security number. It will be verified with the Social Security Administration while you are in the office.
- Verify your birth date and legal presence (you may use your California driver license). If your current name no longer matches the name on your BP/LP document, see “True Full Name” and “How to Change Your Name” for more information.
- Present your acceptable residency documents if you have never had a California driver license or California identification card.
- Submit the proper form(s) for driver education and/or driver training classes (See below for details.)
- Give a fingerprint.
- Pay the application fee. (This fee entitles you to three tests of any type within the 12-month period and pays for both the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements are not met within the 12-month period, the application becomes void and all steps must be completed again.)
- Pass a vision exam.
- Give your fingerprint again, provide your signature (that will appear on the driver license), and have your picture taken.
- Pass a knowledge test. There are 46 questions on the test. A passing score is at least 38 correct answers. You have three chances to pass the test. If you fail, you must wait 7 days before taking it again.
Note: To allow you sufficient time for testing, DMV will not be administering knowledge tests after 4:30 p.m.
Before being eligible to take your driving test you must:
- Be 16 years old
- Have held your permit for a minimum of six months
- Have completed driver education
- Have completed 6 hours of professional driver training
- Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.
To take your driving test, you will need to:
- Make a driving test Appointment(s) . (Driving tests are not given without an appointment.) You may also call 1-800-777-0133 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, to make a driving test appointment.
- Provide proof of financial responsibility that meets or exceeds California Insurance Requirements.