Driver Training Course
Driver Training (In Car)
Driver training is the second required course for those under 18. Currently you must complete a minimum of 6 hours with a licensed driving instructor. All lessons scheduled are scheduled in two formats. We have three 2 hour session or four 1.5 hour sessions. Therefore, you will need 4 lessons. In car lessons are scheduled 7 days a week. We added a new format (Four 1.5 hour lessons) 1/1/16. If you are already taking driver training with us and are on the 2 hour lesson format you may continue or convert to the new format.
Scheduling your lessons is easy. You control when you want to take your lessons. Use our online scheduler so that you can see, change, add, or reschedule your appointments any day at any time. Please note that you must have your permit number and expiration date to schedule any lessons. Our suggestion is that two lessons are taken fairly close together, then take another in a month, and save the last lesson closer to the road test.
Tuition - Under 19
|1 1/2 Hour Lesson||$95 per session||Under 19|
|2 Hour Lesson||$120 per session||Under 19|
|1 Hour Lesson||$65||Under 19|
Tuition - 19 and Over
|1 1/2 Hour Lesson||$99 per session||19 and Over|
|2 Hour Lesson||$125 per session||19 and Over|
|1 Hour Lesson||$65||19 and Over|
An example of weekly scheduling times are: 1 pm-2:30pm, 3 pm-4:30 pm, 5 pm-6:30 pm, 7 pm - 8:30 pm or weekends and summer is 10 am-11:30 am, 12 pm-1:30 pm, 2 pm-3:30 pm, 4 pm-5:30 pm. There are other variations and some instructor availability varies but, you get the idea. In addition to the required 6 hour course you must complete 50 hours of supervised practice - 10 hours must be at night.
Each lesson builds on the next lesson. Ideally, we like to schedule two lessons fairly close together. The first lesson is required when the permit is issued. This will "validate" the permit. We cover a variety of things on the first lesson. We are not shy and get you right out onto the road. The next lesson builds from the first lesson. This is where most experience the greatest improvement. The last lesson we cover the remaining topics on our lesson plan. This largely depends on how much practice time the student was able to complete between lessons. We also like to devote a bit of time and cover the actual road test.
Each student will be provided an evaluation (student assessment) after each lesson. This is to help the student remember what was covered, possible places of improvement, and lots of encouragement.
PLEASE NOTE: DRIVER TRAINING TUITION IS APPLIED TO THE DRIVER TRAINING COURSE CONDUCTED IN FOLLOWING AREAS ONLY: Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Clyde, Concord, Crockett, Danville, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pacheco, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Port Chicago, Walnut Creek - or a meeting place in or near these cities. If you do not reside in the areas above please call the office prior to paying for your lesson for further instructions. If a lesson is paid for and out of our service area you may be charged a $10 (or less depending upon the amount) administration fee for credit card fee reversal. If we are not charged by the credit card company (if we can void the transaction with 24 hours) you will not be charged. You may reach us 925.778.7172 or 925.691.4440 if you have any questions.
All of our cars are light silver Honda Civics. The cars are unmarked for safety, security, and privacy. We also video record each lesson. Cameras are installed and capture inside and outside the vehicle.