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Quality Driving Instruction Since 1949

Our instructors have taught several generations of students to drive safely and earn their license. We would like to do the same for you and your family.

Erika Vieyra - Owner

Our Most Popular Services

Single Lesson

$195Single Driving Lesson
  • Summer Special, regular rate $210
  • 2 hours of professional training
  • Free pick up and drop off (locals)
  • Fundamental driving skills
  • Pay one lesson at a time
  • DMV road test prep

6 Hour Package

$585Behind the Wheel - 6 hours
  • Summer Special, regular rate $630
  • 6 hours of professional training
  • Free pick up and drop off (locals)
  • Fundamental driving skills
  • Intro to defensive driving
  • DMV road test preparation
  • Drivers training certificate

Online Driver's Ed
Self Paced

$49.99First Step for Teens
  • Required course for teens
  • Interactive, educational course
  • Learn the rules of the road
  • Lots of practice questions
  • Written test preparation
  • Certificate of completion

Virtual Driver's Education
Live Instruction via Zoom

$235First Step for Teens
  • Fulfill Driver's Ed requirement
  • Live lectures with a real instructor
  • Take class at home
  • Learn rules of the road
  • Understand license responsibility
  • Certificate of completion

Single Lesson

$195Behind the Wheel - 2 hours
  • Summer Special, regular rate $210
  • 2 hours of professional training
  • Free pick up and drop off (locals)
  • Fundamental driving skills
  • DMV road test prep

6 Hour Package

$585Behind the Wheel - 6 hours
  • Summer Special, regular rate $630
  • 6 hours of professional training
  • Free pick up and drop off (locals)
  • Fundamental driving skills
  • Intro to defensive driving
  • DMV road test preparation

Written Test Prep
Seniors & Adults

$215Permit Service
  • DMV written test preparation
  • One-on-one tutorial
  • In person or on zoom
  • Test taking tips
  • Booklet is yours to keep
  • Over 200 sample test questions

Specialized Instruction
Adults & Seniors

$245Training with specialist
  • Specialized training including
  • Phobia lesson
  • Freeway or bridge lesson
  • Completely private lesson
  • Free pick up and drop off (locals)
  • Written assessment and evaluation

Questions? Call us at:
(510) 886-1016

What we do best


We have successfully served the East Bay since 1949


You will receive the best quality service and continued customer satisfaction


Our instructors are of the highest caliber in the industry


Students learn to drive safely with confidence and precision at Bay Area Driving School

Meet our Team

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Erika Vieyra

CEO / Driver Analyst

Yona Lightstone

Instructor / Specialist

Jason Neves

Driving Instructor

Pep Vieyra


Jonathan Alfaro

Driving Instructor

Lori Hernandez

Driver's Ed & Traffic School Instructor

Joan Tavares

Office Manager

Angel Gomez

Asst. Office Manager

Esther Chavez

Driving Instructor
Erick BogenschutzErick Bogenschutz
03:09 20 Mar 24
Hello my name is Erick, I completed my driver's education course at Bay Area Driving School, and it was a fantastic experience. The program was very informative, the instructors were professional and patient. I learned a lot about traffic rules and feel much more prepared to be on the road. I highly recommend Bay Area Driving School for those looking for a quality driver's education program. Best of luck with your drivers course!
Dana Van ArsdaleDana Van Arsdale
18:35 12 Mar 24
I had an excellent experience at the "Bay Area Driving School" (Traffic School). Before I even took the course (on-line), I had called them several times and they were so kind and helpful with all my questions. After taking the course, I truly feel like I am a more conscientious driver. I am 71 years old and the last time I studied the driving laws to this extent, I was 17 years old. It's been a "win-win" experience. I definitely recommend Bay Area Driving School ~ By the way, I had checked out 4 other schools but I chose this one because of their great customer service!Thank you Erica for helping me to complete the process!
Asmeret TesfaiAsmeret Tesfai
19:16 11 Mar 24
No one ever wants to get a ticket but if you happen to unfortunately do so… please go to Bay Area Traffic School! I had the pleasure of being supported by the wonderful Erica with each step! Thanks to her unconditional care and support I completed everything in one day! Lastly, she was still there to congratulate me when I passed my test and let me know that everything would be completed on their end so I did not have to worry about anything else! Erica, thank you for your kindness and amazing support! You truly made my day and experience seamless! Not enough words to express my gratitude!! 🫶🏽
Keona HenningsKeona Hennings
18:13 04 Mar 24
Very cool instructor (John) and very helpful and clam when driving. Being picked up from my house and driving around Oakland made me more comfortable with being on the road and more comfortable around other cars. Angel helped me make my appointment for the driving lesson and it was easy , breezy, and beautiful, 100/10 service!!!!
green beangreen bean
01:10 15 Feb 24
The class was very easy and my teacher Ms Erica was an amazing teacher and person would suggest taking the class too anyone that wants too learn the basics
Julie LewisJulie Lewis
06:55 10 Feb 24
Bay Area Driving School is the go to place for your new teen driver. Jason was above and beyond FANTASTIC with my teen - Jason's upbeat positive and fun personality kept my teen at ease while learning to drive. As a parent I really appreciated Jason's detailed feedback after each lesson.
Jana NobregaJana Nobrega
13:46 03 Jul 23
My twin sons took lessons from Bay Area Driving School and passed their license test the first time. They learned defensive driving and did some practice runs near the test site. Instructor was patient and knowledgeable. Thanks!
greg belknapgreg belknap
01:58 03 Jul 23
I knew nothing about this driving school when I signed up to attend. The reason I chose it was because of their name, and wanted to keep the business within the bay area but upon completing the school, I realized just what a good choice it was, I found the study guide, straightforward and easy to comprehend, as well as the testing material. Thanks for making an under pleasant experience very pleasant.Thank you,Greg Belknap.
Cheoh TanCheoh Tan
01:52 04 Mar 23
Erika is a wonderful instructor. Not only is she good at teaching but she also has a great personality that help people feel at ease so students can focus on learning. She helped our 1st daughter a few years ago and now we want her to help our 2nd daughter. We trust her as a person and as an instructor.
Jersha NeffJersha Neff
19:34 03 Mar 23
We had great experiences with Bay Area Driving School. Three of my children have done their behind-the-wheel training with them, and all three not only passed the license test the first time but they also continue to be good drivers. I couldn’t be happier with this driving school.
Lori BradyLori Brady
05:02 03 Mar 23
I can’t say better things about Bay Area Driving School!! They were so patient and amazing with my son. He gained the confidence that he needed as he learned to drive! Just registered my next driver!!Would highly recommend!!

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You can now purchase the defensive driving book just published by retired CHP Lieutenant and former owner of Bay Area Driving School, Henry Ramirez.

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