What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving is being aware of your driving surroundings, trying to anticipate what possible scenarios can occur, responding safely and staying alive.  Defensive Driving is the ability to get from Point A to Point B safely by concentrating on not only one’s driving responsibilities but also having the ability to correctly handle other motorist’s mistakes.

2 hour in-car lesson with Defensive Driving Expert

This course has helped many errant drivers who have been involved in one or more collisions and / or have received citations. Our Driving Analyst will work one-on-one with the student by:

  • Reviewing all collisions and citations
  • Evaluating student’s current driving performance
  • Giving a short commentary driving lesson, optional
  • Assisting student in developing proper defensive driving skills and attitude

Certificate & insurance discount

The Driver Analyst will provide student with a thorough, written evaluation of driver performance.  Certificate of completion will be issued.  Some insurance companies will offer a premium discount.  Please check with your carrier for eligibility.

Location for training

Meet at Bay Area Driving School Headquarters: 1070 A Street Hayward, near Foothill Blvd.

Corporate defensive driving

We offer both Classroom and In-Car Corporate Training with our Defensive Driving Experts.  Training will be customized for your industry and specific employee needs.  Training can be provided at your location.  Employees will receive a Certificate of Completion for their file.  For more details, please contact our training coordinator at info@bayareadriving.com or 510-886-1016.

Covid-19 impact

At Bay Area Driving School, the health and safety of our customers and community is our first priority. Many changes have transpired since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and we would like to update you on the safety measures that we are implementing to minimize the spread of contagion and overall risk of infection.

  • Student not allowed to take lesson if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. sore throat, cough, fever, body aches, etc.)
  • Student not allowed to take lesson if they have tested positive for the virus
  • Exposed and NOT up-to-date on vaccinations – must wait 10 days to take a lesson AND not have any symptoms
  • Exposed and ARE up-to-date on vaccinations – must wait at least 5 days to take lesson AND not have any symptoms
  • Travel – Student not allowed to take a driving lesson if they have been traveling by airplane during the past 2 weeks

Instructor will take student’s temperature before each lesson.  Instructor will also take his / her temperature daily and record it.  Student and instructor must wear a face mask at all times.  Windows will be rolled down for circulation, weather permitting.  Vehicle’s high touch points will be disinfected between lessons.  Gloves are available upon request.  Hand sanitizer always available.

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2hr Defensive Driving Lesson