Learn to drive safely,
with confidence and precision™

Our Driving Instructors are professionals and have a genuine concern for traffic safety.  Learning to drive will be a pleasant and positive experience with Bay Area Driving School. Lessons are given Monday – Saturday. The instructor will conduct the lesson according to the student’s skill level.


Students with little to no driving experience will be given a short demonstration drive and introduction to vehicle controls. The first lesson generally covers vehicle control, left & right turns, visual search skills, reading intersections, smooth stops, intro to light traffic and curb parking.  Receive a written evaluation of your driving performance and an estimate of additional training needed.  We specialize in nervous adults.

DMV review

This lesson is devoted entirely to the DMV road test preparation.  This course is designed for students who have an upcoming test and want to ensure that they are ready to pass.  Students will learn the DMV procedures, rating system, most common automatic failures and additional tips on how to pass at your local DMV.

Remedial lesson

This course is for those who have a license and haven’t driven for some time or for those who just need to brush-up on skills.  Our instructors are available to fine-tune your skills and help you get back on the road with confidence.


Students must have a valid, CA learner’s permit, CDL or temporary CA license.  If you do not permit, enroll in our Student License Program. For written test preparation, check out our Written Test Prep.

Additional information

Lessons offered in English or Spanish.  We offer a minimum 2-hour lesson.  Longer lessons available upon request.

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.

Piggyback system / semi-private lessons

Some of our instructors us the popular industry piggyback system.  This means at the end of the 1st student’s lesson we will pick up the next student before dropping off the 1st student.  If the next student has zero driving experience, the instructor will do a demonstration drive back to the 1st student’s drop off location.  The time aside from the piggyback will be a completely private lesson.  If you would like to request a completely private lesson, please inform the office upon scheduling.  Parents and spouses not allowed to ride along.

We service the following cities

Alameda – Berkeley – Blackhawk – Castro Valley – Danville- Dublin  – Fremont – Hayward – Kensington – Newark- Oakland – Piedmont – Pleasanton – San Leandro – San Lorenzo – San Ramon – Union City.

Travel fee

There is an additional travel fee for a home pick up & return.  Travel fees are $15 & up per lesson, depending on where you live.  There is no additional fee if you meet at our office located at 1070 A Street Hayward.

Cancellation policy

For In-Car training, we require a 24 hour notice of cancellation. Late cancellations, same day cancellations and “no-show’s” will be charged a $95 missed appointment fee.  Office is closed on Sundays.  Any changes to Monday appointments must be made on the Saturday prior to the appointment.  Please call the main office for cancellations 510-886-1016.

Students will be expected to cancel a driving lesson if they are exhibiting any signs of illness i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath within 24 hours of a lesson without financial penalty.    If you are unable to contact our staff for a cancellation less than 24 hours from now, please text 510-929-1248.

Other classes offered

Freeway Lessons, Defensive Driving, Phobia Lessons, Corporate Training, Disabled Person Program, and more, click here “Specialized Training.”

Ready to register?

Teen 6hr In-Car Course

Teen 2hr In-Car Lesson

Note: Meet at our office in Hayward or request a home pick up and return for an additional travel fee