Oakland Driving Lessons

We love Oakland!  The former owners of Bay Area Driving School are Oakland residents and attended Fremont High School in Oakland! We offer top quality, in-car driving instruction for teens & adults.  We also do remedial lessons and assessments for seniors.    

We can pick you up at your home, school or work. Our instructors are experts in the traffic patterns and challenges specific to Oakland and Alameda County.

Typical driving lessons in Oakland

Typical lessons in Oakland include practice near your residence and near most of the Oakland High Schools.  We often practice near Park Avenue, Glenview, Piedmont, Laurel District.   When students build more confidence and skill, we will train on busier streets and more complex driving environments like Broadway, Telegraph and other roadways in downtown Oakland, International Blvd., Hegenberger, etc..  We often practice in bordering cities like Alameda, San Leandro and Berkeley.    


You may also get experience in the beautiful hills of Oakland, Golf Links, Skyline, Broadway Terrace, Mountain Blvd., etc.  


When ready, drivers will practice on I-24, I-580, Highway 13, I-980,

Pick up and drop off

Meet at our office in Hayward OR request a pick up and drop off at home in Oakland for an additional travel fee.  Many parents from Oakland prefer a school pick up and drop off at home.  We can pick up at any high school in Oakland including:

  • Bishop O’Dowd
  • Skyline
  • Fremont High School
  • Head-Royce
  • Park Day
  • Oakland High School
  • Life Academy
  • Castlemont
  • Oakland International 
  • McClymonds
  • Unity 
  • Arise 
  • Oakland Technical
  •  MetWest
  • Alternatives
  • Madison Park
  • American Indian
  • Holy Names
  • Dewey Academy
  • Rudsdale Newcomer High School
  • AIMS
  • CCPS
  • Patten Academy
  • Bentley School
  • St. Paul’s 
  • and more…

 Community involvement

  • Former owners are Oakland residents
  • Oakland Technical High School
  • Life Academy
  • Rudsdale High School
  • B.A.C.R. Affiliates
  • Oakland CHP
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Oakland And East Bay Service Area Map

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

DMV Information for Dublin Residents

Oakland Coliseum DMV:  Located at 501 85th Ave. Oakland, CA 94621

Oakland Claremont DMV:  Located at 5300 Claremont. Oakland, CA 94618

Here’s some handy information specific to the DMV’s in Oakland: 

  • Use extra caution when exiting the DMV parking lot
  • Watch out for pedestrians & bicyclists
  • Beware of “No turn on red” signs
  • Unprotected left turn must be made safely.  Yield to anyone close enough to be dangerous. Applicants will do at least 1 unprotected left turn
  • Reduce speed when going over railroad tracks
  • Use extra care when going through blind intersections
  • Reduce speed with dips in the road
  • When making a left turn with a center turn lane, must signal, check mirrors and look over shoulder prior to entering the center turn lane  
  • When making a right turn – be sure to end in the right lane
  • Look over shoulder before crossing the bicycle lane

Consider signing up for a 2-hour DMV review or use our vehicle for the Drive Test.

What our customers are saying

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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📞 (510) 886-1016

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