Adult Driving Program

We’ve served Orange County for 24 years with the safest and most affordable driver education available.

Adult and Seniors just recently starting to learn how to drive or seniors who already drive but need a brush up course to prepare for a regular DMV Drive Test or Driver Safety Division Road Test are welcome at America Driving School! We are ready to help you just as we have helped hundreds of other Adults & Seniors pass their Drive Test and helped with the process of retaining or obtaining their license for over 24 years.

Seniors, who have been notified by the DMV because the license has been revoked, suspended or is time for a license renewal and re-examination testing would be advised to get an assessment and a professional evaluation by a state licensed driving school.

We can provide an evaluation of your driving skills, identify your strengths and weaknesses and any bad habits if any you may have picked up over the years. We will identify what problem areas are being neglected and make any recommendations you may need to successfully pass the DMV drive test.

American Driving School

WRITTEN TEST PREPARATION

The first thing you would have to do before you can start to drive is take a written examination at your local DMV to obtain an instruction permit or we can provide you with a student license issued by the driving school before you begin you’re behind the wheel instructions. We can assist you with private individualized lessons at your home or in-classroom tutorial instructions and review the California Drivers Handbook with our home study Q & A Pamphlet and tests that we will provide you with to pass the written test. Once you pass the written test you will be issued an instruction permit. You may use the permit to practice with a Professional Driving Instructor or with an accompanying adult who is 25 years of age or older, with a valid California license.

ADULT BEHIND THE WHEEL

Adults over 18 years old, who are just starting to drive, you are not alone! America Driving School has helped young and mature drivers just like you obtain their license every year! Our team of DMV licensed certified instructors are equipped, skilled and ready to assist you in helping you through the process and procedure of becoming a confident, safe and license driver.

Upon successfully passing the written test you are ready to start your driving lessons! Driving lessons consist of one-on one instruction with a license professional driving instructor. Lessons are scheduled in increments of 2 hours each day whether they are consecutive or alternate days; we will work around the student’s schedule or preference.

We offer lesson packages from a 6-hour package to a 100-hour package depending on the student’s abilities or lack there of and or needs. Please check our package pricing. Our driving instructor will take you Behind The Wheel on the road and go over a possible situational 32-point maneuver checklist assessment evaluation on traffic rules and rules of the road on the fundamentals and basics of driving.
Here are just few of the maneuvers the instructor will cover:

  • Backing
  • Three-Point Turnabout
  • Reversing in a Straight-Line
  • Basic Left Turns- Basic Right Turns
  • Lane Changes
  • Scanning or Visual Habits and more….

Our Driving Instructor will go over all the requirements that the DMV Examiner will ask the student to execute on the DMV drive test. At the end of the lesson the instructor will review and evaluate the students driving and issue a carbon copy of his/her student progress record card, to take home to check for strengths and weaknesses and any problem areas the student needs to work on the next lesson. Student brings the progress record card copy on his/her next lesson so the instructor can score the lesson again. The student gets to keep the progress record card at the end of the lessons for the students records and reference.

Our fleet of driver training cars are 2015 Toyota Corollas. We provide free pick up and drop off from home, school or work and all our vehicles are equipped with dual brake control and gas pedal for added safety. We are available for scheduling student drivers Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm Saturday’s from 8:00 am to 5:30 p.m. Our patient friendly instructors are available for day, evening or weekends to accommodate your schedule. For additional service we also help with the DMV Drive Test and will give you a one-hour brush up before the DMV road test and use of the car.

You have taken the first step to freedom and independence and we at America Driving School want you to have a comfortable and stress free, safe driving experience.

SENIOR BEHIND THE WHEEL

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles there are well over 5-1/2 million licensed drivers aged 55 and older in the state of California alone. Over 2-1/2 million of them are 70 and older. This is the largest population of older licensed drivers in the United States. Generally, older drivers, especially over the age of 70 have more crashes per mile than any group except teenagers and young adults according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics & Analysis. It is also more difficult for older drivers to recover from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. We at America Driving School are concerned for the safety of our drivers of all ages, but more mature drivers experience physical changes such as declining vision, hearing, reaction time, and flexibility that can affect safe driving habits. That is why America’s seniors have come to America Driving School because we have met the challenge to help and prepare hundreds of older adults successfully pass their drive test for over 23 years. Our testimonials are evident to the fact that we have done our job to help people like you retain and keep their license. We offer lesson packages from a 6-hour package to a 100-hour package depending on the student’s abilities or lack there of and or needs. Please check our package pricing below. Our driving instructor will take you Behind The Wheel on the road and go over a possible situational 32-point maneuver checklist assessment evaluation on traffic rules and rules of the road on the fundamentals and basics of driving.

  • Backing
  • Three-Point Turnabout
  • Reversing in a Straight-Line
  • Basic Left Turns- Basic Right Turns
  • Lane Changes
  • Scanning or Visual Habits and more….

Our Driving Instructor will go over all the requirements that the DMV Examiner will ask the student to execute on the DMV drive test. At the end of the lesson the instructor will review and evaluate the students driving and issue a carbon copy of his/her student progress record card, to take home to check for strengths and weaknesses and any problem areas the student needs to work on the next lesson. Student brings the progress record card copy on his/her next lesson so the instructor can score the lesson again. The student gets to keep the progress record card at the end of the lessons for the students records and reference.

Our fleets of driver training cars are 2015 Toyota Corollas. We provide free pick up and drop off from home, school or work and all our vehicles are equipped with dual brake control and gas pedal for added safety. We are available for scheduling student drivers Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm Saturday’s from 8:00 am to 5:30 p.m. Our patient friendly instructors are available for day, evening or weekends to accommodate your schedule. For additional service we also help with the DMV Drive Test and will give you a one-hour brush up before the DMV road test and use of the car.

RENEWALS & RE-EXAMINATIONS

If you have not already received two consecutive five-year extensions, you may be eligible to renew by mail, without taking a written test, if:

  • Your current license expires before age 70.
  • You do not have a probationary license.
  • You have not violated a written promise to appear in court within the last two years.
    You are not suspended for driving with an illegal blood alcohol content (BAC) level, or for refusing, or for failing to complete a chemical or preliminary alcohol-screening test within the last two years.
  • You do not have a total violation point count greater than one.

Note: You may renew by Internet if your renewal-by-mail notice includes a Renewal Identification Number (RIN)

DMV can reexamine a driver when information suggests they no longer have the knowledge and/or skills necessary to drive safely. Such reexaminations are based on information received from peace officers, physicians, family members, relatives, and acquaintances or other drivers sharing the road by getting the license plate number and submitting a complaint to the DMV stating specific observations relating to the person’s potential ability to drive safely.

At a reexamination, a Driver Safety Hearing Officer may ask you a wide range of questions about your driving history and about specific incidents on your driving record, as well as questions about your health and medical history, and questions about the rules of the road and how you would handle specific driving situations. You may be asked to provide medical reports from your physician, medical records, or similar documents. All information concerning your health and medical history is confidential by law, and the department cannot divulge this information to any outside party. The Driver Safety Hearing Officer may require you to submit to a vision test, a written test of your knowledge of the rules of the road, and a drive test. If a drive test is required, you will be scheduled for a separate drive test appointment. When taking a drive test, you must provide a vehicle in which to take the test. You must present acceptable proof of financial responsibility (automobile insurance) in effect at the time of the drive test. Following the reexamination, the Driver Safety Hearing Officer decides whether any action should be taken against the person’s driving privilege in the interest of public safety. If so, such action may be a restriction, probation, suspension, or revocation of the driving privilege. The driver is notified in writing of the action and usually would have the right to a hearing to contest the action if they believe it is unjustified.

DRIVER SAFETY ASSISTANCE & PROGRAM

If you’re driving privileges have been suspended, revoked, restricted or your license is on probation more likely your case has been referred to the Driver Safety Division in Irvine one of 12 Driver Safety Division Offices in California.

We at America Driving School specialize and have a track record in preparing seniors in helping them retain or reinstate their license. Our assistance consist of sending a Driver Instructor to your home and giving a (1/2) half hour to a (1) one-hour in-house initial consultation evaluation and review of your file and case, if any. The Instructor will check and review any pertinent paper work and or DMV Test and analyze your strengths and weaknesses and any other problem areas. Address any questions you or the instructor may have regarding any issues that may be effecting your driving or driving skills that needs to be corrected, worked on or areas that are being neglected. Thereafter our Driver Instructor will take you Behind The Wheel on the road for the (2) second hour or remaining time and proceed to go over a possible situational 32-point maneuver assessment evaluation on traffic rules and rules of the road and the basic fundamentals of driving. At the end of the hour lesson the Instructor will give you an assessment of your driving skills and make any recommendations as to additional lessons needed to correct deficiencies. The Instructor will give you a copy of your progress record for that lesson evaluation and any other lessons thereafter.

We will also call directly or write any correspondence letters on your behalf of your evaluation and any recommendations sent to the DMV Driver Safety Branch needed either to obtain a Special Instruction Permit (SIP) or scheduling and setting an appointment for your DMV Driver Safety Road Test.

PREPARING FOR EXAMS

If you are a driver 70 years or older you will be required to go personally to your local DMV office to take both a written and eye test before your license expires. Written test may be required for a license renewal. Driving tests are usually waived for the class of license you currently have. However, the department may require a driving test for any type of application. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants you to pass your test. There are law exams in many different languages. However, you must have the ability to read traffic signs in English. If the language you read is not available, you may take the exam with the help of an interpreter. Audio exams and an English exam in large print are also available. We at America Driving School can give you tutorial one on one lesson’s in a class setting or in the privacy of your home to help you pass the written test. We also provide additional service if you need someone to take you to the DMV to take the written test.

PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION

We at America Driving School can provide a consultation evaluation and review of your driving skills. Make an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and make any recommendations based on the instructor’s evaluation of your over all performance and driving skills. Please e-mail us or give us a call for scheduling, package pricing, programs, and directions or for any other information. We are here to help you and want you to have a comfortable, enjoyable, safe driving experience with us.