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How to Find Good Driving Schools in Orange County CA

Whether your teenager is taking the driving test or you would like a little refresher yourself, the best driving schools in Orange County offer driver's education to beginning and experienced drivers alike. Driving schools in Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove and throughout Orange County offer basic driving instruction, driver's ed, preparation for driving tests and give you the skills you need to get your driver's license.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best driving schools in Orange County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated September 28, 2013

 The TOP 10 Driving Schools in Orange County CA

Orange Driving & Traffic School
(714) 638-5006
9252 Garden Grove Blvd # 4
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Areas Served: Garden Grove CA, Anaheim CA, Santa Ana CA, Mission Viejo CA, Fullerton CA

Master Drive of Orange County
(949) 341-0031
16 Technology Dr # 130
Irvine, CA 92618

Areas Served: Irvine CA, Santa Ana CA, Tustin CA, Costa Mesa CA, Huntington Beach CA

Teen Road to Safety Inc
(949) 367-1993
PO Box 7301
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

Areas Served: Laguna Niguel CA, Anaheim CA, Orange County, Santa Ana CA, Cypress CA

International Driving School
(714) 534-0012
8345 Garden Grove Blvd # 206
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Areas Served: Orange County, Garden Grove CA, Anaheim CA, Newport Beach CA, Cypress CA

Safe Roads Driving School
(949) 770-8333
24412 Muirlands Blvd # F
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Areas Served: Lake Forest CA, Anaheim CA, Costa Mesa CA, Garden Grove CA, Irvine, Tustin CA

AA Teen Driving Academy
(949) 768-6666
23532 El Toro Rd # 7
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Areas Served: Lake Forest CA, Mission Viejo CA, Laguna Niguel CA, Rancho Santa Margarita CA

How to Find Good Driving Schools in Orange County CA 

 

Driving schools in Orange County CA must be licensed by the State as protection for consumers, which requires a written exam, education requirements, and training vehicle inspection. But there is no state requirement or evaluation however of their effectiveness in driver training however, all driving schools bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 have had high customer satifaction verified by our research calls to previous customers,  in addition to passing all other requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as proof of car insurance for your protection, hiring only documented workers, verified license, clean complaint record, and more.

 

The Need for Driving Schools in Orange County CA

Why are driving schools in Orange County so important? Because although it eats up so much time in our bustling American lives, it's easy to forget that driving is a privilege, a skill, and inherently dangerous. Flawed as we naturally are, we all make mistakes and open ourselves up to the risks that driving incurs everytime we get behind that wheel. But with proper driving instructors, human error can be reduced. There are several good driving schools in Orange County that can give driving lessons in Orange County as well as instruct  on additional driving safety techniques and driving skills.

Driving Schools in Orange County Not Only Teach, They Raise Driving Safety Awareness
Teen driving school, driving instruction, driving lessons, driver's ed—no matter what you call it, we are all better for having been through it. Whether you need to brush up after being a passenger for a long time or you've got a teen that is ready for the ultimate symbol of independence, driving schools in Orange County offer a wide variety of services.

To prepare for a learner's permit or driver's license test, there are two stages to the driving lessons. The DMV-licensed driving instructors offer a few hours in the classroom to familiarize everyone with the privilege of driving, the general rules of the road, the history of the auto, licensing and registration protocol, components of the automobile, and accident causes and prevention. Following instruction, students may be given examples of written DMV tests to gauge what the student has learned.

After this is complete, the driving instructors can pick you up almost anywhere around Orange County and behind-the-wheel driving lessons begin. In this stage of the driving lessons, the driving instructors teach the student about spatiotemporal awareness and the principles of inertia and momentum. The student driver learns about vision and motor coordination, maintaining space, changing lanes, smooth operation of the controls, judging their speed, and safe merging techniques.

The driving instructors in and around Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove will give thorough tutorials on parking as well, including parallel parking, diagonal parking, and perpendicular parking. After a thorough understanding of the basics is established, student drivers get to apply these new skills in different settings around Orange County, such as urban driving, country driving, and freeway driving. When student drivers display sufficient skill, the Orange County driving instructors can even simulate a DMV driving test. Alternately, if you only need your driving skills refreshed after an absence behind the wheel, driving schools in Orange County offer practice tests for "brush-ups"—a great way to be certain of your skill level before heading to the DMV.

Many driving schools in Orange County can accommodate student drivers with physical or cognitive disabilities as well. And don't be nervous - the driving instructors at driving schools in Orange County are there to take care of you, and they are infinitely patient!

Some Driving Schools in Orange County CA Are A Much Safer Choice Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these driving driving instructors and driving schools in Orange County: Teen Road to Safety Inc, AA Teen Driving Academy, Master Drive of Orange County, International Driving School, Orange Driving & Traffic School, Safe Roads Driving School. Other driving schools in Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

A Guide to Finding Good Driving Schools in Orange County CA 

Step 1: Do Some Research on Driving Schools in Orange County CA
Understand what kind of driving lessons you need and your general goals for the driver's education process. Check agency Web sites, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Better Business Bureau for information about driving schools with proper licensing and the best reputation for customer satisfaction.

Step 2: Q & A for the Driving Schools in Orange County
Ask all questions that you may have about the driver's education and instruction process. Also, be open to questions that the driving instructors may ask of you. Here are some examples that may help you determine which are the best driving schools in Orange County for you.

How long have the driving schools been operating in Orange County?
What is the status of the driving schools licensing? And the individual driving instructors?
How long does the driver education last? The behind-the-wheel portion of the driving lessons?
How long have the driving instructors been giving lessons?
What is the pass/fail rate for the driving test with student drivers who have used those driving schools?
Do the driving schools offer group or private driving lessons?
How long is each driving lesson and how much do they cost at each of the driving schools?
How do the driving schools determine pricing?
What type of vehicle is used for training at each of the driving schools?
What is the cancellation and rescheduling policy at each of the driving schools?


Step 3: Make a Preliminary Decision Among Driving Schools in Orange County

Now that you have some basic information about a few good driving schools in Orange County, compare the results of your interviews of the driving instructors. When you make a decision, keep in mind that, according to the DMV, "All driving schools and driving instructors should be professional, courteous, respectful, and emphasize safety and integrity." With this in mind, narrow down your list of candidate driving schools in Orange County.

Step 4: Final Research on Driving Schools
Check with agencies such as the Better Business Bureau, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and Diamond Certified to verify the driving schools licensing, insurance, and other credentials.

Step 5: Make the Final Decision Among the Good Driving Schools
Call for any final questions of the driving instructors and then ask representatives of the driving school to provide a written and signed pricing, quality, and warranty agreement for all driving lessons or driving instruction.

 

 

Tips on Driving Schools in Orange County 

Work Toward a Specific Goal With The Driving Lessons
People attend driving schools for several different reasons. What do you want to get out of it? There are different curricula for different goals, such as provisional licensing, commercial licensing, or motorcycle licensing. When you're choosing among driving schools in Orange County, see that they can offer a course that corresponds to your intentions.

Take Time Choosing Among Driving Schools in Orange County.
Learn more about potential driving schools in Orange County than their costs and schedules. Quality varies among driving instructors, and different driving schools have varying success rates. If you devote a little time to research these factors, your final decision on driving lessons will yield much better results.

Play the Field Among Driving Schools
Look closely at several different good driving schools in Orange County. You'll get an idea of the cost of the driving lessons and you'll get the change to speak briefly with the driving instructors whom you would be working with. Consider this your first cut.

Get Everything in Writing From The Driving Schools.
Good driving schools in Orange County should provide you with a written agreement for the driving lessons before you attend classes for driving instruction. Keep this for your personal records as well as the documentation you need to present to the DMV.

Check Credentials of the Driving Schools.
Before you sign up, verify business licensing and liability insurances of the driving schools. Also, make sure the individual driving instructors are properly trained and DMV certified.

Don't Sacrifice Your Priorities When It Comes To Driving Lessons
Find candidate driving schools in Orange County that have classroom instruction that fits your schedule (it can often be 3-5 days) and, if needed, driving instructors that can pick you up from school, work, or home for behind-the-wheel training.



Be Fair With the Driving Instructors.
If a scheduling conflict should arise, don't hesitate to tell the driving instructors. Your slot for driving lessons is reserved ahead of time, which prevents the driving schools from scheduling anyone else with that driving instructor. Many driving schools will be happy to offer make-up days for student drivers who have missed classroom driving instruction. Simply ask, and different arrangements can likely be made.

Be a Responsible Student Driver.
Check your progress periodically, ask what needs improvement and be open to suggestions. That's what the driving instructors are there for!

Know Your Rights With Driving Schools in Orange County CA.
If you run into any problems with the driving instructors or the driving schools in general, the State is watching out for you. Legal protection varies by region, and as a resident of Orange County, information that applies to you can be found at the Web site for California Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

 

Resources About Driving Lessons in Orange County 

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related To Driving Schools in Orange County
AAA American Automobile Association (http://www.aaa.com/)
ADED Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (http://www.driver-ed.org/)
ADTSEA American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (http://www.adtsea.iup.edu/nssp)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CHP California Highway Patrol (http://www.chp.ca.gov/)
CSAA California State Automobile Association (http://www.csaa.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
DIA Driving Instructors Association (http://www.driving.org/)
DSAA Driving School Association of the Americas (http://www.thedsaa.org/)
DSAC Driving School Association of California (http://www.dsac.com/)
DMV California Department of Motor Vehicles (http://www.dmv.ca.gov/)
NIDB National Institute for Driver Behavior (http://www.nidb.org/)
NDTI National Driver Training Institute (http://www.usdrivertraining.com/)
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/)
NSC National Safety Council (http://www.nsc.org/)
PLAN Provisional License Action Network (http://www.teensanddriving.org/)

Media For Driving Schools in Orange County
Car and Driver
Driving Magazine
Inside Driving Magazine




The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Driving Schools in Orange County within the following zip codes:

92623, 90740, 92605, 90623, 92702, 92725, 92865, 92863, 92609, 92693, 92822, 92728, 92812, 92662, 92628, 90633, 92661, 92627, 92676, 92885, 92677, 92799, 92803, 92838, 92804, 92624, 92871, 92843, 92867, 92630, 92655, 92899, 92704, 92674, 92660, 92679, 92833, 92861, 92653, 92834, 92846, 92626, 92659, 90621, 92684, 92705, 92857, 92805, 92646, 92701, 90721, 92602, 92657, 92831, 92648, 92703, 92614, 92842, 92616, 92617, 92845, 92837, 92610, 92675, 92712, 92683, 92809, 92629, 92864, 92625, 92604, 92652, 92840, 92619, 92708, 92711, 92870, 92649, 90620, 92647, 92825, 92821, 92650, 92606, 92697, 92651, 92615, 92801, 92869, 92607, 92816, 92862, 92672, 92781, 92663, 92850, 92802, 92709, 92620, 92706, 92656, 92710, 90624, 92637, 92612, 90630, 92678, 92690, 92835, 92832, 92817, 92694, 90622, 92823, 92815, 92814, 92886, 90632, 92806, 92836, 92692, 92841, 92618, 92887, 90743, 92735, 92782, 90631, 92654, 92673, 92807, 92603, 92707, 92859, 92811, 92698, 92658, 92688, 92780, 92866, 90680, 92868, 92808, 90742, 92856, 92844, 90720, 92691 and 92685

 

 

 


Driving Lessons Anaheim CA

A All American Driving School Anaheim CA 92801

AtoZ Driving School Anaheim CA 92801

Crescent Driving School Anaheim CA 92804

Fortel Driver's Education Anaheim CA 92807

Safetripp Driving School Anaheim CA 92804

Signal Driving School Anaheim CA 92807

 

 

Driving Lessons Brea CA

A Titan Driving School Brea CA 92821

 

 

Driving Lessons Costa Mesa CA

Alert Driving School Costa Mesa CA 92627

 

 

Driving Lessons Cypress CA

A Team Driving School Cypress CA 90630

Kanor Driving School Inc Cypress CA 90630

Superior Driving School Cypress CA 90630

 

 

Driving Lessons Fountain Valley CA

School Ten Fountain Valley CA 92708

 

 

Driving Lessons Fullerton CA

American Driving Academy Fullerton CA 92833

Fair Driving School Fullerton CA 92831

Grace Drive School Fullerton CA 92833

 

 

 

Driving Lessons Garden Grove CA

A&R Driving School Garden Grove CA 92841

ABC Driving School Garden Grove CA 92843

Angel Services & Bolsa Driving Garden Grove CA 92843

International Driving School Garden Grove CA 92844

Orange Driving School Garden Grove CA 92844

VA Driving School Garden Grove CA 92843

Vella Enterprise Intl Garden Grove CA 92844

 

 

Driving Lessons Huntington Beach CA

A B Teen Driving Academy Huntington Beach CA 92647

Ambrose Defensive Driving School Huntington Beach CA 92647

Drive Quest Huntington Beach CA 92648

Orange Coast Driving School Huntington Beach CA 92646

 

 

Driving Lessons Irvine CA

Persis Driving School Irvine CA 92618

Master Drive of Orange County Irvine CA 92618

 

 

Driving Lessons Laguna Hills CA

SOC Standford Driving School Laguna Hills CA 92653

 

 

Driving Lessons Laguna Niguel CA

Teen Road to Safety Inc Laguna Niguel CA 92607

 

 

Driving Lessons Lake Forest CA

A A Teen Driving Academy Lake Forest CA 92630

Safe Roads Driving School Lake Forest CA 92630

 

 

 

Driving Lessons Newport Beach CA

Newport Driving School Newport Beach CA 92660

 

 

 

Driving Lessons Orange CA

Thrifty Driving School Orange CA 92856

 

 

Driving Lessons Placentia CA

E Z Street Driving School Placentia CA 92870

Teen Driving Academy Placentia CA 92870

 

 

 

Driving Lessons San Juan Capistrano CA

Newport Driving School San Juan Capistrano CA 92675

 

 

Driving Lessons Santa Ana CA

GNC Driving School Santa Ana CA 92705

 

 

 

Driving Lessons Tustin CA

America Driving School Tustin CA 92780

American Driving School Tustin CA 92780

City Freeway Driving School Tustin CA 92780

Safety First Driver Training Tustin CA 92780

So Cal Driving Academy Tustin CA 92780

 

 

Driving Lessons Westminster CA

AA Driving School Westminster CA 92683

Bolsa Driving School Westminster CA 92683

EZ Street Driving School Westminster CA 92683

HP Driving School Westminster CA 92683

Little Saigon Driving School Westminster CA 92683