What is taught on the first lesson? Do you go on the freeway on the first lesson?

On the first lesson we focus on training students in basic vehicle handling skills while instilling good habits, good judgement and confidence.  We WILL NOT go on the freeway on the student’s first lesson unless parents request it and the

Can we request a female instructor for one or all of the lessons?

Yes.  Christine is a very experienced driving instructor and would be willing to drive with a student that would feel more comfortable with a female instructor.  Please make sure that you make that request when scheduling each lesson.

Do we need to insure our student driver when they have their permit and are driving our vehicles?

This depends on your insurance company.  Some companies will only add a driver to your policy if they have their license.  Others will add a student driver with a permit.  Contact your insurance agent for information on their company specific

Can a student driver practice driving with siblings or friends in the car?

Yes.  The DMV requires that a student driver be accompanied by a licensed California driver 25 or older who is in a position to give instruction and sit close enough to be able to take control of the vehicle at

What are the restrictions on newly licensed 16 and 17 year olds?

Effective January 1, 2006, newly licensed drivers under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed parent, guardian, other licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor when they: a) Transport passengers