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Bill and LindaIf you are an adult who wants to learn to drive, but you've put it off, sometimes for years because of fear and anxiety, we can help you to overcome those hurdles. Or perhaps you have your license, but your skills have lapsed because of months of not driving due to illness, or other family/life situations. Perhaps you have a license from another country but you don't feel prepared to take the California Driver's Test. Or maybe you have lost your license due to traffic violations. We have helped adults in all of these situations.

Our instructor can reassure the anxious driver with a calm, experienced ability that has been developed over many thousands of miles of teaching. Precise, and clear directions provide a step by step method of gaining driving skills. We realize that everyone is unique and learn at different rates of speeds, and by various methods. We take this into consideration, and tailor each lesson to specific needs. A sense of security is also provided by the fact that we give instructions in a full size car that is also equipped with true "dual controls" on the instructor's side of the car, unlike some schools that only employ the required brake pedal. Our instructor can literally "drive" the car from his side and closely monitor and react to any dangerous situation on the road. Another important asset of Bill's Defensive Driving School is that we also offer family members or friends (over 25 and with a license) the opportunity to ride along on lessons. We do not charge extra for this, but we find it can be an invaluable learning experience for the person who may be planning to practice driving with the new adult driver.

We also have experience helping adult drivers regain full driving privileges they may have lost due to anillness, an accident, or cognitive problems. The DMV can be very severe in the restrictions they impose on people with medical conditions, vision problems, etc. We know how to negotiate the maze of technicalities and paperwork involved with the DMV and doctors, and have had first hand experience in "walking" people through the process of getting their license's back, or restrictions removed. At the same time, we will be giving behind-the-wheel instruction that insures that our client is truly regaining safe, competent driving skills.

We can also offer our experience to those adult drivers who may have had their license revoked or restricted due to traffic infractions. We know how to address most of the DMV requirements, while at the same time developing teaching strategies that pinpoint and correct bad driving habits.

Give us a call, no matter what type of situation you might be facing. The freedom to drive is not only a freedom, but often an urgent necessity for most of us. We understand this, and we want to help you regain thisfreedom and responsibility as soon as possible.

“He did his best to work with me and my existing insecurities. . .”

Right from the beginning of the first lesson, Bill made me feel very comfortable. I have been a very nervous driver and have suffered from a lot of anxiety in my life. He did his best to work with me and my existing insecurities so that I could continue taking lessons. I would advise anyone who suffers from anxiety like I do, to go to Bills Defensive Driving School.

Dominique Koening, Mill Valley

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Bill's Defensive Driving School

East Bay/Berkeley/Oakland

Marin/Mill Valley

San Francisco

Tri-Valley/Central Contra Costa

San Mateo

Solano County

TOLL FREE 877-689-1480

Email: bill@billsdrivingschool.com

Fax: 877-513-2623

2644 Appian Way, #103
Pinole, CA 94564

Virtual Offices:
700 Larkspur Landing Circle #199
Larkspur, CA 94939

1st Sansome St., 35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

1990 North California Blvd., Suite 830
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Driving Instructors:
3353 Hillside Terrace
Lafayette, CA 94549

435 Marina Vista Ave.
Martinez, CA 94553

2694 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Weekends, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm