Drive Happy Driving School (License #E4400) serves the communities of southwest Riverside County, California. Our school is guided by a simple, yet vital principal:
“Learning to drive should be fun, not frightening.”
Every aspect of our business is shaped by this belief. We thank you for taking the time to understand Drive Happy and sincerely hope that we can be of service to you.
Our Industry Experience
Amber and Josh are both experienced driver education classroom and Behind-the-Wheel instructors. We have more than 18 years experience in the driving school industry, having taught over 5,000 students!
We have trained many thousands of students ranging in age from 15 – 91 years old, as well as teaching Traffic Violator school for licensed drivers. We also have extensive experience in re-training “high-risk” drivers, especially those drivers who have been place in the DMV “Driver Safety” program, and we provide Corporate Risk Management trainging for professional fleet drivers.
Our years of experience have allowed us to develop the unique Drive Happy training programs for teens, adults, and senior drivers. Our training is focused on building a positive, relaxed learning environment and teaching our students simple techniques to drive safely. Our training purposely avoids heavy handed, high concept teaching in favor of building a series of simple habits that produce safe and reliable drivers.
Community and Industry Involvement
Drive Happy is proud to be involved in the community. We conduct seminars at high schools, senior centers, and local events. At these seminars and events we provide free information to the benefit of the driving public.
As members of the Driving School Association of California we strive to improve our industry as a whole by advocating strong and fair accountability standards for driving schools, and less red tape and confusion for the public.
Josh is currently serving his second term as President of the Association and spent five years serving as Secretary prior to that. Amber was the Seminar Chair for 4 years, a position that provided her with the unique opportunity of developing and organizing continuing education seminars for driving school owners, operators and instructors throughout the state of California. Josh and Amber are both frequent educational speakers / teachers at driving school industry continuing education seminars.
We are deeply committed to improving our industry. Our responsibilities require us to travel the state of California 3 times a year. Fortunately it also gives us the opportunity to teach, speak to, and learn from public safety officials of all types. We work closely with the CHP, Caltrans, Impact Teen Drivers, Donate Life, and many other organizations focused on safety. While this is a major commitment and sacrifice of time for us it also makes us better educators.