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Final Update On Zoom Zoom Driving School

If you lost money to Zoom Zoom you should file DMV form OL 620 and file a claim with the surety bonding company. The bonding company information is Developer Surety & Indemnity Co. at 17780 Fitch, Suite 200 in Irvine or call (800) 782-1546. Reference policy # 250250C

If you need proof of the lessons completed by your child, please contact Rodney at the Department of Motor Vehicles 916-629-3346.

Please note that while we are more than happy to assist your teen in completing their behind-the-wheel training, our prices will remain unchanged. We are, and have always been more expensive. Lower prices mean lower quality, and that is not Drive Happy.

A Guide For Zoom Zoom Driving School Victims

Step 1:
If you paid with a credit card within the last 90 days, contact the issuer immediately and dispute the charges. If you paid with a check, contact your financial institution. There is a possibility that you may have time to stop payment. If you paid with cash, or are unable to dispute or stop payment you must file an official complaint with the DMV to be eligible to receive restitution from the school’s surety bond. Search for DMV for OL 620. Do not delay in filing as the surety bond is only $10,000 and will exhaust quickly.

Step 2:
If your son or daughter has already completed some of their behind-the-wheel training you may be able to complete training with a better school, provided that you can provide written proof of the students previous training including the date, time, and instructor name and license number. Please note that a driving school cannot assist you without this information. We are compelled by California State Law and cannot complete training without the above mentioned evidence. It is not a choice, it is a law.

Step 3:
You may find that the price of driving lessons is significantly higher than the price you paid to the now defunct Zoom Zoom Driving School. Quality driving schools must charge reasonable prices to cover operating expenses, and avoid default. Lower prices mean lower quality, and higher risk of failure. There are no exceptions.

We are providing 2 hour driving lessons to former Zoom Zoom students only for $110 per lesson. This price is based on our standard course pricing and has not increased in the previous 6 month period. We are extremely sympathetic to your situation, and we are doing our best to assist you.

Former Zoom Zoom Students Read This!

Heads up former Zoom Zoom Driving School students!
We will be offering exclusive 2 hour driving lessons to all former Zoom Zoom students who were not able to finish their Behind-the-Wheel Training. Pricing will be $110 per 2 hour lesson.
We can also assist any former Zoom Zoom customer who has lost money to the school in filing the required DMV forms to claim restitution from the now defunct school’s surety bond.
Contact us for details.

Josh Visits DMV Headquarters

This morning Josh from Drive Happy had a chance to sit down and meet with the new DMV Chief of Occupational Licensing at DMV Headquarters in Sacramento. They spent just over an hour discussing the current state of the driving school industry and the role of the DMV in regulating that industry. It was a very productive meeting, and we’re looking forward to meeting again to improve the driving school industry in the future.

Meetings like this are an important part of Josh’s job as President of the Driving School Association of California. He’s been serving on the Board of Directors of the Driving School Association for 7 years.

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Bike Safety Event!

We had a great time this weekend at the Wildomar Bike Safety Event. Big thank you to everyone who braved the heat and came out to visit us!

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Drive Happy Sponsoring Wildomar Bike Safety Event!

Drive Happy is always excited to sponsor and participate in the Wildomar Bicycle Safety event! We’re going to be there in person this year!

Stop by and say hello!

We’ll have business cards, informational flyers, California Driver Handbooks, Parent-Teen Training Aides, and more!

We’re also excited to be working with Impact Teen Driver who will be in the booth right next to us with all kinds of cool stuff.

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Drive Happy Scheduling Tip!

Summer is fast approaching and we know that you’re eager to finish up your driving lessons and get your License. Please remember to contact us to schedule early. We work hard to find the right space for you, but we’re only human and there are only so many spaces available in a day.

Please do not wait to schedule your final driving lessons days before your permit expires, or before your Drive Test. In fact, you should not schedule your Drive Test until you have your last driving lesson scheduled.

There is a very good reason that you are required to hold your permit for 6 months before your driving test. Allowing sufficient time for training and supervised practice will not only help you prepare for your driving test, it will make you a safer and more confident driver for years to come.

Thanks for reading, and Drive Happy!