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Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Drive Happy is proud to announce our Labor Day Weekend Sale on our most popular packages for teens and adults. Sign up this weekend and save! Don’t delay, this sale ends on Monday night!


6 Hours Behind-the-Wheel - $320 $300



You Save $20! $40

  • 4 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 6 hours total)

Requires extensive parental practice.
(40 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$320 $300






Meets DMV Minimum Behind-the-Wheel Requirement



On Line Driver Ed & 6 Hours Behind-the-Wheel - $350 $330



You Save $40! $60

  • On Line Driver Ed
  • 4 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 6 hours total)

Requires extensive parental practice.
(40 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$350 $330






Meets DMV Minimum Driver Ed & Behind-the-Wheel Requirement



12 Hours Behind-the-Wheel - $600 $580



You Save $80! $100

  • 8 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 12 hours total)

Requires parental practice.
(32 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$600 $580






Exceeds DMV Minimum Behind-the-Wheel Requirement



On Line Driver Ed & 12 Hours Behind-the-Wheel - $630 $610



You Save $100! $120

  • On Line Driver Ed
  • 8 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 12 hours total)

Requires parental practice.
(32 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$630 $610






Exceeds DMV Minimum Driver Ed & Behind-the-Wheel Requirement



On Line Driver Ed & 24 Hours Behind-the-Wheel - $1,250 $1,230



You Save $180!

  • On Line Driver Ed
  • 16 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 24 hours total)

Requires some parental practice.
(22 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$1,250 $1,230






Exceeds DMV Minimum Driver Ed & Behind-the-Wheel Requirement



On-line Driver Ed & 56 Hours Behind-the-Wheel & DMV Drive Test - $2,686 $2,666



You Save $500! $520

  • On Line Driver Ed
  • 32 Behind-the-Wheel Lessons
    (90mins each = 60 hours total)
  • 2 Road Trip Lessons
    4hrs each = 8 hours total)
  • DMV Drive Test Included

Requires NO parental practice.
(22 hours day, 10 hours night.)


Not sure which package to choose?
Read Our Guide!


$2,686 $2,666






Exceeds ALL DMV Requirement





What Is The Minimum Number of Behind-the-Wheel Lessons A Teen Must Take?
The California DMV requires teens to take a minimum of 6 hours Behind-the-Wheel training. We teach this program in 4 lessons of 90 minutes each.
All of our packages meet or exceed this requirement.

Is It Safe To Pay On Line?
Yes, your payment is securely processed via Paypal. Paying On Line is the safest option.

Do I Need To Have A Paypal Account?
No, you do not. You can pay with any major credit or debit card without creating a Paypal account.

Can I Sign Up On The Phone Or In Person?
Yes, visit our contact page for details.

What Do I Need To Bring To My Behind-the-Wheel Lessons?

  • Your Instruction Permit.
  • Corrective lenses if necessary.
    (Glasses or contacts.)
  • Sunglasses.
    (If your lesson is scheduled during daylight.)
  • A comfortable pair of shoes.
    (Heels, platforms, and sandals are not advised.)


Guide To Choosing The Right Behind-the-Wheel Training Package For Your New Driver


These Are Our General Guidelines:

  • If you are commited to practicing with your new driver every day?
    Our 6 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is sufficient.
  • If you are commited to practicing with your new driver 3 – 4 times a week?
    Our 12 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is recommended.
  • If you can only practice with your teen 1 – 2 times a week?
    Our 24 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is recommended.
  • If you can only practice with your teen occasionally, or not at all?
    Our 56 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is strongly recommended.

The California DMV requires teens to take a minimum of 6 hours Behind-the-Wheel training. All of our packages meet or exceed this requirement.

However, we do recommend that our students take more than 6 hours for a simple reason: More training makes them safer drivers.

Which Student Is The Safer Driver:

  • The student who has merged onto the freeway 10 times?
  • Or, the student who has merged onto the freeway 50 times?

Repetition and practice is essential to building consistent and safe driving habits. Driving is a habit.

Which Student Is The Safer Driver:

  • The student who has parked twice on the left, and twice on the right?
  • Or, the student who has parked 8 times on the left, 8 times on the right, 8 times diagonally, and 4 times parallel?

Depth of knowledge and experience is essential to building consistent and safe driving habits. Driving is a habit.

Consider the above information when choosing the right Behind-the-Wheel Package for your teen. The benefits of repetition, practice, depth of knowledge, and experience are invaluable to your new driver. Any part of these essential benefits that they do not gain from their Behind-the-Wheel lessons must be provided by you.

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!

Driving Lesson Interruption In Fallbrook

Update 3:30pm:
We have temporarily suspended driving lesson service to Fallbrook and surrounding communities due to the multiple wild fires burning in the area.

Original:
Today we are tracking 2 fires in the Fallbrook area. To all of our Fallbrook students, parents, and friends: Our thoughts are with you and the fire crews defending your community.

We will continue to monitor the fire activity and if needed will temporarily suspend driving lessons in the Fallbrook area.

Tuesday Drive Happy Tip

Pedestrians have the right of way in marked, or unmarked crosswalks. When approaching an intersection, always check the corners for pedestrians who may be preparing to cross and yield as needed.

We’re Back!

We had a very productive Driving School Association of California Board Meeting and Seminar in Pleasanton, California over the weekend. Some very good educational material was presented by the California the Highway Patrol, CalTrans, the California Transplant Donor Network, and Handicap Driver Training.

The travel and time that we dedicate to these events is significant, but definitely worth it. How often do you get a chance to talk directly to a Senior Traffic Engineer from Caltrans? This kind of insight is something that most driving schools simply don’t have.

As always we appreciate the patience and understanding of our students and customers. You’re all great, and we are excited to put the information we learn at these events to work teaching you. Thanks for your time, and Drive Happy.

DSAC Board Meeting & Seminar This Weekend

Good morning everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know that Amber and Josh will be attending the Driving School Association of California Board Meeting and Continuing Education Seminar this weekend in Pleasanton, CA. Amber and Josh are both very involved in the Driving School Industry and always looking for ways to improve their knowledge and teaching abilities. Josh is also the currently serving President of the Driving School Association of California. These events take place 3 times a year in Los Angeles, Pleasanton, and San Diego. We understand that it is inconvenient for our students to not be available for driving lessons during these times, but we hope that you understand how important it is for us to participate in these events. The end result is that we are able to teach you better.
Driving School Association of Calfornia Member Drive Happy

Thank You Donate Life!

Amber and Josh had a great time at the Donate Life Run/Walk at Cal State Fullerton. We are looking forward to returning next year!

Amber and Josh from Drive Happy at the Donate Life Run/Walk 2014

Drive Happy!

Drive Happy Office Closed Tomorrow Wed 04/16/14

Hi there! We wanted to let everyone know that the Drive Happy office will be closed tomorrow Wednesday 04/16/14. Our kids are on Spring Break this week and we are taking them to Knott’s Berry Farm! We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you understand that time with our children is very difficult to come by in today’s busy world. Normal hours will resume on Thursday 04/17/14.