The Premier Driving School in North San Diego County
Alliance Defensive Driving School | License #E2084
The Safest, Most Effective Driver Training in North County
Today, San Diego County ranks third in California among “Most Dangerous Counties for Car Accidents.” That’s why safety is the primary focus at Alliance Defensive Driving School.
Especially when training drivers under 20, who have the highest rate of car accidents. As a mother of three who trained her own children to drive, Diane understands how important it is to find a trustworthy, safe driver training program for teens. We take the same approach with our older students too.
Here are a few of the ways we keep our teen, adult and senior student drivers safe:
We are the only driver training service in San Diego that outfits our driver training vehicles with both gas and brake pedals on the passenger side to ensure complete control of the car should something unexpected occur.
Enhanced Visual Equipment
Each student learns at a different pace. Our customized lessons allow each student driver to master a concept before moving on to the next one, so they build confidence as they go.
Easy Online Scheduling
Convenient “Come to You” Lessons
No need to build in travel time for your driving lesson. We pick you up and drop you off at your door.
75+ Years of Experience
Our driving instructors boast a combined 75+ years of defensive driving experience to help prepare you for any driving scenario.
We welcome parent involvement! In fact, we encourage parents to attend your teen’s driving lessons so you know what your child is learning. This allows you to reinforce the concepts we teach when you take your son or daughter out for a driving session.
Students and Parents Trust Alliance
Meet Our Team
I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two grown boys. I taught both boys how to drive. It was a positive learning experience for me helping them achieve their goal of becoming licensed drivers and it would be my pleasure to help you too. As your Driving Instructor I will teach you a life-long love of driving with defensive driving skills and strategies to drive safely on today’s roads. I have 30 years of safe driving experience and I look forward to passing that knowledge onto you.
I am originally from the upper Midwest. I’ve driven in some of those most extreme and inclement weather conditions. Living in Southern California for the past six years, I’ve been able to hone my driving skills both on freeways and in heavy traffic. I have over 28 years of safe, collision-free driving experience. I utilize defensive driving skills, focus, and awareness each time I drive. I love giving my students tips from some of the real-world driving situations I’ve experienced over the years. I am the proud father of two beautiful girls. I helped coach several of my older daughter’s youth sports teams. My younger daughter will be starting driver’s training next year. I take great pride in preparing future drivers with the skills necessary for safe, responsible, defensive driving.
As a retired JCPenney General Manager, I have worked with many types of people of all ages and backgrounds. Teaching and mentoring has always been a part of my work ethic, and training new associates has alway been a part of my job.
Coming from the Pacific Northwest I have experienced driving in rain, snow and ice. For a portion of my JCPenney career I had a job which included travel/driving throughout the West Coast and Mountain States. It also included driving in Alaska and Hawaii. All of this diverse weather and terrain has made me appreciate what kinds of challenges new drivers face.
I am looking forward to bringing those skills to Alliance Defensive Driving School. Becoming a defensive and safe driver cannot be stressed enough. I bring many years of experience, patience and coaching ability to this position. I am looking forward to assisting you with your driving career.
I was born and raised in Queens, New York. I joined the U.S. Navy when I was 19 years old and recently retired after 27 years of service. Training and mentorship have been a big part of my military career and I am very comfortable in training environments.
I have driven in some of the harshest weather conditions and most extreme environments all over the world and I really enjoy passing on my vast defensive driving techniques to all my students, helping them build confidence and lifelong safe driving skills.
To offer a unique and progressive drivers training program that addresses the needs of the modern driver, as well as providing a welcoming customer service experience to all of our students. To retain top qualified office staff and driving instructors that exhibit professional, ethical, and personal standards that are far above other driving schools. To nurture and educate each student individually in an atmosphere of trust and safety through intelligent, intuitive, and interactive training methods, making each lesson conducive to optimum performance. Simply said, Alliance Defensive Driving School strives to be the very best in the collective field of driving schools.
All driving schools are not created equal…
Our driver training vehicles are equipped with both a gas and brake pedal on the passenger side. Having the training car equipped only with a brake pedal makes you only half as safe. We want our students to be completely safe in the car if something unusual should happen. Don’t be fooled if other driving schools tell you otherwise.
Second, our driver training vehicles are equipped with four training mirrors, and three student mirrors for complete circular vision. To be completely safe, the instructor must be able to watch not only the road, but the student’s movements as well.
Alliance Defensive Driving School
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