Teen Driver Training

Training Teens to Be Safe and Smart on the Road.

Is Your Teen Eligible to Receive Their Permit and Now Eager to Learn to Drive?

Before you hand over the car keys, it’s critical to enroll your child in a high-quality driver training program. Here’s why:

Young drivers simply don’t have the experience behind the wheel to know how to handle different driving scenarios. Many also lack proper training or are getting the bare minimum of behind-the-wheel practice needed to pass the DMV test. See below for some of the many situations in which your student will be trained:

Defensive Driving Skills
traffic
Heavy Traffic
Parallel Parking
switching
Changing Lanes
Freeway/Merging
Hazards
Defensive Driving Skills
traffic
Heavy Traffic
Parallel Parking
switching
Changing Lanes
Freeway/Merging
Hazards

How to Obtain a Driver’s Permit and License: Step-by-step

Do you know what your teen must do to obtain a driver’s permit or license? Find out below!

  1. Be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years of age
  2. Fill out the DMV application form (DL-44) online
  3. Obtain parent or guardian signatures on the application form (DL-44)
  4. Provide your driver’s education certificate of completion (at least 30 hours of classroom instruction)
  5. Present acceptable identity and legal residence documents
  6. Provide your social security number
  7. Pay the required application fee
  8. Pass an eye exam
  9. Have your picture taken
  10. Provide a thumbprint
  11. Pass a knowledge test (If your child misses 9 or more of the 46 total questions, he or she must wait one week before retaking the test.)
  1. Be 16 years old
  2. Have held a provisional instruction permit for a minimum of six months
  3. Have completed a driver education course (at least 30 hours of classroom instruction)
  4. Have completed a minimum of six hours of professional driver training 
  5. Have completed 50 hours of driving practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver’s license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.
To take the driving test, your teen will need to:
  • Make a driving test appointment through the DMV Appointment System or call 1-800-777-0133 during the regular business hours. Driving tests are not given without an appointment.
  • Provide proof of financial responsibility that meets or exceeds California Insurance Requirements.
After passing the driving test, your child will be issued an interim driver’s license valid for 90 days until your new photo driver’s license arrives in the mail.  If your teen fails the driving test, you must wait 14 days before retaking it. Your teen has three chances to pass, and each additional driving test requires a $7 fee.

Why Choose Alliance?

Safest Vehicles

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

Our cars are equipped with seven mirrors, rather than the standard three. This allows our instructors to watch student movements without taking their eyes off the road, so they can anticipate problems before they happen.

Officer-Trained Instructors

Each of our hand-selected driving instructors is rigorously trained by a 14-year San Diego police force veteran. They know the rules of the road better than anyone and understand how to keep our students safe.

Individualized Training

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

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.

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.

Parent Alliance

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.

Why Alliance?

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.
Our cars are equipped with seven mirrors, rather than the standard three. This allows our instructors to watch student movements without taking their eyes off the road, so they can anticipate problems before they happen.
Each of our hand-selected driving instructors is rigorously trained by a 14-year San Diego police force veteran. They know the rules of the road better than anyone and understand how to keep our students safe.
Each student learns at a different pace. Our customized lessons focus on the concepts the student needs the most help in, building confidence as they go.
Scheduling a driving lesson is quick and easy. Just go to our online scheduling app, then choose the best day and time for your schedule. It just takes a few clicks!
No need to build in travel time for your driving lesson. Pick up and drop off at home, work, or school
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.

Our Driving Lesson Packages

Alliance Defensive Driving School specializes in teaching teens and adults how to drive safely. Our calm, patient, professional instructors will take you comfortably through our step-by-step process and help you become a safe, confident, and licensed driver.
Pay As You Go
$120
  • One – 2 hour lesson

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

6 Hours Behind the Wheel
$330
  • Three – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Includes certificate if under 18
10 Hours Behind the Wheel
$500
  • Five – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Includes certificate if under 18
12 Hours Behind the Wheel
$600
  • Six – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Includes certificate if under 18
Best Value
$999
  • Ten – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Car Rental for DMV BTW Test (includes 1 hour lesson before test)

  • Includes certificate if under 18
Bumper to Bumper All Inclusive
$2,500
  • Three – 2 hour lessons

  • 25 – 2 hour practice sessions

  • Meets ALL State requirements

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Car Rental for DMV BTW Test

  • Includes certificate if under 18
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Our Driving Lesson Packages

Alliance Defensive Driving School specializes in teaching teens and adults how to drive safely. Our calm, patient, professional instructors will take you comfortably through our step-by-step process and help you become a safe, confident, and licensed driver.
Pay As You Go
$120
  • One – 2 hour lesson

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

6 Hours Behind the Wheel
$330
  • Three – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

10 Hours Behind the Wheel
$500
  • Five – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

12 Hours Behind the Wheel
$600
  • Six – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

Behind the Wheel DMV Test
$999
  • Ten – 2 hour lessons

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Car Rental for DMV BTW Test (includes 1 hour lesson before test)

Bumper to Bumper All Inclusive
$2,500
  • Three – 2 hour lessons

  • 25 – 2 hour practice sessions

  • Meets ALL State requirements

  • Private Instruction

  • Online Scheduling

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Free Online Driver’s Ed

  • Car Rental for DMV BTW Test

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Alliance Defensive Driving School

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