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HomeSafe Driving School

Online Driver's 


This self-paced online class fulfills the DMV requirements for Driver's Education.  The cost for the course is $39.  Sign up below to get started right away.

Behind the Wheel 


6-Hours is required by DMV for teens. We have many options.

Schedule Online

Classroom Driver's 


This 4 day class is taught at GWC to obtain your permit. Next class is scheduled for Spring Break 2018 - April 2-6.


Coaching & Extra 


Many drivers require more practice to become a safe driver.


Behind The Wheel Learning to Drive Requires:

  • Developing strong visual habits
  • Forging a path of travel: Maintaining lane position and predicting necessary actions
  • Managing one's emotion
  • Rhythm and timing: Steering Techniques and Interacting with other motorists
  • Controlling the basic dynamics of the vehicle and interacting with the different forces that act upon the vehicle
  • Taking responsibility to get You. Passengers, Other drivers. HomeSafe.

Our Behind the Wheel Training covers the essentials for driving a car.

Lesson 1

will begin and end at your house or desired location (in most cases).

Our students will receive an overview of the controls of the car and the terminology for the lesson.

Cover smooth peddle control for starting and stopping the car,
Introduce the importance of vision and managing one's emotions,
Turning points and reference points (This includes knowing the size of the car as well as when to turn and how much),
Left and right turns in residential and surface streets,
Blind spots and lane changes (we work at the pace of the student, their comfort and skill level, therefore the amount we cover will vary).

After the first 2 hours, we will be able to give honest feedback on where the student will be able to safely practice. Our hope is for the student to practice at least 15 minutes a day for 2-3 weeks. If the student is not able to safely practice with a parent or trusted adult 25 years or older, then we will request to come back ASAP to reinforce the skills learned in this first lesson.

Lesson 2

will generally come after about 2-3 weeks of practicing the skills learned on lesson 1.

In this lesson we will:

Work with dynamic control of the vehicle (including how gravity, centrifugal force, and the physical laws interact with the driver and the vehicle).
We will introduce backing, parking and in many cases, we will introduce freeway driving to the student.

Again, we will offer feedback for practicing and be available for any coaching tips that may be wanted or needed. After lesson 2, we encourage our students to practice at least 15 minutes a day for 2-3 weeks.

Lesson 3

often works to fine tune the student's habits.

Here we will:
Ensure the student is doing the "little things" more habitually (like making full stops behind the limit lines, appropriate space cushions, and visual scanning - these skills are taught throughout the previous lessons, however here is where we tighten the screws so to speak).
During this time, we will also prepare the students as to what they can expect on their driving test. We are not allowed to go on the DMV route, however we will prepare them to be a safe driver and work to limit the surprises they might encounter, on their DMV test, and in life!

The bare minimum for practice is 50 hours according to DMV We recommend at least 80 hours, or more, before allowing your student to drive alone (regardless whether or not they can "pass the test").

Coaching & Workshops

We have Classroom Driver’s Education at Orange Coast College and Goldenwest College. These classes will prepare students to drive and enable them to take their permit test. Our instructors include California credentialed school teachers and highly trained and experienced DMV certified trainers, who specialize in character development and best driving practices.

Parents are invited to attend the final two hours of this class and encouraged to participate in the process with their students. We will watch a video, discuss the process of getting a license, and interact with the gravity of the driving event. This portion of the class is open to all online students, as well as friends and neighbors that are interested in becoming better drivers.

Beyond Your Driving Test

Learning to become a safe driver surpasses simply taking a driving test. The exam is the minimum, as are the requirements to qualify for the road test. Therefore, getting HomeSafe, every day is a mindset that requires one to continually learn and develop their skills, technically, as well as their character— though patience and continued learning. These are habits to which we must attend and develop throughout our entire life.

Our Behind the Wheel Training covers the essentials for driving a car.

Online Drivers Education

This custom driver's education program meets all DMV requirements and is designed to assist you as you get ready to drive. Once you have completed this online course you will be issued the necessary DMV certificates and information that will allow you to take and pass your permit test.

The student and their parents will also be encouraged to attend a two hour workshop where we will watch a video, discuss the process of getting a license, and interact with the gravity of the driving event.





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HomeSafe Driving School
188 E. 17th St. 
Costa Mesa CA, 92627
Phone: (949) 793-0311
HomeSafe Driving School - Orange
Orange, CA 92865
Phone: (714) 769-6965
HomeSafe Driving School - GoldenWest College
Huntington Beach, CA92647
Phone: (714) 475-1920

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