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Newport Coast Behind-the-Wheel Training

Welcome to Safety 1st Driving School – Where Teenagers Learn to Become Safe, Skilled Drivers

Are you the parent of a teenager on the brink of getting his or her learner’s permit? If you’re like most parents, you may be starting to panic. And rightly so: American teenagers are by far the most dangerous demographic behind the wheel. Add to that the fact that Orange County freeways are scary and nowadays kids have their cell phones attached to their hands and faces 24/7. There’s a lot to contend with!

There’s also a lot that goes into teaching a teenager to respect the road, drive cautiously, courteously, and distraction-free, and learn the skills they need not only to pass their DMV exam, but MUCH more importantly, to stay safe.

At Safety 1st, our number one concern is not our pass rates, but our students. We go above and beyond to ensure that each individual under our care learns the skills, techniques, maneuvers, and common sense tactics they need to stay safe on the roads. We teach a respect for the road, automobiles, pedestrians, and other drivers.

We are licensed by the California DMV and insured, we drive brand new, top safety rated cars, and our instructors have been rigorously trained by the California DMV as well as our own, even stricter training requirements.

Here are just a few more things that make Safety 1st unique:

Our Grading System

Each week we keep track of your student’s progress, assigning them a grade for each behind-the-wheel lesson. We will discuss it with the student and parents, ensuring everyone is kept in the know. We will tell you in detail what the student’s strengths and weaknesses are, so you’ll know what to work on in your at-home driving time.

More Time Behind-the-Wheel

Most driving schools in Orange County log about 15 miles per behind-the-wheel lesson. At Safety 1st, we log 30-40 miles per session! We don’t skimp on behind-the-wheel training because it is crucial to the learning process.

A student can memorize the driver’s handbook, but until they sit in the driver’s seat and go, they will never truly know how to drive. And just a few short lessons with an instructor does not translate to real-life driving. So with Safety 1st, you can count on the most driving time in OC!

We offer several Behind-the-Wheel Packages to meet all our Newport Coast students’ needs. Check them out here!

We don’t allow piggybacking, either. Only one student per car, per lesson. The only passengers allowed in the car are parents, who are more than welcome to ride along and see how we do things.

Our Instructors are the Best

Really, they are. They’re super nice, friendly and warm, incredibly knowledgeable and patient, and professional. Our instructors treat each student as if he or she were their own kid. They genuinely care about your student’s safety!

We’ll pick you up and take you home in our training cars, so no worries about getting to and from your lessons. You can even use one of our cars to take your DMV driving test – and we’ll help you prep for it, too!

Newport Coast Behind-the-Wheel Training – Safety 1st

We are devoted to reducing the statistics about teenage drivers and are committed to making Orange County and Newport Coast better places – one safe driver at a time!

Give us a call with any questions you have. We look forward to meeting you!