Newport Beach Driver's Ed - Safety 1st Driving School

Welcome to Safety 1st - Newport Beach's Premier Behind-the-Wheel Training

Newport Beach Driver's EdLooking for driver’s education in Newport Beach? Look no further than Safety 1st Driving School! As our name shows, your student’s safety is our number one concern, above all else. Second to that is our bigger goal of making Orange County a better place, one safe driver at a time. Everything we do revolves around those two principles.

We deeply care about our students. Our instructors treat your kid as if he or she were our own, taking great care to ensure they become safe, skilled drivers. We are all-too familiar with the tragic statistics that teenage drivers are the most dangerous demographic behind the wheel, and we are committed to doing all we can to reverse those facts. We believe change is possible, but sometimes you have to go about it a different way to get through to your students.

Here’s how we go above and beyond with our Newport Beach driver’s ed:

We genuinely care.

Safety 1st is licensed, bonded, and insured, and all our instructors are DMV certified. Beyond that, we have our own rigorous training program for instructors. We set higher standards for our instructors than even the California DMV.

We use brand new, top safety rated cars to ensure your student learns in the safest environment possible. Learn more about our cars here.

Although we do have high DMV pass rates, we don’t teach our students just to pass the exams. We teach each student individually, addressing his or her strengths and weaknesses each week, with the ultimate goal that when they receive their license, they will be a safe, skilled, courteous, alert, disciplined driver.

Our instructors show up clean, professional, and ON TIME, every time. We are all about YOU! Read on…

We cater to our students’ needs.

Our instructors can pick you up and drop you off for your behind-the-wheel lessons, no problem. We offer a number of different Packages for behind-the-wheel training – check them out here.

We never, EVER use your student driver to perform errands or personal business. Their driving time is 100% devoted to them. Our instructors are focused on your student’s driving at all times.

To that end, we also don’t allow piggybacking. Only one student per car, per behind-the-wheel lesson, no passengers allowed.

We keep you in the loop.

We have a Unique Grading System that parents love. First of all, it requires the driving instructor to be completely focused on your student during his or her entire behind-the-wheel lesson, and it also provides an easy way for us to communicate to you how your teen is doing in driver’s ed.

After every driving lesson, your student receives an overall grade based upon a number of factors. Specific notes are made on our iPad, which we show you each week. We will let you know where your student excels, and where he or she needs improvement. That way, you’ll know what to be working on over the next week in your driving practice. We believe parent involvement is crucial to a teenager’s success in all areas of life, including driving. The more involved you can be, the better. We do everything we can to foster that open relationship between you and your teen.

Please give us a call at (949) 250-7001 and we will gladly answer all your questions about our Newport Beach Driver’s Ed program. We look forward to hearing from you!