San Clemente Behind the Wheel Training

Safety 1st Driving School is San Clemente's Premier Choice for Driver's Education!

Welcome to Safety 1st, proudly helping create safe and skilled drivers in San Clemente and all of Orange County.

Here are some things you should know about us:

  • We are fully bonded and insured.
  • We are licensed by the California DMV, as well as our own rigorous requirements.
  • We have all brand new cars with Top Safety Ratings. Learn more here. 
  • We have a very high pass rate for first time DMV test takers.
  • We offer an Online Course for only $29, as well as several options for Behind-the-Wheel training. Click here to view our Packages.


But we’re more than just good on paper.

Safety 1st Driving School genuinely cares about our San Clemente students. (Take a look at our Testimonials if you don’t believe us!)

San Clemente Behind the Wheel TrainingWe go above and beyond to ensure all our students feel comfortable – both with us and in the driver’s seat. Here’s how:

1. We don’t skimp on driving time.

We have really nice cars. But we’re not afraid to put the miles on them! While most of our competitors log around 15 miles per Behind-the-Wheel lesson, we log 30-40 miles. That’s twice as many miles! Our concern is creating skilled and safe drivers – not saving gas money or mileage.

We will also pick up and drop off our students for their Behind-the-Wheel lessons – no car required. You can even use our cars for your final DMV driving test!

2. Our lessons are focused solely on the student. 

We allow only one-on-one Behind-the-Wheel training – no other students in the car.

We also have a specialized Grading System that tracks each student’s progress for Behind-the-Wheel sessions. After every driving lesson, the student receives a grade which is then discussed with the student and parents. Every driver has different strengths and weaknesses; our unique Grading System enables them to work on the areas that need improvement during their practice time and sets the stage for our next driving lesson.

3. Our instructors are awesome. 

Not only are we friendly and caring, but we are also professional. We show up to every driving lesson ON TIME, clean and in our company attire, ready to focus 100% on our students.

Please contact us with any questions you have.

We are confident that Safety 1st is San Clemente’s best driving school and will help you become a skilled and safe driver!