About Bond Driving School

  • WHY IS BOND DRIVING SCHOOL THE LARGEST IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA?

    Bond Driving School is the oldest and largest driving school in Northern California. We've been around since 1962 and helped many thousands of people like you and your children get their driver's licenses and go on to become safe, courteous and successful drivers. It warms our hearts when people tell us their family has three generations of drivers trained by Bond.

    Let's face it. You can get driver's training from other driving schools in our area. So why do people keep choosing Bond?

    Our highly-trained instructors teach you the right way to drive and what to practice, so that you can pass your behind the wheel test and be a safe driver after you get your license. And when we say highly-trained we mean it. Our training exceeds the State DMV standards. All Bond Instructors are trained and must pass rigorous tests in Collision Avoidance, Driver Improvement Management and First Aid. And when instructors from another school join Bond they're re-trained to bring them up to our standards.

    Our cars help make learning to drive easy too. The instruments are clear and understandable, and are equipped with a dual controlled brake. They're all Red/Maroon in color so they can be seen easily by other drivers on the road. And since they're Toyota Prius hybrids, you're keeping the environment cleaner while you're learning!

    Our online booking system can make busy lives a little easier. Not only can you sign up online, but you can make appointments for lessons as well. And when you make those appointments, the system sends out a confirmation email with a date and time and even a reminder email the day before your appointment. Also, since we instruct 7 days a week and have morning, afternoon and night lessons available, we can fit around your busy schedule.

    We're also happy to help you when you call. Our office staff is courteous and knowledgeable. We're here for you!

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        Exceptional Training
        Our course curriculum exceeds DMV standards.
      • 2.
        High quality instructors
        All our instructors are highly trained, knowledgable, professional and DMV licensed. Instructors are also trained by our own AAA certified driving instructor trainer, as well as taking continuing education classes throughout the year given by the Driving School Association of California.
      • 3.
        Latest hybrid cars
        Bond Driving uses latest hybrid cars all equipped with dual controls.
      • 4.
        Secure online registration
        Bond driving offers secure online registration and payment system.
      • 5.
        Student and parent account access
        Bond allows parents and students to securely log into their drivers ed account to follow the progress and check on status of their program.
      • 6.
        24 / 7 self scheduling
        Covenient self scheduling system allows parents and students to schedule their in-car lessons from the convenience of their PC, Mac or smart phones.
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    I wanted to work on getting my driver's license as soon as possible in Feb, while most surrounding driving schools told me I had to wait until April, I found bond driving school who said they can take me right away. Here I am with my driver's license at mid march, i couldn't practice at home because I don't have a car. After five 2-hours lessons, so I've only been driven 10 hours in my life, I passed my driver's test. Thank to my instructors who are so brave and willing to risk their lives riding with me:P The desk people was really responsible and kind.

    Yingni W., Citrus Heights, CA

    PSA for my fellow folks with disabilities! Bond is THE place to go to learn how to drive with hand controls. First, they offer two vehicles for people with disabilities: one is a red Prius with hand controls and the other is modified van, should you need to drive from your actual chair. And, they have EIGHT different models for controls, so you can find the one that works with your ability level. Second, John is a phenomenal driving instructor. He is very calm and collected. Never gets impatient. Never raises his voice. Is always willing to explain and answer questions. He never made me feel bad about any mistakes I made, no matter how many times I made them. He was never condescending. And he is hilarious! A great person just to converse with when your lesson isn't filled with driving talk. I got my license with 18 hours of instruction and I couldn't be more thankful to Bond for helping me make that happen!

    Katie L., Sacramento, CA

    We got a great deal since I have 2 drivers in the house. My daughter did well with her classes and still practicing before her test. I do appreciate the calls when things do happen with their drivers. My son has had an interesting time so far. They moved up his 1st appointment. The second just got changed from 1 day to another. Thankfully the same week. Like I said it's been different with both kid's in their program. I do appreciate the calls regarding when things happen, but maybe make phone calls before the drive. Overall it has been good.

    Julie J., Citrus Heights, CA