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Defensive Driving

Defensive driving encompasses a set of driving techniques and skills designed to help drivers steer clear of accidents and effectively handle potential road hazards. At Bay Pass Driving School, our students acquire safe driving habits that significantly reduce the risk of accidents. The key elements and routines emphasized by our instructors in defensive driving. All Inclusive programs provide the student with 30 hours of class, and all class materials. We offer weekday classes, Saturday/Sunday classes, Saturday only, and Sunday only classes

Programs Available
  • Complete Course Options (Classroom + Behind the Wheel Lessons)
  • Partial Course Options (Behind the Wheel Lessons Only)
  • Partial Course Options (Classroom Instruction Only)
  • Additional Practice Hours (Behind the Wheel Lessons)

Program Overview

In our defensive driving instruction, we emphasize the importance of anticipating potential hazards and maintaining constant awareness by regularly scanning the road ahead and taking care of important things including checking mirrors and monitoring blind spots. Our defensive driving program lets students learn to be attentive to their surroundings which enables drivers to identify potential hazards early on.


All in-car sessions come with complimentary home or school pick-up and drop-off services. Furthermore, we offer a payment plan at no additional cost. Students have the flexibility to choose from various driving programs: The Basic Course comprises six hours of in-car driving and six hours of in-car observation; the Advantage Plus Program entails eight hours of exclusive private lessons (with no observation requirement); and the Classic Experience involves twelve hours of entirely private lessons. All these programs are state-certified and fulfill the requirements for high school graduation. Additionally, we offer 25- and 50-hour behind-the-wheel training programs.


Our instructors’ travel time is not subtracted from the lesson duration, ensuring that we cover all aspects of driving, including expressway navigation and parking. Enrollment, make-up lessons, and payment plans come with no extra fees. Upon completing the class and, if necessary, the behind-the-wheel lessons and observation, we promptly certify you with the Secretary of State. Additionally, we send you the Adams certificate, which contributes to high school graduation requirements and qualifies for an insurance discount.

Students are required to attend 30 hours of class, with the flexibility to miss up to four sessions, all of which must be compensated through make-up sessions. For missed classes, students can enroll in the same class the following month, and arrangements for make-up can be coordinated by contacting our office at +1 (510) 246-8939.

We offer specialized programs for teens exclusively seeking behind-the-wheel or coursework. Additionally, bundled packages for both driving and classroom programs are available. Moreover, our services come with 24/7 online account access for added convenience.

We also have programs for those teens that need to take only the behind-the-wheel or class.

  • Program bundles driving and classroom available
  • Online account access 24/7

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 16 years old
  • Has had the permit at least 9 months
  • Has completed Driver’s ED Course
  • Has accumulated 50 hours of behind-the-wheel extra practice
  • Has received letter of eligibility from the State
Phone 24/7
800-123-4567, Fax: 718-724-3312
Operating Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00 am – 16:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, necessitating the need to cancel or reschedule your driving school appointment. To ensure fairness and effective scheduling, we have established the following cancellation policy:

1. Cancellation or rescheduling requests made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment will not incur any fees or penalties.

2. Cancellation or rescheduling requests made less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will result in a cancellation fee of $75.00.

4. Cancellation or rescheduling requests should be made by contacting our driving school directly via phone or email, using the provided contact information.

5. We understand that emergencies can happen, and exceptions to this policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to the discretion of the driving school.

Please note that adherence to this cancellation policy ensures the availability of our instructors and enables us to accommodate other students effectively. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

If you have any further questions or require clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact our driving school.