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Customised Driving Lessons to Help you get in the Driver’s Seat Fast

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We will teach you what you need to know and concentrated on the area's you are having problems with. Our Instructors have been in the business many years and have helped many students PASS the driving test. Now it's your turn and we are READY. With our help you'll be READY too!

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Let's Get Road-Ready!

  • Top Notch driving school instructors are trained to deal with all types of drivers ranging from brand new too nervous to licensed drivers who need to refresh their driving skills. All students begin in-car training with different levels of experience. Therefore, our driving instructors will evaluate your abilities and learning speed and provide you with an estimate of how much time it may take for you to become a safe driver.

    We break our lessons down into two phases:

    Phase 1 Getting Control of the Car
    Each student is evaluated in and taught basic skills such as: Speed Control, Lane Control, Turns, Lane Changes, Steering Control, Judgment of Distance, Braking, reversing, Following Distance, Mirror Settings,Seating Posture, and much more!P

    Phase 2 Defensive Driving
    It is our goal to produce safe drivers, so we teach the Smith System of Defensive Driving. It has been said that the "Smith System" is the ultimate defensive driving system. The "Smith System" is comprised of five important key points that help us gather information, process that information, and make informed driving decisions.

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    Driving School Poilcy
    • It is the student's responsibility to make sure that the Instruction Permit, issued by D.M.V., is in their possession for EACH driving lesson. Copies will not be acceptable.

    • There will be a $37.50 service charge for all NO-SHOWS, or lessons canceled without 24 hours prior notice, as well as, lessons canceled because the student did not have their Instruction Permit at the time of the lesson.

    • Refunds will be subject to a $100 processing fee.

    • 6 hours of Driving Instruction is required by D.M.V. for all drivers under age 17-1/2. Each lesson is 2 hours, a total of 3 lessons. The 3rd (last) lesson should be scheduled as close to taking the drive test as possible. Be sure to schedule your last lesson before making the Drive Test appointment with the D.M.V.

    • I agree to all conditions stated and if I am under 18 years of age, to show this form to my parents so that they are aware of these conditions as well.

    • Please note: We will do our best to arrange for you the closest time available for your behind-the-wheel lessons. However, 95% of our clientele are teenagers in school and the late afternoon and weekend lesson times go first and therefore, will have a longer wait period. If you can make arrangements to take a lesson during a weekday, early morning or early afternoon, before 3:00 p.m., you should be able to get an earlier appointment time. Otherwise, the wait could be as long as six weeks. Summer time is the busiest time of the year for us; the wait could also be as long as six weeks.
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    What You Need To Know

    Driving lessons in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moor Park, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ojai California are easy with Top Notch Driving School. Our in-car driving lessons put to practice what you studied in driver's education – from just starting the car to making complex turns and driving on suburban and urban streets and beyond! Private lessons mean you get personal attention and a flexible curriculum that we tailor to your needs.

    Our instructors are experienced. They're all about driving safety, defensive driving, and helping students understand the rules of the road by teaching core driving skills including:
    • Basic driving maneuvers
    • Techniques for defensive driving
    • Road skills for the driving test
    • Turning and changing lanes
    • Parking at a curb, at an angle, and on a hill
    • Going in reverse with confidence
    • Freeway driving, including merging on and off
    • Downtown driving
    And more!

    Our In Car Driving lessons and online Drivers Ed are designed to work together and our instructors help you make sense of them.