Welcome to South Bay Driving School - drivers ed and driving lessons from Drivers Ed Direct for teens in Southern California! Our CADMV online drivers education is fun and easy to understand. Study at your own pace and gain the knowledge and certification you need to earn a permit and become a confident student driver.
We also offer full service driving instruction to teens throughout the greater Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance and most of the South Bay area. Students will be well-prepared for the task of driving our busy California roadways; our driving lessons are taught by the best driving instructors in the areas, in up-to-date and safely equipped vehicles. Earn your license the safe way.
If you live in the South Bay region and need a learner's permit, then our Online Drivers Ed Course is just for you. It's DMV approved and 100% online drivers ed. Sign up today and save $10 off our already low priced course; it's a price that is hard to beat. Try it for free.
Local driving lessons in South Bay? We've got them now that Drivers Ed Direct has extended their service region to Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Palos Verdes. Learn to drive in hybrid vehicles with licensed DMV instructors. Learn More.
Want to pass the written permit test at the Torrance DMV? Our online course comes with unlimited, free DMV practice tests that will help take the nerves out of test day. Learn More.
Our online drivers ed is approved for the entire South Bay area, no matter where you live. If you live in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, or El Segundo; we've got you covered with behind the wheel training too. Learn More.
Pulled over for speeding or another moving violation? We also offer a South Bay Traffic School course that is completely online and Superior Court Approved. Dismiss your ticket today with our online course, provided by the leading provider TrafficSchool.com, and save an additional 15% off your course purchase. Learn More.
Earning your driving privilege can be challenging, but knowing the steps required to obtaining a license shouldn't be. Here are the basics steps for getting your drivers license in the Southbay area or anywhere in the state of California. For complete information about licensing requirements, your local DMV website always has the most up to date and correct information. Find your local DMV at the Driving Links DMV Lookup.
Our DMV Approved online drivers ed class is interactive, easy to understand, and will best prepare your teen to be a knowledgeable driver and pass their permit test. Finish as early as 15½ years old; when you've passed our course we mail you the drivers ed certificate you need at the DMV in order to take your written DMV permit test. With your certificate in hand: go to the DMV, take the DMV permit test, take a vision test, and pay a fee to the DMV. Pass and you go home with your California Learner's permit.
After you have your permit, the state of California requires teen drivers to complete a minimum of 6 hours in-car drivers training with a licensed DMV driving school. The majority or students take between 6-20 hours of driving school lessons; each lesson is taught in 2-hour blocks over several weeks or months. Areas taught during the behind the wheel lessons include: residential driving, city street driving, parking, freeway, canyon driving, parking, and DMV test concepts.
Not only do you need a minimum of 6-hours of driving instruction, over the next 6 months after you earn your permit you need to practice a minimum of 50 hours with a parent or guardian (including 10 hours at night). When you've practiced at least 6 months, completed your driver training requirement, feel confident, and are at least 16 years old; call the DMV to schedule your driving test appointment and go to the local DMV to take your drive test. Pass the drive test and you go home with a temporary, provisional license that day.