Driving School

49er Driving & Traffic School
3450 GEARY BL 108
San Francisco, CA 94118

49er Driving & Traffic SchoolFAQ's

Are all the driving schools listed on your website fully-certified by the California DMV to offer driver training courses in California?
The driving school directory on our website is for your convenience only, and we cannot absolutely guarantee that every driving school listed is currently certified to offer behind-the-wheel training courses in California.  We suggest you contact the California DMV to make sure a particular driver training school is licensed before you enroll in their driving course.
I heard that parents can fill the role of driving supervisor in California, so taking a San Francisco driving school course like the one 49er Driving & Traffic School offers is not necessary. Is that true?
You should contact the California DMV or a licensed driver training school like 49er Driving & Traffic School and ask them.  While parent-taught driving instruction is permitted in some states, many states do NOT allow it.
What if I don't know how to operate a stick-shift automobile? Does 49er Driving & Traffic School have automatic-shift vehicles that I can drive when I do my driver training?
If you're taking a San Francisco California behind-the-wheel training class, chances are you don't know how to drive ANY vehicle yet-- manual or automatic.  However, if you prefer an automatic vehicle then you should tell 49er Driving & Traffic School that prior to signing up to take the course in order to make sure they can accommodate you. 
I live in a small mountain community, where there are a lot of small, unpaved roads. Will my behind-the-wheel training with 49er Driving & Traffic School include being taught how to drive in remote areas? Or do they just offer training for urban driving?
Most local driving schools will likely want their students to be taught how to drive safely in the local area.  Therefore, chances are good that the driver training you receive from 49er Driving & Traffic School will include handling unpaved roads and mountain driving.
Can I apply for my California instruction permit once I turn 14?
Most likely, no.  Most states have set the youngest age to obtain an instruction permit at 15 or 15½.  You may want to contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a certified driving instruction school like 49er Driving & Traffic School to learn more about the minimum age requirement in California.
Do I have to take both a drivers education classroom course and a behind-the-wheel training course in San Francisco California to get my California driver's license?
The laws vary depending on which state you live in, but most states do require that pre-licensed drivers enroll in a drivers education classroom course and a driver training course.  You may want to call a driving instruction company like 49er Driving & Traffic School and find out if they offer either (or both) of these programs.
California's DMV has told me that I need to take a behind-the-wheel training course. Do you know if 49er Driving & Traffic School offers this course or not?
49er Driving & Traffic School does offer the behind-the-wheel training course that California requires all new teen-aged drivers to take.  For more information about the courses 49er Driving & Traffic School offers, we recommend that you contact 49er Driving & Traffic School directly.
What are the prerequisites in San Francisco California for getting a drivers license?
It depends on your state's laws, however in many states, teen-agers must complete both a safe driving classroom course and a driver training course.  49er Driving & Traffic School may offer an approved behind-the-wheel training course which you could take.  Please contact 49er Driving & Traffic School for information regarding their available classes and how to go about registering for them.
What does the law in California say about driver training courses? Do I have to take one to get my driver's license?
Yes, you do.  California law states that new drivers successfully complete an approved driver training course as a prerequisite to obtaining their first driver's license. 
Can I sign up to take a California driver training course prior to having my California learners permit?
Most states require pre-licensed drivers to hold a instruction permit before being permitted to enroll in a driver training course.  You should contact a driving school like 49er Driving & Traffic School and ask for more information.