About Us

Driving…Should be the MOST important skill you learn…

Developing superior driving skills… can be the difference between life and death. Especially, when driving on California public roads.

My name is Chris Johnson, original founder of 1 Driving School and 1DrivingSchool.com

I have grown up in the driving school industry for nearly half my life. As a young teen, I started working in nearly every position at my family-owned driving school.

After a decade of frustration and seeing the flaws in the driving school industry, I started my own school.

What I am about to tell you is critical to your safety and well-being.

There are major problems with driving schools everyone MUST be aware of.

The information is unknown to the public.

For decades, auto accidents have been one of the leading causes of death, among new drivers.

This has been a deadly epidemic.

One of the leading factors in auto accident fatalities has been driver inexperience.

The most important question you should ask… Where does a new driver gain driving “experience?”

The answer is Driving schools..

However….. Here is the major problem….

From decades of experience, I strongly believe the industry as a whole is NOT teaching to standards that would give a student driver sufficient driving skills.


The State of California does NOT require Driving schools to teach new drivers how to Drive- THOROUGHLY..

Often, schools can get way with teaching to the bare minimum.

At driving schools… You do NOT have to be taught:

  • How to perform every driving maneuver.

  • How to drive even drive the freeway!

  • All the critical details of THE RULES OF THE ROAD.

Driving schools can often get away with NOT teaching specific details that are critical for driver safety.


I believe driving school standards for training in California are dangerously poor.

Often, lesson plans are outdated and not even followed by driving instructors.

Each instructor can teach in their own way. Driving instructors at schools, often, rarely follow uniform lesson plans.

There is also little oversight by the state and DMV regarding driving instructor performance.

The public is making the mistake of thinking all behind-the-wheel training is the same..

This is false.

The public often believes that driving schools operate the same way, or are run by the DMV or the state.

This is false.

The truth is driving schools are independently owned mom-and-pop businesses and are rarely monitored.

Choosing the wrong driving school can leave you an inexperienced driver.

Which shockingly, is one of the leading factors in auto accidents.

How can you gain real experience, when driving schools are not required to teach you how to perform every maneuver?

Often, driving instructors only supervise, and do not teach specifics.

Instructors often just tell the students where to drive, instead of teaching all the critical details of driving.

I believe driver inexperience and a serious number of auto accidents are directly linked to poor standards of driver education.

Also, I believe poor driver training standards are why there are so many bad drivers.

Driving is a weapon, and we are NOT being taught how to properly use it.

For over 15 years, we worked on a system, that we believe, produces the best drivers on the planet.

It was created to help offset poor driver education standards by the State of California.

Our DriveSmart curriculum uses the latest technology to create the most effective driving lesson, period.

Our system and lesson plans are constantly refined and enhanced.

Our driving lessons teach more skills per minute than “traditional” driving lessons.

Passing a driver exam and getting a driver’s license, should NEVER be the only goal.

Our training system helps you develop the NECESSARY skills that can make you capable of lifelong safe driving.

Any new driver should want to be the best possible driver in today’s modern road conditions.

Our promise is to help you develop the MOST driving skills per minute – far above California state standards.

This way you develop superior driving skills, necessary for a lifetime of safe driving.

What are your contact phone numbers ?

800-786-5630 – Call
626-318-6704 – Text
213-336-3034 – FAX

Do you have Classroom Driver Education?

Yes. We offer the full 30-hour Classroom course, taught by professional driving instructors. We highly recommend this over the current trend of "Online" Driver Education.

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It makes us very happy to know that our students have had a positive experience. Please share your experience with others and leave a review. We have 4 Office locations but give lessons throughout Southern California.

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Do you accept Cryptocurrencies?

Yes. We partner with Coinbase and are able to accept many forms of Cryptocurrencies and Wallets.

How do I Enroll and Schedule lessons?

Text or Call us to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is here 7 days a week.

626-318-6704 Text
800-786-5630 Call

What are your office locations and hours ?

We Train 7 Days a Week. Office Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm with 4 office locations to serve you:
Agoura Hills, Claremont and Pasadena

Our Agoura Hills Office Address is:
5919 Kanan Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 in the Agoura Hills City Mall.

Our Claremont Office Address is:
3628 Lynoak Drive., Suite 103, Claremont, CA 91711

Our Pasadena Office Address is:
40 N. Altadena Dr., 200 L, Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Our Redlands Office Address is:
301 9th St Ste 204, Redlands, CA 92374

Satisfaction Guarantee Details
  • Refunds for remaining lessons accepted only within 3 days of taking your first driving lesson.
  • Guarantee does not apply for Manual Transmission driving lessons. Applies to automatic-transmission driving lessons only.
  • Effective for both teens and adults.
  • Applies to the purchase of 3 or more lessons only.
Do you offer Study Guides?

Yes. Both Audio and PDF book. You can find them on our Study Guides Page.
All Courses 6 hours and above include our Exclusive PDF Study Guides and access to our online Video Study Library.

I'm an Online Driver Education student, how do I login?

Click here to login to our 30 Hour Online Driver Education Course.

If you have our Driver Education App on your phone or tablet, sign in there.

Where are lessons given?

We provide home pickup in most cases and we can also meet at various DMV locations throughout Southern California.

Bell Gardens DMV
6801 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Fontana DMV
8026 Hemlock Ave, Fontana, CA 92336

Hawthorne DMV
3700 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Long Beach DMV
3700 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

Montebello DMV
424 N Wilcox Ave, Montebello, CA 90640

Rancho Cucamonga DMV
8629 Hellman Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Redlands DMV
659 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374

Westminster DMV
13700 Hoover St, Westminster, CA 92683

Hemet DMV
1200 S State St, Hemet, CA 92543

Thousand Oaks DMV
1810 E Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Riverside East DMV
6425 Sycamore Canyon Blvd, Riverside, CA 92507

Riverside DMV
6280 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

Santa Monica DMV
2235 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Hollywood DMV
803 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Bellflower DMV
9520 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Costa Mesa DMV
650 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Culver City DMV
11400 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

El Centro DMV
233 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Lincoln Park DMV
3529 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031

San Marcos DMV
590 Rancheros Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069

Santa Ana DMV
1330 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Pasadena DMV
49 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Pomona DMV
1600 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766

Victorville DMV
14855 Corta Dr, Victorville, CA 92395

Ventura DMV
4260 Market St, Ventura, CA 93003

Simi Valley DMV
3855 D, Alamo St, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Compton DMV
2111 S Santa Fe Ave, Compton, CA 90221

Los Angeles DMV
3615 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

San Bernardino DMV
1310 N Waterman Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404

Laguna Hills DMV
23535 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

San Clemente DMV
2727 Via Cascadita, San Clemente, CA 92672

Oceanside DMV
4005 Plaza Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

Newhall DMV
24427 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321

Inglewood DMV
621 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

West Covina DMV
800 S Glendora Ave, West Covina, CA 91790

Chula Vista DMV
30 N Glover Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910

San Pedro DMV
1511 N Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Fullerton DMV
909 W Valencia Dr #2106, Fullerton, CA 92832

Glendale DMV
1335 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201

Winnetka DMV
20725 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306

Norco DMV
3201 Horseless Carriage Dr, Norco, CA 92860

El Monte DMV
4000 Arden Dr, El Monte, CA 91731

Van Nuys DMV
14920 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91405

Whittier DMV
9338 S Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90605

Torrance DMV
1785 W 220th St, Torrance, CA 90501


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How do I Enroll in your Online Driver Education Course?

Start for Free! Get our California DMV Approved Driver Education course in the App Stores.

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For those that desire a non-app-based version of our Driver Education Course, you can Register Here

What is your refund policy ?

Refund Policy


 What is your refund policy ?

  • All cancellations within 24 hours are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
  • No refunds for DMV Drive Tests.
  • No refunds for any course after 30 days.
  • No partial refunds for lessons/courses already started.
  • Refunds given for lessons/courses not started will incur a 3% processing fee.

If a student is not present for the lesson, or if the address given for pickup is incorrect, under any circumstance, this counts as a no-show. No-shows are nonrefundable and subject to a $75 fee for rescheduling.

We are not responsible for any items left in the car that may be lost or stolen.

Please Note: For home pick-up students, there is a 1-hour pick-up window. This does not affect lesson duration.




800-786-5630 Call
626-318-6704 Text

1 Driving School is a fully DMV approved and certified California Driving School,
Lic.# E2152.
Come learn to drive with us!
We have lesson locations all over Southern California.
We accept all major Credit and Debit Cards as well as Cryptocurrencies.

*Driver License Guarantee applies only to our Master Driving (Guaranteed License) Course.

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