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Driving in California can be challenging. At Golden State Driving School Inc., we want to make sure that your are ready for this challenge. Our professional driving instructors are licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Our driving lessons have all the components you will need to pass the DMV driving test  and to drive safely on a daily basis. We follow a curriculum with specific objectives for each session.


During our one-on-one Behind-the-Wheel lessons, you will receive easy to follow guidance from our professional driving instructors. We have male and female instructors who are patient, knowledgeable and dedicated.


Our goal at Golden State Driving School Inc. is to make you pass the DMV driving test, but most important than that, to help you become a safe, skillful and confident driver.

Duplicate Certificates – $30

If you lose a certificate or it is lost in the mail - Drivers Ed or Behind-the-Wheel completion certificate - you will be charged a $30.00 replacement fee for the processing of a duplicate.


Teen's Licensing Requirements.

Adult's Behind-the-Wheel.

Note: Our lessons are offered to the Greater San Diego area. The farthest North we offer lessons is Carmen Valley, farthest East is El Cajon, and we cover as far South as San Ysidro. Areas such as Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside are explicitly excluded. Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista are also not included.


Golden State Driving School adheres to the


"Pedestrians don't have Armor" safety campaign


The problem of pedestrians being killed or seriously injured on California roadways is bad and growing worse. Most people think that car drivers are usually at fault in pedestrian crashes, but the crash reports show that pedestrian mistakes account for nearly as many crashes as do drivers.


There are more people out walking – to get to work, school and shopping or just for fun, exercise, and being outside. In an era where we are promoting walking as a healthy, positive, and community building alternative to driving, walking is becoming increasingly dangerous.


The Office of Traffic Safety, together with our partners at the State Transportation Agency, Caltrans, CHP, DMV and concerned organizations and advocates across the state, wants to bring awareness to the California public about the dangers pedestrians face so that injuries and fatalities can be reduced on roadways.

  • 2016: 867 pedestrians were killed on California roadways, an almost 6 percent increase from 2015.

  • 2016: More than 14,000 pedestrians injured.

  • Pedestrian deaths rose 32.8 percent between 2012 and 2016.

  • Nearly 8,000 people died in pedestrian-related traffic incidents in California between 2006 and 2016.

  • California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 30 percent higher than the national average.

  • No state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California.

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