Drive Rite Driving School    1525 Cushman Street Suite# 103, Hollister Ca 95023    (831) 638-4851    fax: (831) 638-4816
Driving Tips 3

Save Gas!! Hey, gas has been creeping up a bit lately and if you are on a tight budget, (even if you are not, saving fuel is good for everyone), here are a few simple things you can do to get more miles per gallon.

Slow Down! Don't be in such a hurry! If you drive like you are not in a hurry, you will save gas (tires and brakes too). You will not start like you are racing the guy next to you and you will not tailgate so much and you will leave yourself plenty of room to let off the gas before braking. You will also save your brakes.

So, leave a few minutes early, drive unrushed, and put some extra cash in your pocket!

News and Updates

School Crossing

Welcome to Drive Rite!

School is in, so please drive careful. California has one of the faster speed limits around schools at 25 mph. Nevada is 15 mph and others are 20 mph. Please slow down around the schools. Remember that 25 mph can still cause extensive car damage and can serously hurt pedestrians.

Drive Rite Driving School
Drive Rite Driving School
Classroom Instruction
Driver's Ed    (Classroom Instruction)

Driver's Ed is a mandatory course for all teen driver applicants. You must complete this course before you can receive your California DMV Driver's Permit. The class consists of 30 hours of instruction which will prepare you to pass the California DMV Written Driver's Test.


Drive Rite Driving School is accredited by the State of California Departement of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and is Licensed and Bonded in the State of California. Drive Rite offers an in-house certified Driver's Ed Course at our office in Hollister Ca. We also offer an Online Course if you cannot attend the class sessions.

The Driver's Ed Course consists of:
  • Minor's Permit Requirements/Restrictions
  • Minor's License Requirements/Restictions
  • Provisional License
  • License Classes
  • Seat Belts
  • Traffic Lights and Signs
  • Traffic Lanes and Lane Markings
    • Line Colors
    • Which Lane?
    • Changing Lanes Safely
    • Special Lanes - Carpool/HOV, Bikes, Exit and Turn Only
  • Traffic Laws / Rules of the Road
    • Right of Way
      • Pedestrians / Crosswalks
      • Intersections
      • Roundabouts
      • Narrow Roads, Hills
    • Speed Limits - Maximums, Reduced Speeds
    • Turns - Left, Right, U-Turns
  • Safe Driving
    • Weather Concerns
      • Fog
      • Night Driving
      • Rain, Snow and Ice
      • Mountain Terrain
      • Windy Conditions
    • Winding Roads, Hills
    • Tailgating
    • Merging
    • Passing
    • Emergencies
  • Sharing the Road with Others
  • Parking - Hills, Colored Curbs
  • Health and Safety
  • Driving Impaired - Rules
  • Cell Phones
  • Vehicle Registrations


Classes are held each month on Saturdays and during Holiday weeks. Check out the Class Schedule. We look forward to serving you soon.

Give us a call today! (831) 638-4851

2010 Ford Mustang GT

Have fun out there ... and Drive Rite!

Driving Tips 2

If you are going to the mountains for some winter sports fun, you either need to carry chains, have all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. The law says 4-wheel drive "with snow tires" for the most common "R2" condition. Caltrans has been letting most SUVs/trucks with good all-terrain tires and 4-wheel drive through, but they can stop you and ask if you have chains with your 4-wheel drive! Caltrans Winter Driving

slippery roads

If you need chains, put them on at home (in the warm) so you know that they fit and you will not be wasting time out in the cold on the side of a snowy road. Even if you plan on paying an installer, they are not on every highway in Califonia, be prepared to do it yourself if need be.

Also always have a good window ice scraper with brush. Get the long handle and the short handle types. If you can, carry a shovel. If you have never been stuck in the snow, you will be.

Dana - "I attended Drive Rite Drivers Education Class. Martha was a great teacher and made the class go by quickly. Best of all I passed my permit test on the first try. I recommend to all my friends to take Drive Rite's class.

I also had a great experience with the behind the wheel courses through Drive Rite. They got me in right away so I could get my permit signed off and quickly get driving with my parents. The instructors are great! They are very patient and full of knowledge. Best of all they don't yell and scream like some parents :)"

Chelsea - "Drive Rite was the best! They picked me up after school and taught me how to park and drive in the city. Best of all, they taught me not to be scared of the freeway. When I was done, I passed the first time!"

Ethan - "When I am old enough ... I am going to Drive Rite!"