Quality Driving Instruction Since 1994
Due to the current COVID-19 shelter in place order, we have made some changes to our schedule. Lessons are now completely private until further notice; only the instructor and the student practicing will be present in the training vehicle. For your safety, instructors and students will be asked to wear gloves during the lesson (provided by us). Students can wear a mask while in the training vehicle if desired. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available during lessons. Please look at our booking page to see lesson time availability.
Rest assured that all training vehicles are thoroughly disinfected before and after each lesson to ensure the safety of all our students and instructors alike. Please stay home if you are are feeling sick. If a student arrives to their lesson showing any flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to reschedule.
Let’s work together through these hard times by practicing good hygiene and keeping home when feeling sick. This too shall pass and we will all get out of this together!
Emilio C. Guerrero – Owner and Founder
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Driving Lessons in San Francisco and the Peninsula
Rivadavia Driving School delivers professional driving lessons to teens and adults of all levels looking to learn to drive easily, safely and confidently. For 25 years, we have specialized in defensive driving, helping hundreds of individuals reach their driving goals and experience the freedom of a California driver’s license.
Defensive Driving Saves Lives
- Adult driving lessons (all levels)
- Teens 6 hours behind the wheel
- Driving test preparation
- Brush up lessons for licensed drivers
- First time USA drivers
- heavy traffic, freeway and more…
The defensive skills and advanced techniques we teach you far exceed the requirements of the driving test. Each lesson is catered to your specific needs, allowing you to learn effortlessly and become a competent driver, for life!
Learning to drive can be nerve racking. Our team of highly trained and qualified instructors will make you feel at ease with their calm, patience, courtesy and humor. We feature male and female instructors.
Safety first! You will be picked up in a DMV-inspected, dual-controlled, luxury vehicle.
Very safe to drive. Fully insured.
Check Out Our 5 Star Reviews
Emilio is such a fun, knowledgeable, and punctual teacher. He is very patient and teaches in a manner that has helped me remember the rules of the road over the years. I brag about never being in an accident in all my years of driving experience thanks to Emilio's defensive driving techniques. I was able to pass my driver's exam without a problem and I was very happy with the results.
Rivadavia's knowledge and expertise is essential to helping create safe drivers....Rivadavia Driving School is an excellent choice! I couldnt be happier and it was money well spent. I highly recommend them.
Thanks Macarena! I could not have done it without you! :)
Emilio and Macarena are excellent teachers and were incredibly patient as I overcame my fear of driving and went on to pass my driving test with flying colors! I can't recommend this driving school enough. I had about 8 lessons and came out of it a skilled defensive driver.
Though I found Rivadavia Driving School later than I wish I had, I am truly grateful for my experience. Again, I had most of my lessons with Macarena and I had one with Emilio but BOTH instructors are great and I highly recommend either of them!