Our Approach

Behind The Wheel driving school believes that coaching students rather than just giving instructions is the most effective way to impart the skills necessary for safe and responsible driving.

Our curriculum is based on International research and best practices from around the world. Our comprehensive and holistic approach to driver training focuses on a broad range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and risk factors to fully prepare students for the many demanding situations they will face on today’s congested roads.

In addition to developing the core skills of vehicle operation, control and driving in traffic, specific training methods also highlight typical risk factors for novice drivers, including how each individual’s personality and lifestyle can influence their driving and personal safety.

Why Choose BTW Driving School?

  • We Offer Specialized Training Programs in Defensive Driving That Lasts a Lifetime.
  • Our Lessons Are Taught by Experienced Personnel.
  • We Teach Driver’s Responsibility and the Importance of Traffic Laws According to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Our Curriculum is Extensive, Very Detailed and Entertaining.
  • Offering Driving Lessons 7 Days a Week
  • Our History

    Behind the Wheel Driving School was established in 1994 by the legendary driving instructor, Frank Zock. Since then, we have been family-owned and operated in Manhattan Beach. We are fully licensed (#2148), bonded and insured. Our licensing was approved through the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Our Coaches / Driving Instructors

    • All of our instructors are fully licensed with background checks.
    • Our instructors teach in a calm and patient manner while using encouragement to provide positive reinforcement.
    • We have been around for over 25 years.
    • We will not put our students in a driving situation like the freeway until they are ready for it.
    • We have experienced instructors that have been teaching for over 15 years.
    • Our instructors receive continued training with new traffic laws, driving trends and effective methods of teaching driver safety.
    • We pick up and drop off anywhere within our service area 7 days a week for no extra charge.
    • All of our vehicles are properly maintained and are equipped with a dual gas and brake pedal.
    • Most of our customers come to us from referrals, which proves that we have satisfied our previous customers.
    • We strive to teach our students to drive legally and safely. Additionally, we provide helpful tips on how to pass the DMV drive test.

    Proudly serving the South Bay Community for over 25 years.