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Defensive Driving School and Driver License Testing Center

  • Driving Schools
  • Bellevue, WA

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About Defensive Driving School today is the combination of local traffic safety programs which have a long history in the Seattle area. In 2001 the Fawcett family, owners of Defensive Driving School, joined forces with Seattle Driving School, the area’s pioneer driving school which was established in 1945. In January of 2006, Kirshner Driving School, which was formed in 1949, joined the Defensive Family. By combining the experience and attributes of each program as well as actively participating in State and National driver... read more

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14777 NE 40th St, Bellevue, WA, 98007, United States

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Mon9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tue9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wed9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thu9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Nikita Choubey 
3 weeks ago

Had a horrible driving test experience with an instructor named John in 2019. I could not understand a single word he said. He was quite impatient during the test, kept making weird faces, and passed rude comments the whole time. He looked like he was high or something. Would not recommend going to this place. Edit - Yes, that's right. I passed the test as soon as I switched to a different driving school. Anyway, I acknowledge my error during the second attempt for a violation of the law (rolling stop), which I only realize... read more

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Ofelia Sanchez 
2 months ago

Best driving school in the area! I’ve been trying to learn how to drive since I was a teenager always unsuccessfully. I came across this school hoping to try one more time, best decision of my life! the staff are very professional, patient and truly care about my success. I want to thank Pam so much! For her patience and mentorship throughout this process. I was a very nervous driver and I left that school feeling safe and 10000% confident with my driving skills. A very special thank you to JC as well for all his support wit... read more

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Anna Chen 
3 months ago

I want to thank Ahmed so much! He's like a mentor, incredibly patient with me especially because not everyone has the patience for a slow learner like me. He's always willing to explain things again and again, without ever getting irritated or annoyed. He helped me overcome my driving anxiety. I remember having a class with another instructor (I won't mention his name), but he was very rude and impatient. I felt hopeless because I didn't think anyone else could help. Driving anxiety made me find excuses to avoid it altogethe... read more

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gabriel wallelgn 
2 weeks ago

I took both my knowledge and skills tests at this location. The instructor for my skills test had a thick accent and didn't give clear directions. For instance, she asked me to park behind a white car, but there were two white cars. When I asked which one, I could tell she was getting irritated, which made me very nervous. She then said to go into the driveway, and I interpreted as to back up into the driveway. She actually meant to park behind the white car closest to the driveway. If you’re a first-timer or have difficulty... read more

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Lalith Kaushik 
4 months ago

Rude staffs with limited patience, so really hard to learn driving with them. Would not recommend, especially for your skill tests. You expect them to point/correct your mistakes during the warmups, but they stay mostly silent throughout the warmup and would directly fail in the skills test. 

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Defensive Driving School and Driver License Testing Center has a 4.9 star rating with 314 reviews. 

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