What we do

Comprehensive Driving Program

Offering a modern & complete Bay Area driver training program for both teens or adults. Our program is designed as three two-hour lessons that covers everything from basic techniques, driver safety, local drive culture, DMV driver test and more! Click here for information!

Specific Courses to Meet All Needs

Bay Area Driving Academy offers so much more to meet all of your driver training needs. Whether you are a newly relocate resident needing to practice or a mature driver needing to refresh their safety skills – we have a course that will fit your needs. See all available courses!

Online Driver’s Education Course

In today’s modern life, we all can appreciate the convenience of being online. Bay Area Driving Academy is passionate in finding ways to make driver education as convenient as possible while maintaining the quality and completeness of educational curriculum. Learn more!

What you need to know

Taking Driving Courses from Us

Bay Area Driving Academy commitment to excellence ensures you are getting the VERY BEST driving instructors available in San Francisco Bay Area. Our instructors are hand selected through a highly vetted process to ensure the highest level of knowledge-ability and professionalism. All of our instructors are certified with a CA DMV Instructor’s License. Click here for more information on our instructors.


We provide pick up and drop off from any location that works best for the student, as long as you are within the areas we serve.  We use automatic Honda Civic Hybrids, and each car has an extra brake and mirror for the instructor. We also have full insurance coverage on all of our vehicles. Click here for more information on our vehicles.



Our Current Service Areas:

Where ever you live in the San Francisco Bay Area – North, East or South – we can help you learn how to drive. Even if you are outside of our current service areas, we can set up a meeting location that works for you.


Service Areas:

South Bay –

Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View

Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose


North Bay –

Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Redwood City

San Carlos, Belmont, Foster City, San Mateo


Serving Santa Clara County and San Mateo County


Our staff

  • Carrie Lampman
    Chief Executive Officer/ Head Instructor. Grew up in Sunnyvale CA.
  • Jimmy T. Lai
    Chief Operations Officer/ Marketing Director. Jimmy grew up in Cupertino.
  • Join Our Team
    Are you looking for an exciting career in education/ training?.

Our story

Four Bay Area friends, coming together to transform the driving school industry.

The humble beginnings of Bay Area Driving Academy started with the personal driver training experiences of each of the four founders. All four grew up in the Bay Area and each had their unique tale of how they got their freedom and independence behind the wheel during the 1990s.  The four friends with their unique backgrounds came together and discovered that their shared commitments of education and community combined made good sense for a driving school. With that they decided to create a company with a mission to transform how people learn to drive in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Industry veteran, Carrie Lampman, along with partners Tavia Anderson, Sadie Najar and Jimmy Lai, founded the Bay Area Driving Academy in September 2015. They look to transform the driving school industry by having a strong commitment and passion to a quality program, providing excellent personal service, and ensuring safety as a top priority.