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 and each had their unique tale of how they got their freedom and independence behind the wheel during the 1990s.


All four friends learned to drive between the ages of 15 1/2 to 25 years old not only out of necessity (work, school, etc) but to explore the vastness of Bay Area metro-plex! The four friends, due to their new mobility, explored everything in the area from the calm beauty of Napa Valley to the sunny coastal shores of Santa Cruz and Monterey. Through their drive-to-adventures, they developed deep friendships with each other and the love of the Bay Area community.



The four friends with their unique business backgrounds came together and discovered that their shared commitments to education and community combined made good sense for a driving school. However, they wanted to do more than just a regular driving school they wanted to create something different. Something no one was doing. Something that ties the training to the community in which we served.



With that, they decided to create a company with a mission to transform how people learn to drive in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Creating a program designed with not only the Bay Area roadways in mind but with the unique driving culture here that makes the Silicon Valley who we are as a community.


An industry veteran, Carrie Lampman, along with partners Tavia Anderson, Sadie Najar, and Jimmy Lai founded the Bay Area Driving Academy in September 2015. With more than combined 10 years of driving school experience and 100 years of business experience, 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.



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[Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, Foster City, San Mateo]



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