Chief Executive Officer/ Head Instructor Carrie


Industry veteran Carrie Lampman has driver training in her blood (her father was an owner, operator, and instructor in Sunnyvale for over 20+ years prior). Carrie is Head Instructor and CEO of Bay Area Driving Academy. Over 15 years of experience provided Carrie a rich knowledge base from years training in various technology and driver education companies. Furthermore, Carrie provided driver training to thousands of students throughout the Bay Area. As a result, her exemplary career has made her one of the top-rated driving instructors in the area. Consequently with over 100+ recommended 5-star reviews across various top review sites.


Driving Instructor Carrie

Carrie, born and raised in Sunnyvale, attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Carrie provided employee training for the tech industry prior to becoming a driving instructor. Hence, years of corporate training experience has enhanced her overall skills and techniques in the field. Therefore, during years at various companies, Carrie developed and designed numerous training programs and modules. Specifically, her training leads to more efficient use of time and higher retention of information.


More importantly, Carrie has 15+ years of top-quality driver training experience. Making Carrie highly knowledgeable working with students of all backgrounds and ages. Most noteworthy, Carrie possesses exceptional patience and technical skills. Carrie has one of the best reputations for driver training and education in the Bay Area. Above all, she is well respected in Silicon Valley. Indeed, Carrie is widely considered one of the top driver education and training experts in the Bay Area.


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RECENT REVIEWS for Head Instructor Carrie
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 107 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5

If you want to learn to drive, I would definitely recommend Bay Area Driving Academy. Carrie was an amazing instructor! She took away my initial nervousness about driving with helpful tips and casual chats as we drove around. By my third lesson, I was very comfortable driving with her both on the backroads and the highway. I just got my license this week, and am very excited to drive! 1/16/2016

Rahul L. (Santa Clara)
Rated 5 out of 5

Carrie was a very good and experienced instructor. I completed my 6 hours over 3 lessons, and was on the highway by the 3rd lesson. 1st lesson was driving around neighborhood and 35-40 MPH streets, 2nd lesson was hill driving + parking, 3rd lesson was highway + driving test prep.

She prepared me for DMV driving test well, going over the score sheet and all the things I could be marked off for.

Unlike other driving schools, you pay per lesson (rather than paying for all 3 lessons upfront), so if you’re not happy you don’t have to continue.

I was happy with my experience. 1/15/2016

Darren L. (Cupertino)
Rated 5 out of 5

I had heard great things about Carrie (from Sunnyvale Driving school) from some friends whose children were in the process of getting their license so I called her for my oldest son’s lessons.

She is a very personable, positive and professional driving teacher. I called her again for my middle son’s lessons and he just finished his 3rd lesson today. After each lesson, she makes sure to connect with the parent and go over what he needs to work on. I will definitely call her again when it’s time for my 3rd son’s time behind the wheel lessons. 1/6/2016

Joan C. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5 out of 5

I first met Carrie 5 years ago when she provided behind the wheel training for my daughter. She did an awesome job (my daughter passed the driver’s test her first time!). So when it came time for my son to learn to drive, I again reached out to Carrie. Carrie was very responsive to my questions and got back to me quickly with an appointment time. My son reported back that he learned a great deal, and that Carrie gave him valuable tips that will help him be a better driver and pass his driver’s test. Carrie is really the best out there for behind the wheel training. I feel better as a passenger when my son is driving thanks to Carrie’s excellent instruction! 11/13/2015

Cathy G. (Sunnyvale)
Rated 5 out of 5

I met Carrie through Sunnyvale Driving School and was impressed with her professionalism, warm personality and excellent skills as a teacher. I have tried several other driving teachers at other schools for my older children and Carrie is by far the best driving teacher we’ve ever met. She’s so great, I’m glad to see that she’s now branching out and starting her own driving school, the Bay Area Driving Academy. We will stick with Carrie in her new venture – I know she’s the best teacher for my son. He’s enjoying his lessons too, and learning really quickly. Carrie covers what is required for him to know for his test but also goes beyond that and makes sure he also knows other important things, like how to parallel park (which is no longer part of the driving test). (11/16/2015)

Maureen R. (Palo Alto)


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