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.


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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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 110 reviews)
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Just passed my driving test and all thanks to Carrie! 🙌

I had taken a 2 hour session “Pre-Test Preparedness Course” with Instructor Carrie and she really boosted my confidence. Really impressed with the Bay Area Driving Academy’s 5-CORE COMPETENCIES Assessment. I was lucky enough to have Carrie as my instructor, she was super cool, patient, friendly and knowledgeable about all things driving, safety, cars and tips. Loved our chats during the session and feel much more confident and competent as a driver thanks to her guidance. Carrie even sent me notes and feedback post our session for my reference anytime. Would highly recommend learning with Bay Area Driving Academy & specifically from Carrie! (11/29/2022)

Veni Are

Wow. Completely blown away with my experience and the lessons I received. I drove and was taught with/by Carrie, and other members of my family have been taught by them too. The lessons were fun every time. The first day Carrie took me up to the mountains, and had me driving on big streets. It may seem daunting, but Carrie picks up well on the ability of the driver. The lessons following were just as fantastic. A huge part of what makes this company awesome is that they have genuine care for the people they are teaching. Carrie has worked with drivers of many different skill levels. If someone is uncomfortable or scared with the idea of driving Carrie would definitely help. I could have taken my driving test after the required number of lessons, but I had an extra to help and I think it genuinely did. Surprised to see some of the other reviews having trouble with communication. Carrie would text me before lessons, telling me they are coming, and I could also take the initiative to text them and ask if they were on their way, which I would receive a fast response to. Another cool part of this company is the lesson summary, that gets emailed after every lesson. It tells you how you performed on the lesson, and recommendations and comments on what to practice and improve Overall an extremely positive experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn to drive or review their driving skills. Shoutout Carrie! (11/25/2021)

Danella (Sunnyvale)

It took me a while to get over my fear of driving, I felt so much confident and safe when I started these lessons! I took three lessons with Sandra and she made me feel so comfortable, I usually get really nervous when driving on the road but Sandra guided me perfectly and had a lot of patience, first two lessons were on the streets and different areas in my city. We practiced on hills and eventually I got on the freeway 🙂 definitely book a lesson with Sandra if you’re a new driver! I then took a pre-test lesson with Carrie a week before my exam and by this time I was comfortable with driving, Carrie as well had a lot of patience, she made me feel safe on the road and took the time to make sure I was prepared and ready for my exam. I as well would recommend Carrie as an instructor! Today was my exam and I passed! Huge thanks to both Sandra and Carrie, passed with 6 mistakes. (10/26/2021)

Yessenia S. (San Jose)

Carrie was my driving instructor, and serves as the CEO of the Bay Area Driving Academy. She is incredibly kind, compassionate, knowledgable, and professional. Before learning with Carrie I had no driving experience. Through only a few sessions with Carrie I had the tools I needed to comfortably pass the driving test at the Santa Clara DMV. Carrie is a particularly good instructor given her effective and clear communication (verbally and via emails), organization, and genuine dedication to her students. She is a pleasure to work with, and is highly recommended as a driving instructor. (4/25/2021)

Zachary (Mountain View)

I took a refresher lesson and test-day assist course after moving from Canada to the Bay Area. Carrie was excellent and helped me feel confident on the road test and on any California specific rules and regulations. (11/25/2020)

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