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Driving Lessons in San Francisco and the Peninsula

Rivadavia Driving School delivers professional driving lessons to teens and adults of all levels looking to learn to drive easily, safely and confidently. For 25 years, we have specialized in defensive driving, helping hundreds of individuals reach their driving goals and experience the freedom of a California driver’s license.

Overcome driving anxiety – Nervous students are our specialty

Driving Lessons

Defensive Driving Saves Lives

We offer:

  • Adult driving lessons (all levels)
  • Teens 6 hours behind the wheel
  • Driving test preparation
  • Brush up lessons for licensed drivers
  • First time USA drivers
  • heavy traffic, freeway and more…

The defensive skills and advanced techniques we teach you far exceed the requirements of the driving test. Each lesson is catered to your specific needs, allowing you to learn effortlessly and become a competent driver, for life!


Learning to drive can be nerve racking. Our team of highly trained and qualified instructors will make you feel at ease with their calm, patience, courtesy and humor.

Macarena Guerrero

Emilio Guerrero

Yancarlos Santos Lopez

Javier Nunez


Safety first! You will be picked up in a DMV-inspected, dual-controlled, luxury vehicle.

Safe to drive. Fully insured.

Appointments 7 days a week • Free pick up and drop off

Check Out Our 5 Star Reviews

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Nabil H.

Emilio is such a fun, knowledgeable, and punctual teacher. He is very patient and teaches in a manner that has helped me remember the rules of the road over the years. I brag about never being in an accident in all my years of driving experience thanks to Emilio's defensive driving techniques. I was able to pass my driver's exam without a problem and I was very happy with the results.

Miriam M.

Rivadavia's knowledge and expertise is essential to helping create safe drivers....Rivadavia Driving School is an excellent choice! I couldnt be happier and it was money well spent. I highly recommend them.

Thanks Macarena! I could not have done it without you! :)

Brandon C.

Emilio and Macarena are excellent teachers and were incredibly patient as I overcame my fear of driving and went on to pass my driving test with flying colors! I can't recommend this driving school enough. I had about 8 lessons and came out of it a skilled defensive driver.

Desiree B.

Though I found Rivadavia Driving School later than I wish I had, I am truly grateful for my experience. Again, I had most of my lessons with Macarena and I had one with Emilio but BOTH instructors are great and I highly recommend either of them!

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