I understand and agree to the following terms and conditions.

This Agreement is between you, the student, and ADVANTAGE DRIVING SCHOOL, INC, here after referred to as ADS. By signing this agreement, physically or electronically, you are ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE BINDING TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. You further acknowledge that you are over 18 years of age, or are a parent or legal guardian of a student under the age of 18.

All Students


During each lesson, the student must be in possession of a valid California Provisional Instruction Permit (under 18 years old), a valid California Instruction Permit (over 18 years old) or a valid Driver License that is issued by the state, country or territory of which the license holder is a resident. The State of California does NOT recognize an International Driving Permit (IDP) as a valid driver license. Lessons will be cancelled without refund if the student does not have their valid permit/license with them at the beginning of the lesson or obtained within 15 minutes of the lesson start time, (grace period to be deducted from the lesson time).

Scheduling of Driving Lessons.

We strongly encourage students to schedule all purchased lessons at the time of enrollment. Oftentimes, the instruction calendar may be completely full weeks in advance. Students who schedule one lesson at-a-time often must wait 2-3 weeks (or longer) between lessons. Experience has shown that the closer lessons are scheduled together, the quicker students are able to develop the foundational skills required to practice safe driving..


Instruction will be provided by highly-trained Advantage Driving School driving instructors who hold valid DMV instruction licenses. All lessons are conducted as one-on-one lessions. During the course of a students behind-the-wheel training with ADS, there may be a 2nd Driving Instructor present in the vehicle during the lesson.

Instruction Vehicles.

Driving lessons will be conducted in ADS company owned, insured, and maintained vehicle(s), equipped with dual controls for added safety. Insurance regulations prohibit instruction in non-ADS owned vehicles.

Pick-Up, Drop-Off, Start and End Times.

Instructor(s) will pick-up the student from an agreed upon location (ex: home, school, work, etc.), at the appointed time and will drop the student off at an agreed upon location 2 hours later. If the student is late for the appointment, or does not have their permit/license, the lesson will be shortened accordingly. If the Instructor is late, the lesson will start when the student is picked up and will end 2 hours later. Occasionally, lessons may exceed 2 hours due to traffic. There will be no extra charge or compensation for such delays.

Medical Insurance.

All students must have medical insurance coverage.

Student Mental Fitness for Instruction.

All Students are expected to be mentally and physically able to follow the Instructors guidance. ADS and its Driving Instructor(s) reserve the right to stop a lesson at any time due to the students reckless driving or unsafe conditions. If an instructor suspects that a student is unable to drive safely due to intoxication, inattention, reckless behavior, etc. then the Instructor may (at their discretion) immediately terminate the lesson and return the student to the pick-up location. If a lesson must be terminated by the instructor due to the students condition (intoxication, inattention, reckless behavior, etc.) the remainder of the lesson will be forfeited without refund.

Emails and Text Messages.

ADS will send emails and text messages regarding payments, scheduling lessons and appointment reminders. If you do not want to be notified of payments, scheduling and appointment reminders, via text messages please click this link.

Lesson Payment.

Instruction fees must be paid in-full prior to the start of any scheduled driving lesson. We gladly accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards. If you choose the Pay As You Go Plan, payment for each individual lesson is due upon the start of each lesson. Lessons not paid for at the time of the lesson may be billed at the individual lesson price which is higher than the package price.

Personal Property.

ADS is not responsible for items left in company vehicles or office, although we will make a reasonable effort to return any items left behind.

Guarantee Policy.

ADS guarantees your satisfaction. If you have any questions or concerns about our service, please ask to speak with a manager by calling our offices at 888-895-0644. We will make it right.

Remediation Policy.

No failure by ADS to perform any of its obligations hereunder shall be deemed a breach thereof, unless Student or Parent has given written notice of such failure to ADS and ADS does not cure such non-performance within thirty (30) days after receipt of such notice. Students/Parents rights and remedies in the event of a breach or alleged breach of this Agreement by ADS shall be limited to Student/Parents, if any, to recover damages in an action at law and in no event shall Students/Parents be entitled by reason of any breach or alleged breach to enjoin, restrain or seek to enjoin or restrain the operations of ADS. Any and all notices hereunder shall be in writing and shall be addressed to management of ADS by personal delivery or mail service at Advantage Driving School business office address: 5440-F Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95123

Cancellation Policy.
Cancellation within less than 24 hours notice may be charged $50 fee.
Last Minute cancellations (less than 2 hours prior to scheduled start time) student No Show may result in full lesson-fee forfeiture.
Teen Students.

The State of California requires completion of a minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction from a licensed driving school for anyone taking the DMV road test prior to their 18th birthday. Additionally minor-aged students must complete at least 50 hours of supervised practice (10 hours must be night driving) with a California licensed adult 25 years of age or older. Practice must be completed over a minimum 6-month period. Any professional instruction provided over the 6-hour minimum will count towards the 50 hours of practice requirement.