Roadrunner Driving School Santa Rosa, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 2 reviews
We provide Driver Education classes for teenagers (adults welcome) and Driver Training for teenagers and adults. To register for these courses, call us. All instructors are state certified. All instruction and materials are approved by the California DMV.

We also do evaluations, brush-ups, and simulated road tests for teenagers and adults. Simulated road tests will only be conducted with students who can demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skill, and experience to drive unsupervised.
  • Adult Courses
  • Teen Courses
Contact Information
Website
Phone Number (707) 546-3238
City Santa Rosa, CA
Zip Code 95404
Address 725 Farmers Ln # 3
Products and Services
Drivers who must take a DMV drive test to renew a license, or avoid a suspension, may be uncertain of their skills and what will be required during the driving exam. A brush-up lesson or evaluation may be helpful to restore confidence, minimize anxiety and improve skills. The better prepared you are the less nervous you will feel. We want to help, and that includes being straight forward about your current driving skills and safety.
We provide Drivers Education for teenagers under the age of 18 at our classroom on the west side of Farmers Lane, across from Montgomery Village. Each class is 4 days, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Makeup days are available for students who cannot complete the course due to illness, or a family emergency, but if a class is full, a return student may have to wait for a class in which a seat is available. Check your school, work, vacation and personal appointment calendars before enrolling.
Key People
Leslie Allyn
Leslie Allyn
Owner & Behind-the-wheel Instructor
I began teaching Driver Education and Driver Training for other driving schools in 1993. I felt there was a lack of quality instruction, integrity, and service in the industry, so I opened Roadrunner Driving School in 1997. My background includes traffic accident investigation at Santa Rosa Police Department and completion of Defensive Driving and Emergency Vehicle Operations Courses at the California Highway Patrol Academy. I drove a tractor trailer for several years making deliveries between San Jose and Fort Bragg, and I drove a school bus in Sonoma County for 4 years. When I was sixteen, and newly licensed, I often hauled several horses to Annadel State Park or Point Reyes National Seashore to ride for the day. A couple of horses in a trailer behind you will teach you to drive safely up and down hills, on winding roads, on the freeway and at night.
Brad Cox
Brad Cox
Behind-the-wheel Instructor
Brad has been teaching with Roadrunner for over eleven years. He is a very professional, thorough and conscientious instructor. He is also an accomplished musician. Brad performs with several bands, gives private drum lessons, and teaches music to elementary school children. He relaxes by playing a wicked game of ice hockey.
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
Driver Education Classroom Instructor
Mr. Cohen is a retired public school teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching physical education and driver education. His class is very structured, and he follows a DMV-approved driver education lesson plan. Students will be well prepared to pass their DMV written test. Do Not Be Late for Class! In his spare time, Mr. Cohen loves to play golf and paint. Recently, he has exhibited a delightful talent for creating the most endearing greeting cards! Although Mr. Cohen considers himself retired, we are thrilled to have him as a member of our part time staff.
Reviews
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 2 reviews
  Premier Driving School
by Chelsea from Santa Rosa
Jan 05, 2014
When you speak to anyone there you can tell they care and have more knowledge than the other local driving schools. Keep up the good work Roadrunner!
I recommend this business
Classroom Drivers Education
  We definitely recommend them!
by Lauren M. from Santa Rosa, CA
Apr 29, 2012
I have to wonder about at least one of the reviews from an out of town reviewer. I enrolled my daughter at John's driving school for their classroom portion and it was terrible: basically glorified babysitting. But we tried a behind the wheel with them and it still was not satisfactory, so we did the second behind the wheel driving class with Roadrunner and the difference was dramatic. My daughter said the instructor was much more professional, she learned much more and felt much more confident than she did with John's. For her final behind the wheel session, the instructor said she would prepare her for the behind the wheel test by actually running her through like a driving examiner at the DMV. Not the actual drive, but similar so she could be prepared.
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