Friday, July 20, 2018

CHP start Smart Program


California has the second highest fatality rate nationwide, involving drivers between the ages of 15-20.  To help combat this growing problem, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting classes for teens and their parents.  This is a program specifically geared toward reducing collisions and injuries involving teen drivers.  This innovative program is called “Start Smart,” Driving Smart to Stay Safe.

WHO:             Teens age 15-20 and their parents. 

WHAT:           To raise awareness regarding the consequences of a poor choice when mixed with the decision to drive a motor vehicle.  Attendees will hear personal testimony from someone directly affected by a tragic collision.  

WHEN:           6:30 p.m., Sept. 5, 2018.  Please call to reserve a seat. 

WHERE:         Yuba Sutter CHP office
1619 Poole Boulevard, Yuba City, CA  95993

WHY:              To save the lives and prevent injuries to teen drivers. 

This class has been held bi-monthly for the past 13 years at the Yuba Sutter CHP Office.  We are reaching out to the community and encouraging anyone interested in participating to call the Yuba Sutter CHP office and enroll.  The class is free, takes 2 hours, and is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.  It has been said many times, this is the most important 2 hours a teen and parent can spend together to learn about the dangers of driving. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

professional Driving school

Article Local Driving School Why Do You Need to Be Picky When Choosing a Driving School?

Learning to drive has become extremely important due to the convenience and ease transportation provides. When you want to learn to drive, you can ask your friends or a family members to help you, but they won’t be able to provide you a professional lesson.
At Local Driving School
we want you to make an informed choice.  All of our instructors are licensed and bonded, we've conducted thorough background checks and hire only the best instructors. At Local Driving School we have a full time office staff ready to take your calls, answer your questions and assist with any issues you may have.

While driving schools claim to offer the best lessons, there are some that don’t deliver what they promise. Some driving "schools" are actually one driver (independent contractor) operating out of their own home. They don't have an office staff to answer your calls and often go out of business.  Local Driving School has been in business since 2001 and has various numbers of instructors and office staff at each location.

Bending rules

Some of the driving schools have the habit of bending the rules. There are instructors that provide in car lessons without approval from the DMV. To verify the driving school has a valid license to teach, please visit the DMV website.  Local Driving Schools license number is I-4741, all driving schools should disclose this information to you. If you are under the age of 18, a full 6 hours is required to receive your Certificate of Completion. Some driving schools will cut corners and short students hours.  At Local Driving School in Roseville, you will get your full 6 hours behind the wheel training.

Fake advertising

Fake or false advertising is another problem with some driving schools. If the school claims to teach you driving in just 3 days, it is a sign they are making false promises. Moreover, if the school claims to offer a certain type of lesson, but doesn't follow through when teaching you, then you must look for another school. Find out the lessons taught, look at YELP, Google, Yahoo and the driving schools website reviews or get referrals from previous students that have attended the driving school. Local Driving School believes in word of mouth advertisement. The majority of our students are referred from friends and family.

Overcharging students

There are some driving schools that charge you unnecessarily.  You should know exactly what services are provided and there should be no hidden fees.  At Local Driving School in Roseville, our prices and services are posted on our website and all fees are disclosed upfront.

Proper knowledge of safety precaution and road rules

Driving laws are constantly being updated. A good driving school should know the rules of the road and integrate them into your lessons. Local Driving School in Roseville will not only teach you the rules of the road, but we offer defensive driving as well.

Advantages of choosing Local Driving School in Roseville

Driving schools should follow a curriculum. For syllabus to be covered, the school should follow a structured and systematic method. The learning should include both practical and theoretical classes. Your performance should get thoroughly evaluated by the instructor, to see how well you are learning. This helps you move ahead into the next level of learning and helps you gain the knowledge you need. At Local Driving School in Roseville, we always follow the curriculum that is stated for you in each of our driving packages. We also provide you with a detailed instruction summary, so you know exactly what you have accomplished and what you need to work on before your next lesson.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Driving In the rain!

Local Driving School


Rain is here again and How do you Drive Safety in the Rain?
Here at Local Driving School we have your Safe travels in mind. Please enjoy this small list and keep yourself and loved ones safe.
*Maintain your lights.
*Maintain your tires.
*Driving Appropriately for the Conditions.
*Turn your headlights s on
*Stay five seconds behind the car in front of you.
*Avoid slamming on the brakes.
*Take turns slowly.
*Don’t use cruise control.
*Pull over if necessary.
*Check Road and Weather Reports before start driving.
Local Driving School
877 374-8316

Monday, December 16, 2013

Letter From Owner

Dear Parent:
                We certainly hope that your teen will enjoy their training experience with us, and that they will go on to safe driving in the future. However, having been in this business for years now, I am still worried about the actualities of teen Driver’s, and I would like to take a few moments of your time to make you aware of some facts you may not be aware of.
A teenager has an approximate 56% chance of having either an accident or incident (collision or ticketable offence) within one year of receiving their license to drive. According to National Highway Safety Administration:
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers.
In 1997, 5,477 young people (passengers and drivers age 15-20) died in motor vehicle crashes. Twenty-one percent of the young drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking.
Young people age 15-20 make up 6.7 percent of the total driving population in this country but are involved in 14 percent of all fatal crashes.
In 1997, over 60 percent of youth (16-20) who died in passenger vehicle Crashes were not wearing seat belts.
In 1997, almost one quarter (22 percent) of those who died in speed-related crashes were youth (15-20).
In the last decade, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes.
Sixty-five percent of teen passenger deaths occur when another teenager is driving.
Nearly half of the fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers were single vehicle crashes.
Forty-one percent of fatal crashes involving teenagers occur at nighttime (between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.).
One quarter of fatally injured teen drivers (16-20 years old) in 1995 had a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) at or above .10 percent, even though all were under the minimum legal drinking age and are not legally permitted to purchase alcohol.
2 out of 3 teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes are males.
          These statistics scare me, and they tend to show that, while we can teach our teens HOW to drive safely, we can’t MAKE them drive safely. However, these same statistical studies show that if a new driver can drive safely for at least one year, irrespective of age, they tend to have developed safer driving habits than their peers. So the question is, how can we help get them through that first year, safely?  

Thank You,

Manish Sondhi, (Owner)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Safe-driving tips for the Holidays

Holiday events and celebrations can be exciting times for family and friends to get together.But, get-togethers with family and friends can turn into tragedies when people are killed or injured in traffic crashes.

As the holiday season is approaching, motorists need to be mindful of actions that will make their holiday travel safer.  Drivers can protect themselves and their
passengers by following these holiday travel rules.

Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is tuned up and in good shape for travel.
This is especially important for winter driving conditions.

Restrain yourself and your passengers properly in seat belts and car safety seats.
Remember, the rear seat is the safest place for children of any age to ride.

Be flexible in setting your travel plans.  Leave early if you can to avoid the peak traffic
hours.  If snow is predicted during the time you plan to travel, change your
schedule.  It is better to reschedule your get-together than to risk the lives of traveling
family or friends.
Stay fresh and alert when driving.  Take plenty of breaks and do not push your-
self to meet an unrealistic schedule.  If you get tired, pull off the road into a rest area
or business, get out of the car for some fresh air, buy something to refresh you, or
just relax until you feel revived.  If that doesn't work, find a motel or campground
where you can spend the night.  Forty-one percent of fatal traffic accidents are
single vehicle crashes.  These crashes most often occur during the late night/
early morning hours and the late afternoon hours to drivers who are tired,
have consumed alcohol, or both.
Keep your speed down.  Give yourself plenty of time and distance to
react to the traffic around you.  Let impatient and aggressive drivers
pass you or go through the intersection ahead of you so that you
control the situation.

Do not pass if you cannot see enough clear road to pass safely.

If there will be drinking at your holiday get-together, choose
a designated driver who will remain alcohol free.

 Because driving requires your full attention, pull off
the road if you have to use your cellular pho
Local Driving School
(877) DRIVE-16

(877) 374-8316

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

100 deadliest days

Summer Driving: the “100 deadliest days”, and what you can do about it.
            With summertime upon us, who isn’t looking forward to their outdoor barbeques, trips to the ocean or mountains, family vacations, and a little more rest and relaxation? Unfortunately, there is a little known secret revealing the darker side of summer—that accident rates and vehicle fatalities soar, leading some law enforcement officers to call it the “100 deadliest days”
            In fact, the summer months are on average the most dangerous months for driving, with August being the deadliest overall. Why? Mainly because of the rapid influx of teen drivers on the road, with the inexperience and risky behaviors common among that population. With teens out of school, they spend far more time driving to and from work and other social engagements. Considering that teens are proportionally the most at-risk population of drivers, it’s no wonder that accident rates increase. But there’s another element of summer that endangers teen drivers. According to a recently released U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report, “more than 11,000 teens on average use alcohol for the first time, 5,000 start smoking cigarettes, and 4,500 try marijuana” on each day of summer. Dr. Westley Clark, director of the administration’s Center for Substance Abuse, reviewed a report of over 230,000 teen interviews, and attributes the increase in dangerous behavior to the fact that “adolescents are on a break from school and have more idle time; they have fewer structured responsibilities, and less adult supervision.”
            But there is one final danger also associated with teens and summertime—distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been researching distracted driving for nearly a decade, and in a 2009 report concludes, “The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers is the under-20 age group” with “16% of all under-20 drivers in fatal crashes” being due to distracted driving. Moreover, the primary culprit of distracted driving is text messaging, particularly with touch screen phones. In addition, the UK Telegraph reports that men get in more summer accidents from being distracted by women wearing less clothing.
            Parents and concerned citizens alike can do several things to counteract these dangers. First, parents should be diligent about helping their children understand the fatal danger of risky behaviors while driving. This includes driving under the influence, driving while distracted, whether it’s from texting or talking to friends, and speeding. In addition, parents should particularly hold their children as accountable as possible to not text and drive. Considering the substantial danger associated with this behavior, it’s something to be taken very seriously. Lastly, while this may seem odd in today’s culture, evidence indicates that if men and women dress more modestly during the summer, it will decrease accidents due to being distracted by the opposite sex.
            We in particular at Local Driving School take these issues very seriously. As professionals in the community most familiar with the dangers associated with risky driving, we make it a priority to help educate and prepare our students for the increased risks of summertime driving. We train each student with proven defensive driving techniques such visual search, hazard detection, risk perception, speed control, space management, and driver attitude, and we encourage them to remain vigilant about driving responsibly. Our instructors are well versed in explaining the dangers of risky behavior such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, and speeding, and they connect with students in a thoughtful and engaging manner.
            If you are a parent or a concerned citizen, we ask that you ensure your child gets the best training possible, and we recommend our services to you. We also hope that you will join us in being a conscientious voice helping to raise awareness about these vital issues in our community.  

The Local Driving School Team
(877) DRIVE-16
(877) 374-8316

[i] Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.
[ii] US News, July 2012,
[iii] National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, “An Examination of Driver Distraction as Recorded in NHTSA Databases, Sep. 2009.
[iv] The Telegraph, 2010,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blind Spot

Local Driving School

By: Manish (Mani) Sondhi 
(877) DRIVE-16


No matter how good your vision is though, every vehicle has blind spots. These are areas that you cannot see in your field of vision, peripheral vision, or mirrors when looking forward.

Properly adjusting your side mirrors will help reduce your blindspots, but they cannot fix them completely. To best adjust your mirrors, push them outwards until you can just barely see the side of your car in them while in the driver seat

Small vehicles such as motorcycles will be especially hidden in blind spots. This means you always need to turn your head and look over your shoulder whenever changing lanes. How many times have you been riding with your parents in the passenger seat and you nearly see an accident as a car in front of you changes lanes and almost hits the car next to it? Most of the time it’s because the driver didn’t check his or her blind spot before changing lanes. Always check your blind spots!