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Julie Siegel

Great experience with this school! The instructors were relaxed and great with my son.

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Xiaofang M.

I asked some Chinese driving schools, $450 for passing guarantee. But I don't want to spend that much money on that. So I took 1-hour class + driving test with Christian at DDS U district. Christian is very encouraging, patient, and …

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Karen Davis

Both my kids went through DDS. They did a great job of helping them become safe, defensive drivers.

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Grace Brown

Defensive Driving School was very good I learned a lot from my instructor Christian. He was very patient and he made driving a breeze.

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Kate S.

This was an amazing experience for me and I learned so much from this class! I connected well with my teacher, Brian, and that made the class even more fun, and helpful! 10/10 would recommend!!!!

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Ami Gloudeman

My driving experience with Christian was very insightful. He had may great tips and was very knowledgable and informative! Glad I took the class!

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Rochelle H.

I highly recommend this school. I found the teachers to be conscientious and professional. I have a license from another country and I found them to be fair in evaluating where I had adjustments to make and patient in explaining where the …

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Yan C.

I went to the DDS at U district and had 4 lessons with Christian and 1 lesson with Bryan. They are definitely great teachers and taught very well and patiently. I passed the driving test on my first try.

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vant 001

Very nice class. Was easy to schedule and change drives. Had Jordan, was really good at explaining the material.

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Kristen O

Overall we had an excellent experience with DDS! They are organized and my child learned a lot; we had another child who took drivers ed with a different organization and DDS is much better. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the student driver instructor Marty, who is very negative and talks a lot. Other instructors were great.

Tina Kishore

i enjoyed my classes with both Mary and Natalie. Despite my driving experience of 28 years I found value in their instructions and guidance and a very calming attitude. definitely recommended!

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Lori N.

All the girls that I talked to over the phone from the Bellevue, Edmonds and Seattle stores were sooooooooo helpful! I called on a few different occasions only to confirm some things and answer a couple of question. Super helpful! My son …

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Erik N.

I finished the class in the Silverdale location just the other day and I enjoyed the course. I would recommend for sure!

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Elise T.

I recently finished a 10 class adult driving classes package with this school at this location. As a driver that is on the older side (20s), I just wanted to get some driving in and get my license. This school did that for me. Having a full…

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Jonathan Coleman

I passed with Defensive Driving School and can recommend Christian Holtz (U-District). He is a really knowledgeable teacher, and made me feel comfortable on the road.

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David L.

Tyson (South Everett) was an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient with a sense of humor as well.

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Ella Buzzo

Awesome School, definitely will recommend to my friends! 🙂

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荆垚

Driving test passed here, great decorating inside

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Holly H

Yes I will for definitely recommend a friend. My daughter's class went very well and her drives were very good as well.

Hannah S

Excellent school and driving lessons.

Lisa Hewson

Natalie is a great instructor, both in the classroom and on drives. I would highly recommend DDS.

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Minori Watanabe

My son learned a lot from the class, and he liked the instructors. I sat in the car when he had his first driving lesson, and I thought the instructor was very patient and calm. Whenever I had a question, the customer service was very …

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Jacqui Sinatra

Excellent program. Comprehensive coverage of current driving issues with professional staff.

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Beth Trigg

Professional, customer service oriented and exceptional communication. Would definitely recommend.

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Hayley N.

It was very helpful and educational about driving and road safety. The instructors are very nice and know what they are doing! I had Bryan at the U district location, he was great and eager to teach us. Would recommend to all new drivers.

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Bell H.

Had a great time, I'm glad I chose this place to take my classes at. Good subject coverage, fine classrooms, time well spent.

Response from JC F.

Bell, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the class.

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Javier F.

Very helpful online help. Always kept us up-to-date on the scheduled drives.

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Val S.

This is in regards to West Seattle location:

Everything was very organized and the classes and appointments went smoothly. My son was able to take care of it all himself. Mostly because they send a million reminder emails. He needed that.

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Val, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We're also appreciative that our constant reminders didn't annoy you:) We wish you and your son a life time of ticket and collision free driving.

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Steven Henry

My daughter was pretty terrified of getting behind the wheel and going into actual traffic, but Defensive Driving School has done a great job easing her into things and building her confidence.

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Grace Fosado

Great program! Very organized.

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Tracy Brown

The classes were run very smooth and they provided good information to our teen driver . Staff was very polite and easy to work with.

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Alex S.

The location was convenient and the instructor, Jim, was great! He kept the kids engaged in class and was very patient in the car. My son really enjoyed him as an instructor and learned a lot....he made the kids understand the safety and …

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Katherine Gudgel

I think my daughter will be well-prepared for driving after completing this course.

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Caleb Backer

Nice people doing a nice job. Gary will teach u life lessons.

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Sicilia M.

Bryan is the best!!!! Classes are laid back and the instructors make learning how to drive fun and easy!!

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Drea Laird

Bryan Davis is very nice, on drives he's very patient. Nice learning experience.

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Annalisa L.

The best driving school ever!!! It taught me so much and my amazing instructor Bryan was the best driving teacher I've ever had! Super fun and funny made class super fun and enjoyable!

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Blythe Simmons

My daughter enjoyed her classes and liked the instructors at Defensive Driving School.

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Nicholas Matz

great

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Elaine Y.

Took a drivers ed class here during the summer. My teacher Bryan was very thorough and although it got boring at times due to the material we were covering, Bryan was interesting to listen to and very kind with retaking tests and homework, …

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Lilith Lysistrata

Did a good job teaching my teenager to drive. I signed her up for the collision avoidance course as well, which she loved and said gave her so much more confidence in her ability to avoid accidents. I highly recommend the base course but …

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kathleen gallant

Excellent school and highly recommended!

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Jeff Higgins

Great communication. Helpful and flexible staff. Great experience. My daughter really enjoyed her instructors.

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Adela Crisan

Great school!!

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B Pressey

The system for tracking and scheduling class was easy to use and let me change scheduled drives if our personal schedule changed. Instructor really worked hard to instill excellent driving habits. I am please how observant my son is when he…

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Lexy W.

Great driving school for teenagers. Think they made the classes as interesting as possible (no small task).

My kid actually learned to drive and got smoother and more confident after every lesson.

Main downside is that it's a bit difficult …

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Alexis W

About as good as driver's education could be. Conveniently located and easy to schedule drives. Frequent reminders and good communication.

Think the instructors were quite good.

Max Rose

Easy drive scheduling, great website

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Marie-claude B

Kept us informed and lead us through the whole process. We went to this school after a really bad experience with another school where we did not schedule the last 2 drives (no one told us) and lost all our money and had to redo the whole thing.

Mackenzie in the office was amazing and kept us on top of things the whole time. Everyone was super nice both to student and parents. Glad we did the switch and

will be using this school again in 2 years for our next student.

Connie C.

My teen has just finished a drivers education course at Defensive Driving School. Her classroom instructor was Brian, who did a really good job of explaining information to teens, provided a good structure for the class, my teen feels well …

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Robert C.

Finished my course and felt like I really learned a lot! The teachers were helpful and I could definitely see an improvement in my driving from when I started and ended the class. The people that monitor you while driving can be a little …

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Lisa A.

My teen driver just completed her driving course and is ready for the knowledge and skills test. The materials presented to students was very thorough and impressed upon the students the responsibility it takes to drive! The driving …

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S W.

I took both my knowledge and skills test at the University District DDS. I have to admit, when I went in I was very nervous- about my skills test in particular. However, the knowledge test was extremely fair and not intensely detailed and …

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Rony H.

I did my driving test at U district and I passed it. I had Christian as my instructor. He is very experienced in teaching driving and explaining the driving rules in Seattle. He also gives you tips for the driving test. If you are taking …

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mari s.

There are lots of choices for drivers Ed and defensive was amazing to work with, accommodating, efficient and very responsive. I would highly recommend this agency for drivers Ed needs.

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Treanna R.

Defensive Driving School was a quick and easy process for me. I had 3 classes for 4-5 weeks and passed all of the quizzes through studying the powerpoints and the booklets that were presented to us in class. My instructor Jordan was very …

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Katie M.

My son recently completed his drivers education class here. Wonderful instructors who are patient and take the time to apply real world experiences of their own into the instruction. My son commented several times how "un-stressful" the …

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Yunyun C.

I didn't take class in this driving school, but I passed the test still. Jordan C is very easy-going and makes me less nervous when taking the test, which is very important for the performance I think. The location is very close to campus, …

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Hmac 131

I am a student driver learning under Bryan at the U district location and this is the letter I felt needed to be said. I have bad anxiety and I was referred to Bryan and I could not have asked for a better instructor

Good morning,

I am a …

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Tyra K.

I am a new driver and was nervous at first to start driving. But, the instructors are very easy to talk to and teach you everything you need to know to pass the knowledge and driving test. My teacher, Brian was very calm with nervous first-…

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Marina A.

I had a great experience with this school. All the instructors are friendly and very helpful.

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Kalan Woods-Torrez

I attended a teen course at defensive driving school and loved it! I would highly recommend them! Scheduling was a breeze, everyone was very friendly and I feel like I am more than prepared to hit the road

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Yazan Alonaizan

I went to the U District location for driving lessons and I had a great experience with the best instructor Bryan. He is patient, knowledgeable, and humorous, so you won't be too nervous being behind the wheel. (I definitely recommend …

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Ronnie S.

I moved here from Denmark less than a year ago.

Back home I have more than 25 years of experience driving but I still needed to get my Washington drivers license for a couple of reasons:

1. It's the law.

2. I need it in order to apply for …

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E R.

After having heard many horror stories about Drivers' Ed, how boring it is, how terrible the teachers are, how difficult the tests are, I was extremely pleasantly surprised by the experience I had at Defensive Driving School. I took the …

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Jordan C.

"There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well:drive and make love." -Stirling Moss

First off, full disclosure. I am Jordan,an instructor at Defensive Driving School.I read a lot of these reviews ,and felt the need to defend our…

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xiaodan zheng

I took 15 one-hour lessons at the driving school, haven't passed the driving test though. My instructor Christian is very nice and helpful.

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Laetitia L.

I only tried the location in Bellevue near Eastgate P&R with Michelle for the knowledge test and Jim for the skill test, no lesson and they never tried to sell me anything. I didn't take any lessons because I already have a French permit …

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Achira R.

I had come to US with almost negative driving experience; also being new to the country I didnt have any vehicle to practice on. I took lessons in the Defensive Driving School at U-district and now I know how to drive safely. My instructor …

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Major R.

I read the Yelp reviews after purchasing my test here, and thought I was for sure going to fail. So much for yelp. I passed my test, despite not doing an amazing job. I was tired when I took the test, made some mistakes I should not have, …

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Ansu J.

I took the 5 class driving package. It was very easy to book and schedule the lessons. My instructor Christian Haltz, was very friendly and welcoming. He gave me tips about what to improve on after each class. Extremely happy with the …

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Yoko Chaumont

Overall my experience was good. Jordan was a great instructor and gave me bass playing tips, in addition to driving tips. Everyone there seems pretty friendly. The only problem was that the administration side was kind of a pain to deal …

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Xin X.

I came from China. I went to DDS in U-district and had great experience with my instructor Christian here. He's nice and patient. Most importantly, he taught you very practical skills even those are not on the driving test (e.g. angle …

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Sabine S.

My experience with the U-district location of Defensive Driving School has been really good so far. Scheduling and payments were easily done through phone calls and emails, which were both answered quickly. If you want to cancel a lesson …

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Yvonne J.

I went to the U Dist location for Defensive and had a great experience with my instructor Bryan. He's patient, clear, and humorous, so you won't be too nervous being behind the wheel. (I definitely recommend asking for him!) I've also …

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Yvonne J

I went to the U Dist location for Defensive and had a great experience with my instructor Bryan. He's patient, clear, and humorous, so you won't be too nervous being behind the wheel. (I definitely recommend asking for him!) I've also …

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Jay Sam

nice instructors

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