• HomeSafe Driving School
    Driving School
    Established March 2013


    Get You. Passengers. Others. HomeSafe!

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  • HomeSafe Driving School
    Driving School
    Established March 2013


    Get You. Passengers. Others. HomeSafe!

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About Us

Our Philosophy

HomeSafe Driving School is committed to creating safe drivers. A "safe driver” (1) is a distinct term for a certain mindset that encompasses the hard skills of technical driving and the soft skills of character and attitude - including being more present, patient, and aware of people in the vehicles around us. We do the basics exceptionally well; however, we are not content to stop there - we focus on developing the whole driver. Research demonstrates that drivers perform more safely, comfortably, and effectively in direct proportion to the quality and thoroughness of their education, training, and parental involvement (2). As such, our Behind-the-wheel training, interactive classes, and workshops provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the do’s and don’ts covered in many driver education programs. It is geared to surpass DMV requirements and prepare graduates to perform exceedingly well—not only on the day of the exam, but for a lifetime behind the wheel. Our name, HomeSafe, therefore, reflects our core commitment - a commitment that began long before the first meeting between instructor and student, and runs throughout the entire program and beyond: producing safe and competent drivers. This requires an understanding of what it means to be a “safe driver.” It is a mindset to continually choose to do whatever it takes to Get You, Passengers, and Others. Homesafe.

(1) Williams, Allan F.,David F. Preusser, and Katherine A. Ledingham. "Feasibility Study on Evaluating Driver Education Curriculum." Preusser Research Group, Inc. (2009): iii, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14. Department of transportation national highway traffic safety administration. (2)Young drivers: the high risk years. 2011. DVD. IIHS, 2011. HS-

Team Member
Brad McDermott

DMV Licensed Instructor

Team Member
Raul Garcia

DMV Licensed Instructor

Team Member
Andy Becker

DMV Licensed Instructor

Team Member
Sterling Hernandez

DMV Licensed Instructor

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Our Process

Driver Ed

  • Complete class online or in classroom
  • at 15 1/2 yrs. old, take 46 question test at DMV
  • Get permit signed by a Driving Instructor

Driver Training

  • Complete min of 6-hrs with Driving Instructor  
  • Receive Gold Completion Certificate
  • Practice a min of 50-hrs with Adult Driver 25 yrs or older (10 at night)
  • Practice a min of 6 months


  • Drive for 12 months with no one under 20 yrs. old
  • Drive between 5am and 11pm

Online Driver's 


Complete online or in classroom

At 15 1/2 yrs. old, take 46 question test at DMV
Get permit signed by a Driving Instructor

Behind the Wheel 


6-Hours is required by DMV for teens. We have many options.

Schedule Online

Coaching & Extra 


Many drivers require more practice to become a safe driver.

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  • Brad is awesome. I'm from NYC, moved to LA a few months ago and didn't know anything about driving. He will work with you on all your problem areas until you get it, mine being gauging distance and left/right turns. He isn't crazy, or on his phone constantly, and doesn't stress you out like some driving instructors I also had. I felt like a better driver after each lesson. I would definitely recommend.

    Cat W.
  • I'm 30, and I have never driven before, so I bought 20 hours with him. I passed my test on a first try with only 3 mistakes, and a great part of the merit goes to him.He is dedicated to excellence and very encouraging. He would tell you if you are making a mistake but at the same time tell you not to beat yourself over it, cause you have stay focused on the road and proceed .The greatest part is, immediately after the test I felt really comfortable driving on my own, even on the freeway. Thanks!

    Irena N.
  • I always considered driving a nervous, stressful event every time I got behind the wheel. I used to sweat like there was no tomorrow when I sat in that driver's seat. However, Brad and HomeSafe Driving School has changed all of that around and more!!! Brad has helped me build a confidence in driving I never knew I could have. With every driving lesson, I became significantly less nervous while driving and actually looked forward to driving with Brad.

    Jessica H.
  • The timing of the lesson was just right. I felt like I could practice until I got it right, not for some set amount of time. I was excited to get out on the big streets!

    John M.
  • Janet really made me feel really at ease right from the start. She has a really calm, yet friendly manner. She broke things down into really simple steps and had really made me feel more confident about learning to drive in California.

    Tanya C.
  • We engaged Brad to provide the behind the wheel training for our permitted daughter. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! He was kind, patient and encouraging. There were times when we needed flexibility in our scheduled appointments and he was always accommodating.

    Vince A.
Our Blog

Thoughts & Ideas

These are our comments and stories from instructors, office, and some students.  

Why we don't simply teach the DMV route
April 21, 2015

Why we don't simply teach the DMV route

Posted by Brad McDermott
Rain and Southern California Drivers
Apr 18, 2014

Rain and Southern California Drivers

Posted by Brad McDermott

We've got plenty more to say

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HomeSafe Driving School
188 E. 17th St. 
Costa Mesa CA, 92627
Phone: (949) 793-0311
HomeSafe Driving School - Orange
Orange, CA 92865
Phone: (714) 769-6965
HomeSafe Driving School at OCC
2701 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa CA, 92626

HomeSafe Driving School at GWC
15744 Goldenwest St .
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
Phone: (714) 475-1920

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