Grand Opening Promotional Special! $330 for 6-hour package

1st Mile Driving School

(530) 588-9011 - DMV Lic. #E2054

About Us

BEST Prices!

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Grand Opening Specials through the end of 2019!

Great Teachers!

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Qualified instuctors with 30+ years experience.

Our Cars!

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High-end, SAFE  Acura cars!

OWNERS

Owners: David & Lesa Esparza

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David is the Operator of 1st Mile Driving School. He is a graduate of Chico State University with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He has resided in Chico since 1982 and has taught driver's education starting in 1996 at four different drivers ed schools in the north state area. He has taught driver's ed to young immigrant students with limited English vocabulary, bi-lingual students and students up to 78 years old. David is fluent in Spanish and he has desired to open his own driving school for many years, wanting to take the best qualities of each school he has worked at, along with his own  professional and personal driving skills and incorporate them into 1st Mile Driving School. He and his wife Lesa, a state Certified Residential Appraiser, have put together an experienced staff of educators with over 69+ years of driver's ed teaching experience. We, at 1st Mile Driving School, are anxious to help you learn to be a good driver and practice safe driving skills. It is our personal goal that the students we teach do not become a statistic and that our students have a good quality experience, from our educated instructors to the quality of the vehicles we have chosen for your use.

Education

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Take your classroom education at any online school, get your permit, then give us a call @ (530) 588-9011 to book your seat behind the wheel. We offer our driving school in Chico, Paradise, Magalia, Oroville, Glenn & Tehama counties.

Online Classes

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Our Information

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Current Grand Opening Promotion!

6 hours of personalized  Behind-the-Wheel driving instruction for $330! 

MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!

Contact Us

Phone:  (530) 588-9011

email:  inbox.firstmile@gmail.com

Office location: 574 Manzanita Ave #6, Chico, CA 95926

Hours: 12-5 Mon - Thurs, 10-2 Friday. Closed Sat & Sun.

Map to our Office

Coverage Area & Availability

 We cover most of Butte, Glenn & Tehama counties. Free, convenient pickup & drop off available to most locations. Weekend appointments available. Call for more details. 

Social Media Sites

Please link up with us on these social media sites:

Instagram:  1stMile4u

Facebook:  1st Mile Driving School

LinkedIn:  1st Mile Driving School

Other FAQs & Services Available

Success on the State of California DMV written exam is required prior to our 6-hour Behind-the-Wheel training, and subsequently receiving a teen learner's permit.


The Certificate of Completion is required for new drivers ages 15-1/2 to 17-1/2 to take the California written exam.


We also offer additional services such as:  

- Additional hours of Behind-the Wheel instruction 

- Night-time instruction for an additional fee.

Bi-lingual (Spanish) availability

Our Instructors

Letitia "Cory" Troutman

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Cory  has been a Driving Instructor since 1988. She has grown up around the business and she has also been a Traffic School instructor almost as long.

Pamela McNeely

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Pam has been a Driving Instructor since 1988. She says she is now teaching students whose parents she taught as teenagers! She has also been a Traffic School instructor almost as long as she has been teaching driver's ed. She's very knowledgeable, experience and loves what she does!

Gina Sanford

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Gina has grown up around the Drivers Education profession and said she would go to a Traffic Violators class almost every weekend growing up. She is our youngest instructor but very friendly and knowledgeable! She has been teaching driver's ed for over two years now and very capable.

DMV Links

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General DMV Links

General DMV website (or push button below): https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv


Driver education & driver training informtion:  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#DEDT


Provisional driver license restrictions during the first year:  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#FIRSTYEAR


How to apply for a provisional instruction permit if you are under 18:  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#PERMINOR


How to apply for a driver's license if you are over 18: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#two500


How to prepare and apply for a CA driver license (Form FFDL 7): 

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl07


Request your driving record: 

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/dr/welcome


CA DMV Website:

DMV Application Requirements

Social Security number requirement:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#SSN


Identity/verification requirements:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#BDLP


Vision exam requirement: 

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#VISION


 Parents or Guardian's signature - accepting liability for a minor:  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#FRMINOR 

Preparing for your Driving Test

Parent-Teen Training Guide

Click on a file to download.

Parent Teen Handbook (pdf)

Download

California Driver Handbook (2018)

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1st Mile Driving School

574 Manzanita Ave #6, Chico, CA 95926, US

(530) 588-9011