Our business is built on a tradition of service.

Five O Driving School is family owned and operated and founded by first responders. Co-founders John Rhoades and James Barnard have over 40 years of combined law enforcement experience and another 20 years of combined experience teaching people how to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle.

With varying years and types of service to the community, all Five O instructors value service, leadership, and education. It's what sets Five O Driving School apart from the competition. 

In addition to decades of experience serving the community, all Five O instructors are licensed to teach driver education by the state of California and receive constant traffic enforcement and driver safety training to keep them up-to-date. Why would you want to learn from anyone else?

We instruct teen drivers, adult drivers, and senior citizen drivers. Our vehicles have a five-star safety rating and are equipped with dual-control brakes. We offer free pick up and drop off in our service areas of Bakersfield, the Central Coast, and Santa Clarita. 

Five O Driving School is insured with full liability coverage plans, which is a requirement from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Family Owned & Operated | Founded By First Responders