Drive Smart Georgia celebrates its 15-year anniversary

Drive Smart Georgia celebrates its 15-year anniversary

Drive Smart Georgia is proud to announce our 15-year anniversary. Thanks to our loyal and satisfied customers, we have successfully taught more than 60,000 teens and adults how to drive during the 15 years since we first opened our doors in 2009. It’s a milestone that we don’t take for granted.

Our keys to success

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Our teen drivers are our core customers. However, Drive Smart Georgia also teaches international and adult drivers. As always, our focus remains steadfast on safety.

We don’t just show students how to pass the test. We also strive to instill lifelong good driving habits. This principle and our willingness to change and grow with the times have been our keys to success for the last 15 years.

As stated by Steve Jones, our founder and CEO…

Safety on the road is ALWAYS our #1 priority. Because automobile accidents are still the #1 cause of death for teens between the age of 15-17, we want to do our part to keep our students safe on the road. It isn’t just about passing the test. It’s about staying alive.

Drive Smart Georgia through the years

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In 2009, Johns Creek Driving School opened its doors as a new business. Now, 15 years later, our school is called Drive Smart Georgia with three highly successful locations in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Cumming. Since our inception, Drive Smart Georgia has educated more than 60,000 teen drivers.

Drive Smart Georgia timeline of success

2009: Johns Creek Driving School opened its doors
2010: Held first community safety event at Chattahoochee High School
2011: Opened second school in Alpharetta and moved to larger location in Johns Creek
2012: Received AAA designation
2013: Reached 10,000-graduate milestone
2014: Hired 25th employee, consolidated brand to Drive Smart Georgia, launched new website
2015: Sponsored first annual Teen Driver Safety event that was attended by more than 1,000 parents and teens.
2016: Created and launched Drive Scout, our proprietary scheduling software program that helps parents understand instructor feedback and saves time when scheduling driving lessons.
2017: Partnered with Alan Brown, the founder of Joshua’s Law in Georgia and 13 other states.
2017: Opened new location in Cumming
2018: Named “Best Driving School” by Forsyth News
2018: Became an authorized provider of the new Drivers Ed Scholarship program
2020: Added Zoom classes and our Aceable online program (in addition to our in-person classes) to provide more flexibility and learning options for our students
2021: Opened a new Alpharetta location

The Founder of Joshua’s Law endorses Drive Smart Georgia
Alan Brown Joshua's Law

Alan Brown, a serious teen driver advocate and the founder of Joshua’s Law endorses just one driving school – Drive Smart Georgia! Since its passage in 2005, Joshua’s Law saves approximately 15,000 young lives per year.

Here’s what Mr. Brown says about Drive Smart Georgia…

There are other driving schools around the state, but I endorse only one – Drive Smart Georgia. The curriculum is pretty much the same. It boiled down to people. These guys care. They love the kids and that’s why I support them.

Joshua didn’t do anything wrong. He hydroplaned into a tree at 40 mph. Do you know what to tell your kids when they hydroplane? When their tires run off the pavement, do you know what to tell them? I bet not.

I feel I let Joshua down. He needed help, but I thought he’d grow into it. Parents are not qualified driver’s education teachers.

Don’t fuss about the cost. What’s the value of your child? Pay the money and find them a quality driver’s education program. Save their life. Please. You don’t want to live in my world.

Ten reasons to choose Drive Smart Georgia

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According to Investopedia, only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more. Throughout the years, we have grown and become better at saving young lives. So, we’re not afraid to toot our own horn.

10 reasons why parents, teens, and adults choose Drive Smart Georgia over our competition:

  • Signature, high energy program that students love!
  • Endorsed by Alan Brown, the founder of Joshua’s Law
  • Only one of two driving schools in Georgia that is approved by AAA
  • State-of-the-art classrooms with extra-large 72” smartboards
  • In-person classes include outdoor activities like powering through a parking lot course while wearing “drunk goggles”
  • Easy online scheduling and registration
  • Student report cards for parents after each lesson
  • Huge fleet of late model, super clean vehicles
  • Avoid the DDS with our convenient on-site road test!
  • High 93% pass rate and great online reviews!

Note of thanks from Drive Smart Georgia

Once again, we would like to thank all of our valued customers throughout the years. We take teaching your teens how to drive very seriously. Your trust in our program is what we cherish the most. Here’s to the next 15 years!

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