Gulf to Bay Driving School is a DHSMV Certified School. Our school is located in western Hillsborough County on Hillsborough Ave (SR 580). This location provides easy access from anywhere in Tampa, Town N Country, West Chase, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Clearwater and other municipalities in Pinellas County.
Gulf to Bay Driving School takes our responsibility to teach excellent driving skills to beginning students as well as senior drivers very seriously. We are very pleased our students continue to refer their friends and family to us because of our knowledge and over 47 years of teaching experience. Gulf to Bay Driving School has the ability to tailor our instructions and lessons to fit the individual students' needs. We provide our new to driving students the very latest information regarding laws and regulations as well as teach safe and defensive driving in each lesson.
We believe that learning to drive needs to happen in a calm environment. We offer professional advice and help from state-certified instructors that know how to educate drivers in the most and safest and practical way possible. We make driving lessons and the licensing process stress-free in a create, fun learning environment.
We understand that everyone is different and learns in their own special way. Each of our lessons are customized to best fit your needs and learning style. We have flexible programs that allows us to tailor each plan to maximize learning and the quality spent behind the wheel.
John Barry, our Senior Instructor is from London, England. He has been providing driving lessons for over 47 years in both the US and the UK. Additionally, he has a background in law enforcement.
John's patient and expert manner helps instill excellent driving skills and confidence with students who have just obtained their learner permits. He also will instruct the student how to drive defensively.
John is able to assist experienced adult drivers who may need to refresh their driving skills. Additionally, he can assist already licensed drivers who move to Florida from other States or other Countries adapt to the rules and regulations for driving in Florida.
John has several years of examining and qualifying licensed drivers who need to use a modified motor vehicle due to their physical disabilities.
Before relocating to Florida, John spent his last 7 years in England working for the Drivers Standards Agency (DSA). The DSA is a British Government Department responsible for all forms of Driving Licensing throughout England. He personally examined and certified over 12,000 drivers for their Driving Licenses during his time with the DSA.