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About Petaccio's Driving School

Petaccio's Driving School was founded in 2008 when the founder, Bill Petaccio, decided to offer a quality driver's education program to his local area. He began his driver education experience in 2005 when he started working for another driving school. Bill spent 12 years as a High School teacher, he began a drivers' education program at a school where he was teaching. He eventually left that school to start and focus his energy on creating a premier drivers' education program for the local community.

In 2013 Bill attended the University of Indiana where he completed his course work at the Highway Safety Center. There he became certified in safety and driver education. Coursework including safety and emergency healthcare, driver education management, specialized training in emergency maneuvers under stressful driving conditions, driver education classroom management, specialized driver task training. Bill and all instructors at Petaccio's Driving School have all state and federal background checks on file.

The focus of Petaccio's Driving School is to form one safe driver at a time. We accomplish this task by creating an individual educational plan for each student. We determine what their strengths and weaknesses are and then work to develop a plan that will enable the student to achieve the goals as set forth by the student, Petaccio's Driving School and the students' parents. Petaccio's Driving School believes that the only way a new driver will be successful in learning defensive driving techniques is through all three of these participants working together with a common goal.

Safety is the priority when instructing new drivers. All student vehicles are lettered to make other drivers aware that a student driver is learning. The vehicles are also equipped with a dual brake system that allows the instructor to stop the vehicle if an emergency occurs. We also have extra mirrors in all vehicles to enhance safety while on the road.