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Friendly Driving School
Richmond VA 23230

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  • Reviews for Friendly Driving School

    • Published 12/3/2018 12:57 PM


      These people are worthless. Made appointment to meet to pay, they never showed up. Now wont answer calls from our number, called off a landline, the guy changed his voice then hung up on me!!! He asked if I was married after I said yes, he stopped responding, saying he knew who I was.. 0 STARS

    • Published 11/25/2017 6:12 PM

      Teshauna cooper

    • Published 12/19/2015 10:14 PM


      I went to the friendly school 3 years back now... I'm driving but not sure I graduated... Anyway to get certificate for me... Chuck? Bruce...josh??

    • Published 5/31/2015 12:54 PM

      Logan Neale

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    • Published 5/6/2015 11:49 AM


      You can never rely on them there service really sucks. Not professional, never answer the call, never rely on them they will always waste your time and money. For such service there should be an option to give ZERO STARS. FRIENDLY DRIVING SCHOOL PATHETIC SERVICE......

    • Published 5/5/2015 2:51 PM


    • Published 2/6/2015 5:37 AM


      If I could give ZERO stars, I would. Working with Friendly Driving School has been a hassle from DAY ONE. Do not do business with Friendly Driving School. They are unprofessional, disorganized, and incompetent. For proof, go read all the complaints on the BBB's website.

    • Published 12/29/2014 10:49 AM


      Friendly Driving School is unprofessional in every way possible. My son completed classroom and behind the wheel instruction with Friendly Driving school. Since his completion date in August we are still unable to get a driver's License due to the fact that Friendly has not completed their paperwork with the state of VA. I took the paperwork to the DMV of VA myself and was informed that the paperwork was not even filled out correctly by Friendly Driving School. What a joke for a business and a scam the state of VA should be ashamed to even allow these people to be accredited as a driving school you can use simple because every time you talk to someone at the state level they go oh that school. So the state knows there are issues, and problems and refused to do anything about them. But here we sit we paid over 365.00 and no license and no way to get one unless we pay another driving school. Do not use this company for anything unless you want months and months of a headache. They never answer the phone they never return calls or texts or emails but their website says 24/7 live operator really I have yet to get a live person. BEWARE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!

    • Published 8/24/2014 8:52 PM


      I goofed! In case you are looking for Chuck Evans as a driving instructor, he is president of the RVA Driving Academy not RVA driving school as I initially said.

    • Published 8/24/2014 7:41 PM


      Chuck Evans is president of RVA driving school in case your are trying to take a class from him.

    • Published 7/24/2014 10:32 AM


      Please don't go to Friendly Driving School. They are the most unprofessional and irresponsible. They don't care about the students.

    • Published 4/9/2014 4:59 AM

      Jason B

      Not recommended. Showed up late. Instructor just wanted the class to get over, didn't care about what or how I was learning. I would not recommend Friendly Driving School to my friends.

    • Published 12/11/2013 10:52 AM


      I highly recommend Mr.Chuck Evans from Friendly Driving school. He is a wonderful instructor. He taught me everything which is needed. I got more confident and finally got a driver's license. Thank you chuck...

    • Published 3/22/2013 12:07 PM

      sri vemuri

      I highly recommend Mr Chuck Evans from Friendly driving school !!! He is calm,friendly and gave me loads of advice and confidence. I was a nervous driver before but not anymore...Thanks to Mr Chuck !!! Go to him ,he will change the way u drive :)

    • Published 1/22/2013 11:33 AM


      I highly recommend Mr.Chuck Evans, he teaches you in a wonderful way to drive. I gain a lot of confidence and could easily take the car out now.

    • Published 1/4/2013 7:06 PM


      I highly recommend Mr Chuck Evans from Friendly driving school.

    • Published 12/22/2012 3:37 PM

      Kim C Pride

      Really enjoyed this class.

    • Published 12/12/2012 7:18 PM


      CHUCK IS AWESOME. Very instructive teacher who has a great sense of humor. Taught me all I need to know about driving in less than a month, I feel safe whenever I take the car out. Thanks so much for giving me my license, the quick way! And remember guys, be cautious when you're handling parts since "boys gotta worry about their nails.." :)

    • Published 12/7/2012 10:53 AM

      jayni booker

    • Published 12/1/2012 3:52 PM

      Elizabeth F

      Chuck Evans gave me a great class and I really enjoyed driving with Larry. He picked me up at church, at home, at school, and was great about scheduling me around my school and sports events. I feel really well prepared and am enjoying my driving. My parents have signed up my younger brother and recommended the school to their friends. Thanks!

    • Published 11/15/2012 1:41 PM


      I highly recommend Mr Chuck Evans from Friendly driving school. He is a very helpful instructor. I learned a lot from him. He's also very funny.

    • Published 10/16/2012 7:02 AM


      I took my classes about two years ago. The in-class section was very poor. The first instructor that I had was often late and once she came in she would be VERY rude to us. Eventually she would become friendly, but she would talk about many different topics such as, other students, her life, ect. We got a replacement instructor, though he was nice he was old and only had us watch outdated videos. When it came to testing, he often gave us answers (Everyone passed in that class.) My experience with behind-the-wheel was TERRIBLE!!!! One session and I was out! The instructor was very rude. She talked on the phone, did paperwork, talked about her family, and even took FULL control of the vehicle when I anyone tried to take a turn. She always reached over and turned on/off your turn signal...not the safest thing. I am a tall person, and the instructor quite short, so when I went to sit in the drivers seat, I was squished and I couldn't see anything out the mirrors. I started to move the chair because the steering wheel was in my lap. The instructor climbed out and moved it for me. I wasn't allowed to adjust anything, so I drove blind. But that is okay, because the instructor could see...I doubt that is safe. She pushed my head into the window to "attempt" to see out my drivers side mirror, which shocked me. When I was driving in the area of her growing up years, she would put her hand in front of my face...while I was driving, to tell us a story about her grandparents or some other relative! I do NOT think that this driving school is safe for anyone! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM AT ALL!!!!!! (Oh, I still don't have my licence because they NEVER gave me my document saying I finished my in-class sessions! They won't give my dad back his money or give me any documentation!)

    • Published 9/27/2012 2:54 PM


      I highly recommend Mr Chuck Evans from Friendly driving school !!! He is calm,friendly and gave me loads of advice and confidence. I was a nervous driver before but not anymore...Thanks to Mr Chuck !!! Go to him ,he will change the way u drive :)

    • Published 8/1/2012 1:20 PM


      I attended Friendly Driving School. My instructor was Josh! He was wonderful and professional. He was good at what he does and makes you feel comfortable while doing it. Josh now has his own business called Allstar Driving School, i definitely recommend going there! You will not be disappointed!

    • Published 7/8/2012 8:11 PM


    • Published 6/20/2012 1:59 PM


      Chuck Evans was an amazing instructor. He made the class fun.

    • Published 5/7/2012 12:28 PM

      Marina Lowy

      Chuck Evans was an excellent instructor. Very patient, and helped me to become a great driver. I would recommend Chuck to all new drivers.

    • Published 4/20/2012 11:26 AM


      chuck evans is amazing teacher really fun and nice. he will help you become a better driver. had a great time with him

    • Published 3/9/2012 9:35 AM


      i m really glad i went with this driving school,my instructor chuck evans was amazing..he was always on time and helped me learn safe driving..i would recommend it to anyone.its bocz of him tht i could learn driving in just a weeks time..thanks chuck:)

    • Published 1/31/2012 4:26 PM


      I was very pleased with the classroom and behind the wheel sessions with the instructor I had-Chuck. I'd recommend it anyone who needs to take a drivers ed course.

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    • Published 12/7/2011 12:47 PM


      Chuck Evans was my driving instructor and it was an excellent experience. Chuck was always on time and he was willing to stay after class if you needed help. Chucks classroom was a learning environment. I also did behind the wheel with Chuck and was impressed by his calm, sensible, and collective attitude behind the wheel. I would recommend Friendly’s Driving school to anyone who needs either class room or behind the wheel instruction.

    • Published 12/5/2011 5:50 AM


      I wish I had read these comments before I took the time to set my son up for classes at "Friendly" driving school. Nevertheless, I did not even let him take one class because the instructor that called my home was rude, unprofessional and lacked all communicative skills. But I was still going to give Friendly a chance. The day of the first class, the instructor was late and when I called to verify the time, some man answered for her and abruptly told me that she was running an hour behind and a courtesy call to me wasn't necessary because I needed to understand that "things happen" (his exact words) I can't believe this instructor is still working with this company and it says alot about the company to hire people like this. I will be happy to tell anyone who is looking for a driving school to use any school EXCEPT Friendly! Ugghhhhhh!!!!

    • Published 12/4/2011 6:41 PM

      Ashlee Martin

      I was very pleased with my instrucor Chuck. He gave me great infornmation to help me become a better driver. He was also very nice, and was focused on getting my license and teaching to to drive safe. I enjoyed everything, thank you so much Chuck! (:

    • Published 10/22/2011 11:52 AM


      I was very please with my instructor and the information I received.

    • Published 9/17/2011 9:13 PM

      Fatemeh B

      I took this class on Saturday and it was a very good class!I was expecting it to be very boring .. BUT I learned SOOO much! haha I don't know what these people are talking about .. they probably slept through the class that's why they didn't learn anything! things happen and sometimes and there are consequences (taking an 8 hour class) for stuff we do (getting a ticket) .. so just try to enjoy it coz u can't avoid it rather than making it sound so miserable lol we watched videos and he made everything very clear and simple to understand. I really liked the facilitator; he was amazing and funny :) I am really glad I took this class with him. + I def recommend him!

    • Published 9/16/2011 8:36 PM


      Never Again. Had 3 classes, the lady ranting the whole time about random things not focused on what I could do to improve, even once told me and the other person in the car we would die in a crash, while we were at a red light. I just wish I would have seen this before I gave them my money and suffered with the remainder of my classes

    • Published 9/13/2011 10:51 PM


      i have to say anyone that looks at this go to allstar driving with josh torrel he is way better then these rude ignorent it seems more like give me your cash and once you do that they turn into real dirt bags wish i wouldnt have wasted my money on friendlys all star wasnt around then but i tell all who see dont waste your money rude ignorent and over all seems like they just dont give two seconds of there tiime to help some one all and all save your money hit up all star save the time a hastle

    • Published 8/22/2011 8:28 PM


      DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. I was beginning to gain confidence as a new driver and the lady managed to destroy it over two hours. She was unprofessional, was on personnal calls, texted, and was very rude. She also showed up an hour and a half late an was lost the whole time. I was warned of her but decided to try it anyways because i was already signed up. I WARN YOU DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE!

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    • Published 8/15/2011 5:46 PM


      My granddaughter just finished the course. During that time, her instructor sent text messages, put on makeup and looked through her portfolio while driving - all things you shouldn't do. She also went way over the speed limit and was often very rude. My granddaughter said she felt safer with the students driving than with the instructor. This person was teaching the students all the wrong things to do. In my opinion, she should be fired. I can't speak for the other instructors, but she was terrible.

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    • Published 9/25/2010 10:31 AM

      Bob Beasly

      This school is not what you want

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    • Published 5/28/2010 7:36 PM


      Has anyone ever wondered why Friendly driving school has not gotten a bad review in ten years? Perhaps itâ??s because majority of their clients are children that do not realize when they are being giving bad service. I paid 333.00 in cash for ten behind the wheel classes 60 min each after four and a half I realized nothing productive was happening. My instructor trashed the teachers, the owner and would chat about her love life to me. After ending the classes I tried to get my money back this took three months! Finally, he charged me 25.00 fee and told me it was in our policy that they did not give me, so how could it even be valid?

    • Published 5/21/2010 10:39 AM


      If you want to go to a Drivers Ed Class and learn absolutly nothing for 3 and a half weeks than this is the class for you. im scared to see some of the kids in my class drive. We arrive at 6.30 start class at 7.15 go on break at 7.20 get off break at 8.00 she tells us what to put on our test (shocker all a's) then we leave at 8.15, half an hour before were supposed to!!!! absolutly ridiculous. i wouldnt trust anyone driveing from Friendlys. PS my behind the wheel instructor told me while driving if i couldnt do it it didnt matter he would give me my license anyway AND THIS WAS ABOUT BACKING UP a major skill

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    • Published 3/2/2010 6:38 AM


      Was good course I highly recommend it!

    • Published 2/22/2010 8:50 AM

      Tay Tootchie

      i heard they have alot of crashes...

    • Published 8/30/2009 10:42 AM

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    • Published 8/12/2009 7:44 AM

      Latesha Sharpe

      This is my second time using this Driving School and once again I am pleased with the services. I received my license through this school. I feel by taking this improvement class I will learn more about driving. I really like how we get ti talk our different situations that we have been in, sharing important information.

    • Published 8/12/2009 7:33 AM

      Ali Shah

      It was a very good class. It inspired me to take precautions when I am driving - Driving violation is not worth your life. I now know there are many different ways to get out of a serious condition. I would recommend everyone to take this class with Friendly Driving School if you have not taken it before.

    • Published 3/9/2009 7:07 AM


      Sexy yu are not sexy at all

    • Published 2/5/2009 9:25 AM

      A parent

      I appreciated the info I ereceived when I called. They told me everything I needed to know in just a few minute conversation and answered all my questions. They were very professional and right to the point.

    • Published 1/27/2009 1:10 PM


      Had a fun time while still learning about safe driving

    • Published 1/1/2009 5:20 PM


      im sexy r u?

    • Published 12/11/2008 12:53 PM


      My instructor was the best.There was some miscommunication at the beginning with the person who answered the phone. I was told that they were booked for the month and then I received a call the next day and then i received calls just about,twice a day Asking if i had a learner's permit.But other than that i had a great experience.I took the adult driving lessons so it was only behind the wheel practice and it was 35 dollars for 50 mins.

    • Published 10/9/2008 3:12 PM


      I had to attend the class as there was major back-log in my school. The teacher at Friendly Driving School was very experienced and interesting. He did keep me engaged and focussed to complete the course with high scores

    • Published 10/4/2008 1:17 PM


      how much does it cost?

    • Published 7/24/2008 8:12 AM


      Hi, I was wondering how much driving school to get your license is and how long is the course?

    • Published 7/14/2008 6:59 AM


      Friendly is a very advance course and fast, I had a test every week and was one of the top students in my class my teacher was great. I also messed up and got a ticket and when I called they were helpful and I went Sat. morning, spent all day, and I was done and they again was helpful and understanding. Great Program, and my sister went also.

    • Published 6/5/2008 9:25 AM

      Andy Rastberger

      I was just wondering what I have to do to get my liscense since im from a different state

    • Published 5/9/2008 7:33 AM

      Joseph Arnold

      Yes, I wandering how much I have to pay for the driving school cause I get a check once and twice certain months of the year cause I get income so. Ok, Thank you very much, good bye

    • Published 5/3/2008 7:23 PM

      fat cock

      i love dick

    • Published 4/21/2008 10:11 AM


      this driving school is terrible! it is too much money to pay for such a poor service. It is practically impossible to schedule time to go driving with your instructor and all you do is watch videos! you dont have to know what your doing to pass the class, which is the only reason why i did aha

    • Published 1/25/2008 8:49 AM


      hey is there a website... i dont like talking on the phone :).... j/c

    • Published 1/24/2008 6:54 PM


      they'll give a license to anyone. how do you think i got mine?

    • Published 1/22/2008 11:33 AM

      Anthony terry

      how much for this school

    • Published 12/11/2007 8:17 AM


      Hello is there any available slots for me to take a driving course? Just in car instruction... Thanks!

    • Published 11/14/2007 6:29 PM


      hey i wanted to know how much it cost to take the full driving school and how long it takes

    • Published 10/12/2007 8:35 PM

      Jamiyah Taylor

      hello, i was just checking to see if you all had any available slots open coming up within the first or second week of november

    • Published 4/18/2007 8:41 AM


      you really dont learn very much but bryce is funny

    • Published 3/19/2007 12:03 PM


      Customer service was HORRIBLE!! and there is always a back up!!

    • Published 10/14/2006 5:34 AM

      Tim Williams

      The owners are very good. However, the office staff and personnel who schedule and talk with the public are terrible. The staff's demeanor towards customers is unacceptable. They leave your child on the "list" for months and claim that they can never leave messages to coordinate for driving. VERY unresponsive. I would not recommend this company!

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