About Shasta Driving & Traffic School
Established in 1978 Shasta Driving School (SDS) is a private, professional driving school that provides traffic safety educational services both in the classroom and on the road.
Clientele range from beginner drivers of any age to experienced drivers, businesses and government agencies.
A professional attitude and a true concern for the public’s safety is of the highest priority at SDS, as well as providing quality instruction and ensuring customer satisfaction.
Whether we like it or not, motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury in society today. Additionally, the federal government has reported that motor vehicle collisions are the No. 1 cause of death and serious injury to employees who drive as part of their work responsibilities.
The cost to our society associated with motor vehicle collisions is now more than $230 billion annually. We cannot afford to ignore the high cost of collisions and the associated injuries and fatalities.
The cost of implementing any safe driving program is often far less than the average repair costs incurred in a collision. Considering the hard costs, the potential for loss, the savings and payback start to look very attractive.
About the Owner: Jon Pecaut
I literally grew up around traffic safety and the law. My father, Dennis Pecaut, was an officer with the Blue Lake Police Dept. and a Humbolt County Deputy Sheriff when I was a toddler. He later became a traffic officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) until retirement.
In 1963, when I was 9 years old, Dad opened Eureka Driving School and I started sitting in on some of his Driver Ed classes. For a couple of years he even taught Driver Ed and Training at the Eureka Adult Education Program where he honed his skills further.
By 1975, I decided to get into the family business. I lived in San Francisco while training to be a driving instructor – what an experience! After working for my father for 2 ½ years in Eureka, teaching driving, I realized a need for growth and set out for beautiful Redding, California. Dad helped me start Shasta Driving School and it officially opened on Oct 1 st, 1978!
Since then, Shasta Driving School has gone through many changes. From a "one man show" to as many as 25 employees in four locations throughout the northstate. Currently the business has one location which I find quite comfortable and easy to work with.