Suncoast Defensive Driving School, the area’s only AAA Approved Driving School, has added another experienced teacher to its team of driving instructors. Mark O’Hare joined the company earlier this month, bringing with him more than 12 years of both in-car and classroom driving instruction experience. Suncoast’s instructors provide one-on-one, in-car defensive driving instruction, seven days a week, throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Pinellas counties, offering specialized courses for teenagers and seniors.
O’Hare joins four other Suncoast Defensive Driving School instructors, including owner and founder Bill Rowell. Rowell started the company in 2003 after 13 years as a Porsche High Performance Driving Instructor and five years as Chief Instructor. Rowell is also a certified Coach with Tire Rack Street Survival, which teaches young drivers advanced car control techniques in the safety of Sebring International Raceway.
“Mark has extensive experience in teaching defensive driving techniques to drivers of all ages,” says Rowell. “We’re delighted to add him to our team of talented and caring instructors.
In addition to driving instruction and assessment for all ages, Suncoast Defensive Driving School offers certificates of completion for insurance discounts, road test preparation and online traffic school courses that can be completed to remove points from a license. The company is a member of Sarasota County’s Green Business Partnership program, and uses Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids to reduce fuel use.
Suncoast Defensive Driving School is certified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles and is a member of the Driving Schools Association of the Americas. Suncoast’s offices are located at 2100 Constitution Blvd., Ste. 103A, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-556-1161 or visit suncoastdefensivedriving.com.