• When I heard from Jay that he was finally opening his own driving school, I could not have been happier for him. Our community—especially those immigrants applying for licenses for the very first time—is better served with Jay and his teaching methods. I was very nervous upon learning how to drive, but Jay’s enthusiasm and professionalism immediately put me at ease behind the wheel. His strategy was to teach me to be a defensive driver—someone who is always on the lookout for any potential hazards.

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    by Enrique L.

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    Shield Driving School, LLC.

    626 East Main St.
    Meriden, CT 06450

    Phone: (203) 836-0535

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      Private in-car lessons

      Private in-car lessons

      Learn in a safe dual control vehicle with a certified driving instructor. Shield Driving School will assign a specific instructor to each student, who will provide an assessment to help you understand what driving skills should be practiced before you test.

      Great Experience

      Great Experience

      Shield driving school is a place where a man who has policed drivers all his life will share his educational and first hand experiences with his students. Jay Alvarez is an intelligent man and his years as a police officer I believe makes him ten times more insightful than the average driving instructor. - Daniel O.

      Personal instruction

      Personal instruction

      We assign a specific instructor to each student, that instructor does all of your lessons with you. We think that level of continuity helps our students pass the driving test the first time!