WHY TAMPA BAY DRIVING SCHOOL?

Better drivers. Safer roads.

MY FLORIDA DRIVING HAS CULTIVATED OVER 2 MILLION SAFE DRIVERS.

A History of Excellence

American Safety Institute began with classroom training for new and experienced drivers in the state of Florida. Our programs have been studied and used by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and proven to be extremely effective. Today, we have prospered into offering over 20 different courses, which include classroom, online, and behind-the-wheel driving lessons in numerous states.

Pride in our Work

We take great pride in our instructors; who have years of experience and impressive, state approved credentials for instructing students on becoming safer drivers. All of our instructors are current or retired law enforcement or have a background in traffic and safety. They all go through extensive training and must be certified by the state of Florida. We set such high standards for each instructor to meet so that we continue to be one of the best.

Fulfilling our Mission

American Safety Institute uses years of experience and innovation to educate students and families in order to save lives and reduce injuries and deaths through organized curriculum, family involvement and professional instruction. Our Mission is to provide each student with the necessary information and techniques they need to be a Safe Responsible Driver.

Our Company

In 1992, American Safety Institute began with classroom training for new and experienced drivers and now have over 20 different classroom, online, and behind-the-wheel lessons in numerous states.

Founder

Bart Cassidy Sr., has dedicated over 30 years of experience in delivering the best instruction, methods, and strategies on defensive driving. He started his career as an officer with the New York Police Department; he now is the proud owner of one of Florida’s best Driving and Traffic Safety Schools in the United States.

GET TO KNOW THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS
We take great pride in providing you with high quality instructors so you can learn from the best.
John Barry

John Barry

John spent his last 7 years in England working at the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), a British Government Department, that is responsible for all forms of Driving Licensing throughout the United Kingdom. He personally examined and certified over 12,000 drivers. John certified and belonged to the Institute of Advanced Motorists of England for over 30 years. John also owned and operated his own driving school in London, England; called South London Driving School for over 17 years. He estimates he covered over 500,000 miles with student drivers of all ages.

Florida DMV Motorcycle Association Endorsement

Florida DMV Instructor Certified

James Smith

James Smith

Jim is married with three daughters and four grandchildren. He lives in Palm Harbor, Fl. and is a U.S. Air Force veteran that spent eight and a half years in active duty. Has been in instructing and training safe drivers for over 40 years.
Jim has always been active in sports by coaching and planning activities for children. He is also a traffic safety instructor for Nations Traffic School in Tampa. Jim loves people and wants to help all students be successful.

Florida DMV Instructor Certified

Florida DMV Motorcycle Association Endorsement

Colby Bidwell

Colby Bidwell

Colby Bidwell has lived in Florida his entire life and completed degrees at both Florida State University (B.S.) and the University of Florida (M.Ed.). His career is in education and has taught public school science for 10 years. In addition to teaching Biology Honors and AP Physics 1 at the high school level, he coached the following varsity sports: Golf, Swimming, Soccer, and Tennis. He has a passion for educating young people through building relationships around the common goal of achieving learning progress in a safe environment with practical, comfortable, and differentiated learning strategies.

FL DMV Instructor Certified

In 2016, young people ages 15-19 represented 6.5% of the U.S. population. However, they accounted for an estimated $13.6 billion (8.4%) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries.

John Barry

John Barry

John spent his last 7 years in England working at the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), a British Government Department, that is responsible for all forms of Driving Licensing throughout the United Kingdom. He personally examined and certified over 12,000 drivers. John certified and belonged to the Institute of Advanced Motorists of England for over 30 years. John also owned and operated his own driving school in London, England; called South London Driving School for over 17 years. He estimates he covered over 500,000 miles with student drivers of all ages.

Florida DMV Motorcycle Association Endorsement

Florida DMV Instructor Certified

James Smith

James Smith

Jim is married with three daughters and four grandchildren. He lives in Palm Harbor, Fl. and is a U.S. Air Force veteran that spent eight and a half years in active duty. Has been in instructing and training safe drivers for over 40 years.
Jim has always been active in sports by coaching and planning activities for children. He is also a traffic safety instructor for Nations Traffic School in Tampa. Jim loves people and wants to help all students be successful.

Florida DMV Instructor Certified

Florida DMV Motorcycle Association Endorsement

Colby Bidwell

Colby Bidwell

Colby Bidwell has lived in Florida his entire life and completed degrees at both Florida State University (B.S.) and the University of Florida (M.Ed.). His career is in education and has taught public school science for 10 years. In addition to teaching Biology Honors and AP Physics 1 at the high school level, he coached the following varsity sports: Golf, Swimming, Soccer, and Tennis. He has a passion for educating young people through building relationships around the common goal of achieving learning progress in a safe environment with practical, comfortable, and differentiated learning strategies.

FL DMV Instructor Certified

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