About DBS driving school

Safe Driving School

The aim of DBS Driving School is to improve traffic safety in Latvia. That is why we, since 2007, have been training both future car and motorcycle drivers (categories A and B), who under our guidance, acquire the first driving skills, and experienced drivers, who we help to improve driving style and eliminate imperfections.

We also work with company car fleets – our training programme can be considered as a specific occupational safety course for drivers. This is a cost-effective investment as it reduces the risk of accidents, employee injuries and car repair costs.

We are sure that driving culture is a significant indicator of quality of life. Therefore, we make sure that learning with us is not only useful, but also enjoyable.

Philosophy

Let's drive safely and skilfully!

Safe Driving School (DBS) is the first school in Latvia that professionally and practically teaches drivers the basic principles of safe driving. DBS students learn how to avoid traffic accidents, protect themselves and others from injuries, avoid material losses and feel safer on the road. In addition to safety aspects, driving culture, fuel and car maintenance economy are acquired. Drivers acquire knowledge and skills that are not yet possible to acquire so comprehensively in Latvian driving schools.

DBS was established to improve traffic safety in Latvia. The idea of ​​the school came from dealing with the situation on Latvian roads on a daily basis, evaluating the road accident statistics and the experience of other countries. European practice shows that safe driving training plays a significant role in the road safety.

The courses of DBS are beneficial for both the beginners and the experienced drivers. They are intended for both private persons and professional drivers. Special training programmes for various road users enable already experienced drivers to gain additional knowledge, reducing the possibility of experiencing critical road situations. For companies, whose employees work behind the wheel of a car on a daily basis, safe driving training is a cost-effective investment in the company's development, as it reduces the risk of car accidents, employee injuries and car repair costs.

Administration

Jānis Vanks

Director

Kārlis Priedītis

Marketing director

Agnese Ozolniece

Project manager

Agate Korta

Office administrator

Team

Artūrs Priednieks, the founder of DBS and the director of the training programme, has been teaching safe driving since 2000. Artūrs acquired his basic professional skills while working at the U.S. Embassy, and he is also a well-known motorsportsman, who studied in driving schools in several European countries.

DBS consultant and guest instructor Jan Lindqvist is a long-time motorsportsman, who runs one of the leading safe driving schools in Scandinavia – SwedishActiveDriving.

Since 2016, the head of DBS is Jānis Vanks – a well-known motorsportsman, coach and businessman in Latvia.

All the instructors in our team are experienced professionals who have been trained in safe driving schools in various European countries and have supplemented their knowledge during the training of the structural organizations of the Ministry of the Interior. Our instructors are friendly, well-balanced and never lose their temper.

Partners

From the very first days, the partners of DBS have been serious and well-known companies that feel co-responsible and are supporting the improvement of traffic safety in Latvia. Our cooperation is based on common values and philosophy – care for people and the environment. The cooperation partners are united by the desire to participate in the creation of a safe environment, aiming at preventing car accidents in advance and the possibility of their occurrence due to the lack of knowledge and experience. The key word that unites DBS and its partners is SAFETY!

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To reduce the risk of Covid-19, the office currently works in a remote mode!

Instructors

The team of DBS instructors consists of professionals with several years of experience in safe driving training. The instructors are specially trained at SwedishActiveDriving school in Sweden, as well as at other safe driving and sports driving schools in Europe. They have gained their driving experience by participating in the training of the structural organizations of the Ministry of the Interior and in motorsport competitions.

Video

The DBS has created a video about DBS training, organized events, recommendations, as well as feedback on DBS driving school.

Testimonials

Starting to learn to drive a car at the age of 50 is not an easy thing. And right now, I don’t have any regrets. Thanks to DBS driving school that I managed to pass everything on the first try, both theory and driving. It was a new surprise and a new discovery for me. It was important for me to choose a driving school that teaches me well so that on the road I don't cause problems for others. We are all together in an ensemble on the road and are responsible towards each other.

Normunds Šnē

Already the name Safe Driving School spoke to me and the expectations were justified. DBS driving school has a special approach – from the personnel, teachers and instructors. I had earned this special approach and received it here. I passed all exams on the first try. Driving instructor is a very good psychotherapist.

Rudīte Grasberga

I found out on the Internet that it is one of the best driving schools in Latvia and I thought I should give it a try. I am a very busy person and I had both school and training, and I found a suitable schedule in this driving school, which adapted to my needs and once a week taught the driving course. The teacher was able to find an individual approach until you finally understand everything. I recommend this driving school, as it is one of the best and most prestigious driving schools in Latvia. The results of the exam say it all – 100% of everything can be passed on the first try.

Uldis Tazāns