Driver Improvement Clinic (DIP) Classes

Classes start on weekends and run a full 8 hours or take your class online (some restrictions apply).

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St. Patrick’s Day Driving Safety Tips

12 Mar

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the Emerald Isle and all things green.  St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and for many that means going out and enjoying the parades, parties and, of course, Irish beer.  But, if you’re planning to partake in the festivities, be sure to plan for the safety of […]

Why Choose Drive This Way Driving School?

Let’s face it, there are a lot of driving schools you can choose.

Drive This Way Driving School will ensure the safety and security of each student. With our combined 7 years in local law enforcement in Roanoke VA, 23 years in the insurance industry and 50 plus years of public and private education.  We are eager to share our driving knowledge from a hands on point of view. That’s why we provide the best classroom and behind the wheel experience in our driving schools located in Roanoke VA and Lynchburg VA.  We service the surrounding counties of Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Franklin and other surrounding Virginia areas. Our vision is to be the student’s best choice for a driving school.

We pride ourselves on taking our driving knowledge and effectively teaching it to people who need that knowledge. We will guide each student in realizing the goal of securing a driver’s license and/or completing a certified driving improvement program. Our job is much more than simply reciting information from a book, we have to work with people to overcome their fears and help them become safe and confident drivers.

That is why you should choose our driving school!

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What people think of Drive This Way Driver Training

Ashby Owens


Ashby Owens has worked in the insurance industry for the last 23 years. Prior to moving into the insurance arena; he was a police officer and police investigator for over 7 years. Ashby has vast experience in applying Virginia Traffic regulation in civil and criminal processes. He is excited to share his experience and knowledge with his students.

    Mickey Owens Roanoke VA

    Mickey Owens

    Driving Instructor, Program Cooridinator

    Mickey Owens is the education and training consultant at Drive This Way. He is a retired teacher and school administrator with 35 years experience in the field of education. He has also been a PADI Master Instructor since 1993 and has been a Scoutmaster and Camp Director for many years. Mickey is excited about continuing to work as an educator in a new and exciting direction.


      Jeremy Baldwin

      Driving Instructor

      Jeremy Baldwin is a behind the wheel and classroom instructor. He is a 2006 Liberty University graduate and has been in education for the last 8 years holding a Drivers Education Endorsement. He is active with his youth church groups.

        Josh Cunningham

        Driving Instructor

        Josh Cunningham is a behind-the-wheel and classroom instructor. He is a 2011 graduate from Emory & Henry College where he earned a degree in Physical Education with an endorsement in Drivers Education. Josh played 4 years of basketball at Emory and is currently a Physical Education Teacher and Head Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach at Roanoke Catholic School.