Be Safe Driving School in Lake Zurich, IL

Meet Our Illinois Teen Driving Instructors

At Be Safe Driving School, our instructors are all Illinois state certified and held to the highest standards of education. Most are current or retired school teachers with decades of experience in the field. You'll get nothing but the best when you learn to drive at our Lake Zurich driving school.


Thorwald "Pete" Solverson

Pete is the owner of Be Safe Driving School and also an instructor at the school. Pete was trained by a veteran police officer and is great at teaching defensive driving to students. Pete, a former NFL player, played for both the LA Rams and Washington Redskins.



Denny is a retired High School teacher from Elgin High School and taught health, physical education and driver’s education. He has also coached football, wrestling, and track. Denny currently is a pro-kike racer with sponsorships from Craftsman Tools, General Power Systems, and Red Bull.


Bryan Smith

Classroom and Behind the Wheel instructor at Be Safe Driving School. Bryan graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Health and Wellness Education. Bryan has been an instructor at our school for 2 years.