About Cantor’s Driving School

The Cantor’s Driving School Story

Allan Cantor opened the first Cantor’s Driving School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976. This father of four was a History Teacher and Disciplinarian at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. He began teaching students how to drive part-time and on the weekends. Soon, he had taught nearly every teen in the area how to drive.

Allan was the best driving instructor around. He was known for his jovial personality and relatability with his students. A stop off to grab a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak during a lesson was not out of the question – and something his students loved about him. Of course it was the 1970s and times were different then, but Cantor’s Driving School has always been about Family, Community, and Safety.

As years went by, Cantor’s Driving School grew into the neighboring Philadelphia suburbs. And as his children grew, his youngest son Frank joined the family business. Learning the ins-and-outs of being a great driving instructor from his father, Frank was able to expand Cantor’s Driving School into 5 states – Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California.

Today, Frank Cantor owns and operates Cantor’s Driving School with his wife, Cheri, continuing the tradition of a family-owned and operated business. They are committed to teaching the pillars of safe driving to their students – Respect for the Road, Respect for Other Drivers, and Awareness of Outside Distractions.

Cantor’s Driving School Philosophy

Being a new driver comes with great responsibility. You are not just responsible for yourself; the responsibility includes your vehicle, your passengers, and the other cars and drivers on the road. Only practical driving experiences behind the wheel will allow you to gain the knowledge and know-how to deal with everyday driving situations – giving you the foundation to become a safe driver for life.

The instructors at Cantor’s Driving School are committed to teaching our students how to be the safest drivers possible. All our instructors go through extensive background checks, complete state requirements, and are former police officers – ensuring that you, or your loved one, will be receiving the most up-to-date techniques, information and safe driving standards. Our students are taught the dangers of the road, the dangers in the car, how to avoid distractions, the latest driving laws, and the key components of safe driving.

Being a new driver can be scary. Let Cantor’s Driving School help you develop the confidence to get behind the wheel and be the next great driver on the road.

Cantor’s Driving School Qualifications

Cantor’s Driving School is authorized by the State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Cantor’s Florida Driving School license is #4032.

Cantor’s Driving School is fully insured and all instructors are fully licensed.

Cantor’s Driving School instructors are the very best. With backgrounds that include police work, our instructors customize and personalize their teaching approach to each student. We know how teens, adults and seniors learn to drive, so we can help everyone learn to drive and improve driving skills. All Cantor’s Driving School instructors have clean driving records, child abuse clearances, have passed criminal background checks and been FBI fingerprinted. Visit our Driving Instructors page for more information about our instructors.

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Cantor’s Driving School – Affiliations

Cantor’s Driving School is a proud member of:

  • Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA)
  • American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) – view certification (PDF)

Cantor’s Driving School Management

Frank CantorFrank Cantor

Florida CertificateFrank owns and operates Cantor’s Driving School. With over 15 years of experience in all aspects of driver’s education, he is a proven expert in driver training. Frank enjoys carrying on the proud family tradition and commitment to helping teenagers and adults learn how to drive the right way, the safe way. He is a Florida State Certified Driving Instructor.

Cheri CantorCheri Cantor

Cantor’s Driving School Administrator
Cheri does scheduling and marketing for Cantor’s Driving School. She is a Penn State grad with expertise in business management, communications and marketing. She often makes the phone calls to set up and confirm appointments.

Cantor’s Driving School Office Staff

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We Serve Drivers in South Florida and Northwest Florida

Cantor’s Driving School serves most of southeastern Florida, including Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St Lucie County.

Cantor’s Driving School also serves most of northwestern Florida, including: Leon County (Tallahassee), Gadsden County, and Jefferson County.

Check our service area map if you want to check that you are in our service area for driving lessons, or call us at 954-740-1103.