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Welcome to The Best Driving School in Connecticut. The Next Street takes the driving school experience – which is usually underwhelming – and makes it outstanding. Of course, you’re going to learn how to drive. But we strive to do it in a way that is fun and energetic, and doesn't leave you counting the minutes to dismissal. Beyond the curriculum, we provide a staff of good humans that have your best interest in mind. We recruit, hire and train a top tier staff that is service minded, but also, just really nice people. Truthfully, anyone can teach you how to drive. No one can do it like us. We hope you'll allow us to get you into the driver seat and on the road to the freedom and responsibility that you crave.
The Next Street is owned and run by the Dufour Family – a name synonymous with transportation safety in Connecticut. Beyond The Next Street, their All-Star Transportation business is Connecticut’s leader in School Bus Transportation – transporting over 35,000 students each day throughout Litchfield, New Haven and upper Fairfield counties.
The Next Street has been named as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Since beginning as All-Star Driver in 2012, the company now trains 10,000 more students than the next closest competitor. While your experience will feel very personal, volume is actually important to us – because the more people we can train properly, the safer our roads can become.
The Next Street was recently honored by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce with the Harold Webster Smith Award for Small Business of the Year. The awards are named after the man who opened Webster Bank, and recognize those achieving excellence in small business. It is one of several awards given to The Next Street over the years – a testament to the quality of the team and our commitment to the community.