MISSION STATEMENT: We are dedicated to increasing each driver's ability to avoid accidents. We focus on each student’s driving skills while teaching basic but important life-saving maneuvers through repetition. Our goal is to train each student on the defensive driving skills needed when a normal driving condition changes into an emergency driving condition, so that every trip will ultimately end at home, safe!

A Message from Norman Hamden, Co-founder and Lead Instructor

Personally knowing family and friends of all ages who have been injured or lost their lives in vehicle crash, I co-founded Team Safety Driving School (TSDS) to share my professional knowledge and experience to help drivers learn the art of defensive driving.

When working as a defensive driving instructor, I am constantly amazed at the progress shown by novices as well as experienced drivers over the course of one day. I’ve seen students that have never driven or had less than a day or two of driving experience transform into confident, safer drivers. With the hands-on experience our school provides, they can feel the dynamics of their own car at maximum traction levels.

I know that the students who complete our course leave as better drivers and will ultimately lower the now high risk of injury or death. The statistics on teen driving are deplorable – 4,000 to 6,000 deaths per year with more than 350,000 injuries. If we can alter those statistics even a little, then we have succeeded, "One teen at a time.”

Safe travels,

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About Norman Hamden

Norman Hamden




Norman Hamden has raced or instructed on more than 30 domestic and international tracks combined. His driving career has included:

  • Professional driver for security teams for celebrities

  • Precision driver in a major motion picture and television commercials

  • Coach for instructors of Daimler Chrysler

  • Professional driver demonstrating cars for BMW, Cadillac, Ford, GM, and Porsche

  • Professional teen instructor for Master Drive in Colorado

  • Club racer and instructor for Porsche Club of America (PCA), Porsche Club of United Arab Emirates

  • (PCUAE), Porsche Owners Club (POC), National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Professional Auto

  • Sport Association (PASA), Arizona Racing Association (AZRA), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)


  • Professional High Performance Driving Instructor for:
  • The Ford Performance Racing School
  • Allen Berg Racing School
  • The Dubai Autodrome
  • Roush Fenway Racing

  • Ride/Drive and Product Specialist:
  • Event Link
  • Precision Dynamics International
  • Toyota World Convention - Fuji, Japan
  • Automotive Training Solutions

TSDS Newsflash

Teens represent about 10% of the U.S. population but account for 12% of all fatal car crashes.


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