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Dutch Fork Driving School driver's ed instructor Richard Zimmer and his family

Driver’s Ed Instructor Richard Zimmer

My name is Richard Zimmer and I am a driver’s ed instructor who specializes in teaching beginner drivers. I am excellent with teenagers and also very good with nervous drivers.


I am a retired Navy veteran and reside in Irmo, near Dutch Fork High School. I enjoyed teaching my own daughters how to drive so much that I decided to do this for a living.


I’ve been a driver’s ed instructor in Irmo since 2008. All students are welcome at my driving school: Dutch Fork High, Chapin High, Irmo High, Spring Hill High, Home Schooled, Online Students, Adults.  Students further away have come to Dutch Fork Driving School, including: Lexington High, River Bluff High, Columbia High, Fairfield High, Mid Carolina High, Ridgeview High, Richard Winn Academy, Ben Lippen, Hammond School, Heathwood Academy, Eau Clair High, and others.