Steiner Driving School

About Us

Mr. Ralph, Lynn Steiner, in car Mr. Crowell, Coach Roper, and Mr. Coppage

A word from our founder, Lynn Steiner…
“When Behind the Wheel was taken out of the public school system I decided to open and operate Steiner Driving School in February 2009. I was fortunate to hire and work with professionals who had the experience teaching at the local schools. Courteous and patient our instructors will guide the student through the fundamentals of safe driving”.

We take pride in teaching our students, adult or minor, in a manner of being thorough and precise. NO SHORT CUTS!!! We drive mid-size cars, we feel they are much safer and the instructor has passenger side brakes.

our Program

All students must complete classroom 36 hours before starting behind the wheel portion of drivers education.
We provide the training, schedule of classes for you, target date for taking the DMV written and driving tests, and all the paperwork needed for DMV. Each student will drive seven 50 minute session and observed for seven 50 minute sessions. On the last day the students will take the DMV road test. Upon successful completion of test, you will be issued a 180 day Virginia Driver training certificate, within those 180 days J& D court will send you notification of court and parent date on which student must attend to receive hard copy drivers license. Steiner Driving School gives the 180 provision license to the parent and it is up to the parent to decide when their (minor)child is ready to drive alone. Please consider the following: Maturity , how responsible they are at following rules and laws in association with new drivers, number of people in the car, avoidance in the use of cell phone and texting and other distractions in the driving environment.

our Staff

Let our experienced, licensed professionals teach you or your child safe and confident driving!

All Instructors are:


Lynn Steiner

I have driven FCPS bus for 40 years, 18 of those I was a trainer taught classroom and issued CDL licenses to the drivers. I taught behind the wheel at FHS for 6 years, then I decided to open my own driving school, we pride ourselves on no shortcuts we are by the book and DMV regulations, your child’s safety is our number one concern even after they complete our course. I have been very fortune to have real professionals to working with me.

Ralph Graul

MSgt USAF Retired, I was an aircraft mechanic in the USAF with a Top Secret Clearance to be Crew Chief on White House Support Aircraft during the 1970’s and 1980’s. I was one of the first 150 Motorcycle Safety Instructors certified by the Motor Cycle Safety Foundation in 1979. I have been a bus driver in Fauquier County since Oct 2001 and Licensed Behind Wheel Driver Instructor Dec. 2011.

Philip Ropper

Began teaching classroom Driver’s Education as well as driving for Behind-the-Wheel instructor for Fauquier High School in 2003.  I began driving for Steiner Driving School in 2008.  I currently teach Driver’s Ed at Kettle Run High School as well as coaching the Boys Varsity soccer team.  I pride myself that I only put safe drivers out on the road. 

Mr. Crowell

Mr. Coppage

Safe driving is our business and our goal; to produce safe drivers, not just for your peace of mind, but also for the well-being of our community.
We feel strongly in our mission as teachers to ensure our young drivers are confident and prepared to drive on all our roads.