License Preperation | Shaun de Jager Driver Training

License Preperation

Driver’s License Preparation Program

Okay so you’ve passed your first road test but that is just the beginning. Now you need get some proper training and learn what it takes to survive our dangerous roadways. Driving fully aware and in control is what really counts! These sessions are done on public roads (in your own car since that’s what you will drive most often) and with an Instructor certified by the Ministry of Transportation.

KNOW WHERE TO LOOK

Learn how to:
• Be certain your vehicle is perfectly centered in your lane.
• Find hidden hazards and poorly placed road signs in “the big picture.”
• Identify parked-vehicle dangers and intersection hazards instantly.
• Determine whether you’re on a one-way street even if you’ve missed the signs.
• Read other drivers’ intentions, especially when they fail to signal.
• Plan an effective life-saving Escape Path in any developing situation.

ACCURATELY EVALUATE

Learn how to:
• Estimate time and space you (and others) need to safely manoeuvre in traffic.
• Allow adequate clearance on narrow streets.
• Assess how close you are to the curb in any vehicle…every time you pull over.
• Choose safe entry speeds for turns and curves.
• Use mirrors to judge safe openings when changing lanes in heavy traffic.
• Safely share the road with cyclists and large vehicles.
• Establish and maintain appropriate speeds according to driving conditions.

BE DECISIVE

Learn how to:
• Simplify decision-making and reduce stress in any driving situation.
• Know who has right of way in even the most complex situations.
• Accurately predict what other drivers will do.
• Make your intentions crystal clear.
• Prevent intruders from closing your driving space.
• Develop interactive skills to avoid misunderstandings.
• Avoid confusion by knowing when to assert your right-of-way.

PERFORM MANOEUVERS EASILY AND SEAMLESSLY

Learn how to:
• Stop your vehicle with limousine-like finesse.
• Time your acceleration for more stability when cornering.
• Use your vision to track turns like an expert.
• Turn with confidence at busy, multi-lane intersections.
• Simplify corners when turning with bus bays.
• Use “body language” to better communicate with other road users.
• Avoid conflicts when driving and using parking lots.
• Handle streetcar tracks and islands.
• Manoeuvre smoothly onto and off of freeways.
• Strategically position your vehicle to guarantee maximum awareness of every traffic situation and potential driving danger.

HOW MANY LESSONS WILL YOU NEED?

Number of lessons will vary from person to person depending on:
• Previous on-road experience.
• Previous manual-shift driving experience.
• Learning aptitude.
• How much you practice.
• Intervals between lessons.
• Personal goals.

Click here for information on Graduated Licencing
www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandy/driver/gradu/index.html


“This is such a positive step to see someone with Shaun’s understanding and dedication to safe roads start a driving school that prepares new drivers for their MTO license. Every driving school should have such qualified instructors”
– Ian Law, Founder ILR Car Control School