Beginner Driver Education



To our valued customers and students,



Defensive Drivers Ontario provides the “Say Dez!” MTO-approved Beginner Driver Education Course which consists of 20 hours of in-class lessons, 10 hours of in-car lessons and 10 hours of independent homework.

  • Upon completion, you can take the G1 Exit Road Test after 8 months, instead of 12
  • Upon successful completion of Ministry Approved Beginner’s Driver Education course, students can obtain a Driver’s Licence History, as proof of course completion, and BDE graduates with a DLH are eligible for an insurance discount.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You need to get a valid G1 licence before starting the in-car lessons
  • CONTACT US FOR PROGRAM FEE and Family Discount.
Course Structure:
In-Class Lessons
(20 Hours)
In-Car Lessons
(10 Hours)
Independent Homework
(10 Hours)
      • MTO-approved and regularly updated curriculum
      • Experienced and approachable instructors
      • Interactive and fun learning environment: videos, overheads, group assignments, quizzes and discussions
      • Flexible schedules: we offer 4 Day, 4 Evening and 4 Saturday courses
      • Make up classes are available
Topics covered:
    • Highway transportation system
    • Freeway transportation system
    • Rules of the road – who goes first?
    • Knowing your vehicle
    • Basic maneuvers
    • Defensive driving techniques
    • The laws of physics
    • Vehicle restraints
    • Emergency situations
  • Private one-on-one driving instruction
  • Highly experienced and qualified instructors (male and female)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from home or school
  • Flexible schedules based on the student’s schedule
Topics covered:
  • Pre-Driving checks
  • Car control
  • Turns
  • Reversing
  • Intersections
  • Lane changes
  • Parking
  • Freeway
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Freeway Driving
  • Shoulder recovery
  • Head on Collision Avoidance
  • Road Test Preparation
  • Workbook assignments

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Our goal is to produce competent and confident drivers regardless of age by training them safe and defensive driving practices when making decisions on busy city streets, highways, and freeways.

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