• He grew up so quickly.

    Make sure he's ready for the road ahead.

Smart DRIVER TRAINING

Make the SMART Choice!

GRADUATED LICENSING

The Smart DRIVER TRAINING program
is with you every step of the way -
from LEARNER to NOVICE to LICENSED!

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION

The Smart DRIVER TRAINING program
includes 25 hours of classroom
instruction and 10.5 hours of one-on-one
instruction behind the wheel.

INSURANCE DISCOUNTS

The Smart DRIVER TRAINING program
provides the equivalent of three years of
driving experience, plus our graduated licence
certificate with the MRD number means big
discounts from insurance companies.

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Paul Prowse, Owner/Operator

Paul worked with Metrobus in St. John's for more than 28 years - 11 as a Transit Operator, 11 as a Transit Supervisor, and more than 6 with the Transit Driver Training Department. Paul has been a Driver Trainer for more than 25 years and is certified nationally with the Canada Safety Council in the Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) and the Defensive Driving Course (DDC). Through his work with the Canadian Urban Transit Association, Paul has been certified in the Professional Instructor in Driver Education (PRIDE) program and in the Smart DRIVER Program which teaches fuel efficient driving techniques to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Smart DRIVER TRAINING Instructors are Graduated Licencing Program Certified Instructors with Newfoundland Labrador Motor Registration Division.

Learn from the best - that's Smart DRIVER TRAINING!

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Classroom & In Car Schedule

There are always classes starting soon.

2020 classroom dates

Aug 22,23,29,30

Sep 26,27, Oct 3,4

Oct 24,25,31 Nov 1

Dec 5,6,12,13

Our comprehensive in class sessions prepare you for a safe and enjoyable experience behind the wheel.
All classroom sessions take place at Tara Place, 31 Peet Street, Suite 208 2nd floor, St. John's NL

First Day

 Registration 

 Welcome & Introduction 

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Understanding the HTS
  • Procedures for getting your first drivers licence
  • Who we share the road with
  • Responsibilities of road users

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Regulatory Signs, Warning Signs, Construction Signs, Guide Signs and the proper approach to traffic lights

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • General information
  • Responsibilities of the holder of a licence
  • Vehicle registration
  • The demerit system
  • Rules of the road
  • What to do when involved in a traffic accident

 Lunch Break 12:00-12:30p

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • How fatigue, emotions, vision and other senses can affect your driving as well as distractions

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Major concerns of road rage
  • Types of Aggressive Drivers
  • Driving errors
  • Anger Management
  • What to do when confronted

Second Day

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Introduction to alcohol
  • Alcohol related crashes
  • Physiological factors
  • Other drugs
  • Intervention strategies
  • VIDEO CBC Forum "DRIVEN" RNC, First Responders, Families of victims etc.

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Approach to your vehicle
  • Pre-driving protocol
  • Blind spots
  • Pre-trip inspection and maintenance

 Lunch Break 12:00-12:30p

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Knowing the controls
  • Cockpit drill
  • Instrument panel
  • Vehicle controls
  • Comfort and convenience devices

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Starting the engine
  • Steering and visual tracking
  • Entering traffic
  • Acceleration and braking
  • Reversing
  • Exiting traffic
  • Visual references

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Managing time and space
  • Two second rule
  • Time interval formula
  • Eye lead time
  • Adapting to the HTS

 Assessment 1 - Mid-Program 

Third Day

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Friction
  • Gravity
  • Kinetic energy
  • Inertia
  • Force of impact

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Time and distances
  • Danger zone
  • Braking techniques
  • ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Restraint system
  • Air bags
  • Child restraints
  • A few facts and statistics
  • Other safety technology

 Lunch Break 12:00-12:30p

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Basic rules
  • Intersections
  • Turning about
  • Parking

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Processing information
  • Intersections
  • Curves
  • Hills
  • Passing/Being passed

Fourth Day

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Entering the expressway
  • Driving on the expressway
  • Exiting the expressway
  • Special situations
  • High speed considerations

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Road conditions, sand, wet leaves, potholes, wind, rain, etc.
  • Visual conditions, sunglare, fog, night driving, etc.
  • Winter conditions, vehicle preparation, starting and stopping, what to do when stuck in snow, etc.

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Vehicle failure
  • Driving error
  • Road sharing errors
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Unusual occurrences (electrical wires down, etc.)

 Lunch Break 12:00-12:30p

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Alert lights and symbols
  • Vehicle systems
  • Tires

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Green driver, drive the environmentally friendly way, cut down on GHG emissions
  • Consumerism, buying a vehicle
  • Health care costs
  • The future, be a positive role model, etc.
  • Anatomical gifts, become a donor

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Deciding to buy
  • Choosing a vehicle
  • Financing
  • Insuring

In this segment the discussion will focus on

  • Preparing the vehicle
  • Preparing yourself
  • Planning the route

 Assessment 2 - Final 

In Car

Getting to know the vehicle, positioning the vehicle in the roadway using mirrors and turns left and right

Eye-Lead Time, scanning the road ahead, timing traffic lights and how to approach intersections

Familiarization with the City of Mount Pearl in preparation for the road test, merging on and off the highway and roundabouts

Angle Parking/Parallel Parking

One hour practice to prepare for test, practice test, half hour for the test plus travel time

Packages & Pricing

Lessons for new drivers and
refreshers for the not-so-new.

Choose from our full graduated licensing program to just a few lessons to get you comfortable behind the wheel.

Certificate Program
$608.70

plus HST ($700 taxes included)

In-class and in-car instruction. Insurance discounts eligible upon completion. Payment plan available*.

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In Car Only
$330

taxes included!

Six in-car lessons for refreshing
your skills or used as complement
to any of our other plans.

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Individual Lesson
$60

taxes included!

A single in-car lesson.
Schedule as many,
or as few as you'd like.

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Road Test Only
$120

taxes included!

Use of our car for your road test plus 1 hour of practice time before your exam and travel time.

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Point Reduction Course
$230

taxes included!

Six hours in class, receive certificate with MRD number allowing you to earn back 4 points

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Class 04 (Taxi) Program
$299

plus HST

85% of all collisions are preventable through Defensive Driving. Reduce costs. Prevent collisions. Save lives.

Class schedule for 2020, Tara Place, 31 Peet Street, Suite 208 2nd floor, St. John's NL from 9:00a - 3:30p

Oct 03, Nov 28, Dec 19

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Winter Driving Seminar
$99

plus HST

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*$400.00 due at the start of classroom session, $300.00 due before the start of first car lesson

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