December 28 is the start of the next Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Beginner Driver Education (BDE) program at the Learning Centres in Alliston, Barrie, Orillia, Midland, and Collingwood. Register today to reserve your space for this weekend course, which runs Dec. 28 and 29, and January 4 and 5.
The Driver Education program, for teens and adults who currently have their G1, is offered at nine locations throughout Simcoe County year-round. The course includes 20 hours of in-class instruction, 10 hours of independent work and 10 hours of individual in-car instruction. The program meets all Ministry of Transportation requirements and is a Ministry Approved Course Provider.
The expected long term outcomes of the BDE curriculum standards include:
- enhanced road safety for all road users
- improved driving competency of novice drivers
- novice drivers with respectful and responsible attitudes toward driving that will contribute to the safety of all road users
- enhanced driver mobility and novice drivers who drive in a confident and safe manner
The cost is $600 plus HST.
“Our Beginner Driver Education program provides participants with a foundation for safe and responsible driving,” says Marny Motyer, Coordinator, Beginner Driver Education. “Our Ministry-approved classes help new drivers develop positive driving attitudes and behaviours, including defensive driving techniques, safe parking and reversing, and predicting and avoiding emergency situations.”
Click here to visit The Learning Centres’ website for more information, registration forms, and Frequently Asked Questions. To register for a Beginner Driver Education program, print and complete the registration form, and take the completed form to your local Learning Centre. Or, call 705-725-8360 x45142 to register by phone.
Marny Motyer, Coordinator, Beginner Driver Education, Learning Centres – Barrie