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Free Winter Driving Program for Teens

09/01/18
An Annual Winter Safe Driving Program for local teens is coming up on February 3rd and 4th at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury.

Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and there is room available for 12 participants each day. Participants must have a valid G1 licence. The program is free to all local teens and is offered through Howson Driving School.

If interested, please contact 705-441-0865 or email baygolfacademy@bell.net

A refundable $50 deposit Cheque must accompany each participant’s registration to ensure that they attend the program on their requested date.

Course Outline

Introduction to winter driving problems
Modern automotive technology – how it affects your driving
How to start moving safely on slippery roads
Stopping safely – even in a panic situation
Preventing skids because it is easier than skid control
Understeer skids (front wheel)
Oversteer skids (rear wheel)
Out of control spins
Collision Avoidance – how to avoid other drivers
Black ice
Slush
Whiteouts
How to recognize when it is slippery
How to prepare for driving in winter

Students will be shown and have a chance to practice skid control and more importantly skid prevention with progressive in-class and in-vehicle training.
All exercises are designed to allow students to practice real winter driving scenarios.  Instructors will use positive feedback and reassurance to help develop a healthy positive approach to safe winter driving.

 

 

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