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Welcome to Peterborough Driving School. We have been instructing since 2005 & have helped thousands of people become safer drivers. Learning the proper strategies to make driving safe & enjoyable is a rewarding accomplishment. It's why they enjoy helping others achieve this important goal. We are a MTO approved BDE Program Provider and our curriculum has been used by over 100,000 people overall. This can mean a reduction in insurance as well as wait time before taking your road test. A big thanks to Bill at Jetala and all the folks at Canadian Pro Drivers. It's great working with you all. We are also certified as a Auto$mart provider. This is a Federal government program promoting fuel efficiency & the environmental impact of driving. Each student is required to have an updated copy of the Driver's Handbook. They will also be provided with one of our Workbooks. Please note that students may take the program before obtaining their G1. They must obtain it within 30 days of completing the In class portion. This is a very useful way of ensuring the G1 test is successful. It also enables an early start to obtaining all the driving habits needed to obtain a G2.
All In Car lessons are 1 on 1 with free pick-up & drop off in city limits. Peterborough Driving School stresses the need for practice. A good rule of thumb is that for every hour of In Car Training there should be 2-3 hours of practice. We are happy to discuss students progress with parents as we feel they are an important part of the learning process. Students must achieve a mark of 70 % on 2 In Class Tests as well as 1 Mock Road Test on the final In Car lesson. MTO regulations require that students complete the program within 1 year of their start date.
We also offer individual lessons for those interested. This includes more experienced drivers who are facing a Road Test for health, age or other reasons. Peterborough Driving School worked along with Karren Bowen & Roly Hurley at Peterborough Driver Rehab to assist drivers who face challenges caused by disability or the aging process. Karren & Roly successfully ran their business for over 13 years before retiring in May 2014. We were thrilled to work with them. At Peterborough Driving School we believe each person needs to be treated as an individual. Yes there are guidelines and tests to be passed. However how we get there can vary. We are proud to say we have many satisfied students & parents. See our Testimonials page. We are also proud to have worked with many businesses to ensure their employees are updated on how to be safe in today's driving environment.
Peterborough Driving School is a proud Member of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce (The only school in the area that is a Member). We are a firm believer in community and are also a supporter of MADD Canada . Peterborough Driving School is proud to sponsor local teams & events such as "Love Local Ptbo", Police Safety Calendar, Peterborough Petes, Walk a Mile, Men of Hope, Peterborough Minor Lacrosse & Soccer & more. We are thrilled to be part of the City of Peterborough webpage (see the link on our Course Schedule page). We don't say we are the best, we will leave that up to the great people in our community. Hopefully this makes sense & is based on feedback from all the sources available in todays world. We simply promise to do our best to help anyone interested. This includes offering a price we feel is fair based on the services we provide & the help we receive from local business to make this happen. Also keep in mind that industry specialists report that to properly run a driving school an average price would be in the $700 range. Special thanks to Comfort Inn 1209 Lansdowne St. W. Thanks to Vince at Country 105, Pete & everyone at Fresh 100.5. From Brian Ellis morning host on The WOLF 101.5 July 25, 2014 via Twitter "Great to see those folks that turned up last night at the @ptbochamber night including Kevin from @PtboDriveSchool. From Peterboough Chamber July 28, 2014 via Twitter A big thanks to @PtboDriveSchool for their support at Pub Nite last week. We are honored to have been featured on CHEX 5 Oclock show January 29, 2013. We have also been part of CHEX Newswatch segments January 28, 2013 & September 3, 2013. We were part of CHEX Daily on September 12, 2014, a featured article in Peterborough This Week February 9, 2015 & CHEX Newswatch March 24, 2015. We were part of CHEX Daily January 7, 2016 & CHEX Newswatch October 7, 2016. We have been featured several times in 2017 & 2018 on Fresh 100.5 with Winter driving tips. These segments were at the request of these companies & we appreciate them choosing us to inform their audineces.
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