The lives of your sons and daughters have value. It`s time to consider the consequences when you choose a driving school for your loved one`s and not take the driving task so lightly as it could be a matter of life or death. Automobile collisions are the #1 killer of teenagers in Canada.
Read on to find out what to look for when shopping for a driving school.
Whether you're a new teen driver or an experienced driver looking to save money on auto insurance, choosing the right driving school can be a difficult process. Prospective students should consider factors like cost and location without sacrificing quality instruction.
Not all driving schools offer ministry-approved beginner driver education courses
- Look for schools that offer "MTO-approved beginner driver education courses", or "ministry-approved beginner driver education courses". Beginner driving schools in Ontario are regulated by MTO. Check more>>>
Location is important
- It is probably a good idea to find a driving school that is near your own neighbourhood. The easiest way to do this is go online and do a search of driving schools in Kitchener - Waterloo. There are a few reasons why you should find a school close to home. One of the main reasons is that as you don’t already have your license, you will probably have to walk or take public transportation to your classes.
Think about prices
- Not all driving schools are the same! You get what you pay for! Quality Education does not come cheap! Check out classroom facilities and ask friends or family what driver’s education course they took and who would they recommend! Choosing the cheapest school may turn out to be more expensive in the long run. Watch out for cheapest prices, the school must pay for insurance, advertising, training, fuel, maintenance etc.... so they will try to save money by not teaching students on main busy roads, large intersections, roundabouts or highways, or they will spend most of the training time in the parking lot.
Ask about credentials
- You will not be hurting anyone’s feelings if you ask to see the credentials of the trainers at any driving school you are considering. This is your driving future here, and you need to know that you will be training with people who have experience and will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and responsible driver. If the instructors have only been doing it for a short time, you may want to look into other driving schools.
Not just for the test
- Many driving schools will focus on helping you to pass your driver’s test, and not actually on how to become a really good driver. Ask about how much attention students are given, and what you are going to learn if you should decide to attend that particular driving school. You want to really learn how to be a good and a safe driver. You need to make sure the Ontario driving school you attend will teach you that.
Be aware if there is any hidden fees
Ask others about driving schools
- You probably already know a number of people who have taken driver’s training, so you should ask them about their experiences, and if they recommend the school they attended (or you can just see the reviews). They will be able to give you the lowdown on the program offered, and let you know how much they actually got out of it. You will probably get a variety of comments, from bad to good, about every driver’s school in your area, which is great, because it will help make your decision much easier. Remember, a lot of the information is going to be personal opinions, and the ultimate decision about which Ontario driving school you attend is going to be yours and yours alone.