Free Winter Driving Program for Teens

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

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
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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