The Road to Success Begins at St. John’s Behind the Wheel Driving School

Drive Safely with Our Driver Training Program

Thank you for choosing to learn more about Behind the Wheel Driving School (BTWDS.) We take pride in offering professional driving instructions in St. John’s. Our school’s mission is to provide students with an exceptional driver-training program that surpasses other driver training programs in Newfoundland, as well as the necessary knowledge and skills to drive safely in today's fast-paced driving environment. Involving 25 hours of in-class and 10.5 hours of in-car instruction, our course focuses on the defensive driving skills and strategies needed to drive safely and confidently in all situations. Students are issued an insurance discount certificate upon the successful completion of their road test.

We Take the Necessary Time with Each Student

Instructor/owner Philip “Bud” Thorne was employed by the Newfoundland Safety Council as an in-class and in-car instructor for novice drivers for several years prior to opening BTWDS in 2005. Whether you’re a young adult learning how to drive for the first time or are just brushing up on your driving skills, you can rely upon Bud’s many years of experience, extensive industry knowledge, and enduring patience to provide an enjoyable experience. With over 2,500 licensed students to his credit, Bud invests the necessary time with each student to ensure success. To register in our next program, please contact us today via phone or email.

Driven to Succeed

We have successfully guided over 2,500 students.

How Do I Register?

Find out payment options, cancellation policies and more.

Class Is in Session

We are currently accepting new students of all ages.

Committed to Serve You

We aim at providing professional driving lessons.

Thoroughly Planned and Executed

Programs designed to ensure safe and informative learning.

General Information

Behind the Wheel Driving School


Phone: 709-727-5536

After 8:00 PM: 709-579-4999



Business Hours

Please call for an appointment.

Service Area

  • St. John’s
  • Mount Pearl
  • Surrounding Communities


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