Behind the Wheel Driving School is the name you can trust when you are in need of professional driving lessons in St. John’s. All our programs are well designed to ensure optimum and safe learning.
In-class and In-car Driving Lessons
Our program for novice drivers offered at Behind the Wheel Driving School follows the guidelines set by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for the Graduated Licence Program exactly. Our course focuses on providing both the in-class and in-car instruction necessary for you to succeed. It includes 25 hours in the classroom and 10.5 hours behind the wheel. Extra instruction is also available depending upon your needs.
In-class topics include:
A comprehensive approach to defensive driving, including effective visual/mental driving skills & effective modes of driver communication
Coping with adverse driving conditions and handling emergency driving situations
City, country and highway driving, angle and parallel parking and effective braking techniques
Criminal Code of Canada regulations, with an emphasis on impaired driving and accident responsibility
Demerit point system, safety technology, and traffic control devices
In-car lessons focus on:
Defensive driving practices
Speed laws, parking and downtown traffic
Hazard detection, pedestrian, and intersection safety
Highway safety (ramps, passing, cruise control, etc.)
Entering lanes appropriately/lane awareness and left/right turning
Road test preparation
* All in-class topics are taught with government-accredited texts and audio-visual materials.