Behind the Wheel Driving School: Offering Graduated Licence Program in St. John’s

Our Driver Training Program is Government-approved

Behind the Wheel Driving School is a fully certified driver-training program approved by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Motor Vehicle Registration Division) to instruct the graduated licence program in St. Johns’ for novice drivers of all ages, as outlined in the Newfoundland Highway Traffic Act. The authorization number for BTWDS is MRD-0147 and was issued to the school on April 4, 2005.


Behind the Wheel Driving School is solely owned and operated by Philip “Bud” Thorne under the legal name of PBT Enterprises Inc., a duly authorized company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The company is financially sound and in good standing with the Department of Finance (NL) and the Canada Revenue Agency (HST Division).

Our Program Will Make You Eligible for Insurance Discounts

A certificate from Behind the Wheel is issued when the provincial road test is successfully completed and is recognized by insurance companies in Newfoundland for insurance-discounting purposes. Our program also allows a novice driver to take the road test after eight months of permit holding. To learn more about our school, our program or our policies, please feel free to contact us or browse our frequently asked questions!

Practice Makes Perfect

You can expect 25 hours of in-class and 10.5 in-car training.

Our Program

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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