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Professional Driving Lessons in Calgary: Improve Your Driving Skills

Whether we like it or not, winter in Calgary consists of heavy snowfalls, freezing rain, sleet, and fog. This is why we should constantly review our driving skills to understand how to drive safely in poor weather conditions. This prevents us from being caught in a risky and unsafe situation. 

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Choosing the route you’ll take ahead of time and making sure that your vehicle is seasonally prepared are ways in which you can make your trip safer. Observing the posted traffic or road advisories is extra important to avoid collisions. At the same time, it’s important to remember that the posted speed limits are designed for ideal road conditions.  

Slow down more when driving on snow, ice, slush, or rain. Other safe winter driving tips are checking the weather forecast before you leave so you can make sure you know what to expect once on the road. Clearing your windows, roof, and lights from snow and ice will also help you see clearly and not disturb your driving.

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Installing those winter tires will help provide better traction, handling, and braking for those poor winter conditions.

 

The Canadian Professional Driving School will teach you all you know to drive safely, even in bad weather conditions. Contact us to book driving lessons with our experienced staff in Calgary!

Staying Safe in Foggy Conditions

If you can’t avoid driving in poor conditions, you should at least know how to handle them. Driving in Calgary during winter is challenging for inexperienced and experienced drivers. If it’s foggy outside, slowing down is key. If you can’t see where you are going, slowing down is safer. Avoid using high-beam headlights in the fog, as fog tends to reflect light. The best thing to use is low beams, which are more effective. If you have fog headlights on your car, you should use them.


Poor visibility is the enemy during foggy driving conditions. If you cannot see or feel confident driving, find a safe place to pull over far away from traffic, turn off your lights, and wait for the fog to clear up.

  • What to Do If Your Rear Wheels Skid While Driving?
    The first to apply in such cases is to keep calm and not panic! Take your foot away from the accelerator and move in the direction you want to go. Sometimes, you must frequently steer left and right to retain your car’s balance and avoid skidding. It is suggested that you should gently apply the brakes when needed. This helps prevent sudden breaks and avoids any possible complications.
  • What To Do If Your Car Gets Stuck In Ice?
    Due to heavy snowfall, there are chances that your car might get stuck in ice on Calgary roads. Do not spin your wheels; this action can dig your car deeper. Slowly move your wheels on either side to remove snow around your car's tires. You can also use sand, gravel, or salt to remove the ice in the wheels’ path. It is better to call for professional help if you cannot figure this all out.
  • What To Do If Your Front Tires Skid During The Drive?
    You should turn off the car’s engine and bring it down to neutral gear as the first step. It is strongly suggested that you avoid immediately steering your car as a reflex. Like rare wheels, keep steering in the direction of skidding. Only after that must you put your car on drive mode and gently accelerate to move in the desired direction. It helps get control of your vehicle.
  • When can I start my driver training course?
    You can start anytime when courses are available. Please call our office and check the availability of driving classes and times. We are available to answer 24/7.
  • Do I have to pay the full amount during registration? When should I pay the course fee?
    You don’t have to pay in full during registration. You can pay 50% of your course fee during the course registration and pay the rest of the balance before you start your car driving lesson.
  • Can I Have the Class 7 Learner’s License with Me During Registration? When Do You Require This License?
    We do not need it during the course registration process but require your Class 7 Learner’s License before you start the in-car driving lessons.
  • Do you provide female instructors for driving lessons?
    We have experienced and highly qualified female instructors. Please let us know your preference during registration.
  • What happens if I cancel my scheduled in-car lesson on the same day?
    48 hours’ notice is required to cancel any in-car driving lesson. There will be a cancellation fee if you cancel on the same day.
  • Before I enroll in my driving course, will I need to take a medical check-up?
    If you are applying for a basic driving license, it is up to you whether you get a medical check-up. However, medical check-ups are required if you enroll to get your driving license for Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 licenses. It is also wise to get a medical check-up if you are uncertain about your state of health or have any medical issues that may affect your ability to drive in any way.
  • Can I enroll immediately in my driver training program?
    Yes – you can start whenever we have classes available for the type of license you are looking for. Please telephone us 24/7 at 403-984-3344, and our office staff will be able to advise you on when we have classes available for you and when the classes start.
  • Can You Collect Me from My House and Drop Me Back There after My Class and, If so, Do You Charge Extra for Providing This Service?
    We always do our best to collect and return our clients to the agreed location after class. We do not charge extra for this service. However, we will need to determine the location with you in advance. This may or may not be your home, depending on the accessibility of the area you reside in.
  • How Do I Get My Class 7 Learner’s License, and Where Can I Get It From?
    Before applying for your Class 7 Learner’s License, you must study the Alberta Government Handbook and pass the qualifying exam. You can take the exam at any government-approved registry office located throughout Calgary on payment of the approved fee.
  • Who will test me once I finish your driving course?
    We cannot administer the test itself – this is always conducted by a qualified Alberta Registry office official. However, we can provide you with the vehicle you have been practicing in for a small fee.

Some frequently asked questions for driving in calgary

why choose us for your driving lessons in calgary?

At Driving Canadian, we believe driving is essential to your daily chores. However, you would need a professional driver’s license and, most importantly, learn how to drive. Our driving lessons in Calgary are designed to meet your diverse driving requirements.
 

We have a team of professional instructors to train you. At Driving Canadian, our driving school is 100% approved by the Alberta Government. We offer a comprehensive driver-related education in Calgary for beginners.
 

When you choose us over others, you sign up for:

-Our driving school has professional male and female driving instructors.

-You can be assured of safe and defensive driving educational courses in Calgary.

-We offer to pick up and drop off from your home for the driving lessons.

-We strive to help you prepare for the road test so that you can feel confident while driving.

-We can assure you that we offer well-structured and organized driving lessons in Calgary.
 

Feel free to call us, and we will get back to you at the earliest to answer all your questions regarding our driving lessons in Calgary.

Essential Tips for Handling Driving Emergencies

Navigating unexpected situations on the road can be daunting, but with proper preparedness, you can increase your chances of staying safe. At the Canadian Professional Driving School in Calgary, we understand the importance of equipping drivers with the skills to handle driving emergencies effectively. Here are some essential tips to remember:

  • Stay calm and assess the situation: The first and most important step in any driving emergency is to stay calm. Take a deep breath and try to think of the situation. Identify potential hazards and prioritize your safety and the safety of others on the road.
     

  • Control your vehicle: Maintaining control of your vehicle is paramount, depending on the nature of the emergency. For example, if you experience a tire blowout, grip the steering wheel firmly and avoid sudden movements. In the event of a skid, steer in the direction you want to go. Our driving lessons emphasize hands-on experience handling emergencies, ensuring you are well-prepared for unexpected challenges.

What to Do in a Driving Emergency?

Emergencies on the road can range from mechanical failures to adverse weather conditions. Canadian Professional Driving School in Calgary is dedicated to empowering drivers with the knowledge to respond effectively to these situations. Here's a guide on what to do in a driving emergency:

  • Activate hazard lights and signal: In an emergency, it's crucial to alert other drivers of your situation. Activate your hazard lights immediately, and use turn signals to indicate your intentions if possible. This helps create awareness and reduces the risk of collisions.
     

  • Pull over safely: If circumstances permit, carefully move your vehicle to the side of the road. Use your mirrors to see if it's safe to change lanes. 

At Canadian Professional Driving School, being prepared for driving emergencies is fundamental to driver education. Our comprehensive driving lessons in Calgary cover the rules of the road and equip you with the skills to handle unexpected challenges, promoting a safer driving experience for everyone.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page.

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