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Our company motto of “Where Learning is Doing,”™ is founded upon our central core value to create a supportive learning environment for newly licensed drivers to be not only able to understand the theory of driving but also the practical importance of operating a vehicle for successful driving careers ahead. D.T.S.M.™ owner, Chris Dougherty, began his career in driver training in 1963 in England. As an experienced driving instructor, Mr. Dougherty moved to Canada with his wife and three children. Shortly afterwards, D.T.S.M.™ Driving Schools was founded in 1981.

We are proud to announce that we have won the Gold Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence for over 22 years in the “Automotive and Transportation” category.

Thank you, Ottawa.

  • D.T.S.M.™ stands for "Driving Test School of Motoring."
  • At D.T.S.M.™ Driving Schools, defensive driving is #1.
  • D.T.S.M.™ is a Ministry-Approved BDE Program Provider.
  • D.T.S.M.™ is a Ministry Approved Digital Online BDE Program Provider.
  • At D.T.S.M.™ Driving Schools, our main objective is to train all students to become competent, safe and defensive drivers.
  • D.T.S.M.™ also participates in the Community High School Driver Education Programs.
  • Mr. Dougherty was a Chief Instructor for The Ministry of Transportation.

D.T.S.M.™ is the #1 Driving School in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

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