The program can be completed in the safety of your home and at your own pace. The system is a digital interactive program, and there are no set schedules of classes for participation. Also, there are no Zoom calls or video conferencing technologies used; instead, the videos we have are pre-recorded to the material covered.
We have a rolling admissions system, once you have registered, then the program starts. All of the online portions must be completed before any in-vehicle lessons can be booked.
The complete driver training program at D.T.S.M.™ consists of:
|Program Sections||Program Topics|
|1.||Rules of the road.|
|4.||The vehicle and its components.|
|5.||Perception and risk management.|
|6.||Sharing the road with all road users.|
|7.||Different points of attention a driver will experience.|
|8.||Respect and responsibilities in the driving environment.|
|HomeLink Sections||HomeLink Topics||HomeLink Content|
|1.||Rules of the road.||Explaining the meaning of various traffic lights.|
|2.||Vehicle handling.||Right turns at traffic lights and left turns at a stop sign.|
|3.||Driver behaviour.||Responding to emergencies, how to avoid head-on and rear-end collisions.|
|4.||The vehicle and its components.||Communication devices, and myths and facts related to the use of seatbelts.|
|5.||Perception and risk management.||Proactive vs reactive driving actions, driving emergencies, road rage, decision-making, and collision scenario analysis.|
|6.||Sharing the road with all road users.||Sharing the road with pedestrians, how to pass traffic safely, cooperative driving and defensive driving, and sharing the road fundamentals.|
|7.||Different points of attention a driver will experience.||Listing inside and outside vehicle distractions, myths and facts related to impairment, strategies to avoid impaired driving, types of impairment.|
|8.||Respect and responsibilities in the driving environment.||The benefits of fuel-efficient driving and fuel-efficient driving techniques.|
Once the online portion of the program has been completed, the in-vehicle training can start.
All private in-vehicle lessons are pick-ups from home, school or an arranged meeting place.
*Please note, the students that live outside our service area will have to make arrangements for a predetermined meeting place with the Head Office (Barrhaven).
All training programs are conducted according to the standards set by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). Upon completion of the D.T.S.M.™ driver education program, each student will be certified electronically with the MTO. The following will provide proof of completion that allows a student to take their driving test in eight months at the MTO instead of waiting one full year.
The student can request a Drivers License History Form (DLH Form) once the student has been certified with the MTO. Please note, the MTO will charge you a fee for the DLH Form. The DLH Form will be needed as proof of a student’s Beginner Drivers Education program completion for possible insurance discount purposes.
*All services will be taxed at a rate of 13 percent (HST).