This program can be completed in the safety of your home and at your own pace.
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 your D.T.S.M. driver education program, each student will be certified electronically with the MTO. This 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.