At the DriveWise driving school in London Ontario, our goal is to teach students to be safe and confident drivers. We prepare our students for their G2 and G drive tests with a diverse learning approach that includes interactive in-class learning, in-car lessons and sessions with our driving simulator. Our approach to driving lessons is what sets us apart from the competition. We also have a state of the art driving simulator that simulates real driving hazards, including simulating the dangers of drinking & driving and texting & driving. Our SafeStart Beginner Driver Education programs are Ministry of Transportation approved and recognized by the insurance industry. Our students include beginner drivers, international students, new residents, new immigrants, and senior citizens who want to practice their driving skills. We teach our students cooperative driving strategies during in-car lessons. Using our driving simulator, we also teach students defensive driving strategies like how to control skids and driving in winter conditions. When it’s time for you to take your Ontario drive test, you’ll feel confident in your driving skills and happy with your driving school experience at DriveWise.


Information for Parents


When your son or daughter is learning how to drive, it’s tempting to want to jump in and share all your knowledge with them at once. However, we understand that becoming a better driver is something that requires time, patience and practice.

In addition to trusting the experts at London’s DriveWise driving school to teach your child the foundations of driving and safety while behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to also practice with your child on your own. We know it can be hard to be an objective teacher when it comes to your own child, so we’ve put together some great tips to help parents as they teach their children to drive.

Tips for Parents & New Drivers

  • Drive with your child a few times a week, for no longer than 30 minutes each time
  • Make sure your child is well-rested before they get behind the wheel
  • Make sure your child is wearing running shoes or something similar – avoid flip flops and shoes that do not have flat soles
  • Encourage your child to stay focused – this includes making sure their smartphone is out of reach, might include turning off the radio and avoiding in-depth conversations
  • Do your best not to yell at or scold your child for any mistakes, this might cause them to panic or get even more nervous behind the wheel – instead, try to praise good behavior with positive reinforcements to ensure good habits stick
  • Give the driver instructions well in advance and get them into the habit of looking ahead and adjusting their speed accordingly
  • Many new drivers are very worried about curbs or lines on the road and a good way to stop this is to encourage them to look ahead at where they are traveling towards
  • Choose a quiet time of day for beginner drivers to practice – mid-morning or late evenings during the week and early in the morning on weekends are good times to practice
  • Start driving in a quiet residential area – this will help your child gain calm and confidence before building up to busier roads

DriveWise provides free seminars designed to assist friends and family members to develop the necessary tools to help coach their G1 drivers. (Minimum participation of 5 co-drivers is required.)

To learn more about the DriveWise SafeStart driving course or to attend one of our free seminars, please visit our About SafeStart page to discover why our three-pronged approach to learning how to drive is the best in the industry.