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.

G1 SafeStart Driving Course

G1 Driving Course & Drive Test Preparation

The DriveWise SafeStart driver education program offers new drivers the opportunity to learn how to drive in a program that targets many styles of learning. This helps reinforce key concepts and prepares students for the G1 test and the G2 driver test that is required to obtain an Ontario driver’s license. The SafeStart program differs from other driving lessons because it incorporates theoretical and real-time driver training. The DriveWise driving school effectively prepares beginner drivers for their G1 drivers test by teaching them how to drive to proactively avoid road hazards and remain incident free.


About SafeStart Driving Lessons


20 Hours in the Classroom

The SafeStart program includes 20 hours of in-class instruction. This also includes six hours in driving simulation labs which allow new drivers to practice maneuvering hazards without the risk of an actual collision. Our simulator presents students with very realistic driving situations, like icy, snowy roads and even demonstrates how impaired driving and texting while driving can affect your ability to drive safely. The simulator experience feels authentic and it helps mitigate new driver fears. It also demonstrates the need to focus on the road, helping improve student driving capabilities before they get behind the wheel. .

G1 Driver Training Course in London, ON - Driver education with Drivewise's SafeStart program

10 Hours of Online Learning

In addition to the ministry-suggested 20 hours of learning in an innovative classroom environment, G1 drivers will continue to develop their theoretical knowledge of driving best practices during ten hours of online learning. Like our in-class car and driving sessions, the SafeStart online learning program includes all the crucial information that drivers need to know before getting behind the wheel. Our online learning component teaches students what road signs mean and gives them a thorough understanding of road laws. This ensures that our students will drive in a safe and lawful manner and help them graduate to their G2 stage of licensing.

10 Hours In-Car Training

The final component of the SafeStart program is ten hours of in-car hands-on driving training. New drivers practicing for their G2 drive test will be able to put their theoretical understand of road safety into practice under the guidance of an experienced driving professional. Students will be able to continuously develop their skills as proactive drivers as our instructors are dedicated to helping new drivers become good, confident drivers, in turn enabling them to graduate to their G2 and G licenses.


What Makes SafeStart Different From Other Driving Schools?

  • All students are encouraged to actively participate, with interactive quizzes and interesting discussions
  • Our driving simulator creates the safest environment for students learning how to drive by eliminating anxiety and thus elevating the effectiveness of the lessons
  • Our program combines theoretical and real-time learning to create proactive drivers who understand all the components of safe and legal driving
  • Every student receives hands-on, individualized attention that addresses their unique driving needs


SafeStart students also have the option of upgrading to the SafeStart Driver Training and Road Test Package which includes additional training to prepare you for your drivers test. Don’t compromise your safety or the safety of other drivers on the road. Start your driving with a thorough understanding of driving best-practices today!