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Young Drivers Chatham Driving School

The Best Driving School in Canada

Every day we share the road with many other people. Whether they are in cars, on bicycles, in trucks or even in a horse-drawn carriage, each driver has a different experience. As drivers, we must be able to adapt their driving to not just the road conditions but to the various drivers around us. 

By using the YD Collisionfree!™ Approach and it's 4 habits and 20 sub-habits, each student can learn how to proactively deal with situations. Remember, the most dangerous thing most of us will do is get into a motor vehicle. Using the YD Collisionfree!™ Approach will greatly lessen that danger for everyone on the road. Young Drivers has taken defensive driving to a whole new level.

Choose The Best Driving School in Chatham

We offer flexible start dates and times to meet everyone's busy life schedules.

 

COVID - 19 Updates

We appreciate all our customers for being patient, understanding, cooperative and respectful as we navigate our way on new roads! Thank you! 

A self-directed Online Classroom Course - Available Now. Click below for more information

New Driver Course with Online Class 

This course has been developed in-house using the same great techniques that Young Drivers has been teaching for the last 50 years! 

Classroom (Online and In-Person) Updates

  • We resumed in-person classes in September however as numbers in Ontario continue to increase, we had concerns about mixing different cohorts in our in-person classes. So as of November 1, 2020, we are only offering our Online Self-Directed Classroom Course.   
  • We are working on approval for Virtual Classes with a live teacher and we hope to announce that sometime in the spring of 2021. 
  • Until then, please select and complete your classes online. With every online course, you still get the same YD in-car training as always (see below for more details).  

Driving Lesson Updates

  • Our Driving lessons have resumed with detailed safety protocols in place. Click here for more details on how we are keeping you and our community safe. 
  • As you can imagine we have a backlog of several months of driving lessons to deliver. Our instructors are very busy and are now booking in 2021 for driving lessons. If you have a timeline you are trying to make, please talk to one of us at the office to ensure we can make it work, before you sign up. 

DriveTest and Road Test Updates

  • Currently, Chatham is booking Road Tests in late April 2021. This is a moving target so if checking tests dates in January, the availability could be in May 2021. DriveTest also blocks off all dates from time to time and we are not able to book any tests. As soon as tests are available again, we go in and book them. So please bear with us as we work with DriveTest's availability. 
  • If your licence is expiring soon or has already expired this year or if you won't be able to finish your Young Drivers course within a year, please do not worry. The Ministry of Transportation has extended all these dates. Click here for FAQ's and information from DriveTest.  

NOTE: These updates are as of December 2020. Lesson and Road Test dates are constantly changing so please contact us at 519-351-8305 for the latest information. 

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Full Courses or Individual Lessons & Packages

COURSES FOR ALL AGES

  • Defensive Driving: YD programs include defensive driving, evasive maneuvers, emergency braking and swerving, and head-on and rear-crash collision avoidance.
  • Best Insurance Discounts: No other driving school can offer better insurance savings to newly licensed drivers after course completion.
  • Since 1970: 1.3 million new drivers trained across Canada. All YD instructors are re-trained annually, ensuring they're always up-to-date.
  • In-Class: All YD classrooms are conveniently located, offer a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned atmosphere, with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • In-Car: Each lesson is one-on-one and customized. With expert knowledge of terrain and areas, we know where and how to train to gain the most experience.
  • Online: Convenient online programs can be done on your device at your own pace. It's easy to use, engaging and effective.
Full Courses In Class
Hours
Online
Hours
In Car
Hours
Road Test
Package
The YD Course - Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | In Car | e-Learning | MTO Approved 20 10 10.5 - $795.58 Select
The YD Course plus Road Test - Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | In Car | e-Learning | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | MTO Approved 20 10 12.75 $964.60 Select
The YD Course plus G2 & G Road Test - 20 hrs Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | 10.5 hrs In Car | 10 hrs e-Learning | MTO Approved | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | G Road Test Package including warm-up | $91.25 G DriveTest Fee 20 10 15.75 $1,274.34 Select
The YD Course ONLINE - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class) | 10.5 hours In Car | MTO Approved 30 10.5 - $795.58 Select
The YD Course ONLINE plus G2 Road Test - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class)| 10.5 hours In Car | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | MTO Approved 30 12.75 $964.60 Select
The YD Course ONLINE plus G2 & G Road Test - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class)| 10.5 hours In Car | MTO Approved | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | G Road Test Package including warm-up | $91.25 G DriveTest Fee 30 15.75 $1,274.34 Select

Full Courses

$795.58
The YD Course - Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | In Car | e-Learning | MTO Approved
$964.60
The YD Course plus Road Test - Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | In Car | e-Learning | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | MTO Approved
$1,274.34
The YD Course plus G2 & G Road Test - 20 hrs Virtual Class with a Live Teacher | 10.5 hrs In Car | 10 hrs e-Learning | MTO Approved | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | G Road Test Package including warm-up | $91.25 G DriveTest Fee
$795.58
The YD Course ONLINE - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class) | 10.5 hours In Car | MTO Approved
$964.60
The YD Course ONLINE plus G2 Road Test - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class)| 10.5 hours In Car | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | MTO Approved
$1,274.34
The YD Course ONLINE plus G2 & G Road Test - 30 hours ONLINE (Self-directed class)| 10.5 hours In Car | MTO Approved | G2 Road Test Package including warm-up | G Road Test Package including warm-up | $91.25 G DriveTest Fee
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Individual Lessons & Packages
Individual Driving Lesson - In-car only $66.38 Select
5 Lesson Package - In-car only (Save $15) $318.58 Select
10 Lesson Package - In-car only (Save $50) $619.47 Select
G2 Road Test Package - Review lesson week before | Warm-up on the day of the test | Use of Instructors Car for the Test | Pick-Up/Drop-Off $265.49 Select
G Road Test Package - Review lesson week before | Warm-up on the day of the test | Use of Instructors Car for the Test | Pick-Up/Drop-Off $265.49 Select

Individual Lessons & Packages

$66.38
Individual Driving Lesson - In-car only
$318.58
5 Lesson Package - In-car only (Save $15)
$619.47
10 Lesson Package - In-car only (Save $50)
$265.49
G2 Road Test Package - Review lesson week before | Warm-up on the day of the test | Use of Instructors Car for the Test | Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$265.49
G Road Test Package - Review lesson week before | Warm-up on the day of the test | Use of Instructors Car for the Test | Pick-Up/Drop-Off

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Young Drivers Chatham Driving School Location 

 519-351-8305

 Chatham@YoungDrivers.com

Our administrative office and friendly staff members are available by telephone Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Why Young Drivers? 

Teaching life-saving defensive driving skills and preparing students to pass the road test the first time!

Why Young Drivers, you say? Why not another driving school? We say Young Drivers Chatham is your only choice in driver training as we are the only school that trains customers in four habits and twenty sub-habits of the exclusive Collisionfree!™ Approach. After 50 years of experience training novices, Young Drivers has found that this is the best way to learn how to drive safely for a lifetime!

  • The best driving instructors - We have driving instructors that understand the difficulties that you will face while driving. They are passionate about teaching you how to drive and survive. They are patient. They are also properly insured, highly-trained, friendly and re-certified on a yearly basis to keep their skills fresh and updated. 
  • Comprehensive driver training program - Our driver training will prepare you for everything that you need to know such as vehicle operation, turns, parallel parking, stall parking, 3-point turns, hill parking, traffic merging, highway and freeway driving, safe passing, etc. 
  • Evasive maneuvers – Rear Crash Avoidance, Head-On Collision Avoidance, Gravel shoulder Recovery, Emergency Braking, etc. are all maneuvers taught in-car, not only in-class or on a simulator. 
  • Flexible varied in-class schedules – We have daytime, evening and weekend classes available. Start on one course and finish during another – there is flexibility if you cannot attend all the dates for one course. 
  • Daytime, evening and weekend in-car lessons available – driving lessons available to suit your busy lifestyle. 
  • Payment plans – We offer flexible, customisable payment plans with no additional charges or fees.
  • MTO approved – Our full course enables you to do your road test sooner and makes you eligible for the best insurance discounts
  • ISO 9001 Certified – The only driving school that has met the certification requirements of the International Standards Organisation!

If you have further questions about our program or how we are the best choice for your driver training, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. Our staff members will be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

YOUNG DRIVERS DOES DRIVER TRAINING RIGHT - BECAUSE WE KNOW ITS IMPORTANT!

Nervous about the driving lessons? Never been in a car? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Your lessons will progress based on your ability and skills. Young Drivers instructors provide what is called competency-based education. At Young Drivers, we will:

1- Start you in a parking lot setting

  • Show you how all of the controls work in the car such as how to set up your mirrors properly, where the blind spots are in the car, etc.
  • Backing and steering exercises to make sure you know how to control the car
  • Hand over hand exercises to make sure you know how to steer properly
  • Creeping exercises to teach you how to control the speed of your car for 3-point turns, parallel parks, etc.

2- Progress to side streets when you are ready/comfortable

  • Right- and left-hand turns at small and large intersections
  • Right of way at intersections
  • Curb judgement

3- Progress to busier roads and one-way streets

4- Then, freeway driving and so on…

We space the lessons out so that you can get practice in between each lesson since practice is how you get good at any skill. Not going to get any practice? Just let us know when scheduling your lessons and we can customise your lesson plan based on your situation. 

Whatever your needs, Young Drivers has you covered!

ENROL TODAY!

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