Saturday, October 20, 2018


The Annual Winter Safe Driving Program for local teens has been rescheduled for Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury.

Each session runs from 9 AM to about 3:30 PM and there will be room for 12 participants each day for a total of 24 participants.

Participants must have a G1 licence and the program is being provided free of cost to all local teens.

Students that would like to participate can contact Sherri at G. B. C. S. at 519-538-1680 ext.521.

Course Outline

Introduction to winter driving problems

Modern automotive technology – how it affects your driving

How to start moving safely on slippery roads

Stopping safely – even in a panic situation

Preventing skids because it is easier than skid control

Understeer skids (front wheel)

Oversteer skids (rear wheel)

Out of control spins

Collision Avoidance – how to avoid other drivers

Black ice



How to recognize when it is slippery

How to prepare for driving in winter

Students will be shown and have a chance to practice skid control and more importantly skid prevention with progressive in-class and in-vehicle training.

All exercises are designed to allow students to practice real winter driving scenarios. Instructors will use positive feedback and reassurance to help develop a healthy positive approach to safe winter driving.

A refundable $50 deposit Cheque must accompany each participants registration to ensure that they attend the program on their requested date.

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