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Testimonial: Haley

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Ingrid has taught me in both the Volvo and the Honda CRV. Both vehicles were very easy to drive and have excellent visibility. Loved driving the new CRV, it was very easy to drive and to see out of. Learning to drive with Ingrid is a very calm and non-intimidating...

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Testimonial: Michelle

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My story started at the age of 17, when I was the passenger in a T-bone collision. That accident left with with a concussion and anxiety about being in cars, or using any form of transportation.  I was in two minor accidents after that but suffered no injuries.  What these subsequent accidents did was leave me feeling more and more scared about the idea of being behind the wheel.  As long as I had friends and family who were always willing to drive me, the issue was pushed to the side. At...

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Testimonial – Amy

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My mom wasn’t the best driving instructor – she tried, but she’s more of a “do-er” than a “show-er.” After a couple failed attempts at taking me out, we both decided it was in our best interest that I find a driving instructor. I was excited to get some advice from a professional – someone who took teaching driving seriously and knew what they were doing. I really liked that Ingrid is patient, and she didn’t mind repeating herself or...

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Training for new drivers – Ingrid gives confidence

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For new drivers, Ingrid’s 100% in-car coaching gives the confidence and practical skills you can’t get in a classroom – whether you are learning for the first time, or tuning up for a road test.  Read Amy’s story…

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Ingrid gives new and nervous drivers confidence to succeed.

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No two students require the same instruction, so each student gets my undivided attention in the car. Also, the ability to practice new skills immediately and hands-on means that much more learning is retained. In addition to building confidence and good driving habits, all of the material for the BC Drivers Class 7 and Class 5 licensing is covered.

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What are the restrictions on a Novice driver in BC?

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A Novice driver is one who has passed their road test and been granted a Class 7 license. From ICBC, these are the restrictions on a Novice driver in British Columbia. ​ No blood alcohol:You must not drive with any alcohol in your body​ ​ Display N sign:Display N sign on the back of your vehicle​ ​ No electronic devices:No hand-held or hands-free electronic devices​ ​ Limit one passenger:1 passenger only (immediate family exempt) unless with supervisor age 25+...

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Who is allowed to practice with a learner driver?

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Who is allowed to practice with a learner driver and what does the supervisor need to consider? The supervisor of a learner must hold a valid class 5 license and be at least 25 years of age, and fit to drive. Only one additional passenger is allowed in the vehicle during private practice sessions. Practice time is permitted only between 6 AM to midnight. The L sign must be properly displayed at all times when the learner is behind the wheel. Also it is advisable to check with your...

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What are the L and the N signs for?

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The Red L and the Green N signs let other drivers know that the car is being driven by a Learner or a Novice driver. A learner driver must identify him/herself with the red L sign clearly visible on the rear of the vehicle, for the whole time he/she is behind the wheel . It needs to be removed when a fully licensed class 5 driver is driving. The green N sign is the identification for a novice driver who now holds a class 7 license and this sign must also be displayed. This stage lasts a...

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What is the legal age to start the driving lessons?

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What is the legal age to start the process of learning to drive? In British Columbia, two things have to happen before a student gets behind the wheel for their first lesson. A student has to be at least 16 years of age, and they have to pass the written practical test. The learners license is valid for two years and the student has a one year wait after receiving his learners license before the driving test is allowed to be taken. If the test has not been passed by the time two years is...

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Can I get picked up after school for my lesson?

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Parents and students often ask if pick up at high school or college is possible? Before I answer this question I ask not only where the school is located but also the time hoped for and what the student wants to learn in this lesson. For example, the location of the school and traffic conditions may not match the students skill level or lesson plan, or it may work fine. The more information a student gives me the better able I am to advise the best course of action and we can agree to a...

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Driving Under the Influence of Friends – Link

Posted in Fuel for the Mindful Driver, Questions and Answers

FUEL FOR THE MINDFUL DRIVER – Driving Under the Influence of Friends. This article points out the dangers of not having your whole attention on your driving and in this moment. Teens are especially prone to distraction while driving, but none of us are immune. Article from the Association for Psychological Science, Driving Under the Influence of Friends is Risky for Teens Teen drivers are far more likely die in car accidents when they drive with friends. According to a study by the AAA...

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